Wally Yachts has revealed a 13-metre new tender model featuring a centre cockpit design, which provides all the protection of a cockpit with the practicality and access of a walkaround.
The 43wallytender displays an abundance of design features that make it a multipurpose performer. It has the capacity to carry up to 12 people (Category B) at speeds of 40 knots.
“Our team has worked tirelessly to create a tender that perfectly meets the multifunctional needs of today’s owners while also staying true to our Wally design philosophy,” said Luca Bassani, Chief Designer and Founder.
“You will not find a single item onboard that does not serve a purpose in its purest, simplest and most beautiful form. I am very proud of what we have achieved with the 43wallytender, which surely deserves its place cruising alongside our wider family of Wally yachts and tenders.”
The 43wallytender draws on Wally’s sailing heritage, featuring the laminated sail mounted across the T-top’s carbon fibre superstructure.
This solves the problem of simultaneously delivering the sensation of open-air living and providing shelter from the sun.
Developed by Wally and Ferretti Group’s technical engineering department, the 43wallytender is constructed in advanced composites with carbon fibre at Wally’s new production site in Forlì, Italy.
As with all the brand’s tenders, the 43wallytender is available in a range of head-turning colours. The first unit, which made its debut in September 2020 has a striking iridescent green hull. The colour has been dubbed “Gator Green”, in honour of the company’s first sailing yacht Wallygator.
The 43wallytender’s centre cockpit layout provides the driver and passengers with supreme protection from the elements, especially at top speeds.
The wraparound glass windshield cocoons those onboard from three sides while the T-top offers shelter from above. Remarkably, the cockpit windshield’s front section has an angular bend of the single pane of glass, achieved without use of a central strut. This enhances visibility from the wheel station.
Alongside the protective benefits of the sheltered cockpit, thanks to the flanking walkways, passengers can enjoy convenient and safe access to the bow as well as the large sunpad on the foredeck.
The ability of the 43wallytender to change deck configurations as its owner’s needs vary, is surely be one of its strongest appeals.
The flush, open deck space behind the cockpit coupled with the standard wings provides the ideal platform to accommodate many guests or to transport sails for a racing superyacht during a busy regatta season.
The addition of a fold-out dining table, seating and raised sunbed converts the tender into a perfect family day boat, resort shuttle or yacht tender. Further storage in an optional aft sunbed creates the ultimate platform for watersports activities, with space to stow Seabob, wakeboards, scuba diving tanks and other small watertoys.
As would be expected on a Wally yacht, the 43wallytender comes with a wide range of premium equipment as standard, including the carbon T-top, LED deck lighting, concealed hydraulic push-button anchor system, side-opening bulwark wings to extend the deck space (carried over from the 48wallytender), teak decking and the classic Wally wraparound fender system.
Twin Volvo Penta diesel 380hp stern drive engines are an advantage for storage on a lift at a waterside home and give the added benefit of a shallower draft for exploration in remote areas.
There is an option to upgrade to twin 440hp engines for top speeds of 40 knots while the user-friendly joystick controls are ideal for intuitive and easy manoeuvring.