27-meter Wally WHY200 – a cool new space ship in more ways than one


Wally WHY200 Yacht by Wally Yachts; @Ferretti Group

Wally’s futuristic-looking 27-meter (88’ 9”) WHY200 offers a solution you’ll want to get on board with. Wally created a wrap-around main deck in glass that would provide so many lifestyle benefits to the owner.

The new yacht will debut at the Ferretti Group Private Preview in Monaco at the beginning of September 2021.

The new yacht from Wally is providing a ground-breaking owner’s suite in the bow, while delivering up to 50% more living space than traditional yachts of its length but without making the speed concessions of a displacement yacht.

WHY200 is the result of taking the living space and lifestyle advantages of a 33-meter (110 feet) superyacht and fit them into a vessel that is 27 meters (88’ 9”).

The outcome is Wally’ s exciting new WHY200, the latest motor yacht to come from the visionary team headed by chief designer Luca Bassani at the renowned Monegasque brand alongside Ferretti Group’ s Engineering department, with naval architecture from Laurent Giles NA and interior design provided by A. Vallicelli & C Studio.

Statistically, guests spend more time on yachts when they are at anchor than underway, so a roll-free at-anchor experience is essential for comfort on board; with its stable, beamy hull complemented by both fin and gyroscopic stabilizers, the WHY200 is as steady as they come.

Wally WHY200 Yacht by Wally Yachts; @Ferretti Group

After exhaustive testing at the Solent University’ s towing tank in Southampton, UK, the yacht’ s functionally-led hullform has been optimized to deliver a comfortable experience at a wide range of speeds, thanks to the close collaboration between Wally, Ferretti Group Engineering and Laurent Giles naval architecture studio. And as one of the foundations for the WHY200’ s design concept, its Volvo pod propulsion system is central to delivering an engine room that maximizes living space on the lower deck, while also providing easy and safe maneuvering from the helm.

“More than ever before, we are finding less time to gather with our loved ones, so when we are able to get together it needs to be special for everyone, no matter what their age or interests. Through the WHY200, we are challenging preconceived notions of what a yacht should be and how it can be used. It is a platform that can be enjoyed by the whole family or groups of friends, without compromise, » commented Stefano de Vivo, Wally Managing Director. «In keeping the yacht registration under 24 meters (78’ 8” ) load line we have been able to optimize the costs of running and berthing, while still providing the space and volume benefits of a much larger vessel thanks to its innovative full-wide-body design.”

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. Being 50% larger than most salons found in the yacht’ s category, the expansive space benefits from a structural central carbon fiber staircase, linking the accommodation on the lower deck to the upper deck’ s stunning glass-encased sky lounge.

The numbers speak for themselves in showing why this yacht is so remarkable.

The WHY200 provides more than 200 square meters (2,153 square feet) of indoor living space, including a 22square-meter (237 square feet) upper deck interior and a 100-square-meter (1,076 square feet) main deck interior. The lower deck has a typical footprint for the yacht’ s length, given over to three or four double guest cabins (depending on the choice of layout option), but the crew and service quarters have the largest capacity for the class, with the galley and three cabins for up to five crew members spread over 32 square meters (344 square feet).

Wally WHY200 Yacht by Wally Yachts; @Ferretti Group

Of course, fun in and on the water is a key attraction to the yachting lifestyle, and the WHY200 brings this in abundance.

Fold-out wings expand the beach club area to the kind of magnitude seen on a superyacht, spanning 32 square meters (344 square feet) with access to the sea on three sides, creating a whole new level of enjoyment at the waterline. With not one but two concealed garages, there is unprecedented storage capacity for the yacht’ s size category, ingeniously stowing a four-meter tender and numerous watertoys.

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 propulsion system, 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 than efficiency, for example during relocations made by the crew, the yacht also performs economically in long-range displacement mode.

Wally WHY200 Yacht by Wally Yachts; @Ferretti Group YouTube

Wally WHY200 Yacht by Wally Yachts; @Ferretti Group