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, the most noteworthy of which is the 118 WallyPower. Wally's yachts range from the WallyNano 37ft day sailer to over 160ft in length. 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 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 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.
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