48 Wallytender keeps the traits that made Wally stand out in luxury crafts. It’s a good start for their cooperation with Ferretti Group.
Conceived as a proper runabout, the 48 Wallytender was the ideal solution for day cruises as well as a tender boat for maxiyachts. “The new 48 Wallytender is proof that the Wally DNA continues with the partnership with Ferretti Group – explains Luca Bassani, founder of Wally. “Since joining the motor yachting market in 2001, Wallytender has represented the desire to experience the sea open-air, and the pleasure of dayboating navigation. Today we are proud to introduce the renewed version of the original Wallytender, where these concepts are further developed“.
More space, more versatility
The most evident evolution is in the larger volumes inside: they ensure more comfort and increase the possibilities of use. The challenge was to raise the freeboard without hindering the typical Wally essential lines, in order to feature a real cabin and a heads with a proper shower.
On the deck, the layout was designed to provide guests with the maximum relax: they can enjoy the comfy seats and chairs, as well as the dining area. The latter sports a kitchenette with two burners, a sink and two refrigerators (one inside and one outside). During navigation, cockpit settees can face the front, while at anchor they turn back to the dining table.
The aft sun bed can be lifted to access the engine room, but the upper section opens separately for a lazarette. Additional stowage can be found under the bow sunpad and in the cabinet just abaft the piloting seats.
In addition to the hardtop, the foredeck and the cockpit of 48 Wallytender can be protected from the sun with the bimini top, standing on carbon fiber poles which can be stowed in the aforementioned locker behind the seats. Wally introduced this solution in 2003 with the stunning 118 Wallypower. Another practical solution coming from the same project is the collapsible sections of the hull sides, made to enlarge the stern platform when at anchor. The area is then served by a retractable gangway that becomes a swim ladder.
A system developed by Besenzoni boasts an extending arm to simplify anchoring operations: it is concealed behind a flush-deck hatch in the bow and is activated from the helm station at the push of a button. The perimetral rubber strake, a Wally distinctive trait, ensures a practical mooring solution as an alternative to the bulky fenders. The standard propulsion consists in two Volvo Penta IPS650 engines with joystick, capable of taking to a maximum speed of 38 knots. An optional gyroscopic stabilizer can be placed in a separate technical compartment that also houses the electrical panels, separated from the engine bay to prevent overheating.