The avant-garde yachts from Wally Design were given a worldwide audience in the Scarlett Johansson/Ewan McGregor film ‘The Island’, when the WallyPower 118 took centre stage. With his new 55 metre concept, the firm’s founder Luca Bassani presents his idea of no-compromise design to the world of large luxury super-yachting.
The 55m WallyPower developed by WallyDesign© department for an European prospect, is a mega yacht characterised by the displacement hull that is the result of an extensive R & D programme that included tank testing and CFD computer design, and is characterised by higher efficiency and reduced pitching than traditional hulls. The exceptionally high free board enhances safety in rough seas - without contaminating the sleek lines of the yacht.
The glass superstructure and the very large portholes flood the interiors with natural light while providing 360 degree view from the upper decks and enhanced visibility from the lower decks. This WallyDesign© project features much larger interior volumes and open air areas than any other mega yacht of the same size.
The five decks are cleverly designed to respect the privacy of the owner and guests: a unique feature of the 55m WallyPower is the complete separation of the crew’s access that follows independent passageways.
The 55m WallyPower introduces new open air living areas on each deck, especially forward with a superstructure that it is much more ventilated and cooler than aft; where all the other mega-yachts of this size usually concentrate their living areas.
The advanced antirolling system VT Naiad Marine Stabilization at Anchor ([email protected]™) combined with the DATUM control system, stabilises the 55m WallyPower both under way and at anchor.
The yachts's cruising speed is 17 knots, with a construction of high-tensile steel for the hull, and aluminium light alloy for the superstructure. The displacement is 780 tons.
For more information please visit www.wally.com.
Text: Classic Driver
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