WallyPower 50 tour: Italian beauty with a cool interior trick

Wally has long been a leader in making aspirational powerboats, and deservedly so, but the WallyPower 50 might be their most attractive model yet...

Wally describes the new Wallypower 50 as bridging the gap between its ‘stylishly practical’ Wallytender range and its ‘practically stylish’ cruising range.

It’s an eloquent turn of phrase but having seen it in the flesh, the dial feels pretty firmly cranked over towards the stylish end of that particular spectrum.

The sleek decks, have cushions at one end. They are white, blue, and wood.

Teak decks are made from thousands of recycled offcuts. Photo: Motor Boat & Yachting

Admittedly, the layout works very well as a weekender and a chase boat for a megayacht.

You can also opt to have the Wallytender’s square-section rubber fendering fitted along the topsides. But that sounds like asking a supermodel to wear wellies and claiming they’re a farmer.

Details in the decks

What the Wallypower 50 really excels at is knocking people’s socks off at 500 yards and this one just gets better the closer you get to it.

The decks, for instance, are made from thousands of thin teak offcuts compressed and bonded into planks that not only look great but are also more sustainable too.

The deck is well-equipped with benches, a table, and ample deck for movement.

All-carbon superstructure, table and helm seats keep weight down. Photo: Motor Boat & Yachting

The cockpit table is moulded from pure carbon fibre (as is the hardtop) but has been given a matt finish that looks and feels even cooler than the usual glossy surface.

The iconic angular wheelhouse is as striking as ever and protects the helm and seating area well.

The visibility out is better than ever thanks to slender mullions and a remarkable one-piece windscreen that remains distortion-free despite a pronounced kink in the middle.

And those folding bulwarks add a really useful extra 6m² to the size of the cockpit when deployed.

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Watching Windows on Wallypower 50

For a 50ft boat there’s not a lot of accommodation below deck but the open-plan cabin is exquisitely finished.

Those virtual hull windows (cameras that relay the view to window shaped screens) are remarkably convincing.

The wide bed has screens either side of it.

Virtual hull windows relay the view from topside cameras. Photo: Motor Boat & Yachting

And who doesn’t enjoy the decadence of a carbon-fibre toilet in the lavishly appointed heads compartment.

It will be interesting to see whether the driving experience lives up to the promise of those looks.

However, with the option of quad Mercury 500 outboards for a top speed of over 50 knots in place of the standard twin Volvo IPS650s, it certainly won’t be short of performance.


LOA: 46ft 11in (14.6m)
BEAM: 14ft 1in (4.3m)
ENGINES: Twin 480hp Volvo Penta IPS650
MAX SPEED: 36 knots
PRICE: From approx €1.5m ex VAT
CONTACT: www.wally.com


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