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Wally’s New 43 Wallytender – More Shelter More Options

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Ferretti Group’s subsidiary, Wally, has revealed the new 43 Wallytender – creating the Swiss Army Knife of tenders, suiting uses such as a family day boat, superyacht tender, resort shuttle and sailing yacht support vessel.
Wally 43 Wallytender Tender Yacht Running
The Wally 43 Wallytender with a capacity for 12 people. Credit: Ferretti Group

Developed by Wally and Ferretti Group’s technical engineering department, the new 43ft/13.2m long 43 Wallytender extends on the current portfolio of the 48 Wallytender and is being constructed at Wally’s brand new facilities in Forlì, Italy.

Wally says yacht owners of today demand more each year from their vessels, expecting them to perform a range of tasks and uses, adapting from season to season and sometimes even more frequently.

Before creating the new tender, Wally’s design team extensively consulted owners of its existing tender fleet to understand how the vessels’ various features had so far benefited day-to-day use and without doubt, what it could design to bolster future customer options.

New Center Cockpit

With the capacity to carry up to 12 people (Category B) at speeds in excess of 40 knots, and improving on the 48 Wallytender, the biggest jewel in the 43 Wallytender’s crown is its unique “center cockpit” layout, which provides the driver and passengers with protection from the elements, especially while traveling at high speeds.

Wally 43 Wallytender Tender Yacht side view
The Wally 43 Wallytender has a new wraparound cockpit. Credit: Ferretti Group
Wally 48 Wallytender
The Wally 48 Wallytender in comparison has no wraparound cockpit and different seating. Credit: Wally

The 43 Wallytender achieves this with a completely wraparound glass windshield which shelters those onboard from three sides. The windshield’s front section is a single pane of glass with an angular bend, doing away with the need for a central strut, and therefore enhancing driver visibility.

Sheltering occupants from above is the signature feature of a Wallytender, the carbon fibre superstructure (T-top). The T-top cleverly contains a semi-transparent section made from laminated sail cloth. This simultaneously provides shelter from direct sun while still delivering light and the sensation of open-air living. The “Wally” look of the T-top is also a highly practical design, reducing the overall weight of the tender compared to traditional enclosures.

Alongside the protective benefits of the sheltered cockpit, the surrounding flanking walkways give passengers convenient and safe access to the bow as well as the large sun pad on the foredeck.

The Swiss Army Knife of Tenders

The new wrap-around cockpit and seating now create open deck space behind the driver and combined with the standard fold-down bulwark wings towards the swim step, owners now have the ideal space to accommodate many guests or to transport sails for a racing superyacht during a busy regatta season.

Wally 43 Wallytender Tender Yacht aft view folding bullwarks
The 43 Wallytender’s seating follows the cockpit edges. Credit: Ferretti Group

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 SeaBobs, wakeboards, scuba diving tanks and other small watertoys.

The result of the 43 Wallytender is a very fast, robust and practical runabout that is designed to be pure, simple and magnificently seaworthy, suiting uses as diverse as a family day boat, superyacht tender, resort shuttle and sailing yacht support vessel.

43 Wallytender Configuration Changes

Instead of committing to a single configuration and purpose for the tender at the time of purchase, as is traditionally expected, owners of the 43 Wallytender have a full armory of accessories and features at their disposal which can be stored when not in use and then swapped in at a shipyard between seasons in just a day or two. The ability of the 43 Wallytender to change deck configurations as its owner’s needs vary will surely be one of its strongest appeals.

“Our team has worked tirelessly to create a new tender that perfectly meets the multifunctional needs of today’s owners while also staying true to our Wally design philosophy. 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,” added Luca Bassani, chief designer and founder of the Monegasque brand.

Wally 43 Wallytender Tender Yacht aerial view folding bullwarks
The 43 Wallytender’s T-top roof can be excluded for storage inside a superyacht. Credit: Ferretti Group

Premium Equipment as Standard

As would be expected on a Wally yacht, the 43 Wallytender 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 48 Wallytender), teak decking and the classic Wally wraparound fender system.

