Wally 101 is the name of the new Wally sailboat, the first after the acquisition of the brand by the Ferretti Group, a leading company in the world for the construction of luxury motor boats, which with this project enters the world of boats in a big way sailing.
Wally 101 is a multi-role sailing yacht that performs at the highest levels both as a luxury cruiser and as a racing yacht to satisfy the most demanding customers who want a very fast boat to have fun competing in sailing competitions and at the same time making them comfortable cruises.
The yacht is a sailing sloop (one mast) of 101 feet equal to 30, 8 meters wide 7.50 m is a yacht where innovations, performance, flexibility and comfort are perfectly integrated. Like all Wally creations at the time of launch, the Wally 101 will surely also be the most technologically advanced with the new keel system the Wally Magic Keel, the latest Wally innovation that allows both to vary the draft of over two meters to optimize the racing performance and both entering and staying in bays and marinas with shallow waters, all this without interfering with the internal living space. In addition, this revolutionary and innovative keel is equipped with a “dumping” system that protects in the event of an impact with the seabed.
For the design of naval architecture, Wally asked for the collaboration of the famous Judel / Vrolijk & Co studio, while for the exterior style, he made use of the well-tested collaboration of the Pininfarina nautical division team.
Regarding the now advanced development of the project Luca Bassani founder of Wally has released the following statements:
“Faithful to the Wally spirit, the new 101 offers exceptional internal and external comfort combined with high performance while remaining simple and easy to maneuver”
“For regatta enthusiasts, the Wally 101 is a yacht optimized for the rating system to be very competitive in compensated time. In addition, the “Wally Magic Keel” offers significant advantages in terms of security and interior flexibility “.
Wally 101 built in carbon composite, equipped with a powerful sail plan has been designed with great flexibility in mind. All the development of the technical design has been focused to satisfy the individual tastes of the owners.
A real semi-custom platform that offers customers the opportunity to customize both the interior and exterior to meet their needs.
So Wally 101 the first sailing yacht of the Ferretti era is a true Wally with great flexibility.
The exteriors designed by Pininfarina are characterized by dynamic lines, whose shapes give a sporty and at the same time elegant appearance with a little intrusive deckhouse with a fresh modern profile made with a funnel-shaped window that combines perfectly in the bow teak. The large deck has been developed to experience the sea in full relaxation in the open area.
Between the double wheelhouse and the below deck entrance there is an area of 39 square meters on one level which, together with the stern sundeck area, leads to a total area of 58.4 square meters. Surface that cruise owners can equip and customize according to taste and needs.
Another feature are the 50 cm high ship’s sides, which guarantee maximum comfort and safety both on cruising and racing.
The large cockpit with seats, tables and sundecks can be repaired through a practical coat (dodger) for boats and a light folding and removable awning, to enjoy the wonders of the sea with guests, and then easily clear everything for regattas.
For interiors, the Wally 101 offers a flexible platform that can be adapted to the owner’s needs. Thanks to the versatility and compatibility of the rooms, the main saloon can be combined with configurations that foresee from 3 to 5 cabins.
You can choose between different types of layout, for example 3 cabins and 3 separate living rooms such as children’s playroom, office, gym, TV room etc., alternatively 4 cabins and 2 living areas or even 5 cabins for those who want to have more guests or a larger crew.
For all the aft configurations we find the crew area which includes two double cabins with private bathroom, dining area, kitchen, laundry room with direct access to the command post for navigation.
With the various internal layouts, the Wally 101 can accommodate 6 to 12 guests with 4 or 6 crew members. In addition, the raised saloon offers more space to the engine room below.
The stern garage can stow a 4-meter tender.
Regarding the Wally 101 project Stefano De Vivo, Wally Managing Director commented as follows:
“Ferretti Group believes in both Wally’s souls: sailing and motor. Wally has always distinguished itself in the world of sailing for its design and its technological genius and the Wally Magic Keel © is a perfect example “
As far as performance is concerned, a upwind speed of 12 knots with 12 knots of wind with a tack angle of 75 degrees is expected, and over 20 knots in the bearing speeds.
In a nutshell, as was announced at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019, the Wally 101 is an innovative, comfortable, safe and functional yacht, easily maneuverable, with an elegant design with large outdoor spaces, with exceptional performance.
We just have to wait for the relative tests in water of what promises to be another Wally nautical masterpiece by the Ferretti Group.
Main technical characteristics
Length 30.80 m
Width 7.30 m
Sail area 573 m2 (upwind) / 1,160 m2 (load bearing)
Light ship displacement from 57-59 t
Naval architecture Judel / Vrolijk & Co
Exterior design Wally with Pininfarina
Sandwich construction of advanced composites, entirely in pre-preg carbon
Accommodations 6-12 guests / 4-6 crew
Garage for 4 meters tender.