As proclaimed for the first time in August 2016, after just two years of work, the new sailor Egoist of the prolific designer Philippe Briand , a well-known French naval architect who lives in London, should be launched next summer. With Egoist, Philippe Briand, is aimed at that part of experienced sailors and with large financial resources at any time of the day decide to unplug to go along with his partner to live in perfect solitude the wonders of the sea without however renounce the pleasure of the comfort of a luxury maxi yacht. The famous designer about the project declares:

The beauty of the project is that it is designed for short cruises and is comfortable for a couple. This is why there is only one large suite inside the hull and it is possible to build Egoist in just two years “

  Usually a sailing and motor superyacht usually needs a large number of crew members to navigate.
While Egoist is a 30-meter (100 feet) boat built of carbon fiber with only one big cabin at the bow of the mast, it represents a real innovation in the world of sailing boats because it has been designed to sail unmanned so that only the experienced owner sailor in solitude can handle the navigation.
Moreover, despite the project being a cruise boat, Egoist also offers the opportunity to have fun competing in sailing competitions through the collaboration of a small number of experienced sailors as a crew.

In fact, Egoist is easily convertible into a three-sail regatta boat, and is designed to accommodate two crew members through a double cabin that is located aft but could be used differently if the owner chooses to sail alone . The interiors are spacious and absolutely original in addition to the forward master cabin with bathroom the project involves the construction of a large living room with adjoining kitchen along with a double cabin aft.


Another peculiarity of this project is that the owner can decide to leave the imprint of his style on every interior detail. Egoist must model itself to the personal tastes of the owner and nobody else. “It must be the boat they have always dreamed of owning and not the projects or needs of someone else must meet the needs of its owner,” comments Briand.

Aesthetically, the boat is presented with the classic streamlined lines filiform with an aerodynamic deckhouse  a clean deck with a central cockpit, all made in a modern way. The characteristics of Briand and his team are to design yachts and naval architecture using new technologies, both for sailboats and motor yachts. That is why over the years Briand and his team have won numerous international design awards and have collaborated with some of the world’s most esteemed sailing yacht builders.

Even the sailing equipment with only three sails, must respond to the pleasure of the owner and remains freely customizable. “The thought behind this project is to satisfy the needs of an experienced sailor with competitor skills and experience”, explains Philippe Briand, adding “The concept of selfish is to become a self-indulgent fantasy by the owner”.

We just have to wait for the launch of this new daysailer and the related water tests that could certainly represent a new future for cruising sailboats.


Technical features:

Length: 30 m

Waterline length: 25.25 m

Width: 5.5 m

Draft: 4.0 m

Displacement: 50 t

Windward sail surface: 490 m2

Stern sail area: 1010 m2

Wally 110 Barong D “wallista” passion

Sailing enthusiasts on the boats of the Wally brand are divided on the external aesthetics of the boats. In fact, many still prefer the exterior where the various areas are markedly divided with lots of deckhouse and with a single cockpit.

While in the Wally boats the classic cockpit has been replaced by more areas that are cleverly disengaged, usually all on the same level with slender, thin and not very intrusive yards.

Therefore the Wally boat deck is free and elegantly flat with all the hidden management organs. This extreme cleaning of the deck for many is the real news that has revolutionized the way of sailing.

However, there are still many enthusiasts who are not persuaded by the idea that a deck of a boat can be so smooth and compact, much like a dance hall track.

Fortunately, there are manufacturers in the sector that can satisfy the tastes of each owner. While those who love the style of boats Wally hardly then choose to build boats with different characteristics.

This is the case of Wally 110 Barong D, where a loving “wallysta” owner, has built this boat 110 feet long equal to about 33.50 meters after having already owned a Barong C and Barong B, respectively of 94 and 80 feet.

With this model Wally managed to transfer all the technical skills accumulated over the years and at the same time satisfy all the requests expressed by the experienced sailor owner.

The end result was the construction of a beautiful and performing luxury sailboat.

The exterior lines have been designed by Frers Naval Architecture while the interiors have been taken care of by Wally Yachts, always thinking about the performances not excluding elegance and comfort for cruises.

