Wally 93 Sailing Yacht

Wally 93 (28m) NAHITA - the further stage of Wallycento (Launch Update)

Wally presents the new Wally 93 - a Judel/Vrolijk design for a repeat owner. The yacht is christened NAHITA and is the successor of the 24m Wally from 2009.

Wally 93 NAHITA is a carbon-fiber construction with a luxury interior to provide a fast and comfortable sailing yacht. The 28m yacht weighs just 35,5 tons thanks to the state-of-the-art materials that can be also found in the America’s Cup boats (high modulus unidirectional carbon fiber, and CNC female carbon fiber mold).

The Haute Couture comes with an upwind sail area of 503 m² and a downwind sail area of 1059 m². Her ultra-clean deck looks very great. The yacht has a draft of 6.2 meters but it can be reduced to 4.5 meters.

Wally 93 Sailing Yacht

Naval architect Rolf Vrolijk says:

“A Wally is the perfect syntheses between a high-performance cruising yacht and a competitive racer. 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 optimized for the light to medium conditions: the yacht will have the ability to start surfing with 16 knots of wind, and easily capable of exceeding the true wind speed.”

Wally 93 Sailing Yacht

The interior was created in-house by Wally and Sans Tabù – an Italian art and fashion brand from Milan. Owners area is located forward, two guest cabins are at the aft.

“The Wally 93 fully reflects the Wally DNA to combine exceptional cruising capabilities and outstanding performance” describes Luca Bassani, Wally founder, and president “Additionally, the deck is ultra-clean with huge living areas.  She is so beautiful to fall in love at first sight!”

The Wally 93 will make her debut at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2018. The yacht was launched in April 2018.

Main Specifications

Length over all:28.30 m
Beam:6.65 m
Draft4.50 m - 6.20 m (Lifting Keel)
Displacement:35,5 t
Builder:Performance Boats, Italy
Naval Architecture:judel/vrolijk & co.
Interior Design:Wally / Sans Tabù
Accommodation:6 Guests + 2 Crew
Upwind Sail Area:503 sqm
Downwind Sail Area:1059 sqm

Update April 25th, 2018 - The first pictures of the finished yacht during the christening ceremony

Tango: A Wallycento that comes also with a clean deck and an ultra-modern interior design.

Tango Wally Sailing Yacht

Tango by Wally (WallyCento)

Black Beauty with a big dance floor aft: The 100 feet sailing yacht TANGO by Wally - the fourth unit of the WallyCento fleet

Naval Architect Mark Mills of Mills Design was appointed for the first time for a Wally project and comments:

“Tango is our largest project to date and also we believe the most innovative, the most stylish, and certainly one of the most satisfying to develop in collaboration with the client, Wally, Pininfarina, and Persico Marine. We owe our involvement to the vision of Luca Bassani who suggested us to bring a fresh mindset to the Wallycento design question. 

We developed a radical proposal combining dramatic deck geometry with a novel interior layout for the most efficient result within the Wallycento box-rule, integrated with the structure to a level not yet seen in a yacht of this size. That proposal very quickly became Tango, after huge amounts of detail development, but very little deviation from the original vision for a sleek, light, and exciting sailing machine.”

Luca Bassani, Founder and President of Wally adds:

“A relevant  Tango’s technical attribute is to have the immersed volume of the hull more forward than the previous Wallycentos, and the aft lines are cleaner and more stretched: an hydrodynamic option that I much appreciate. Mark’s initial idea to have a displacement close to the minimum required by the box-rule, combined with the maximum sail plan allowed, would bring some advantages in the typical lights airs of the Mediterranean conditions.”

Wally is known for new ways, so Tango got the main salon at the aft area. Engine room and service area are placed amidships, guests can find their places forward. The interior was designed by Pininfarina.

Tangos’ cruising comforts equal those of the previous Wallycentos whilst her different interior layout further concentrates the weights over the boat center of gravity.”

