The first unit of the innovative displacement line WallyAce, the 26 metre Kanga, was successfully launched in Marina di Ravenna, Italy. WallyAce 26m is a semi-custom line built using the sandwich GRP construction technology. Kanga is undergoing extensive sea-trials before the delivery to her Owners for their summer cruise.
“Today Wally opens once again a new route in yacht design –enthusiastically says Luca Bassani, Wally President and Founder – We are well-known for our performance yachts: WallyAce is indeed a performance yacht in the sense that exceptionally performs the mission to provide more volumes, more comfort, more stability, with super reduced fuel consumption, noise and vibrations, aiming at the lovers of long cruises and life in the bays. “We have succeeded to developed a product –continues Bassani - that carries the indisputable Wally signs of improved functions combined with contemporary and clean style, standing out in the displacement category. Her hull lines are classic yet contemporary reflecting the unmistakable Wally style.”
Kanga introduces the new Wallybow: “The bulb is incorporated into the bow: this unique Wally design is an innovative feature developed by our R&D department –explains Tommaso de Luca, chief designer at Wally and WallyAce’s Technical Manager - that combines the vertical bow to pierce waves and the bulb to improve performance “. Propulsion, Consumption, Range
The propulsion system is characterised by engines that run at low RPM offering many advantages such as low vibration, low noise, low consumption, little maintenance, and long life. “We expect Kanga to sail at 11.0-11.5 knot cruising speed at 1,300 rpm – continues de Luca – with a consumption around as little as 5 litres per nautical mile representing an unprecedented rate for a 10-guest/4-crew /90-ton motor yacht”. As a result of this exceptional efficiency, Kanga range is expected to surpass the 3,000 nm: another remarkable and unique target in her category.
The WallyAce 26m Kanga features over 50 sqm of social area incorporated in the glass walled superstructure, that includes the lounge with large sofas, the dining table for 10-12 guests, and the steering and navigation station. The accommodation layout reflects the perfect configuration for large families and charter capabilities: four large double cabins, sleeping up to10 people (two cabins have additional pullman beds) . All cabins have en-suites. The owner’s and VIP’s are aft opening onto the Terrace-on-the-sea® with direct access to the water.
The crew and service area is forward, separated from the guest night area by the engine room and the garage, providing maximum privacy. The crew accommodation is for four people sleeping in two double cabins. The interior styling is simple and fresh, with teak wood joinery and beige coloured fabric.
Wally has currently under construction two more units of WallyAce 26m , to be launched at the end of 2012 and in spring 2013.
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