The 43 Wallytender features a fridge and an insulated icebox locker as standard, as well as a carbon fiber swimming ladder. A second, larger fridge and ice maker are available as optional, as well as a diesel generator and air conditioning both inside and outside the cockpit area. A SeaKeeper stabilizer system and automated retractable swimming ladder/passerelle (as seen on the 48 Wallytender) are standard features as well.

Customizing

Naturally, a number of elements on the 43 Wallytender can be customized to the owner’s needs. For instance, the carbon T-top comes as standard to offer protection from the elements but it can be eliminated should the vessel need to be stowed in a tender garage without sufficient clearance.

The 43 Wallytender’s standard engines are Twin Volvo Penta diesel 380hp stern drive with joystick control, an advantage for storage on a lift at a waterside home, giving the added benefit of a shallower draft for exploration in remote areas. There is however an option to upgrade to twin 440hp engines to achieve the predicted over 40 knot top speeds.

As with all Wally tenders, the 43 Wallytender will be available in a range of head-turning colors that cannot be found elsewhere.

The first unit, which is currently in production and due for completion in August 2020, has a striking iridescent green hull. The color has been dubbed “Gator Green”, in honor of the company’s first sailing yacht, Wallygator, which was also green; as the landmark yacht that initiated Wally’s illustrious history, 2021 will mark the 30th anniversary of her launch.

The all-new 43 Wallytender will be unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2020, 8-13 September.

43 Wallytender Specs

  • Length overall: 13.2m / 43ft
  • Beam max: 4.3m
  • Draft (full load): 1.2m
  • Displacement (light ship): 9000kg
  • Fuel tank: 1200 litres
  • Fresh water tank: 200 litres
  • Engines Standard: 2 x Volvo 380Hp
  • Engines Optional: 2 x Volvo 440Hp
  • Max speed: standard engines 36 knots *
  • Max speed: optional engines 40 knots *
  • Range: standard engines 300 nm @ max speed – 320 nm @cruise speed*
  • Range: optional engines 280 nm @ max speed – 320 nm @cruise speed*
  • Accommodation: 12 guests cruising – 2 guests sleeping
  • Construction type: carbon composite hull with Ice White gloss gelcoat
  • Classification: CE Category B

*Preliminary performance data

Wally www.wally.com
Ferretti Group www.ferrettigroup.com

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Officina Armare Reveals New “BadGal” Superyacht

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Italian superyacht design studio Officina Armare has revealed their latest design, the sleek and sporty 141ft (43m) “BadGal,” which is due to be completed in 2023.
Officina Armare BadGal Aerial Main

Featuring sporty lines and a massive amount of darkened glass, BadGal is as mysterious as she is a showstopper and will undoubtedly turn heads out on the water when she finally launches. In fact, according to the Officina Armare design team, who were tasked with creating the concept, the focus of BadGal was to propose a “show-off” yacht rather than design it specifically around usability.

Officina Armare BadGal Aerial Side View

When looking at the profile view of BadGal’s 141ft (43m) exterior design, the first thing you may notice are the two substantial black windows with a contour line that connects the upper to the lower one, creating a fake intake similar to a side pod of a car, with a high sheer line, running from bow to stern.

Officina Armare BadGal Aerial Side Front View

Another outstanding feature is the vast glass dome-shaped upper deck that enhances the yacht’s sporty look by keeping an ordinary bow shape, giving the vessel a feel of speed and quickness.

Officina Armare BadGal Glass Deck

With living spaces laid out over three decks, BadGal’s huge master cabin is located at the main deck’s bow with the remaining four luxury staterooms, each with their own private bathroom, located on the lower deck.

Three crew cabins suitable for six crew members are also found on the lower deck; however, they are divided by a watertight bulkhead to enable the separate flow of crew and guest traffic.

Officina Armare BadGal Lounge

For living and entertaining purposes, the dining and open bar are situated on the main deck with an additional living area and music studio/lounge found on the upper deck under the giant canopy of glass, offering incredibly unobstructed views for the guests to enjoy.

