The new 100ft WallyCento class of racer cruiser superyachts was launched today at Hythe on the south coast of England, Hamilton is owned by an experienced racing yachtsman and will make her debut next month at the Superyacht Cup taking place just a few miles across the Solent at Cowes.
Hamilton marks the start of a new chapter in the evolution of large sailing yachts that are genuine luxury cruisers as well as exciting, Grand Prix level race boats.
Leading naval architect, Judel/Vrolijk was appointed by the owner for the design of Hamilton and has been involved with the development of the WallyCento class from a very early stage; its previous experience of Box Rules through classes such as the STP65 and TP52 was invaluable from the start in defining the design parameters for the WallyCentos.
Rolf Vrolijk of Judel/Vrolijk commented, “We are delighted with the way this project progressed. The various groups involved worked well together and we are very pleased with the results. We are also delighted to have the first of the Wallycentos out on the water and look forward to seeing her perform in next month’s Superyacht Cup in the UK, followed by the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup later in the year in Porto Cervo.”