Tender of the month: the Wallytender

Written by Dante Della Gatta

This month, the tender experts at Wally showcase their classic Wallytender and the new, agile Wallytender X. We step on board these cutting-edge runabouts to see for ourselves what makes these boats one of a kind. WallytenderPhoto: Gilles Martin-Raget / Gilles Martin-RagetFirst up, the iconic Wallytender. The Wallytender was introduced by the Monaco-based company in 2001, marking a new era in the superyacht tender world which had previously been dominated by inflatables. Though often imitated, Wally stays ahead of the game by investing in innovative technology which has resulted in a vessel which is fast, comfortable, spacious, simple, safe, stylish and timeless. Wally tender cruising Photo: Gilles Martin-RagetMeasuring 13.95-metres, the Wallytender expertly combines the joys of open-air living on the water with the sheer pleasure of navigation. She successfully merges lightweight composite construction and advanced hull design which results in a boat that runs smoothly at any speed, in any condition. Clean and practical solutions, which are applied to every detail of construction, make for a unique onboard experience. Carefully designed, the cockpit layout combines security with comfort, offering deep seats, twin sunbeds and plenty of deck space. Wally Tender - DashboardPhoto: Gilles Martin-RagetWith quality at the forefront of the Wallytender design, the carbon fibre components like the ergonomic helm seats and the steering wheel are all custom-built in-house. 12 guests can travel on board with peace of mind, thanks to a deep, secure bulwark with integrated handrails that allow safe movement around the extensive teak-laid deck.  Wally tender cruising Photo: Gilles Martin-RagetWith Wally, you always feel safe and secure inside the tender. In addition, the Wallytender can achieve a top speed of 40 knots, thanks to her double 370 hp Mercury 4.2 TDI onboard engines. The helm console is well-protected from the sun and incorporates all controls for easy single-handed operation. Additionally, the Wallytender also expertly disguises a below-deck cabin with an onboard head. On deck, guests can choose between two sun lounges, one aft and one forward. Wally tender X deck Photo: Gilles Martin-RagetBoth conveniently convert into a casual dining area with a pop-up table and are shaded by the sun awnings which are secured by carbon poles set into the bulwark. For when you want to make the most of your time on the water, the stern also features retractable swimming ladder and shower. In addition, the anchor is stored in the flush-fitted forward locker with a pivoting arm. Her custom wrap-around fender keeps guests dry at high speeds and provides a practical solution for boarding and docking. Finally, the hull design of the classic Wallytender is the result of an extensive research and development programme. Wally tender cruising Photo: Gilles Martin-RagetThe Wallytender has been designed to strike the perfect balance between load carrying, stability, handling, and ride. The vertical bow of the Wallytender provides a softer ride due in part to an entry angle which reduces pitch. For those who really want to get their pulses racing on the water, then the Wallytender X is truly the best vessel for them. Wally tender X cruising Photo: Gilles Martin-RagetWally tender X deck Photo: Gilles Martin-RagetWally tender X cruising Photo: Gilles Martin-RagetSlightly smaller than the Wallytender, the speedy X model measures 13.65-metres and features outboard engines, specifically developed for racing, that provide a hair-raising max speed of 60 knots in the most powerful configuration, with triple Mercury Verado 400 R engines generating 1,200 HP.All in all, Wally has successfully created a cutting-edge tender that runs smoothly in all conditions and offers the ultimate performance experience for thrill-seekers, captains and guests alike. To see the Wallytender X tearing up the water for yourself, check out this video: 

For more information about any of the Wallytender models, visit their website here, or contact the team at Wally directly using the details below.



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