Officina Amare BadGal Outdoor Dining
Officina Armare BadGal Deck Lounge

Officina Armare’s BadGal superyacht is of course, not just about pretty looks. Powered by twin MTU 12V 4000CM93L engines, she can easily reach speeds of up to 29 knots thanks to a planning hull, which allows her to fly across the top of the water (compared to a displacement hull) and cruises at around 25 knots.

Currently being built on spec, BadGal is expected to be completed in 2023 and is now available for sale through Worth Avenue Yachts with price listed as “on request.”

Officina Armare BadGal Night View
Officina Armare BadGal Aerial Left View

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Conor McGregor Orders Special Edition #12 “Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63” Yacht

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MMA champion Conor McGregor places order for special “McGregor Edition #12″ Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63” super sports motor yacht.
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Conor McGregor has been shopping for the family and placed an order for the new “Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63” super sports motor yacht released by The Italian Sea Group.

Inspired by the hybrid Lamborghini Siàn FKP 37, the $3.5 million “Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63” has the same sporty lines as the futuristic supercar and references the year of Lamborghini’s beginnings – 1963.

Taking the family to the Italian Sea Group headquarters, Conor McGregor was taken through the Ad Personam Program before placing an order for the “McGregor Edition #12”.

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Conor McGregor at The Italian Sea Group/Tecnomar Headquarters with Vice Chairman Guiseppe Taranto. Credit: Tecnomar

With the number 12 holding special significance to Conor McGregor (his whisky brand Proper No. Twelve pays homage to his hometown neighborhood of Crumlin, Dublin 12), McGregor specifically requested the 12th build of the 63 models that will be built in total.

In McGregor’s words ““The No.12 “McGregor edition” @tecnomaryachts @lamborghini. Lamborghini’s first entry into the Sport Yacht World comes in the form of this 63foot, 4000bhp, duel engine, twin-turbo, rocket ship! Titled the “Supercar of the Sea” I am honored to secure the Number 12 edition of just 63 to be made. 1963 being the year Lamborghini first began, and 12 being, well you know Twelve! Proper F***ing Twelve baby!”

Blending the yachting and sports car worlds together, the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63″ originally started as a joint design analysis between Tecnomar and Lamborghini Style Center and shares the same Lamborghini style steering wheel with its iconic fighter jet style “start” button, and a signature Lamborghini “racing style” seat for the captain.

Inspired by the futuristic concept cars of Lamborghini. Credit: Lamborghini & Tecnomar
Conor McGregor’s #12 Tecnomar for Lamborghini will be bright green. Credit: Lamborghini & Tecnomar
Sports styled steering wheel and control panel. Credit: Tecnomar & Lamborghini
Sports styled steering wheel and control panel. Credit: Tecnomar & Lamborghini

Sporting two MAN V12-2000HP engines for a total 4000CV, the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 motor yacht can reach 60 knots of speed and will be the fastest boat in the Tecnomar fleet of The Italian Sea Group.

See here for more information and photos of the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 super sports yacht.

Design styling reminiscent of the exterior styling of modern Lamborghini's. Credit: Tecnomar & Lamborghini
Design styling reminiscent of the exterior styling of modern Lamborghini’s. Credit: Tecnomar & Lamborghini
Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 Sports Yacht Interior
Plenty of space at the helm of the Tecnomar by Lamborghini 63. Credit: Tecnomar & Lamborghini

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Echo Yachts x Misha Merzliakov Unveil New Customizable SP30 Catamaran Concept

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In collaboration with Misha Merzliakov Yacht Design, Australian superyacht builder Echo Yachts have unveiled the SP30 concept, a fully customizable 101ft catamaran.
The Echo Yachts SP30 Catamaran designed by Misha Merzliakov Yacht Design. Credit: MMYD
The Echo Yachts SP30 Catamaran designed by Misha Merzliakov Yacht Design. Credit: MMYD

A year ago, Australian superyacht builder Echo Yachts and yacht designer Misha Merzliakov revealed a new range of fast 27-meter catamaran motor yachts and shadow vessels.

Now coinciding with this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), Echo Yachts and Misha Merzliakov Yacht Design (MMYD) have once again collaborated to reveal an even larger 31m catamaran concept known as the “SP30”.

