19th of December 2005: Luca Bassani Antivari

Luca Bassani Antivari, Entrepreneur: "I've always loved the sea, but the older I get the more I love it. Sailing, diving, motor-boating, swimming, water-skiing: each of these is an opportunity to live the sea. I've tried to develop the best boats to exploit the sea, but the final goal will be to create your own "floating island " which will allow you to live on it the whole year round."

“My favourite products are those made by Mother Nature, or those inspired by Her and made for Her. That's why I love the Wallys and I recommend them."

The 47 WallyPower is the two-cabin cruiser developed on the hull-form of the WallyTender, resulting in a fast and simple, comfortable, safe and stylish 47-foot (14.30-meter) motor boat. It features a large deck, with a sheltered area for the navigation/steering console and the living area is equipped with a bimini top.

This shaded area has a dining table that will comfortably seat six to eight guests, while the forward and aft areas of the non-slip teak deck have sunpads. Guest accommodation is in two separate cabins, the double having a full-size bed and ample storage. The simple interior design combines modern carbon-fibre with classic natural teak and white ceilings. There is a fully-equipped galley and large bathroom with shower. A fuel tank capacity of 2,000 litres (528 US gal) feeds the two 880 HP diesel engines (driving KaMeWa waterjets), and gives a range of 500 nautical miles

About Luca Bassani Antivari

President of Wally Yachts, Luca Bassani Antivari is 48 years old and has been sailing for 34 years. He has been the owner and skipper of several IOR yachts, including Phantom , and has sailed J24s from their introduction in Italy in 1979 to 1987.

The company also makes the innovative carbon-fibre, limited-edition WallySki (for snow), and introduced the WallyPower range in 2001 (WallyTender) the flagship of which being the 2003 118 WallyPower luxury yacht – one of the most distinctive designs in the world and frequently featured in films and on television.

The 47 WallyPower costs, dependent on exact specification, 800.000 EURO. For further information please visit www.wally.com.

Text: Classic Driver
Photos: Wally

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