Following the success of its 48 Wallytender, globally-renowned superyacht brand, Wally which is now owned by the Ferretti Group, has announced that it will launch an outboard model of the 48-foot open tender, the 48 Wallytender X.
Due to be unveiled at the upcoming Miami Yacht Show, the new tender will feature Mercury’s state-of-the-art 450hp Verado R powerful engines, which according to Wally, are the lightest and most fuel-efficient outboards on the market.
“As a hotspot for the outboard yachting lifestyle, Florida is the perfect place to unveil this exciting new model,” says Stefano de Vivo, managing director of Wally. “With four 450hp outboard racing engines primed to unleash astounding speeds, the 48 Wallytender X will undoubtedly turn heads and be the perfect match for anyone who loves high-performance boats.”
“With four 450hp outboard racing engines primed to unleash astounding speeds, the 48 Wallytender X will undoubtedly turn heads and be the perfect match for anyone who loves high-performance boats.”
- Stefano de Vivo, Managing Director, Wally
The Mercury engines were selected for the new tender after a number of propulsion options were considered by Wally. Combined with its proven hull design and light carbon fibre construction from the in-house team at Wally and Ferretti Group, the result is impressive: high top speeds and very low consumption for extended range.
Preliminary sea trials for the new superyacht tender have indicated maximum speeds in excess of 55 knots and a cruising speed of 40 knots with a range of 320nm.
Alongside the performance advantages of outboard engines, the 48 Wallytender X is said to provide a particularly quiet ride, thanks to reduced noise and vibration, as well as being light and easy to maintain. With the engines repositioned outside the hull, a vast space is freed up for storage.
Furthermore, the 48 Wallytender X has been referred to as ‘a first in its category’, as the four engines have been split to the flanks of the boat, with two on each side, allowing the installation of the retractable hydraulic boarding passerelle/swim ladder to provide direct and easy access to the water or the shore.
“We are very proud of what we have achieved in this new outboard version of the 48 Wallytender,” comments Luca Bassani, Wally founder. “We have been able to maintain its strong aesthetic identity and the many practical features found on the inboard model, perfectly packaged to serve the needs of clients who prefer the outboard experience in their boating lifestyle, including top speeds and high levels of performance.”
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