Wally has proudly announced the recent launch of the brand new sailing yacht GALATEIA, which took place in Hythe on the South Coast of England. Currently undergoing sea trials, luxury superyacht GALATEIA represents the third unit of the revolutionary wallycento design.
Luxury yacht GALATEIA boasts all the innovative concepts of the box-ruled superyacht: a fully equipped family cruiser matching the speed of the latest maxi racers, and providing a close racing within a narrow rating range of the wallycento fleet in the Wally Class competitive programme.
“The wallycento formula is indisputably successful because these super yachts proved to be highly competitive, very technical, extremely fast in all conditions, and exceptionally cruiser friendly,” says Luca Bassani, Wally founder and president. “With all these characteristics, the wallycento super yachts currently reflect the highest technological expression of the world of large sailing yachts continuing the tradition of the true Maxis, which is racing in an homogeneous and competitive fleet.”
The world-renowned naval architect studio, Reichel Pugh Yacht Design, has developed the new Wallycento yacht GALATEIA, with Wally responsible for the styling and interiors. “We developed the next generation wallycento hull shape incorporating into the design the on-the-water experience of Magic Carpet3 and the results of our latest hull study in computational fluid dynamics – explains Jim Pugh of Reichel Pugh Yacht Design – All areas of the design were open for development with focus on improving the underwater foil package, reducing windage and improving the yacht’s systems, weight, and function. A critical emphasis was on providing a responsive and rewarding experience for the helmsperson with a reassuring feeling of stability and control especially in more arduous wind and sea conditions.”
The new white hulled wallycento super yacht GALATEIA boasts a super flush deck with a huge social cockpit amidships seating up to 10 people, as well as a wide aft sun lounge, with the twin helm and navigation stations in between. Down below, the luxurious and comfortable interiors of the vessel host, from bow to stern, the Owners’ suite forward, two guest double cabins, the main salon and lounge area with the nav station, the galley, the engine room and the crew double cabin. All cabins have en-suites. The forward end is dedicated to the Wally submarine anchor locker and the large sail locker with accommodation for two crew, while the aft area features a large tender garage and incorporates part of the systems.
Following the completion of her sea trials, GALATEIA yacht will enjoy the azure waters of the Caribbean in the winter season, where she is expected to cruise with the Owners’ family and participate in some super yacht regattas. In spring 2016, she will head back to the Mediterranean to join the Wally Class that is expected to host another record number of participants. “Since we founded the Wally Class back in 1999 – explains Luca Bassani – we established the Owner driving rule, that is the main driving force behind the unmatchable success of our racing division.”
At the moment, Wally has under construction the sailing yacht Wally 110, as well as the fourth unit of the 26m wallyace, and is finalizing the sales of the fourth wallycento, the fifth 26m wallyace, the first 30m wallyace, the first custom 80 wallypower, and several units of the wallypower range, including the 52 and the 58 models.
Main technical specifications of GALATEIA superyacht:
length o.a. 30,48 m
beam max 7,2 m
draught 4,40 / 6,20 m
displacement 49,95 tons
speed (engine) 11 knots
sail area 640 m2
accommodation 6 guests + 2/4 crew
saloon table and seats for 10
naval architecture and engineering Reichel Pugh Yacht Design
exterior design Wally / Luca Bassani
interior design Wally / Luca Bassani
construction Green Marine, UK
certification Germanish Lloyd
mast and boom Southern Spars TPT
rigging Southern Spars EC6
engine Sweden Marine diesel 350 hp
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