Paolo Pininfarina says:

“The interior design of this Wallycento challenged our team to achieve the perfect balance of performance and comfort. Thanks to the selection of the materials and the innovative solutions of the interior decoration delivering both function and aesthetics,  we generated a true thoroughbred of the sea, ultra-light, and super performing, perfectly suitable for cruising as well as for racing. We are very proud of this accomplishment further confirming the excellence of our nautical division.”


“Tango turned out exactly how we envisaged her when we started developing the project: super sleek lines and aggressive overall appeal conveying her high-performance DNA.” proudly says Luca Bassani “Additionally, our form-reflects-function approach is epitomised in Tango’s sheer flush deck in the like of  the iconic Esense: besides enhancing the purity of the design,  it would facilitate the manoeuvres while racing.  We look forward to the sea-trials and test the predicted superior performance of our new superyacht.”

TANGO is currently not for sale, so no price is available.

Exterior Pictures: Gilles Martin-Reget

Interior Pictures: Toni Meneguzzo

Main Specifications

Length over all:30.48 m
Beam:7.20 m
Draft:4.40 - 6.20 m
Exterior Design:Wally and Mills Design
Interior Design:Pininfarina
Naval Architecture:Mills Design
Sail Area:640 sqm
Top Speed (Engine):11 knots
Displacement:47.5 t
Main Engine:1 x 360 hp
Certification:Germanischer Lloyd
Mast and Boom:Southern Spars
Rigging:EC6 Southern Spars

Profile & Layouts

Tango Profile


Deck Layout

General Arrangement

Wally Class 2017 Yachts

Wally Class season 2017 starts with 14 yachts

Wally announced the start of the Wally Class 2017 with 14 yachts.

Pictures by Martinez Studio

The Wally Class (founded in 1999) is the association for owners of Wally sailing yachts with its own rules approved by the race-addicted owners. They race four events in the racing season. It started with the Sail Racing Palmavela (3 – 7 May) with the 24m Nahita as the overall winner (see complete results here).

The next races are at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in Porto Cervo from May 30th – June 3rd, Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (5 – 11 September) and ends with the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez.

“The Wally Class confirms to be the world’s strongest division of racing superyachts and we are very proud of this result. Our passion for the sailing competition dates back to 1999 when large boat racing was prerogative of the maxi racers, exclusively developed for this purpose but on the brink of extinction.” – says Luca Bassani, Wally Class President and founder, and avid racer himself – At that time we had eight yachts on the water, who had already successfully competed in the most important Mediterranean regattas. I realized it was time to create the ad hoc organization for the regattas of our boats, and founded the Wally Class to supervise the racing activity suitable to the Wallys. With such an organized class,  year after year we succeeded in having at the events a separate division with its own standings and rating system, as well as the full control over the selection of the courses.” concludes Bassani.

In many superyacht regattas is it normal to hire professional sailors – also for the helm station. The Wally Class exists to encourage the owners to take the helm of their yacht (they get penalized). The rest of the crew can be professional.

“To ensure the fair racing, the Wally Class rules carefully regulate also the cruising soul of the participating Wallys.” explains Paolo Massarini, Wally Class Secretary “And require the measurement of the yachts by an official measurer before the start of the season, to guarantee compliance with their ratings after the winter works.”

Better Place Wally Sailing Yacht

SPOTLIGHT ON: 50m "BETTER PLACE" by Wally Yachts

The 50m BETTER PLACE by Wally from 2012 is a very modern flybridge sailing yacht in stunning Bugatti blue.

BETTER PLACE is one the largest sloop-rigged sailing yachts in carbon fiber and RINA Green Star certification. The yacht offers 300 sqm of inside space and 500 sqm outside space. Furthermore, she has a hybrid propulsion system to reduce the fuel consumption, noise and vibrations.