For the construction of the hull advanced composite materials in prepreg carbon fiber have been used to create a super-yacht cruiser fully equipped with just 65 tons about 35% less than a yacht of the same category: “two tons lighter than the expected “, explained the president and CEO of Wally, Luca Bassani also adds:

“We were able to offer a cruiser with exceptional performance that welcomes owners who spend several months of the year on board”.

Wally 110 Barong D totally incorporates all the features of the Wally brand. A fast, simple, elegant and technologically advanced boat was built.

The hull is blue with wide stern, two rudders, T-shaped bulb. The deck including the bow is very clean, and is completely covered with blond teak with a very slim deckhouse and large sunbathing areas. The mast is made of carbon together with the sailing rig with many titanium accessories. The Wally’s sail management system features a self-tacking jib and a regulation system using hydraulic jacks.

The habitability of the interiors  designed by Wally were built piece by piece taking care of every detail minutely to get maximum comfort reducing weight.

Going towards the bow we find a living area and two guest cabins on both sides of the boat with private bathroom and a suite for the owner with two separate beds.

While at the stern was the crew and service area consisting of two double cabins, a kitchen and a machine room. The propulsion of the boat is also guaranteed by the presence of a single Cummins QSB6.7 diesel engine, which gives Barong D a top speed of 13 knots and a cruising speed of 10 knots.

In short, once again a Wally sailboat has been created to be desired.

Main technical features of Wally sources

Year 2016
Total length 33.51 m
Draft 4.80 m
Displacement 67 t
Sailing surface 538 m 2

Accommodation 6 guests + 4 crew members
Naval Architecture Frers Naval Architecture
External design Frers / Wally / Luca Bassani
Interior design Wally / Luca Bassani
RINA Malta Cross certification
Mast and boom Southern Spars, furling boom
Rigging EC6
Cummins QSB engine 6.7 335 hp
Onan generator 28 kW

Mills 73 Maxi Dolphin fast to win.

Usually the shipowner who commissioned a sailboat asks for maximum comfort on cruising and speed for racing, but when this entrant addresses Mark Mills for the design of the hull and its water lines it mainly demands high performance in racing with only one goal to win. Mark Mills is a world renowned company specializing in the design of high performance boats for racing. That is why private shipowners who want to regatta successfully turn to him.

Just to satisfy this kind of expectation is making Mills 73 Maxi Dolphin. A new and important cruiser / 73-foot sail racer where naval architecture was designed by Mark Mills, interior design by Nauta Design. At this time he is under construction at the Maxi Dolphin yard in Erbusco (Brescia).

The new Mills 73 Maxi Dolphin Mark Mills issued the following statement: “We have developed the project in collaboration with Project Manager and Shipowner who believe in a design that is simple and lightweight. This vision, essential to obtaining the required performance, has led us to design an extremely elegant, almost waterproof blanket, absolutely clean and free, with references to all maneuvers running downwards to winches placed in the bow in front of the rudders, “says Mark Mills Made of carbon, the Mills 73 Maxi Dolphin will have a retractable keel:” This will make the most of the speed performance that can secure the “square-top” mainline, “Mills finishes.

As for the other project interpreters, we have the Nauta Design study among the most important in the world, initially designing only sailboats as well as luxurious motor yachts, while the Maxi Dolphin yacht at Erbusco is known for the use of technologies more advanced, applied to boats.

Therefore, the shipowner has turned to world-leading players in the design and construction of this new boat that will surely satisfy all his expectations effectively.

  From the first rendered differs it is noted that the new Mills 73 Maxi Dolphin will be lightweight fast and easy to drive. The interiors will have a new classical style style consisting of a spacious lounge accessible easily through a cleverly disengaged staircase that includes a living area with 8 people table and a lounge with large sofa.

All surfaces are decorated with white panels in the upper parts while the lower ones are scratched oak to make all the beautiful, clean and comfortable environments. Immediately  following the bow towards the bow develops mainly the sleeping area on the left we find a first guest cabin with two separate beds that on occasion I can join to become a double bed with the possibility of inserting another cot. The most forward-looking area is reserved for the owner’s suite, which features a large double bed with a cabin connected to a spacious bathroom, with double sink and separate walk-in shower. Finally, at the stern, in front of the engine room, is the third guest cabin with a double bed.

