Wally 101 is a sailing cruiser-racer, designed by Judel/Vrolijk & co. and Luca Bassani. Lightness was a driving factor of the whole project.
After the launch of a 145-footer last year, Wally has announced the sale of a 101-ft (30 meters) fully custom sailing yacht, named Wally 101. Her owner has previously built three vessels with Wally, as he enjoys using his yachts for a combination of family cruising and racing on the Wally Class circuit and other regattas. This fourth yacht is inspired by the renown Wallycento boxrule design combining acer potential and comfortable cruising.
So much technology on Wally 101
Judel/Vrolijk & co. has provided the yacht’s naval architecture alongside interior and exterior design from Wally’s design team, led by Luca Bassani.
_Lightness was a target: the displacement of the fully-equipped superyacht is just 56,4 tons, almost 20% less than yachts of similar size and configuration, and with 40% of the total weight attributed to the keel.
This achievement is accomplished thanks to the latest carbon fiber technology pioneered and developed over the years by Wally Yachts, using an advanced sandwich composite with pre-preg carbon fiber.
The yacht will also feature the Wally Enhanced Hydraulic System comprising the double low- and high-pressure pump technology to further speed up sail handling. Lowering the keel increases the draft from 4.70m to an extraordinary 6.80m, for an amazing upwind performance.
But there’s more: developed for the Wallycento superyachts 10 years ago to improve performance even further, the retractable propulsion drive shaft reduces the drag by 5% which roughly translates into a 10 second gain per each mile sailed. As a result, the yacht can reach 18/20 knots of speed in full cruising configuration, with only the main and jib sails and all the comfort that guest require. When not sailing, the 425hp engine will provide a predicted top speed of 11.5 knots.
The advanced High Modulus mast and boom and the EC6 rigging contribute to Wally 101 sailing potential. With a sail area of 630 square meters upwind, the sailing set-up includes a bowsprit, a 110% jib, and a square-top main sail with twin running backstays and a deflector. As with every Wally, she is equipped with Magic Trim, the hydraulic ram developed to integrate the Wally push-button sail handling system introduced in 1998, allowing handling of larger yachts with a reduced crew.
As part of Wally’s innovations for easy sailing, this new 101-foot is also equipped with the Magic Traveler for the main sheet and the jib floating clew system with up/down and in/out clew position adjusted by hydraulic rams, both introduced with the Wallycento superyachts in the ever-continuing effort to improve the original Fast & Easy experience.
The new Wally 101 is a high-performance platform that has been arranged with a family-friendly layout for enjoyment both day and night. Her deck plan features a cockpit amidships with a table seating up to eight and an aft sunbathing area for ultimate relaxation. The owner’s cabin has an en-suite and TV room, while two further en-suite cabins complete the guest accommodation for six. The saloon includes a living and dining area with seating for up to 10- 12, and complete the layout there’s a crew mess, laundry, galley and two cabins (with heads) for four crew. The slim deckhouse features the central skylight, introduced in 2004 with the Wally80 design to fill the interiors with natural light while enhancing the Wally inside-outside living.