All crazy about Wallytender 48, today more than ever. The first Wallytender of the Wally-Ferretti era had a great impact on the market and today is presented the outboard version that will make its official debut in the homeland of the big open with outboards: Florida, USA. The event chosen for the presentation will be the Miami Yacht Show 2020 (13 – 17 February), where the outboard version of the innovative day cruiser will be presented.
Thanks to four 450hp engines, the 48 Wallytender X is ready to speed at 55 knots. After evaluating various propulsion systems, Wally has chosen the Mercury Racing 450hp, last generation engines produced in the USA. This propulsion system, combined with the lightness and reliability of the composite and carbon fibre hull developed by the designers of Wally and Ferretti Group, has produced noteworthy results: high top speeds, low fuel consumption and wide range of navigation. The first tests at sea indicate a top speed of over 55 knots and a cruising speed of 40 knots with a range of 320 miles.
Below decks – with carbon fibre treading and teak elements – there is a cabin that allows prolonged cruises in maximum comfort. Finally, thanks to the outboard engines, the actual draught is reduced to 70 cm when fully loaded with the engines lifted.
The 48 Wallytender X also focuses on ease of maintenance and reduced displacement. In addition, the outboard engines free up ample space below deck, which has been converted into a storage locker. Like the inboard model, the 48 Wallytender X is also equipped with a joystick to make mooring maneuvers easier, as access and disembarkation from the stern can be uncomfortable on outboard boats due to the clutter of the engines. This is not the case with the 48 Wallytender X where Wally has ingeniously studied the positioning of the torque engines on each side. This ensures easy access on board, both from the water and from the dock, thanks to the maintenance of the hydraulic gangway/ladder in the middle of the boat.
The deck layout of the 48 Wallytender X is as convivial, comfortable and ergonomic as the inboard version and includes large seating, sunbathing areas and a dining area served by a fully equipped galley. Finally, the stern decks can be folded down on both sides – which enthusiasts have come to know and love thanks to Wally – guaranteeing a generous “beach club” area even with outboard engines.