This “spaceship” is Wally’s new superyacht. It is called WHY200


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WALLY WHY200 – Photo courtesy: Wally – Ferretti Group

One only has to look at this image above to see that this is a Wally. The Monaco-based brand, now part of the Ferretti Group, now has a well-established reputation as an innovator, both in design and in technical solutions on board. The latest project is called Wally WHY 200 and is the latest frontier in nautical design. The new Wally WHY200 will make its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival (Sept. 7-12).

Wally WHY 200

At 27 meters long, the new Wally WHY200 brings with it a number of seemingly contrasting features. For example, the interior spaces are incredible with an owner’s stateroom in the bow and about 50 percent more living space on board than on an equal length motor boat. At the same time, however, the performance is that of a semi-displacement yacht and not a pure displacement yacht as one would expect.

This superyacht has on its side a number of very important signatures in design starting with the Wally team, led by Luca Bassani, working together with the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. Also collaborating were Laurent Giles NA for naval architecture and Studio A. Vallicelli & C for interior design.

WALLY WHY200 – Photo courtesy: Wally – Ferretti Group

The challenge to catamarans and their infinite volumes is open, and this motoryacht also brings some advantages. Stability is still on the side of multi-hulls for stability of form, but as Stefano de Vivo, Wally’s managing director, explains, “…graced by its widebody profile, this 200-GT yacht offers both much more generous volumes than conventional powerboats and significantly more living space and stability than any of its competitors. In fact it boasts all the advantages of a catamaran but without its limitations, namely lack of the volume brought by the center hull and the difficulties of mooring.”

Wally WHY200 – Exterior

WHY200 features a 4.7-meter-high glazed bow that houses a 37-square-meter master suite overlooking the sea, with uninterrupted 270-degree views of the horizon. In addition, this cabin is exceptional due to a layout that includes the placement of the engine room at the opposite end of the boat.

The upper deck of the Wally has a glass and carbon dome, typical of Wally that is also echoed in the clean, angular aesthetics, a hallmark of Wally since the 118 Wallypower. Also on the upper deck, the elongated, structural, pillarless top is the result of painstaking design and engineering work.

Wally WHY200 – Interior

The first unit, which will be colored “Wally Silver,” will feature the four-cabin layout: the master with two separate bathrooms in the main, a VIP and two guests in the lower deck. Brand new will be a one-piece laminated carbon staircase that, in addition to having a load-bearing function, has the task of lightly connecting the three decks. Any bulkheads in the 61-square-meter open-plan living room with kitchen will thus be superfluous. Open-pore teak was chosen for the furniture. Also made of teak will be the walkways of the two lounges and the lower deck corridor.

WALLY WHY200 Master Cabin – Photo courtesy: Wally – Ferretti Group

Thanks to the home automation-controlled 5G wireless network connection, guests will be able to manage all audio/video systems via mobile devices, both outside and inside the vessel, and control-through Naviop’s integrated system-navigation data as well, keeping constant track of the yacht’s progress and parameters. The first unit will mount a 55-inch TV in the upper salon and a 5.1 Premium sound system on the main and upper, while a Sonance sound system will serve the outdoor areas.

Wally WHY200 – Beach Club

WHY200 thanks to the beach club’s retractable bulwarks has access to the sea on three sides, bringing up to 32 sq. m. the available area aft. WHY200 also has two garages with substantial storage capacity: a 4.05 m jet tender, wave runner, seabob, paddleboard and all kinds of water toys can be accommodated on board.

Wally WHY 200
Wally WHY 200 Beach Club

Wally WHY200 – Performance

Its high-performance hull tested in the naval tank is able to cut through waves without beating thus reducing pitching to a minimum. This hull is coupled in the case of the first unit with four Volvo Penta D-13 IPS 1350 engines of 1000 hp each, among the most advanced propulsion systems on the market. Thanks to these features WHY200 can cruise at up to 23 knots while maintaining a horizontal trim without ever changing the comfort of the guests on board. Its width, moreover, combined with the stabilizer fins that can be activated both at anchor and at sea, supplied as standard equipment, and the two Seakeepers ensures excellent stability.

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