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.”

Interior

“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
Yard:Persico
Certification:Germanischer Lloyd
Mast and Boom:Southern Spars
Rigging:EC6 Southern Spars

Profile & Layouts

Tango Profile

Profile

Deck Layout

General Arrangement


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