Wally WHY200 Set to Launch and Debut at Cannes
An update from Wally Yachts has brought exciting news that WHY200, the frst unit of the new WHY range, is due to be launched in the first half of July and will make her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
WHY200 is the first full-wide-body yacht built by Wally, and the yard considers it a signal of its ability to push the boundaries of possibility with a design-first for the industry. The innovative motor yacht combines the comfort and space of a larger displacement yacht with the speed and performance of a semi-displacement. The yacht has been dveloped through a collaboration between the Wally design team led by Luca Bassani and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, with Laurent Giles NA working on the naval architecture and Studio A. Vallicelli penning the interior design.
“We are very proud of WHY200, a yacht that was a bit of a gamble but that today rewards us with a result that exceeds our wildest expectations,” says Stefano de Vivo, Wally Managing Director. “With its widebody design, this 200 GT yacht offers far larger volumes compared to traditional motorboats, plus a living space and stability that are definitely greater than any competitors.
“It essentially provides all the advantages of a catamaran but has none of the limitations, namely the lack of volume linked to the main central hull and mooring problems. This innovative yacht in terms of performance and stability was born from the brilliant vision of Wally, from the considerable experience in building hulls of the Ferretti Group, which has been designing its hulls ‘in-house’ for over 20 years, and from the collaboration with Laurent Giles Naval Architects.”
The yacht keeps with Wally’s design philosophy that focuses on combining form and function through a distinctive and highly recognizable aesthetic, while also creating a new and immersive yachting experience on the water. WHY200 features a spectacular 4.7m high glazed bow which houses a 37m2 master suite overlooking the sea, offering the owner an uninterrupted 270-degree view of the horizon.
The elegant interiors designed by Studio A. Vallicelli are displayed in the exclusive “Wally Silver” colour, with a four-cabin layout comprising of a master cabin, a VIP and two guest cabins. A spectacular one-piece laminated carbon staircase is one of the highlights of the design, which has a load-bearing function while connecting the three decks and making the bulkheads superfluous in the huge 61m2 open space living area.
Guests can look forward to making the most of their time at sea through the Beach Club, offering a huge living room on the water. The Beach Club has folding bulwarks to access the sea on three sides, while also expanding the living area to 32m2.
“WHY200 is a yacht that will stand out on the international scene both for the essential design that distinguishes Wally yachts, and for its innovative concept, which can offer a different sailing experience to the owner,” continued Stefano de Vivo. “. It is the ideal yacht to freely and safely regain possession of one's space with family and friends.”
Luca Bassani, Wally Founder and Chief Designer, comments: “Like all wallys, which for 25 years have been ahead of their time and the setters of new standards in yachting design, the new compact superyacht WHY200 carries the 'Wow' factor engraved in its DNA.
“The new WHY200 expresses all its innovative power through new architectural elements, which represent a break with the past and with the typical cliches of a motor yacht. Ferretti Group made it possible to realize a concept that had been close to my heart for some time, believing in the success of a bold design that will improve the owner’s experience on board and represent a turning point in the motor yacht market.”
"We are very proud of WHY200, a yacht that was a bit of a gamble but that today rewards us with a result that exceeds our wildest expectations."