Luca Bassani, Wally Founder and President and head of the R&D commented:

“With Better Place, once again Wally opens a new route in yacht design and innovation. We succeeded in delivering an environmentally friendly and breakthrough Wally 50m with aggressive and sleek lines of a true performance sailing yacht, rather than the motor sailer look typical of this class of yachts.”

Better Place Wally Sailing Yacht
Better Place Wally Yachts
Better Place Wally Yachts

The exterior design was created by Wally together with Wetzels Brown Partners from Amsterdam. They are also responsible for the interior. The studio of Bill Tripp made naval architecture.

The deckhouse encloses the 86-sqm open space with navigation, dining and lounge areas, and is characterised by full height windows giving the open-air feeling, a sort of sheltered cockpit enhancing the inside-outside living.

The genuinely Wally raised bulwark, firstly featured by Esense in 2006, offers unique protection and replaces the less safe and aesthetically appealing rail and stanchions while leaving the hull lines pure.

The 62-sqm owners’ suite is aft with extraordinary visibility and brightness. The natural light floods in from four sides of the vast stateroom: through the portholes on both sides, and the mirrored glass aft and above. The owners’ private area has direct access to the 30-sqm Terrace-on-the-sea, that is another distinctive feature of the Wally inside-outside concept.

The forward social cockpit, directly accessible from the interior dining and lounge areas, features table seats and sun beds for up to 20-people. Beyond this, the forward deck features a Jacuzzi, finished in black, which is positioned beneath deck level and is, therefore, invisible when not in use, a hidden winch “cockpit” for the halyards, two large tender garages, stay-sail locker, sail lockers, and the Wally submarine anchor locker.

Better Place‘s 100-sqm sundeck is accessed both by an outside staircase and by an inside open staircase, leading to steering and navigation, lounge, dining, sunbathing and barbeque areas, A particularly innovative service feature is the open food lift connecting galley, interior dining area and sundeck– a ‘suitcase’ suspended in free space, connected by a single vertical track, to lift . The sundeck dining can be converted into a huge sunbed with the addition of an inflatable mattress, providing further comfort without stretching available storage capacity.

A hull-side door is located amidships to starboard: when open, it converts into a swimming and tender boarding platform. The picture below is also good to compare the size. Another picture to compare is the one the crew member in the boom.

Better Place Wally Yachts hull door
Better Place Yacht Man in Boom

Maximising space and minimising storage requirements, a newly designed seating module has been developed for the deck in carbon and mesh with low-profile cushions, for easy stowage, by the interior designers Wetzels Brown Partners, who designed all the deck furnishing.

The lower deck of Better Place features the night and service areas accommodating the owners in the aft suite and up to ten guests in four double staterooms, and ten crew in five double cabins. All cabins have en-suites.

The crew and service quarter is forward with galley, laundry and crew mess. The two engine rooms are amidships.

The interior design combines carbon look both gloss and satin, satin white lacquered oak, grey leather, and color matched upholstery to create a relaxed feeling. Colour-changing LED lights are used throughout the yacht and can be adjusted in order to change the atmosphere, reflecting the interior design concept to have soft and neutral tones that are colored by the lights. The cabins are linked by a light installation, running along the spine of the yacht.

Main Specifications

Length over all:50.50 m
Beam:10.25 m
Draft:4.60 m
Exterior Design:Wally / Wetzels Brown Partners
Naval Architecture:Bill Tripp Design
Interior Design:Wetzels Brown Partners
Mast / Boom:Hall Spars
Sail Area1100 sqm
Engine:Siemens diesel-electric
Speed (Engine):14 knots

Wally Saudade Sailing Yacht

Saudade by Wally

Saudade is a 45m sailing yacht built by Wally in 2008.

In case you don’t know her and you see her for the first time, would you see a Wally in her? It’s an untypically deckhouse. If I see it with the Wally glasses, it’s a bit conservative ;). Even so, she is very stylish. I would describe her sporty, elegant and clean with her flush deck :)

Her exterior and interior design come from the boards of Eidsgaard Design. The naval architecture was done by Bill Tripp Design.

