Wally continues to push the design envelope.
The Italian yard—part of the Ferretti Group constellation of brands since 2019—has announced the WHY200, an 88-foot widebody design that reportedly offers 50 percent more living space than comparably sized vessels.
“We always strive to push the limits of what is possible in yachting, and in doing so look to pave the way for the next 20 years,” said Wally managing director Stefano de Vivo.
“Through the WHY200, we are challenging preconceived notions of what a yacht should be and how it can be used. It is a platform that can be enjoyed by the whole family or groups of friends, without compromise.”
One of the boat’s more notable designs is the absence of side decks and other exterior walkways. This allows for massive, full beam living areas—a total of 2,153 square feet—all linked via an amidship, carbon-fiber staircase. The vessel is topped with a Wally signature: a raked glass skylounge but enclosed on the WHY200, a first for Wally.
Outdoor spaces are also commodious, with 1,550 square feet of exterior decks split on the main deck, aft upper deck and foredeck.
The beach club has fold-out wings for 3-sided access to the water and two tender garages capable of storing a 4-meter tender and a slew of water toys.
The lower deck has a 3 or 4 stateroom layout, with additional quarters for up to 5 crew. A 398 square foot owner’s suite is in the bow on the main level.
The WHY200 is the first hybrid yacht from Wally, able to cruise efficiently in both semi- and full-displacement modes. Utilizing quad, 800-hp Volvo Penta IPS engines—with an option for 4, 1,000-hp IPS1350s—the vessel should have a top speed of 23 knots and a cruise range of 350 nm at 20 knots.
In displacement mode, the WHY200 is granted longer legs for passagemaking—Wally says that the boat is projected to have a 1,000 nm range at 10 knots.
“Space and time are two of the most important factors on everyone’s wish list, and I believe we have delivered these in abundance on the WHY200,” said De Vivo.
The WHY200 is scheduled to splash in Monaco at the Ferretti Group’s Private Preview event in September 2021.
Wally WHY200 Specifications:
Displ.: 236,000 lbs.
Fuel: 3,170 gal.
Water: 581 gal.
Power: 4/1,000-hp Volvo IPS1350