All guest cabins have their own facilities. On the stern of the central salon we find the kitchen and just after the cabin of the crew with overlapping beds. On the Mills 73 there is room for a comfortable and functional garage for a tender of 3.27 mt. Incorporating this sailboat has been designed to ensure high racing performance while at the same time ensuring maximum cruising comfort.

Main technical characteristics

Length overall: 22.86 mt;

Length at Floating: 22.00 mt;

Maximum Width: 6.10 mt; Displacement: 26, 00 ton;

Daft with Lifting Keel 2.8 / 4.8 mt;

Carbon Construction – Core Cell – Vacuum Epoxy with baking in the oven

Project: Mills Design Ltd Mark Mills;

Interior Design: Nauta Design;

Plant design: Maxi Dolphin;

Construction: Maxi Dolphin.

New Jolly Prince 38 cc safe and fast tender

We immediately say that the New Jolly Prince 38 cc is a high performance tender with high safety standards.

The hull is 11.30 meters long and 3.80 meters wide, slim with sporty style and like all Prince racing boats, it is built with multiaxial fabrics that provide high impact resistance to impact while the outer layers are laminated with vinyl ester resin which provide good resistance to corrosion and water absorption.


The boat is very stable with a very pronounced V hull to ensure perfect navigation and no rolling effect due to huge tubulars that stabilize the entire boat.

The hull cover is characterized by two living areas, one on the bow and the other on the stern, easily convertible into two sunbathing areas.

On the bow next to the V-shaped sofas, there is another very comfortable chair sitting in the same direction of navigation as it is to be caressed by the sea breeze.

Stern living features a retractable table operated by an electro-hydraulic system surrounded by complete backrest sofas that delimit the cockpit making the entire safe area sailing even with the presence on board of children.

Moreover, the entire area can be repaired by a parasol awning. In the blanket there is also place for a kitchen cabinet to prepare for eating with fires or plate with fridge and sink.

The control console has a large control panel in which the most refined engine and fuel control systems can be loaded. On request, the control console can be covered with a light t-top. In the under deck cabin there are two sofas that with an additional padded floor can be turned into a comfortable queen bed useful for overnight stays during longer hikes. The cabin is ventilated by two opening doors and there is also a marine toilet.

The open area of ​​the inflatable has a huge space and is approved for boarding 18 people. Only the inflatable boat costs about 115,000 euros without tax then you have to buy the engines.

The tender  can be powered by two Verado Mercury Marine engines of 400 hp each or with the lighter version, say, with two Verado Mercury Marine engines of 300 hp each but no other solutions are always excluded with a maximum overall power of 800 hp. With this second version, the top speed runs around 45 knots and the tender starts to plan at 11 knots at 2,200 rpm. Another peculiarity is that the engines are installed through the right support on the extreme aft mirror to use the same hull when it comes to the sterndrive version. With this solution the noise of the engines at the pilot station is very low.

With a speed of navigation to increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption, you need to adjust trim through the trim, this tender  has the option of inserting the trim automatically so that the speed is fixed, the boat trim is adjusted automatically .

To finish some consumer considerations with a cruising speed of 20 knots, they consume about 20 liters per hour for each engine. Obviously, if you want to navigate at a higher speed, consumption tends to rise.

Main technical characteristics

Lenght overall 11,30 m; Beam 3.80 m

Dry displacement 3,2 t; Tubes diameter 69 cm

Fuel capacity 700 lt; Egin (max) 2×400 hp

Persons on Board 18 ; Boat design categoryCE  B


Wally 93 sailboat was born to win.

It’s not uncommon for passionate sailing shipowners after traveling around the world with their own boat do not content themselves more and want something more, such as taking part in sailing competitions not only to make numbers but to struggle to win.

