The Hall Spars team has finished the final test rig of the mast for the 50m sailing yacht Wally 164 by Wally Yachts, before her shipping to Italy for stepping. Built of high-modulus carbon, the mast tube measures 66.7m (218.83 ft). The four-spreader mast for the Tripp designed Wally 164 superyacht is a highly custom design by Hall’s in-house engineering team, tailored to meet Wally’s criteria of high performance mixed up with high style.
The double mainsheet is led forward from the boom through the mast, then down through mast-mounted turning blocks located just above deck level. This allows the mainsheet reels to be located farther forward in the yacht. The system will be completely covered for the crew’s safety. In addition, special care was taken at the halyard exits at the masthead, as well as the mainsheet exit, to reduce line chafe. Custom rollers were designed by Hall for both areas.
Mainsail handling will be greatly simplified with Hall’s carbon-fiber Oceanfurl boom. A custom carbon ramp on the mast facilitates a smooth, compact furl of even this enormous mainsail. The super yacht Wally 164 hull is also built completely of composites. The freshwater tanks will also be used as ballast, and it has a lifting keel with a depth of 4.2m for entering harbor with an additional 6m for sailing performance.
Designed by Tripp Design, designers of the Hall-rigged Wally 45m luxury yacht Saudade and Wally 43m super yacht Esense, the Wally 164 is the largest yacht built by Wally to date. The mast will be shipped in two pieces, and joined on-site by Hall’s carbon experts.
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