Wally slows down with displacement design

Monaco-based boatbuilder heeds market's calls for slower, more fuel-efficient boats

This is the latest design from out-there boatbuilder Wally.

It’s called the Wallyship, and reflects the market’s desire for more displacement powerboats, according to the Monaco-based company.

“Wallyship is a first for us,” said Luca Bassini, Wally’s president and founder.

“We are well known for our performance yachts. Nevertheless, we have succeeded to develop [sic] a product that carries the indisputable Wally signs of improved functions combined with a contemporary and clean style.”

Two models will be developed under the Wallyship banner: a 26m and 36m. Both will be made from GRP, with the smaller boat costing in the region of €4.5m.

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Wally claims that each boat will have the edge over the competition, by offering wider and more stable hulls, greater interior volume and a higher freeboard to improve seakeeping.

Powering the 26m will be a pair of 350hp Caterpillar diesels, which will give the boat a range of 2000 miles at 12 knots.

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Wallyship profileWallyship sternWallyship deckWallyship bowWallyship owner's cabin