Classic Wally interior

The Wally Power 55 comes in three versions as far as the accommodation is concerned.  The two-cabin version features a full-width master cabin amidships complete with a full width bathroom across the rear end. This is combined with a VIP cabin forward that can be a twin or a double. One of the three-cabin versions has three twin cabins but two of these can be replaced by doubles. Then there is the three-cabin version with two doubles and one single, so you are spoiled for choice. In all of these versions, each cabin has its own bathroom and there is a long narrow crew cabin between the accommodation and the engine compartment. This doubles as a noise baffle.

With all these cabin possibilities you might think there is not much room for a saloon but all versions have the same saloon and gall

ey between the forward and aft cabins. Here there is the galley counter on the port side matched by a dining table and a settee on the starboard side. The galley is also conveniently located to supply service to the cockpit tables that are just behind the helm.

For the interior décor, Wally offers a custom service, so a very individual look can be developed. However, the style is essentially minimalistic, which is in keeping with the Wally design philosophy that focuses on subdued colours and a sharp ambiance.

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Test day performance

There was a very lively sea for the test day off Cannes, making perfect conditions for testing this new design. There were no complaints about the performance. With 13 people on board, we did not make the 42-knot top speed, but it was close and even at 38 knots in the tough seas, the 55 was rock-steady and very impressive. That sharp bow seemed to slice through the waves with the minimum of pitching. In bigger waves, speed would need to be adjusted to the conditions. As for manoeuvring in harbour, it was simply brilliant.

This 55 has been developed to fit into the Wally Power range between the 47 and the 64 and this now completes the series. There is no doubt that the experience gained on the other models has been used in the development of the 55 and this shows in the thoroughbred performance. The four engine installation is a new departure for Wally and it works wonderfully well, as does all the other features on this innovative design.

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Technical Specifications – Wally 55 Power

Length OA                                          17.4m (57 ft)

Beam                                                   5.4m (17 ft 09 ins)

Draft                                                     0.9m (3 ft)

Displacement loaded                          23,968 kgs (52,911lbs)

Deadrise                                              20°

Fuel capacity                                       1998 l (528 gals)

Water capacity                                    401 l (106 gals)

Engines                                               4 x 435 hp Volvo Penta D6 diesels

Propulsion                                           4 x Volvo Penta IPS 600 drives

Max Speed                                          42 knots

Cruising speed                                                34 knots

Range at cruising speed                      260 nm

Construction                                       composites

Design                                                 Wally

Builder                                                 Wally Yachts

 

Standard equipment   

Rapid fender connections

Swim ladder

Wrap around fender

Entertainment systems

Autopilot

Chart plotter

Depth sounder

VHF radio

Interceptors

Cummins Onan 11 KW Generator

Retractable anchor system

Electric windlass

Joystick control

Optional equipment

Platform Passerelle system

Frigomare Air conditioning

Upgraded navigation electronics

Bimini

Sky Hook addition to Volvo Joystick control

Water maker

 

RPM                            Speed in knots

1000                                                        8.4

1500                                                        10.7

2000                                                        15.5

2500                                                        24.2

3000                                                        31.6

3500                                                        38.5

Readings taken off Cannes in the South of France. Wind from the SE at 25 knots, rough sea. Readings taken by GPS in water depths of more than 60 ft.  13 people on board. Half water and fuel.

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