Work is well underway and proceeding on schedule for Wally to launch the first WHY200 hybrid superyacht, set to debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. Due to be launched this month, the 27.03-metre WHY200 is a futuristic yacht design, created to offer up-to 50 percent more living space compared to other yachts of her size.WHY200 combines the comfort and space of a larger displacement yacht, with the speed and performance of a semi-displacement yacht. Her design was developed by Wally’s in-house team led by Luca Bassani, in joint effort with the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. She features naval architecture from Laurent Giles and interior styling from the boards of Studio A. Vallicelli & C.
Wally Managing Director, Stefano de Vivo, commented, “WHY200 is a yacht that will stand out on the international scene for both 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.”With the ability to sleep up-to eight guests, WHY200 combines functionality with a recognisable aesthetic to give an immersive experience on the water. She features a 4.7-metre glazed bow to house a 37 square-metre master suite overlooking the sea with uninterrupted 270-degree views. The master comes with two separate bathrooms on the main deck, while her VIP and two double staterooms are on the lower deck.
A novel one-piece laminated carbon staircase connects her three decks, while her 61 square-metre open-plan living area is enhanced by teak furniture. Her walkways and lower deck corridors are also teak. The teak is complimented by a natural colour palette of neutral and sandy tones to create a timeless aesthetic. Her upper deck has a futuristic glass and carbon dome and an extended structural top with no supporting pillars, to give extra space.With a strong focus on guests experiencing the sea, WHY200 includes a folding beach club with access to the sea via three sides of the yacht. It folds out to expand the living area to 32 square-metres, transforming it into a terrace over the water. She has two tender garages, capable of housing a 4-metre tender, waverunner, seabob, paddleboard and more toys.
WHY200 is powered by four Volvo Penta D-13 IPS 1350 engines, giving her a top speed of 23 knots. Her width, combined with fin stabilisers, can be activated when at anchor or while cruising alongside two Seakeepers, to ensure greater stability.