Onboard sailing video for a bit feeling ;)

More impresions

Main Specifications

Length over all:45.19 m
Length water line:38.80 m
Beam:8.57 m
Draft:4.40 - 6.40 m
Exterior Design:Eidsgaard Design
Interior Design:Eidsgaard Design
Naval Architecture:Tripp Design
Sail Area:920 m²
Displacement:150 t

Wally Esense Sailing Yacht

SPOTLIGHT ON: 43m Esense by Wally

Esense is a 43m high-performance sloop built in 2006 by Wally.

Esense has a radical design. Wally typical: No deck houses appears on her flush deck and only the bare necessities. That makes her to the biggest keel jolly boat of the world. In German, we would say: Die wohl größte Kieljolle der Welt.

Her exterior lines were designed by Wally in-house by the visionary founder Luca Bassani. The naval architecture work was done by Tripp Design. Her Hall Spars rig carries a sail area of 836 m².

The interior was created by Odile Decq from France. She gave her very modern lines compatible with her exterior design. Esense can accommodate 8 guests and a crew of 6 on cruising tours. She has three guest cabins which can be opened to the saloon. Table and seats are available for people of 10 – 12.

Statement by Odile Decq about the project

The interview is in French with German subtitles

Main Specifications

Length over all:43.70 m
Beam:8.57 m
Draft:4.20 - 6.20 m
EnginesCaterpillar 550 hp
Exterior Design:Wally / Luca Bassani
Interior Design:Odile Decq
Naval Architecture:Bill Tripp

Wally 105 Nariida refit

Wally 105 NARIIDA refitted by Baltic Yachts

Finnish yacht builder Baltic Yachts completed the refit of the 105 feet Wally sailing yacht NARIIDA originally built in 1994.

Baltic Yachts spent 9 months in the refit of Nariida at the yard in Bosund. On the 11th of June she sailed off, as a ‘new’ yacht, and with more than just a little ‘Baltic DNA’ added to her pedigree.

When Nariida was launched 20 years ago she had the highest standard of modern materials and was simply ahead of her time – also in design.

Nariida has over her 20 years been used extensively, for both racing and cruising. Cosmetic wear and tear is unavoidable, and renewal of surfaces has therefore been an important part of this refit project. This involved not only rig and hull paint and a new teak deck, but also a major replacement of teak veneer in the interior.

Baltic Yachts also made noticeable changes to Nariida’s interior, in order to make the yacht more suitable for its present use. This has involved in particular the galley, the navigation area and the owner’s cabin.

On the technical side, Baltic have improved the production and storage of electricity, by installing a new generator and upgraded and added to the battery banks. Many of the consumers have been changed as well, such as water heaters and cooling machinery. The later, in combination with building completely new freezers and fridges throughout. The goal has, among other things, been to dramatically increase the yacht’s ‘silent time’, i.e. the period, during full cruising mode, where generators can be shut off.

Nariida is Baltic’s first completed refit project on a yacht they did not built themselves. It has therefore been an important success factor to have the crew present at the yard, as well as frequent visits by the owner. It’s been very much an ‘all hands on deck’ attitude, which has turned out great results.

WallyCento Yacht #3

Wally starts construction of 3rd wallycento

Wally Yachts has started the construction of the third wallycento at Green Marine in the UK.

The convincing debut of Hamilton and Magic Carpet3 dueling on the race course persuaded an American passionate Owner to join the club of the innovative box-ruled super yachts: the Wallycento third unit was recently signed and the construction is underway.

“The Wally Class and the wallycento Class successful competitiveness attracted the new Owner” explains Luca Bassani, Wally and Wally Class President “who is a keen sailor and racer, determined to participate in all our regattas, as well as to cruise in the Mediterranean”.