Usually it is the sailboat who experiences a strong emotion when setting a route, manages to manage the boat reaching the maximum possible course for certain meteoric conditions, having the awareness then that more than that gait can not proceed. Or simply for those who love the speed that you feel at sea with the sailboat that is far higher than the one you are recording on the ground, inside a car with the sky as a roof.

In order to win it is necessary to have a sailboat that has particular characteristics, so for many it remains a dream but not for a wealthy sailor who has a very wide budget, already owning a boat Wally has asked to develop a powerful boat that has all the requisite requirements for affirmation in the most important international races. From this specific request is being realized Wally 93.

For this project, the biggest big companies in the sector were involved. The architect responsible is the famous designer Rolf Vrolijk of Judel / Vrolijk & Co.

Judel / Vrolijk & Co is a company founded in 1978 with a study associated with an international reputation formed by highly qualified designers and experienced experts in the design of sailing yachts for competition and beyond. In addition to taking care of their projects, they also work for outside customers, where a perfect combination of shapes and functions is required to achieve aesthetic performance and product performance.


Wally is developing the external profile, while the interior company will collaborate with the construction site of the Milanese company San Tabù with its craftsmanship, expertise and design Made in Italy. This boat should blend the main features of Wally with the unmistakable naval architecture of Judel / Vrolijk.

From the first information or if you want from the first rendered differs, it is evident that the boat has been designed to ensure comfort and performance, so it is competitive for racing and comfortable for cruises. 93 feet tall at 28.30 meters and 6.65 meters wide this boat also follows the Wally style style, the deck floor will be very clean with free living spaces on board well separated from those intended for maneuvering.

The project definitely benefits from the Wally 107 Open Season (former Wallycento Hamilton) lineup, the current leader of the Maxi72 World Wide Multiplayer Welsh class, also designed by Judel / Vrolijk. It is recalled that this boat is distinguished by the presence of a latest generation hull constructed with the latest technology available at launch.

   Wally 93 under construction will be made with composite materials that use unidirectional high-modulus carbon fibers to reduce weight and increase rigidity. The 503-square-foot sail is particularly powerful for its displacement of just 35.5 tonnes so that the sail / displacement ratio is better than that of Wallycento. The architecture has been designed to become the most competitive of the Wally class that is very powerful and optimized for medium to light wind conditions, able to start planing with 16 knots of wind and to exceed the speed of real wind with ease.

Sailless propulsion is ensured by a single 255 hp Steyr diesel engine. A lifting keel will allow you to increase the draft from 4.5 meters to 6.2 meters to optimize the straightening moment.

Interior furnishings are still under construction. Of course we know that the cabin will be on the bow to increase privacy while the two guest cabins at the stern. A disengagement should divide the area of ​​the shipowner from the crew area.

Choosing to make only three cabins is to provide a lot of space for guests but also privacy, thanks to the clear separation between work areas and relationships from those intended for cabins.

The debut is scheduled for the summer of 2018, in one of the most important races in the world, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.


I conclude with the summary of the main statements made by the two owners of this boat.

Luca Bassani, creator, founder and president of Wally, declares:


“Wally 93 fully reflects Wally’s DNA to unite exceptional cruise capabilities and exceptional performance. Also, the deck is ultra-clean with huge living spaces.

It’s so beautiful to fall in love at first sight! “

Bassani continues:

“Wally 93 benefits from the Open Season experience , Wally’s leader, Maxi72 world champion winner, also Judel Vrolijk’s project. Wally 93 is very light and powerful with a displacement of just 35.5 tons and a sail-space ratio that is even more powerful than that of Wallycentos. “

Rolf Vrolijk of Judel Vrolijk & Co., Naval Architecture Manager Wally 93, declares:

“Very powerful, Wally 93 is streamlined for the Wally Class racing circuit (a series of spectacular regattas) Performance is optimized for light and medium conditions: the yacht will have the ability to start planing with 16 knots of wind and easily able to overcome the true speed of the wind. “



Length overall ; 28.30 m

Width : 6.65 m
Draft : 4.5 to 6.2 meters
Displacement : 35.5 tons
Surface of sailboat : 503 mq
Carrying surface area : 1059 sqm
Naval Architecture : Judel Vrolijk