Wally Cento

30/10/2017

Photo: Giles Martin-Reget

This is the new Wally 100 footer called Tango. Lucca Bassani of Wally says the ‘racer cruiser’ is a important category for them, he notes they are built for racing but the cruiser component makes them a lot more enjoyable and in the long term, much more valuable. A pure bred hollowed out racer will very quickly lose much of their value, you can pick up an old VO70 for around $150K, a fraction of the new build cost. A Wally with an exquisite interior on the second hand market is still a valuable item.

Wally Tango is the fourth in this line of Wally Centos (100’s). Check out my previous post showing Wally 140 Esense here or the Wally motor Why here or Wally Barong D here. I think these boats are brilliant as the designers are way out at the edge of their discipline. Tango has an all star cast with Wally as the lead designer and Mills Design as Naval Architect while Pininifarina did the interiors, yep these are the same coach builders that have designed dozens of the worlds best cars for Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Peugeot, FIAT, GM, Lancia, and Maserati. Tango is 30.48m long with a lifting keel, weighs close to 50t and has a sail area of 640m2 and can take 6 guests with 2-4 crew, I suspect the cost is in the order of $20M again.  Check out the huge sliding skylight to the master cabin, strange they have no side windows and also strange that loads of these boats seem to go for separate beds in the main cabin, kinda old school.  All exterior photos by Giles Martin-Reget and interior photos by Toni Meneguzzo. Via yachtemoceans.com. (that does read Yacht-e-m-oceans… meh).  Follow the link below to see every image that I could find as Wally are a little slower with their website and they also no longer post up plans but here is their site anyway.

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