Springbok Wallytender 48 arrives as a winner

Wally Yachts has had a very promising start to their partnership with Ferretti Group Monaco with the launch of their new Wallytender 48 which had its world debut at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival. The new 48 has reignited the super-cool Italian brand of Wally yachts with 3 confirmed orders, sold in Europe and the USA. This reflects Wally’s global image appeal for the brand that bought us the iconic Wally 118. The WSB team take a closer look at the new 48 Wallytender…

Wallytender 48
“These sales confirm the vision of Ferretti Group in acquiring one of the world’s most renowned and innovative yacht brands,” says Stefano de Vivo, CCO of Ferretti Group and Managing Director of Wally. “In terms of research and development, engineering and production, Ferretti Group is in a position to develop Wally’s unique potential even further.”

Wallytender 48The new model retains the stylish solutions of the original Wallytender that define the Wally philosophy of combining form and function but introduces innovative new features to enhance the yachting experience.Wallytender 48“Ever since we entered the power market in 2001, the Wallytender has been a symbol of the pure joy of open-air boating,” says Luca Bassani, Wally founder. “The new 48 Wallytender is proof positive that our very special design DNA continues to thrive under Ferretti ownership.”48wallytender_08-12The 48 Wallytender has generous interior volumes with an elegant suite: the challenge here was to raise the freeboard without losing the purity of the hull lines associated with all Wally yachts.48wallytender_08-22The deck is designed to provide convivial comfort with generous seating and sunbeds, and alfresco dining thanks to the well-equipped galley unit.WallyTender48_Ferretti-Group_4The new model is the only one in its segment to offer as standard fold-down bulwark sections to increase the deck living areas, an evolution of the innovation introduced by Wally in 2002 on the 118 Wallypower.Wallytender 48A relevant feature is also the retractable passarelle that doubles as a swim ladder included as standard too. The aft seating can be configured to face either forward or the dining table.Wallytender 48A special anchoring system is hidden behind a flush-fitting hatch in the bow and can be operated at the touch of a button from the helm station. The wraparound fender is a trademark feature of Wallytenders and provides a practical docking solution instead of bulky fenders.Wallytender 48The standard propulsion package comprises the twin Volvo IPS 650 engines (totalling 960hp) for a top speed of 38 knots and is equipped with user-friendly joystick controls for easy docking.WallyTender48_Ferretti-Group_4Built at the Ferretti Group production site in Forlì, the third and fourth units made their international debut at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival, 10-15 September.67705150_128629221781117_6063846718545891677_nOne has a Gunmetal grey paint finish and was exhibited in the water; the other, with custom Sahara sand livery, was on land. The Wally brand rest assured is in safe hands at the Ferretti Group and the road ahead for its iconic form and function innovation looks bright.

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