ECHO OF AN ICON Wally redefines the future of its iconic range with the new wallypower58

07/06/2022 by

Admired in Monaco during the Historic Grand Prix, the all-new wallypower58 will be officially unveiled inVenice during the “Serenissima” Boat Show (28 May-5 June).The evocative setting of the Arsenale-that has been the heart of the city naval industry and the core ofthe military strength of the Republic of Venice for centuries-is the backdrop to the World debut of thenew Wally model, which launches the next generation of the iconic range.After Venice, the wallypower58 will continue its tour thatwill take it back to Monaco for the F1 GrandPrix, then Saint Tropez during the Rolex Giraglia Regatta (12-15 June), Barcelona (17-19 June) andIbiza (21-27 June).

The wallypower58 might at first appear to be a departure from the typical look of yachts in the brand’scelebrated line, but on closer inspection its aesthetic represents a beautiful echo of an icon. Previouswallypower models have principally taken their design cues from the wallytender, with its angular profile,wraparound fender and single-chine hull. Yet while the brand new wallypower58 is a natural progressionfrom the outgoing wallypower52, it offers the same restrained elegance and purity of form seen on theline’s pioneering progenitor, the stealth-like wallypower118, which was launched in 2003

“At Wally we often say that our yachts are 20 years ahead of their time and, in this case, that’s very muchthe reality as the new wallypower58 honors the aesthetic of the groundbreaking wallypower118, sometwo decades after it was introduced to the world. Of course, we have also incorporated the manifoldtechnical and practical innovations we have built up since 2003, ensuring the wallypower58 leads theway for yachts in its category for many years to come,” commentsStefano de Vivo, Wally ManagingDirector. “For example, a remarkable addition featured on board this new model is the “magic porthole”.To minimize lateral openings that usually spoil the lines of the hull, we decided to remove themcompletely and to install on each side of the boat a camera with 4K resolution and gimbal stabilized. Thetwo cameras are hooked up to two screens mounted to port and to starboard in the saloon, creating awide outside view without having any portholes. We are very proud of this innovative and effectivesolution that requires less maintenance than portholes, no risk of damaging glass while dockingalongside and, above all, maximum privacy both at anchor and in the port.”

“As on the first wallypower, the wallypower58 features pure lines dominated bythe double chines in thehull and the air intakes. Its bow meets the water with a smooth, swooping line that extends all the wayaft. “saysLuca Bassani, Wally Founder and Chief Designer“The wallypower58 is for those whoappreciate essential, simple and pure lines, and who understand how they will really want to use a yacht. Its overnight capacity for up to fourpeopleopens up a whole new realm of cruising possibilities forcouples, families and friends alike who may not wish to spend every night ashore.”

Practically perfect

The wallypower58 retains many of the practical features in superstructure design for which Wally’s recentvessels are known, including pillarless curved glass, wide and deep side walkways linking the bow andaft, and ample shaded guest areas that are open to the surroundings while providing protection from thesun, wind and water. The pillarless windows offer best-in-class panoramic views that enhancenavigational safety by eliminating blind spots.

Versatility is a priority when it comes to guest comfort onboard the wallypower58, making it a dependableall-round performer that is suitable for cruising in all latitudes. The adjustable cockpit top features anelectric hatch to allow for increased ventilation as needed, while the covered exterior area can be airconditioned to offer relief from warmer conditions at anchor or in port. When cruising in chillier climates,the cockpit can be fully enclosed by isinglass forprotection against the cold.

The aft deck’s large sunpad comes as standard, with lounging space for four adults looking across thestern alongside four adults seated facing forward, with a voluminous toy storage unit locatedunderneath that is accessed via two gullwing doors. This aft deck area also benefits from optional shadeprovided by an innovative electrical awning overhead.

The folding bulwark ‘wings’ as standard increase entertaining space by a dramatic 25sqm of open aftdeck space and 12sqm of covered and air-conditioned open cockpit space.

At the stern, the wallypower58 can be optionally specified with Wally’s innovative hydraulic platform,which lowers into the water to serve a dual purpose. Firstly, the platform can descend low enoughunderwater to quickly and conveniently launch or retrieve a jetski or tender up to 3.25m. Secondly, whensubmerged just below the surface, the platform creates a ‘pied à l’eau’ area for guests of all ages andmobilities to enjoy a safe and fun experience in thewater that has never before been seen on a vessel ofthis size.

As also seen in all wallytender models, the wallypower58 is equipped with a hydraulic passerelle forboarding and disembarking at the stern that also serves as a swim ladder, providing unrestricted accessto the water regardless of whether the hydraulic platform is being used for jetski or tender stowage.

A flexible layout

Throughout the exterior, the wallypower58 delivers flexibility for all manner of guest needs andconfigurations. In the upper cockpit there is generous seating for 12-16 guests across the two flankingbenches and on the forward-facing portion of the sunpad. To the starboard, a large table opens tocreate a seated dining area while still allowing unobstructed passage from the cabin area on the portside. The galley is split into two sections, allowing for independent configuration of the spaces from along list of options including fridges, icemakers, cooking tops and storage.

On the lower deck,where the natural light floods from overhead,the flexibility continues. Thewallypower58 comes as standard with a full-beam ‘double saloon’ for guest and owner use, with a day head incorporating a separate shower to the port side. Natural illumination is provided through a largeoverhead glass panel that is embedded in the main deck. Up front, the master cabin features a queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom featuringa large, standalone shower.

With the ‘flexi-guest’ layout, a guest cabin is located on the port side amidships with the saloon tostarboard. Allowing comfortable overnight accommodation for up to four adult guests onboard, thisconfiguration’s second cabin has direct access to the day head, while there is also overhead access via ahatch in the floor of the galley above. This dual-access, dual-use layout is practical for owner-operatorswho might only occasionally take on crew for longer voyages, busy periods, charters or deliveries, as iteliminates any loss of guest space to a dedicated crew rest area.

Should the owner’s expected cruising program call for full-time professional crew onboard, thewallypower58 can also be laid out with a comfortable, fixed single crew berth with ensuite facilitiesamidships in lieu of the guest cabin. This configuration is ideal for charter boats and large-yacht chaseboats, as it provides appropriate fixed crew accommodation without interfering with the day guests’spaces, including a dedicated guest WC off the lower deck’s saloon.

Dependable performance

As with previous models in the line, Wally has equipped the wallypower58 with the Volvo IPS system,which guarantees a seamless transition for owners upgrading from a smaller vessel with the samepropulsion set-up. The intuitive system features Volvo’s proprietary joystick maneuvering, dynamicpositioning and Assisted Docking software

On the new model, Wally has opted for a smaller-block triple IPS configuration in lieu of the larger,conventional double unit, in order to give the yacht a shallower draft, a better-distributed power toweight ratio, and increased redundancy. As a result, owners benefit from a more balanced range ofpower options, choosing between the triple IPS700 and the IPS800 units, both on the D8 engine block.Both power profiles deliver a long range cruising speed of over 30 knots.

With regards to naval architecture, the wallypower58 has been given the brand’s customary ultra deep-Vhull in line with Wally’s enduring priority to deliver a fast-cruising pace in all environments, rather thanaiming for higher speeds in a more limited window of sea conditions; the outcome being that owners cancruise at 35 knots in waves that would cause other yachts to slow down considerably.