Wally Yachts

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Esense, designed by William Henry Tripp III in 2006

Wally Yachts is a yachtbuilding company headquartered in Monaco with manufacturing facilities in Forli and Ancona, Italy[1][2]

Company history[edit]

Founded by wealthy Italian businessman Luca Bassani[3] in 1994, Wally started out primarily as a sail boat design firm and have more recently branched out into designing cutting edge motor yachts,[4] the most noteworthy of which is the 118 WallyPower.[5] Wally's yachts range from the WallyNano 37ft day sailer to over 160ft in length.[6] The shipyard's largest project was the 166ft flybridge carbonfiber sloop Better Place for Idan Ofer. Other owners such as Gianni Agnelli, Isabella Seragnoli, Juan Carlos I of Spain, Marco Tronchetti Provera, Jean-Claude Decaux, Thomas Bscher and Lindsay Owen-Jones actively race their yachts in their own class.

Wally is renowned[7] for being an early adopter of carbonfiber as a yachtbuiding material as well as for the sleek, minimalist interior and exterior design of its vessels.

In film[edit]

In 2005, the 118 WallyPower featured in the film The Island, starring Ewan McGregor. The yacht appeared as a distant memory in the mind of McGregor's character. A 2004 Top Gear UK TV episode also featured the 118 WallyPower.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wally Yacht Wallpapers - Wally Yacht | YachtForums: We Know Big Boats!". www.yachtforums.com. Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  2. ^ Nick Enoch (2013-08-10), Heaven and Hull, Daily Mail 
  3. ^ Luca Bassani Antivari (2015-01-21), Yacht designer Luca Bassani, Boat International Media 
  4. ^ wally.com Wally History
  5. ^ "Wallypower 118 superyacht". www.diseno-art.com. Retrieved 2016-11-28. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Wallypower SuperYacht wins Millennium Design Award". www.gizmag.com. Retrieved 2016-11-28.