Emerging hot on the heels of Wally’s first full-wide-body yacht, the game-changing wallywhy200 which took the industry by storm in September 2021, the latest yacht in the wallywhy range has been revealed by the visionary Monaco-based brand: the wallywhy150.
The wallywhy150 was created by Wally-Ferretti Group Engineering, while Studio A. Vallicelli & C penned her interior design.
Stefano de Vivo, Wally’s Managing Director comments: ‘After the success of the wallywhy200 we were asked to offer the same characteristics of this breakthrough model in a smaller size. We decided to develop this model to be 24 metres in length and 150 GT and added in some tailored and unique features to give her own identity. The wallywhy150 serves as yet another example of Wally being ahead of its time, setting new standards in yacht design. As an industry paradigm-shifting project, the wallywhy150 looks set to be seen all around the world, from top Mediterranean ports to remote islands in the Caribbean.’
Luca Bassani, Wally’s Founder and Chief Designer explains the inspiration behind the model: ‘The design is based on her bigger sister, the wallywhy200. The challenge was to incorporate some of the 200’s best features into a smaller package, while opening the door to new and innovative solutions in this size range. Most importantly, we have maximised and optimised her exterior spaces as much as possible – they are absolutely enormous and totally unique for her size in the industry.’
Great emphasis has been given to all of her exterior areas, where the masterful use of the outdoor space allows her to offer in the sundeck a complete dining option and a bar/kitchen with grill, fridges and all the open-air living amenities at sea.
Another important feature of the wallywhy150 can be found on the main deck aft, where the full-beam interior saloon is on the same level as the cockpit down to sea level, creating a close sense of connection with the water.
Many of the standout design features introduced on the wallywhy200 have also been applied to this new model. These include her full wrap-around glass on the main deck, with the high bow presenting a 270-degree view from the unique forward master cabin. First premiered to the world on board the wallywhy200, the wallywhy150 will be the first yacht in its size range to exhibit this feature.
In addition, the wallywhy150 offers unparalleled levels of headroom in the saloon. Sporting a curved ceiling, the living area has the highest headroom in her class, reaching heights up to 2.5 metres (8’2’’).
A versatile yacht ideal for families, couples or charter guests, onboard accommodation is for eight guests across four generous staterooms, with four crew members also housed in two large cabins. With her optional three IPS1350 engines, the wallywhy150 can reach a maximum speed of 23 knots, or 21 knots with standard propulsion of three IPS1200 engines.
Set to make her world debut in spring 2023, the first unit of the wallywhy150 will be launched in February.