Tango is the name of the last sailing yacht in the Wally100 series famous for its performance and is exactly the fourth in the series that is about to roll the sea. It was presented, as scheduled, on the 26th of September, 2017. At the beginning of August, Tango was launched at the Persico Marine shipyards in the Ligurian Riviera of Ponente in Italy and recently delivered to its owner, a yachtman expert. From the first and the longest waiting at sea tests Luca Bassani founder and chairman Wally says: “I sailed with Tango with a wind at six, seven knots and proved to be lively and responsive even with weak wind” The feel of the helm is that of a much smaller, very balanced and fast boat. Excellent visibility from driving position. The maneuver is easy thanks to the style of the new smooth bridge. The deck hardware is powerful and fast: just 6 seconds to lift the bow! What else? It’s a real Wally! “
Tango will debut at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez in the Wally class from 30 September to 8 October.
We see briefly the features and the statements made by the chief executives of this boat to finished work.
The yacht is 30.48m long, it can accommodate up to 6 people and has a dining table for 10 people. The interior layout consists of a main aft lounge, the engine room and service center areas, and the entire area reserved for guests to the bow. All the interiors have been luxuriously furnished to create relaxed and comfortable cruising environments when you do not compete.
Boat propulsion is also guaranteed through a 300cv combustion engine that ensures a cruising speed of 11 knots with the sails wound. The boat can be managed and controlled by a single unit thanks to advanced Wally sailing automation systems.
All project start goals have been reached so that Luca Bassani, founder and president Wally, says: Tango is exactly as we expected when we started developing the project: extremely clean lines and a very aggressive look that expresses the high performance inherent in its DNA “, moreover,” The completely smooth Tango bridge, similar to the iconic one of Essence, reflects our approach based on the equivalence between form and function, and besides further emphasizing the purity of design, also facilitates regatta maneuvers . We therefore look forward to carrying out the sea tests demonstrating the superior performance of our new superyacht. “
The new Wallycento has been designed for naval architecture by Mark Mills of Mills Design, the interior portrays Pininfarina and Persico Marine for construction technology.
Mills on the project declares “We have developed a radical project that combines the extreme cleaning of the blanket with an emotional,” novel “interior layout. All in the box-rules of the Wallycento class, with the structure on a level never seen in a yacht of this size, “he adds.” An important technical attribute of Tango is to have the hull’s immersed volume later compared to the previous Wallycento and the stern lines are cleaner and more elongated: a hydrodynamic option I appreciate a lot. “ Concorde and enthusiastic, Luca Bassani, President of Wally Yachts: “This idea of Mark, combined with the maximum permitted sailing plan, has brought considerable benefits when it comes to navigating the typical Mediterranean breezes.” Moreover, Mills finishes, “Tango is our biggest project, and we also believe the most innovative, the most refined and certainly the most satisfying to be developed in collaboration with the customer, Wally, Pininfarina and Persico Marine,” “We need our commitment to vision by Luca Bassani who suggested that we have a new mindset for the design of this Wallycento “.
Bassani’s interior emphasizes “Tango cruise comfort is equivalent to that of previous Wallycento models, while the different interior configuration further focuses on weight reduction at the center of gravity.”
The interior design is of Pininfarina, an important design brand known primarily in the automotive world, which sometimes blows into the nautical one with always great results. About Pininfarina’s Pininfarina Group Chairman Pininfarina said: “Pininfarina’s nautical division team has been challenged to develop ultra-lightweight, exceptionally high-performance interior, in line with the features of this superyacht. “The interior of this Wallycento has committed our staff to the goal of achieving the perfect balance between performance and comfort,” he concludes. “Thanks to the selection of materials and innovative solutions that combine functionality and aesthetics, we have created a true pure blood of the sea, ultra light and superperforming, perfect for both cruises and regattas. We are very proud of this result, which confirms once again the excellence of our nautical division. “
And finally, Marcello Persico, Persico Marine’s Chief Executive Officer, is world-renowned in the construction of high-tech hulls, with Tango’s collaboration with Wally, says:. “We are very pleased with our first superyacht: Tango weighs only 47.5 tons thanks to the general optimization we have been looking for since the beginning of the project. Specifically, we have worked hard to lighten the interior as much as possible, not just using carbon fiber and nomex sandwiches but also developing new solutions to build, for example, hinges and veneers. “,” Our new team combines industry experts of purely racing boats such as VOR, Mini, Maxi and America’s Cup catamarans, with those of the best cruising superyachts. “
We just have to wait for the Tango debut in Saint Tropez where the other 3 yachts of the Wally100 series will surely compete and win the best.
Main technical characteristics.
Total length 30.48 m Maximum width 7.20 m Draft 4.40 / 6.20 m (lifting keel) Displacement 49.95 tons Surface 640 m 2
Accommodation 6 people + 2/4 crew Naval Architecture Mills Design Design exterior Mills Design / Pinifarina Design interior Pinifarina MYT Project and Management Planning, Monaco Persico Marine Construction, Italy Germanish Lloyd Certification Mast e Boom Southern Spars Rigging Southern Spars EC6 Custom VM MR706LX engine 350 hp