Wally building cruiser racer 93 with Judel Vrolijk design
Published: Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Monegasque brand Wally has developed a new cruiser-racer Wally 93 for an existing Wally Owner. It features the latest hull lines with the distinctive large stern and big interior volumes for high speed and high performance.
(Photos: Wally - Wally 93)
“The Wally 93 fully reflects the Wally DNA to combine exceptional cruising capabilities and outstanding performance,” describes Wally Founder and President Luca Bassani. “Additionally, the deck is ultra-clean with huge living areas. She is so beautiful to fall in love at first sight!”
The new custom superyacht also boasts the Wally hallmarks and the Judel Vrolijk naval architecture.
“The design of the Wally 93 benefits from the experience of Open Season, the uncontested leader of the Wally Class, and of the Maxi72 winners of the last three worlds, all designed by Judel Vrolijk.” continues Bassani, “The Wally 93 is very light and powerful with a displacement of only 35.5 tons, and a sail area/displacement ratio even more powerful than that of the Wallycentos!”
The weights are centred amidships to minimise the pitching. The lifting keel provides for the draft to extend from 4.5 to 6.2 metres to increase the righting moment in the broad reach and the lift upwind.
"A Wally is the perfect syntheses between a high-performance cruising yacht and a competitive racer," says Judel Vrolijk & Co. Rolf Vrolijk, who is responsible for the Wally 93 naval architecture. “This new design is streamlined for the Wally Class racing circuit, that is the most competitive racing in high-performance cruising yachts in the Mediterranean.
“Very powerful upwind with the same draft as the Wallycento, the Wally 93 will be able to keep her lane after the start on the first upwind leg. The performance is optimised for the light to medium conditions: the yacht will have the ability to start surfing with 16 knots of wind, and easily capable to exceed the true wind speed.”
The Wally 93 introduces a new deck style that camouflages the central social cockpit and the coamings, unobstructed from any manoeuvre.
The saloon has more privacy than in the standard layouts because it is separated from the access to down below: the companionway leads to the passageway of the crew and guest cabins and to the galley area. Enhanced privacy is also designed for the Owner’s area, which is located forward the saloon.
The styling is under development with an innovative concept that will open up a new route in light displacement yacht decoration. The new Wally 93 is currently under construction using the most advanced composite technology, to provide for the super reduced displacement and increased rigidity.
The building materials are like those used in the America’s Cup boats – high modulus unidirectional carbon fibre, and CNC female carbon fibre mould. The launch is scheduled in the summer of 2018. The breakthrough superyacht will make her debut at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2018.
Wally has finished the new high-performance world cruiser Wally 143, and the fifth unit of the 27 Wallyace. The fourth Wallycento is now under construction and scheduled to be launched in the summer.