Space race

Wally Yachts introduce a futuristic-looking 27-metre WHY200 superyacht concept, described as a "cool new space ship."

21 January 2021


Wally Yachts has developed  superyacht concept that features an innovative owner’s suite in the bow and increased living space, without making the speed concessions of a displacement yacht.

The 27-metre WHY200 is the latest motor yacht to come from the Wally Yachts team, headed by chief designer Luca Bassani, alongside Ferretti Group’s Engineering department, with naval architecture from Laurent Giles NA and interior design provided by A. Vallicelli & C Studio.

Wally has turned its attention to the compact superyacht market in creating the WHY200, which measures 200 gross tons and can be registered under 24 metres load line length.

“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,” commented Stefano de Vivo, Wally Managing Director.” 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,” de Vivo continued. “In keeping the yacht registration under 24 metres load line we have been able to optimise 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 space conventionally used for exterior walkways into a full-beam salon, the WHY200’s 61-square-metre open-plan contemporary living area is increased significantly. The expansive space benefits from a structural central carbon fibre staircase, linking the accommodation on the lower deck to the upper deck’s glass-encased sky lounge. Additionally, an informal show kitchen can be fitted as an optional layout.

The WHY200 promises to provides more than 200 square metres of indoor living space, including a 22-square-metre upper deck interior and a 100-square-metre main deck interior.

“We have had a longstanding vision to create a wrap-around main deck in glass. It has allowed us to create a 37-square-metre owner’s suite at the bow, which takes the on board experience to a whole new level.

Imagine the feeling of waking up to uninterrupted 200-degree views through vast windows in the bow, as if you are floating above the water,” commented Luca Bassani, Wally Founder and Chief Designer.

An extended pillarless overhang above the main deck aft and flanking glass panels provide shelter to the alfresco dining and lounging area, which has unobstructed views on three sides and seamlessly flows into the main salon past sliding full-height doors.

This extended overhang translates to a larger upper deck aft, too, offering space to recline on sunloungers or sit at the shaded dining table. Through a large sliding door, guests make their way into Wally’s first enclosed bridge, encompassing the wheelhouse and sky lounge.

Fold-out wings expand the beach club area, spanning 32 square metres.

The WHY200 has been designed to cruise at an impressive 20 knots in hyper displacement mode.

The WHY200 will debut at the Ferretti Group Private Preview in Monaco at the beginning of September 2021.




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