A futuristic spaceship concept is embodied in Wally’s newly-unveiled 27-metre superyacht, Wally Hybrid Yacht 200 (WHY200). The hybrid superyacht has been designed to offer up to 50% more living space compared to other yachts of her size. Photo: Wally The latest concept comes from Monegaque, headed by chief designer Luca Bassani alongside Ferretti Group’s Engineering department, with naval architecture from Laurent Giles NA and interior design provided by A. Vallicelli & C Studio. Designers say the 200GT yacht will convey the comfort and space of a much larger displacement yacht alongside the speed advantages of a semi-displacement yacht.
Photo: Wally Photo: Wally Photo: Wally “More than ever before, we are finding less time to gather with our loved ones, so when we are able to get together it needs to be special for everyone, no matter what their age or interests. Through the WHY200, we are challenging preconceived notions of what a yacht should be and how it can be used. It is a platform that can be enjoyed by the whole family or groups of friends, without compromise,” commented Stefano de Vivo, Wally Managing Director. Photo: Wally He goes on to say, “in keeping the yacht registration under 24 meters load line we have been able to optimise the costs of running and berthing, while still providing the space and volume benefits of a much larger vessel thanks to its innovative full-wide-body design.”
Space conventionally used for exterior walkways has been repurposed to form a full-beam saloon. This way, the WHY200’s 61 square-metre open-plan living area is increased. The space features a structural central carbon fibre staircase, linking the accommodation on the lower deck to the upper deck’s stunning glass-encased sky lounge. Additionally, an informal show kitchen can be fitted as an optional layout.Photo: Wally The WHY200 provides more than 200 square metres of indoor living space, including a 22-square-metre upper deck interior and a 100 square-metre main deck interior. The new Wally yacht also offers protection from the sun, wind and rain across its 144 square metres of exterior decks thanks to an extended pillarless overhang above the main deck aft and flanking glass panels. Photo: Wally
The new superyacht concept also showcases fold-out wings, which expand the beach club area to 32 square metres with access to the sea on three sides. She will also feature concealed garages for stowing a 4-metre tender and multiple water toys.
Photo: Wally “We have had a long standing vision to create a wrap-around main deck in glass that would provide lifestyle benefits to the owner. Now finally the technology has made this possible, unlocking game-changing extra interior volume on this deck.
It has allowed us to create a sensational and unprecedented 37-square-metre owner’s suite at the bow, which takes the on board experience to a whole new level. Imagine the feeling of waking up to uninterrupted 200-degree views through vast windows in the bow, as if you are floating above the water,” commented Luca Bassani, Wally Founder and Chief Designer.Photo: Wally As the first Wally Hybrid Yacht, she is designed to cruise at 20 knots in hyper displacement mode. The yacht also performs economically in long-range displacement mode. She also features gyroscopic stabilisers and a Volvo propulsion system, keeping her steady and maximising engine room space.
The WHY200 will debut at the Ferretti Group Private Preview in Monaco at the beginning of September 2021.
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