Wally build a round-the-world cruiser

Wally WallyAce 26m Kanga to have 5,000nm range at 9 knots

Trust Wally to add some serious spice to the ocean-going displacement trawler market.

Despite being totally different to their existing line of powerful cruisers the new WallyAce 26m Kanga has Wally DNA coursing through its purposeful, angular body. The 26m Kanga is the first model in the new WallyAce line.

The headlines are: a maximum speed of 13 knots, thanks to twin CAT 385hp C12 engines, a fast cruise at 12 knots, which delivers a 3,000nm range, and a slow cruise at 9 knots which gives an epic 5,000nm range.

To go with these impressive ocean-crossing performance figures Wally has designed an incredibly stable and seaworthy hull.

Built using sandwich GRP construction the hull skins are 50% thicker than required by the classification register, which Wally says makes the Kanga’s hull three times tougher than the mandatory solidity and toughness of a boat of this type.

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The actual design of the hull also aids the boat’s capabilities at sea thanks to the Wallybow which uses a combination of a bulb and vertical stem to ensure the boat cuts through waves as cleanly as possible.

The boat also benefits from fantastic deck spaces including an enormous cockpit with both a dining area and a more relaxed seating area over the transom. There is also a large dining area at the bow and, of course, the brilliantly exposed flybridge.

Unusually for a boat of this size the tender garage is located behind a door amidships with access being granted internally for the crew.

The accommodation, consisting of four large double cabins (with two cabins having pull-down pullman berths), can sleep up to 12 guests in ensuite luxury.

If you ever fancied the displacement lifestyle but hankered for a more modern look then the 26m Kanga could be just the excuse you need.

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