The proven Wally hallmarks and Frers Naval Architecture have produced a megayacht boasting all the amenities of a round-the-world cruiser, yet capable of extraordinary performance.
"The new Wally 145 has been created for a distinguished, knowledgeable person who really enjoys sailing a sensitive, well balanced, pleasant and fast yacht, not only while cruising with his family but also, and most importantly, while racing around the cans," designer German Frers emphasized.
Extensive research aimed at the best performance for the lightest weight, a very sophisticated sail handling system, and liveable elegant decks and interiors.
The Wally 145 is currently under construction in Persico Marine's new shipyard for advanced composite megacruisers set up in Massa Carrara, Italy, in conjunction with its recent strategic partnership with Wally.
"We are sure that this megayacht will raise the bar of the yachting industry and be the start of a successful venture," stated Marcello Persico, CEO of Persico Marine.
The Wally 145 launch date is scheduled for May 2019.
The Wally 145 hybrid propulsion system has unique advantages:
The DC bus and lithium batteries provide a full night's autonomy in silent mode with the air-conditioning running.
Bow and stern thrusters with electric engines connected to twin retractable shafts allow for manoeuvring the yacht emission free and in complete silence.
Under full power, the Wally 145 can reach an exceptional cruising speed of 15 knots.
With a sail area/displacement ratio much higher than any other megayacht of the category, Wally 145 is fast, even in just 6 knots of wind.
The yacht is very stable in strong winds, thanks to the hull shape and the lifting keel.
The fast megacruiser features an innovative deck layout that is a further development of the Wally outside-inside living concept first introduced in 1998 with Tiketitan.
The main saloon and two cockpits (one covered) are amidships on the same level with no steps in between, creating a roomy and sociable living space.
The spacious luxurious interiors, developed by Wally with Droulers Architecture and Studio Mario Sculli, include a large owners' area with two queen-size beds, his and hers en-suites (one with a bathtub), an office and double walk-in wardrobes.
Up to six guests can be accommodated in two twin-bed cabins and one pullman cabin.
The saloon seats 8-10 guests and hosts a navigation station on the forward starboard side.
The service and crew area has a galley and crew mess and four crew double en-suite cabins
|Draught||4.5 m keel up - 7.2 m keel down|
|Sail area upwind||1,038 sq m|
|Sail area downwind||1.968 sq m|
|Accommodation||8 guests + 8 crew|
|Exterior design||German Frers / Wally / Luca Bassani|
|Interior design||Wally / Droulers Architecture / Studio Sculli|
|Interior styling||Droulers Architecture|
|Naval architecture||German Frers Naval Architecture|
|Structural engineering||Pure Design & Engineering|
|Builder||Persico Marine, Italy|
|Classification||RINA Malta Cross|
|Construction type||Vacuum consolidated / autoclaved pre-preg composite|
|Mast and boom||Southern Spars|
|Rigging||EC6 / Carbo-Link|
|Propulsion system||2 x MAN D2676LE425 478 kW @ 2,100 rpm
2 x electric engines 60 kW
2x retractable shaft lines Shipmotion RPS 60C
|Speed (under power)||15 knots|
|Electric plant||2 x generator variable speed 120 kW
high power DC-BUS system
2 x battery packs lithium-ion 100 kW each
|Fresh water||3,000 liters|
|Communication system||Furuno, 2 x Sat TV antenna INTELLIAN v80G|
|Navigation system||Furuno and B&G|
|Entertainement system||B&O, 2x Sat TV antenna INTELLIAN t80W|