Wally Yachts

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Esense (ship, 2006), designed by Wally Yachts, at the Barcelona Port

Wally Yachts is a maritime design and manufacture company based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.[1]

Company history[edit]

Founded by wealthy Italian businessman Luca Bassani in 1994, Wally started out primarily as a sail boat design firm and have more recently branched out into designing cutting edge motor yachts,[2] one of the most noteworthy to date of these power boats is the 118 WallyPower.[3] Wally's sailboats and motor yachts range from the recently introduced Nano 11-metre day sailer/racer through the 24-metre range, and often exceed 30 to 60 metres in length.[4]

Wally is considered [5] to be one of the premier yacht builders, noted for its unique blend of stylish, sleek, minimalist design, power and comfort. Celebrities owning a Wally include Gianni Agnelli, Juan Carlos I of Spain, Marco Tronchetti Provera, and Lindsay Owen-Jones.

In March 2008, Wally unveiled its new luxury megayacht WallyIsland.[6]

In 2009 Wally & Hermes joined to create WHY-YACHTS (Wally-Hermès Yachts) which is dedicated to a new lifestyle of living on the sea.[7]

In film[edit]

The 118 WallyPower is the sleek yacht featured in the film The Island, starring Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor. It appears in McGregor's character's mind as a distant memory.

A 2004 Top Gear UK TV episode also featured the 118 WallyPower .

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