Wally has sold a 101-foot fully custom sailing yacht to a passionate loyal client. Judel/Vrolijk & co. has created the naval architecture of Wally 101, while interior and exterior design was provided by Wally’s design team, led by Luca Bassani. The displacement of the fully-equipped superyacht is just 56,4 tons. It was achieved thanks to the latest carbon fiber technology that uses an advanced sandwich composite with pre-preg carbon fiber.
The yacht will be equipped with 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. The yacht can 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.
The advanced High Modulus mast and boom and the EC6 rigging enhance 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. The yacht is fitted with the innovative 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. The 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.
The deck plan of the new Wally 101 features an amidships cockpit with a table seating up to eight and an aft sunbathing area for ultimate relaxation. The owner’s cabin boasts an ensuite bathroom and TV room, two further ensuite cabins complete the guest accommodation for six, and the saloon includes a living and dining area with seating for up to 10- 12. The service area is comprised of a crew mess, laundry, galley, and two ensuite cabins for four crew. The deckhouse features the central skylight.
Delivery of the new sailing yacht, that will be built in Forlì, Italy, is scheduled for spring 2023.