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Turin, September 12th, 2019 – Wally enters the prestigious 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival in grand style, presenting an innovative 101-foot sailing superyacht. The design, already in its final phase, is the result of a thriving collaboration between industry experts: Wally's concept and design combined with Pininfarina’s extensive experience in the nautical sector for exterior styling, and the Judel/Vrolijk studio for naval architecture.
The new sloop designed by Wally features Pininfarina styling of exteriors, characterized by dynamic lines, whose shapes give it a sporty yet elegant appearance, while also guaranteeing a superior navigation experience.
Stylishly contemporary with a sleek profile, the lowslung deckhouse features a signature funnel-shaped glass roof, inspired by the geometry of NACA air intakes typical of sports cars, combined with teak decking that blends seamlessly into the foredeck. The exceptionally large cockpit is designed for spacious, open-air living. In fact, between the helm position and the companionway there is 39m2 of single-level deck space, and if you include the sunbathing area in the stern the total area is 58.4m2.
By way of comparison, a last-generation 100-foot superyacht offers a surface area of around 14m2. If you then include the sunbathing area in the stern the total area is 34.5m2.
With safety in mind in both cruising and racing conditions, the Wally 101 features 50-cm high bulwarks– a first in its category. The cockpit, protected by a practical dodger and awning, can be personalized and furnished with seating, tables and sun loungers to suit individual owners’ cruising requirements as well as removed for racing.
This new Wally guarantees high performance, comfort and a unique style, further strengthening the collaboration between Wally and Pininfarina after the success WallyCento4 Tango, awarded with the Honorable Mention by the International Jury of the XXV Compasso d’Oro ADI Award for its elegant lines and for the exceptional design.
Pininfarina is an internationally renowned design house, since 89 years emblem of the Italian style in the world, with offices in Italy, Germany, China and the United States. Since the ’80 Pininfarina has established as a world’s leading designer in the Nautical sector, designing interiors and exteriors of the most exclusive motor and sailing yachts and developing, over the years, important partnerships with clients such as Beneteau, Primatist, Fincantieri, Rossinavi, Wally, Princess and Persico Marine. Founding its roots in the automotive field, where the company boasts masterpieces created for prestigious brands such as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and BMW, Pininfarina extended its brand’s values and distinctive elements becoming a 360° design house. The company is active with more than 600 projects in Transportation design (yachts, aircraft, private jets and people movers), Industrial design (electronics, sports goods, furnishings, equipment and machinery, consumer goods, graphic design and packaging), Architecture and Interiors (residential projects, hospitality, sports and commercial structures), Customer Experience design and User Interface design.
HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS, PININFARINA S.p.A.
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