A New Wally 101-Foot Sailing Cruiser-Racer Sold

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After the successful delivery of its 145-footer last year, Wally is proud to announce the sale of a 101-foot fully custom sailing yacht to a passionate loyal client. Having previously built three vessels with Wally, the experienced European owner enjoys using his yachts for a combination of family cruising and racing on the Wally Class circuit as well as many other regattas, always with great success. This fourth yacht is inspired by the celebrated Wallycento box-rule design and its maxi racer potential along with comfortable cruising.

This is a photography of Wally 101 sailing yacht
The new Wally 101 is a high-performance platform that has been arranged with a family-friendly layout for enjoyment both day and night

‘The sale of this new cutting-edge Wally sailing yacht marks a red letter day for the entire Ferretti Group,’ states Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group.

‘We are extremely glad for the confidence and the enthusiasm this experienced and selective owner is putting in us once again and his new stunning vessel, which will combine the unbeatable Wally style and the latest technological solutions, the very essence of the Wally DNA ‘20 years ahead.’

This successful sale is thanks to the unique nature of Wally as well as the strength and reliability of Ferretti Group, which relies on Wally as a fundamental driver of growth and development. The Group invests and will continue to invest considerably in the brand in the next years .’

Judel/Vrolijk & co. has provided the yacht’s naval architecture alongside interior and exterior design from Wally’s design team, led by Luca Bassani. The displacement of the fully-equipped superyacht is just 56,4 tons, almost 20% less than yachts of similar size and configuration, and with 40% of the total weight attributed to the keel. This achievement is accomplished thanks to the latest carbon fiber technology pioneered and developed over the years by the Monegasque brand, using an advanced sandwich composite with pre-preg carbon fiber.

‘When a client comes to Wally, they know they can expect the very highest standards as only Wally can deliver. Our yachts are renowned for comfort, quality and performance, and I am sure they will continue to lead the way for yacht design in the future,’ adds Luca Bassani, Wally Founder and Chief Designer. ‘Additionally, sailing yachts provide the ultimate sustainable yachting experience, and our owners appreciate that they can enjoy a greener way of cruising the world, with less of an impact on the environment. It is very gratifying knowing that there will be another Wally sailing yacht on the water flying the flag for the planet.’

The yacht will also feature the Wally Enhanced Hydraulic System comprising the double low- and high-pressure pump technology to further speed up sail handling. The lifting keel increases the draft from 4.70m to an extraordinary 6.80m, for unparalleled upwind performance. Developed for the Wallycento superyachts 10 years ago to improve performance even further, the retractable propulsion drive shaft reduces the drag by 5% which roughly translates into a 10 second gain per each mile sailed.

This is a photography of new wally 101
Wally 101 deck plan features an amidships cockpit with a table seating up to eight and an aft sunbathing area for ultimate relaxation

As a result, the yacht can easily reach 18/20 knots of speed in full cruising configuration, with only the main and jib sails and all the comfort amenities. When not sailing, the 425hp engine will provide a predicted top speed of 11.5 knots.

‘We are very honoured to be designing the new superyacht for a very experienced Wally customer. The design of the Wally 101 is based on our very successful projects in the racing Maxi72 Class and the experience with the Wally107 Open Season,’ says Rolf Vrolijk from Judel/Vrolijk & co. ‘She will be the next generation of high-performance cruising yacht with a high potential of winning race on the superyacht circuits. The naval architecture features a powerful yet easy-driving, balanced hull shape to guarantee comfortable cruising, combined with narrow waterlines, deep-draft lifting keel and a generous sail plan. The perfect blend of fast cruising and successful racing.’

The advanced High Modulus mast and boom and the EC6 rigging contribute to the new Wally’s sailing potential. With a sail area of 630 square meters upwind, the sailing set-up includes a bowsprit, a 110% jib, and a square-top main sail with twin running backstays and a deflector. As with every Wally, she is equipped with the pioneering Magic Trim, the hydraulic ram developed to integrate the Wally push-button sail handling system introduced in 1998, allowing handling of even the largest yachts with a reduced crew.

As part of Wally’s innovations for easy sailing, this new 101-foot is also equipped with the Magic Traveler for the main sheet and the jib floating clew system with up/down and in/out clew position adjusted by hydraulic rams, both introduced with the Wallycento superyachts in the ever-continuing effort to improve the original Fast & Easy experience.

Delivery of the new sailing yacht is scheduled for spring 2023, and she will be built in Forlì, Italy.

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