Shipbuilder Wally has today announced the sale of a new 44.2-metre 145 sailing yacht.
Featuring architecture by German Frers, the craft has been developed for an experienced sailor. The interior of the new Wally 145 superyacht is to be created by the shipbuilder’s in-house team in collaboration with Droulers Architects and Studio Mario Sculli.
The yacht is currently under construction at Persico Marine in Massa Carrara, Italy, and is due to be launched in May 2019.
Speaking of the model, Luca Bassani, Wally founder and president said, “The new Wally 145 is the perfect yacht to enjoy sailing around the world. She epitomises our credo of uncompromised performance combined with timeless appeal, and providing the owners with the pleasure of truly sailing in any wind condition, from the very light to the strong airs, in complete comfort.”
The lightweight yacht will have will have accommodation for eight guests and the same number of crew, and is built for comfort and speed.
Speaking of the project in more detail, German Frers said, “The new Wally 145 has been created for a distinguished, knowledgeable person who really enjoys driving a sensitive, well balanced, pleasant and fast sailing yacht, while cruising with his family but also, and most important, while racing around the cans.
“The initial brief was for a larger yacht and contrary to the norm, the new design decreased in size and got simpler during the design process, in search of agility, speed and a closer vicinity to the sea and the elements. Extensive research was conducted in order to get the best performance while striving to produce the lightest weight within its specifications, a pleasant and ample interior, three different and separate deck areas and a very sophisticated sail handling system.”
Wally is also currently constructing two more sailing yachts, the wallycento #4 and the Wally 93, scheduled to be launched in July 2017 and spring 2018 respectively; the fifth unit of the 27 Wallyace, and two 52 wallypowers.