Winning the space race
The latest motor yacht to come from the team headed by chief designer Luca Bassani at the Monegasque brand alongside Ferretti Group’s Engineering department, with naval architecture from Laurent Giles NA and interior design provided by A. Vallicelli & C Studio. "After more than 25 years of creating some of the world’s most revolutionary yachts, Wally has turned its attention to the compact superyacht market in creating the WHY200, which measures 200 gross tons and can be registered under 24 meters (78’8”) load line length butconveys the comfort and space of a much larger displacement yacht alongside the speed advantages of a semi-displacement yacht", company says. "By absorbing prized space conventionally used for exterior walkways into a unique, full-beam salon, the WHY200’s 61-square-meter (656 square feet) open-plan contemporary living area is increased significantly".
The WHY200 is the first Wally Hybrid Yacht: optimized for both full-and semi-displacement cruising, it sits perfectly between the voluminous but slower full displacement yachts and the restricted but rapid planing yachts. Combining advanced naval architecture and an adaptive multi-propulsionsystem, the WHY200 has been designed to cruise at an impressive 20 knots in hyper displacement mode, providing more time to explore further afield and to reduce duration underway between anchorages or trips into port. And when speed is less important thanefficiency, for example during relocations made by the crew, the yacht also performs economically in long-range displacement mode.