WallyCento Yacht #3
WallyCento Yacht #3 2

Developed by Reichel Pugh naval architects with the exterior styling and interiors by Wally, the third wallycento differs from Magic Carpet3 , designed by the same architect duo, in many aspects both technical and stylistic.
She features different hull lines with a rig that has been balanced accordingly. She has one rudder versus the two of Magic Carpet3. The shaft line is mechanical, whilst remaining retractable. On deck, the new design has been applied to the deckhouse and the coaming that is completely covered
by teak to be integrated into the rest of the deck, resulting even slimmer.
Inside, the layout and the styling are very similar to those of Magic Carpet3, but the galley has been moved to the port side and the crew cabin to the starboard side to avoid any interference of the access to the engine room with the meal preparation.
Furthermore, the new wallycento is the first to feature the bow thruster, enhancing the cruising capability of this class of superyachts.

“The sale of the wallycento third unit confirms the success of the formula” says Bassani “We are confident to further expand the fleet of these super yachts, that share similar high performance to increase the closeness of the racing and the competitive level while remaining very comfortable and fully equipped cruising yachts.”
“Cruising in comfort at the speed of the fastest maxi racer and racing at the highest level of competition is the dream of every passionate yachtsman –continues Bassani– wallycento is the first and only super yacht making this dream come true. By keeping the boats very similar in size and concept, the wallycento Class offers closer racing within a narrow rating range.”

The construction of wallycento #3 has already started at Green Marine, UK with the delivery of the male plug, while the lamination of the female mould
on the male plug is scheduled in January, and the lamination of the hull around mid February. The launching is set for June 2015.

The sale of the wallycento #3 marks a great ending of the year for Wally, that is currently building an array of motor boats recently signed, including the 26m wallyace, 73 wallypower, 55 wallypower, 47 wallypower, Wallyone.

About wallycento

wallycento is the unprecedented box-ruled superyacht by Wally: a groundbreaking super yacht developed from the innovative lines of the latest racing yachts featuring reduced displacement, a powerful sail plan, moveable ballast, improved stability and planing hull characteristics. Cento stands for one hundred, that is the overall length in feet of the new
racer-cruiser: it is the perfect size to combine absolute comfort, outstanding performance, and racing manoeuvrability.
The simple wallycento box-rule has been designed to create closely matched fast seaworthy sound cruiser-racers that benefit from the latest performance technology, respecting the Wally spirit.

Main specifications of wallycento

Length over all:30.48 m
Beam:7.20 m
Draft:4.40 m / 6.20 m
Displacement:49.95 tons
Speed (engine):11 knots
Sail area:640 m²
Accommodation:6 guests + 2 / 4 crew
Saloon:Table and seats for 10
Naval architecture:Reichel / Pugh
Exterior design:Wally / Luca Bassani
Interior design:Wally / Luca Bassani
Construction:Green Marine, United Kingdom
Certification:Germanischer Lloyd
Mast and boom:Southern Spars TPT
Rigging:Southern Spars TPT
Engine:TBD - 300 HP

Video of the finished Wallycento Carpet3

Wally 100 Indio

Atlantic crossing on Wally 100 yacht "Indio" with VOR-sailors

YouTube found: Atlantic crossing on Wally 100 sailing yacht "Indio" with Volvo Ocean Race sailors.

This is an onboard video about a sailing journey of the Wally yacht Indio crossing the Atlantic. Very cool.

By KaptenMedia HamnenWebbTV (hamnen.se)

Main Specifications

Type of yacht:Fast Cruising Sloop
Length over all:30.50 m
Length water line:26.60 m
Beam:6.80 m
Draft:4.90 m
Displacement:59 t
Speed (engine):12 knots
Sail area:542 m²
Accommodation:10 guests + 4 crew
Saloon:Table and seats for 8 - 10 people
Naval architect:German Frers
Exterior design:Wally
Interior design:Wally
Construction:Wally Europe, Italy
Certification:RINA Malta Cross
Mast and boom:Hall Spars
Rigging:Future Fibres PBO
Engine:Cummins QSB5.9 330 HP