Echo Yachts, who have already won several prizes for build’s like their 84m M/Y White Rabbit Trimaran, are Australia’s largest builder of custom superyachts and yacht support vessels. They originally first reached out to Misha Merzliakov Yacht Design to design a 45m catamaran for a confidential client.

Impressed with the results, Echo Yachts enlisted Misha to create a range of 27m catamarans for their “Design Collection” and decided to follow up on the back of the two previous successful projects with the 31m “SP30” Catamaran.

“With this latest project I was given ‘carte blanche.’ It was a case of do whatever you like and I thought, Wow, let’s do a catamaran that looks very cool and slender”, shared Misha Merzliakov. “When I say slender though, you have to have a bit of restraint because there’s the temptation to pack it full of things just because you can do that with a catamaran, whereas I wanted to show some restraint and make it look sexier. Think sports car, supercar and hypercar; there’s a lot of lines in there that you’ll go ‘ok it looks like it means business.'”

“This design came out of COVID creativity. I have drawn a lot of boats in the last six months because of lockdown, and my creative headspace was probably in the best it has ever been”

The Echo Yachts SP30 certainly hits the balance between cool, sexy, supercar and business. Credit: MMYD

When considering the initial concept for the SP30 Catamaran, Misha Merzliakov was adamant the layout be kept simple and functional, ensuring it would be possible to keep crewing requirements to a minimum and operational costs minimized for the owners regardless of the layout.

While intended to be foremost functional, the SP30 Catamaran is also designed to be fully customizable, allowing owners the flexibility of a layout to best suit their use of the vessel. This could range from a weekend entertainer configured with wide-open spaces for hosting guests onboard, through to an explorer catamaran requiring more storage space and crew accommodation.

“The entertainer layout is designed with more open spaces for larger groups of people,” explains Misha Merzliakov. “Rather than a small intimate group, you’re catering for groups of people in the lounge, guests gathering through the main deck and standing up near the bar, including a few more over at the dining table. Guest numbers can swell quickly and it could easily cater for that.”

Echo SP30 Catamaran Misha Merzliakov Design Interior Main Deck
The SP30 interior and layout can be fully customized for use as an entertainer through to an explorer. Credit: MMYD

“For exploration use, I would probably change the layout because it’s more likely going to be used by a smaller group (even only just the owner sometimes) and they’re going for longer journeys so there is more emphasis on storage. An explorer client might need more workspace or an office space. The cabins also could take on a different persona, especially with explorers, because the crew tends to be with you longer. Regarding the galley side of things, you would consider increasing the refrigeration and freezers capacity. The catamaran can be built fit for purpose, it can go either way.”

In terms of exterior design, Misha experimented with four different profile designs before settling on a reverse bow profile for the SP30 Catamaran. Featuring a masculine automotive-inspired exterior, the reverse bow gives a sleek profile appearance and maximizes the waterline length for optimal performance.

Internally, the catamarans wide 13.3m beam is more closely associated with superyachts in the 60m+ range, allowing for extremely spacious open living and dining areas, which designer Misha Merzliakov has enhanced through the deliberate use of a casual yet elegant interior.

Placing a specific emphasis on the above deck areas for living and entertaining, Misha Merzliakov’s signature use of clever ambient lighting creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout the living areas as guests experience the transition of day into night aboard the yacht.

Echo SP30 Catamaran Misha Merzliakov Design Aerial View
A hydraulically lowered swim platform is located aft on the centerline. Credit: MMYD

Created with an expansive aft deck, the SP30 Catamaran also allows for a range of water toys, including two jet skis and an Extender EXT640 6.4m IDRO tender to be stored aboard. A hydraulically lowering swim platform located on the centerline also doubles to effortlessly launch and retrieve the tender and provide guests with safe access to the water for swimming, diving, and other water sport activities.

When asked about his favorite feature of the SP30 design, Misha shared, “I like the look of the distant profile and exterior of this catamaran on the horizon. If I judge that I’ve done the right thing with a design, then I look forward to seeing it skating along the horizon. The irony is it’s a very small object in the landscape from a photo composition point of view, yet it still captures your attention.”

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