Why 58 × 38 meters is a yacht being very innovative creation which is a collaboration between the two companies and Wally Hermès Yachts Yachts with the opportunity they have created a joint venture called WHY (Wally Yachts Hermes) which is also the name of the yacht.
Wally is a world leader in the yachting and, while Hermes is a brand of French luxury.
In June 2008, Hermès and Wally have signed an agreement to develop this new type of motor yacht that Redefine the art of living on the sea. Pierre-Alexis Dumas, artistic director of Hermès said: “When we met, the fall of 2007, Luca Bassani Antivari, President of Wally had thought about asking Hermes to accessorise the interior of one of his boats. I was impressed by the courage of his projects. My instinct was to get on board with him and explore new territories in yacht design, but I had no interest for speed. “
Luca Bassani Antivari, states: “What I always liked about Hermès, regardless of the intrinsic quality, is its audacity and radicalism, the desire to go beyond trends, make no compromise to maintain the authenticity of the House. Wally shares the same values, ‘Hermès-on-Land’, ‘Wally-on-Sea’: inevitably our paths had crossed.
“We are very interested in creating a yacht that will have a low environmental impact,” says Pierre-Alexis Dumas. “His relationship with the sea must be respectful and easy. Why it intends to offer a new way of moving on the water, creating innovative system management, recycling ristudiando sources and the use of energy “.
“If you want to sail in a totally environmentally friendly way, the only solution is sailing. The reality is that today, 90% of the market consists of motor boats. – Echoes Luca Bassani Antivari – Our goal is to reduce the consumption of diesel per year and 20- 30% of the yachts for the propulsion and the 40- 50% for generators.
However Why 58 × 38 is a very ambitious project for the goals it wants to achieve in terms of comfort, privacy, stability, space, independence and sustainability a yacht that not only expresses elegance and refinement unique, but which meets the customer’s needs in the maximum respect for the environment.
This are the objectives to be realized at least according to the model and boat designs and how exposed the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show 2010 by the two companies.
The yacht has several features besides the incredible size of 58 meters long by 38 meters wide, it will be built in the shipyard of Ancona, with an innovative form, which we are not used to seeing, and as only the Wally could make a ‘ floating island in a horseshoe shape with a roof opening to the Venetian so all immersed in a sea of light with stunning interior extra luxuries placed on a hull that thanks to its special hull whose choice fell on the tried and tested Norwegian Ramform offers the exceptional stability such that at low cruising speed, in effect, gives the impression of being on the ground and in our case on a floating island.
Three bridges will be provided in addition connected by a lift by a spiral staircase from the living room and reaches the upper outer roof, which is expected within the structure a 25-meter pool with salt water surrounded by a 36 m beach bridge .
Also do not miss the comforts turkish bath, sauna, gym and massage room, a walk of 130 meters, a music room, a dining room, a movie theater, solarium, terraces, a lounge, equipped area for the landing and takeoff of a helicopter.
An area of 200 square meters covers the third deck, while on the lower deck are the common premises, such as lounge, piano bar and dining room and a reading room and more. Altogether there are 3,400 square meters of living space on the three decks of the boat will find accommodation 12 guests in 5 suites with sea views and 20 crew members. The cruising speed is 12 knots provided with a top speed of 14 knots, low in order to live life outdoors on the boat closer contact with nature and the wonders of the sea.
Propulsion is via a diesel-electric hybrid system which is still the most efficient engine. However, the boat’s strong points are its eco-friendly features which include the use of different energy sources managed by a central computer. They are installed on 900 square meters of solar panels, producing a daily output of 500 kW with a saving of 40-50% on electricity consumption on board. Furthermore, the research and development plan provides for the optimization of energy consumption by improving the insulation of the boat, and the recovery of the heat of its engines, and are also examining the most recent technologies of wind energy and wind propulsion with another 30% saving on energy.
In other words, compared to a boat of the same size in length in width because it does not exist Why 58 × 38 would achieve a power consumption saving up to 200 tonnes of oil a year. A boat of this type in the ports occupies the space of 7-8 berths.
Unfortunately it is still not clear exactly when the yacht will be completed and ready to be sold and at what price. Initially it was estimated that for the technologies to be used and the complexity of the boat price was wandering around 180 million dollars.
Following these prices have been reduced, now ranging between 50 and 100 million dollars because a true estimate was not yet complete because at the moment there is no news about any request received for this yacht, although still developing together the boat scorer phase as the Wally style as happened to other boats in the past, continues.
I mention only because Wally Hermes after participating in all phases of construction and the design and the final finishing of the interior, all signed by Hermès which certainly represent a business visit and limpid light of the French fashion house, later to the technical complexity of implementation phases of the futuristic project, the French luxury group had decided to give up the leadership of the work to the Italian-Monegasque the Wally shipyard.
We are now in the implementation phase, which is technically complex and requires making decisions at every moment. It seemed wise there was more a unique figure to decide, so naturally we thought of leaving the reins to Wally, “he added Patrick Thomas sole director of French luxury companies. Hermes group has, in fact, sold his share of the joint venture to Wally and, under the new agreements, it will be paid for its contribution to the development of perceiving the project up to 2020 on a percentage of sales Why yachts.
Luca Bassani Antivari, said in an American magazine who writes on luxury goods to 58 × 38 Why is not a yacht, “It’s a floating island.” Who wants to develop a new way of life at sea: a large boat, very slow and very stable. The triangular keel in effect gives the impression of being on the ground, while solar panels and advanced technologies will be instrumental in saving energy. Wally Yachts where Luca Bassanini is the founder will also meet this challenge it would discover only by living
Shipyard: Wally Hermès Yachts
Design: Pierre-Alexis Dumas – artistic director of Hermès,
Luca Bassani Antivari – President and CEO Wally,
Gabriele Pezzini – Hermès Design Director,
Mauro Sculli – naval architect,
Naval Engineering Roar Ramde, Ramform,
Denis Montel, RDAI – interior architecture
Ft Length: 58 meters
Beam: 38 meters
Displacement: 2,400 t
Living area: 3,400 sq m
Walk over the bridge: 130 m long x 3 m wide
Swimming pool with thermo-regulated water: 25 m in length
Photovoltaic panels: 900 sq.m.
Stored energy: 2.000 kWh
The latest battery: LiFePO