In pictures: Onboard the futuristic WHY200 motor yacht from Wally

Written by Francesca Webster

Wally has unveiled the first onboard interior shots of the first WHY200 motor yacht, which made her debut at this years Cannes Yachting Festival in September. The WHY200/01 features exterior design by Wally, while her interior was penned by Andrea Vallicelli, and her naval architecture comes from the boards of Laurent Giles Superyacht Architects. WHY200/01 yacht cruisingWHY200/01 yacht cruisingThe WHY200/01 is the first unit of the WHY range and the yacht turned heads at the show for its futuristic exterior aesthetic with her high bow and geometric superstructure. One of the most standout features of the yacht is the wrap-around windows in her bow that illuminate the master suite and are unlike any other yacht in the fleet.

WHY200/01 yacht bow

WHY200/01 yacht aft deckThe Wally design team was led by Luca Bassani, jointly with the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. Stefano de Vivo, Wally Managing Director commented, "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. With its wide body 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 competitor’s." WHY200/01 yacht aft deckWHY200/01 yacht saloonWHY200/01 yacht saloonHe continued, "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. WHY200/01 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. It is the ideal yacht to freely and safely regain possession of one's space with family and friends."WHY200/01 yacht master stateroomWHY200/01 yacht stateroomWHY200/01 yacht bathroomDuring a private press conference during the Monaco Yacht Show, the team behind the design expressed their excitement at the launch of the new vessel and its positive response from the industry. Alberto Galassi, CEO of the Ferretti Group emphasised that Wally was the leading brand of the Group noting that "whatever we create with Wally is soon followed by the industry and that is the mark of our excellence. We will always be leaders and it is the highest compliment to be copied, in a few years you will see that every yacht in the harbour will look like the WHY200!"WHY200/01 yacht aft deckWHY200/01 yacht aft deck aerialLuca Bassi shared this opinion noting, "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."

WHY200/01 yacht aft deck aerialWHY200/01 yacht transom and swim platformTo find out more about this unusual superyacht, check out our exclusive article about the vessel here.

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