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Headquartered in Monaco, Wally Yachts was founded in 1994 by visionary yacht designer and businessman, Luca Bassani, with the launch of the all-carbon ketch, “Nariida,” that featured innovations such as a hydraulic sail trimming system and submarine anchor; later versions also had carbon-fiber sails.

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The name “Wally Yachts” was based on “Wallygator,” a cartoon character that Luca Bassani’s son liked as a youngster, and was the name of the first family boat, built a few years prior. Family yacht “Wallygator” was the first sailing yacht to have a carbon mast and an innovative deck layout that garnered the attention of the sailing world and led to the design and production of Wally sailing yachts with the excellent features of “Wallygator.”

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Like most entrepreneurial yacht designers and builders of that era, Luca Bassani, an avid yachtsman himself, initially built only sailboats, until 2001 when he expanded into the powerboat segment with the first Wallytender 45 as a chase boat for the sailing yachts and then for the famed 118ft Wallypower after her launch in 2003 and debut in 2004. The 47ft Wallytender was built in 2005, one of which Bassani still owns today. Wally sailing yachts ranged from the 37ft Wallynano daysailer to the 166ft superyacht, “Better Place,” a carbon fiber sloop with flybridge. Wally Yachts was a pioneer of using carbon fiber in yacht construction. Besides the use of carbon fiber material for its benefits of lightweight, rigid strength and aesthetics, Wally Yachts innovations included push-button sailing in 1995, ‘Terrace on the Sea’ beach club and inside/outside living pioneered in 1998, the first canting keel in a big cruiser, and Magic Trim for sail handling along with other sail handling features, allowing single handling of sailing yachts.

The 1998 Wally 88 “Tiketitan” sailing yacht introduced the Magic Trim system that was developed by Gianni Cariboni (Cariboni Srl) with Wally, as an advanced hydraulic ram system to trim sails instead of winches using push-button controls; a few years later joystick integration was added. With the launch of Wally B in 1998, yacht interiors featured the “flexibility concept” of Wally Yachts collaboration with noted Italian design firm, Lazzarini Pickering Architetti, and the establishment of the Wally Class in 1999, allowing competitive owners to hold regattas of racing superyachts. Several of these cutting-edge yachts won prestigious design awards.

By far the most notable Wally motor yacht is the award-winning Wallypower 118, sometimes mistaken for a military stealth vessel for its radical futuristic design, technology, and speed, always turning heads in awestruck wonder. Launched in 2003, this amazing luxury, high performance superyacht was designed by Lazzarini Pickering Architetti in collaboration with Wally Yachts—both exterior and interior. Naval architecture was by Wally and Intermarine-Italy at that time a subsidiary of builder, Rodriquez Yachts. Rodriquez Cantieri Navali S.p.A. was merged by incorporation into its former subsidiary, Intermarine S.p.A. from December 31st, 2012. Both are known worldwide for the construction of commercial and military highspeed vessels, such as minesweepers, patrol boats, hydrofoils, and fast ferries (monohulls and catamarans) utilizing a variety of materials and technologies, and gas turbine engines with waterjets and diesels.

Luca Bassani has described Wallypower 118’s motion not so much in terms of actual speed (she is rated at maximum 60 knots), but the impact of the boat’s stunning shape and silence as she whizzes by. The metallic sage green (Wallygator) color changes in sunlight and reflects her environment—a golden sunlit coast, turquoise seas, gray rocks—like a chameleon. And there’s the angular black glass and carbon-framed superstructure adding to the mystique along with the knife blade thin, almost vertical bow and high deep chines that slice through waves and soften her ride, along with the use of interceptors for bow height control. Her quiet running is due to the triple Vericor TF50 gas turbines that each put out a whopping 5,600 bhp, with each driving a Rolls Royce KaMeWa Waterjet. 3

70 bhp diesel engines power the yacht out of harbors at a low 9kn speed and aid the two movable jets that steer the vast craft. Once in open water, the turbines take over. Exterior lines and open decks were kept pure and minimal, while providing the amenities and function of a cruising yacht; the 118 Wallypower was one of the first pleasure yachts in the world to have folding bulwarks. The interior living spaces have been likened to a sophisticated New York City loft; exquisitely simple, clean design with luxurious comfort. Even the navigational console is non-traditional, like an aircraft’s flight deck.

The 118 Wallypower is an incomparable technical and design masterpiece influencing marine design with its award-winning avant garde style, design concepts, and technical innovations, including the new 165 Wallypower designed by famed custom superyacht designer, Espen Oeino in collaboration with Luca Bassani, keeping distinctive Wally style and design features. The 118’s folding bulwarks are a standard feature of the new 58 Wallypower that increase the aft deck’s open outdoor space enhancing the indoor/outdoor, close to the water lifestyle concept.

The current Wally Fleet of power boats include the Wallytender 43 & 43X (X=outboard propulsion), Wallytender 48 & 48X—versatile, seaworthy dayboats with a more comfortable cockpit and Seakeeper for roll stability. The stylish walkaround center cockpit features carbon fiber sailcloth hardtop that can be installed with optional solar panels for battery power. Designed with a comfortable cabin for overnighting and balanced, and deep-V hull for speedy performance and maneuverability.

The Wallypower 50 & 50X are current projects. The Wallypower 58 & 58X were introduced in 2022 and 2023 respectively. The Wallypower 165 was revealed in 2019 and is in development, as the first project with Ferretti Group, who purchased Wally Yachts in 2019.

Another new project is the Wallywhy 100. The Wallywhy 200 launched in 2020, was the start of this new series, that includes a recently launched Wallywhy 150, and is described as a cross-over of semi-displacement, semi-flybridge, semi-explorer with a semi-loft interior. The models’ W is for wally and HY for hybrid, and the 200 refers to its 200GT volume. And volume is the concept of this yacht with a 23ft beam to its 89ft length, along with the excellent seakeeping of the Wally and Ferretti engineered hull. Joystick system and high-end Volvo Penta technologies make the Wallywhy Series easy to navigate whether crew or owner operated.

The Wally Fleet of sailboats include the Wallywind 110, 130, and 150 (projects). The Wallynano 37, a modern daysailer was updated in 2016 with a magnificent retro look designed by Dutch master Andre Hoek in collaboration with Luca Bassani, that combines timeless classic lines with the Dutch yard Doomernik’s advanced construction technology, design techniques, and sailing features. The minimalist teak interior finish is superb.

And Wallyrocket 52 is another new project.

About four dozen Wally Yachts are currently available on the brokerage market, with around three dozen power boats and one dozen sailing yachts. Power boats range from model years 2005 to 2023 and consist of Wallytender and Wallypower yachts, priced from under $350K to $3.2million. The Wally sailing yachts range from the Nano 37 daysailer to a Pendennis 106 and range from model years 1998 to 2009. Pricing ranges from under $300K to over $4.6million.

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