WallyIsland is the latest breakthrough project developed by the WallyDesign© department to have a mega yacht with all the comforts and amenities to live onboard full time, that is completely independent and self-sufficient, and features improved nautical characteristics compared to those of similar size yachts.
An additional design concept is that the building costs are generated by the volumes: WallyIsland is developed on the length rather than on the height, thus reducing the price and at the same time improving the stability, resulting sleeker and featuring a huge forward deck area of 1,000 m2 (10,764 sq2) that can be devoted to different uses (tennis court, mini soccer court, garden with swimming pool, heli pads…). The swimming pool at the forward end is extra large and all the deck is the perfect area for events.
The price of WallyIsland is very competitive also because she is characterised by a “commercial” look: with no fairing and paint, the mega yacht resembles a tanker, and the rough finishing contributes to the unique appeal of this mega yacht.
The huge fuel tanks (750,000 l – 198,129US gal) are located in the lower part of the yacht and provide for 15,000 nm range at cruising speed (equivalent to five years of navigation!).
The superstructure of WallyIsland is aft and is designed in the style of an airport control tower. It features three decks: upper deck, owner deck and bridge deck. Three more decks are in the hull: main deck, cabin deck, service & saloon deck. The lower deck is for the engine room, the systems, and the fuel tanks.
The aft cockpit deck is dedicated to the outdoor storage of the tenders (two 47 WallyPowers –13.6 m / 45’) and all the water toys. The area has enough space for two sailing boats and two or more tender cars. Two cranes can easily move all these items.
The interiors feature the main saloon, the living/dining room; the guest accommodation (owners’ suite + 6 double king size suites that can be transformed into 12 suites for 24 guests); the library, cinema, SPA, wellness and fitness area; the service and crew area; the steering/navigation area. Another revolutionary feature of WallyIsland is that the guest and crew cabins are fitted inside the topsides. This new concept provide for two independent service corridors, and for an easier construction of the cabins.
Thanks to the vast and versatile saloon areas, WallyIsland can be used for exhibitions, conventions, fashion shows.
Even if the high performance is not the main target of WallyIsland, the general technical characteristics are at top level. Comfort, extended range, and high and constant cruising speed are impressive. The foreseen Azipod electrical propulsion system, the Zero Speed stabilizer and the dimensions of the boat give an extra comfort new aim for mega yachts.
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