The hull of the new 118 WallyPower was successfully lifted from its mould on 17 January at the Intermarine Shipyard in Italy

The hull of the new 118 WallyPower was successfully lifted from its mould on Thursday 14 February at the Intermarine Shipyard in Italy. The 36-metre (118ft) innovative super yacht conceived by Wally, has a specified maximum speed of 70 knots, generated by 16,800hp of power from three Detroit Diesel TF50 gas turbines, through Maag gearboxes and KaMeWa waterjets, and enhanced by unique design features.

After lifting, the hull was moved to the dry dock and, tests showed, the hull structural stiffness matched the design specifications. In dry dock, two structural bulkheads have been laminated to the hull and the engine room foundation is currently being built and should be ready by the end of February, when the gas turbines and gearboxes will be delivered to the yard.

The construction of the deck, the superstructure and the interiors of the 36-metre (118ft) innovative super yacht are proceeding on schedule as well.

The deck is still being laminated but is expected to be ready at the end of February. The mould of the superstructure has been underway since early March and should be ready by the end of April.

Construction of the 118 WallyPower’s interior starts in March at the WWW joinery facility in Fano, Italy.

Launch is scheduled for the summer 2002 when an intensive programme of sea trials is planned to test the innovative technology stacked into 118 WallyPower.