The striking high-performance superyacht Wally 110 BARONG D saw her successful launch, which has taken place in the presence of her proud owners and all people involved in the design and construction. At 33,5 metres, sailing yacht BARONG D represents the third Wally delivered to a faithful repeat customer, a passionate and knowledgeable yachtsman, who substituted his Wally 94 Barong C, which in turn in 2005 substituted his first Wally, the 80-foot Barong B launched in 2000.
BARONG D boasts naval architecture by Frers, who designed a spectacular latest generation high-performance superyacht, with a wide hull and classic lines reflecting Barong D’s cruising attitude.
“Wally employed all its advanced know-how to produce a fully equipped cruising super yacht displacing only 65 tonnes: two tonnes lighter than predicted, and approximately 35% less than the other yachts in this size range! – enthusiastically describes Luca Bassani, Wally President and CEO – We succeeded in delivering a truly exceptional performance cruiser that accommodates in full comfort the owners who spend several months of the year onboard. “
The design and the construction were both optimised by full 3D engineering. The yacht was built from the latest pre-preg carbon technology. State-of-the-art technologies and materials have been utilised also for both the electrical system resulting with light weight switchboards and cables and a specific yacht monitor & control system, and for the hydraulic system that provides the 350 bar max pressure and the electro valves controlled by a dedicated software to optimise the speed of the manoeuvres. The interiors have been constructed in blocks to achieve the maximum quality while reducing the weight. High modulus carbon mast and furling boom, carbon rigging, titanium deck hardware and fittings, resin and vacuum bonding of the teak wood to the deck, lightened interiors (PVC core joinery, carbon soles and ceiling supports): every component has been carefully developed to produce this advanced luxury super yacht typical of the Wally DNA to enhance the on the water enjoyment while increasing the safety.
“Additionally, the new Wally 110 features all the Wally technologies that we have developed since we started in 1994 –explains Luca Bassani – through the extensive R&D programme unique to our brand, that is constantly carried out to further improve the product. These features, that we pioneered and are now adopted by the whole of the industry, include the Wally flush-deck, the Wally sail handling system with the self-tacking jib and push-button sail trimming via the hydraulic rams, the Wally submarine anchor, the rig with swept back spreaders and no running backstays.”
“As it often happens with happy owners –continues Bassani – Barong D is the larger evolution of their previous yachts, featuring similar style and deck and interior layouts.” On deck, the new Wally 110 boasts the slim teaked coach roof, the large social cockpit amidships, the manoeuvring and navigation area with four winches (dedicated to the halyards and the gennaker sheets) and the twin helm stations, and the aft sun bathing area.
The interiors are a reflection of the client’s extensive sailing requirements, boasting an Owner’s suite located forward, with two large separate beds to allow for a comfortable stay while under sail, double guests cabins on each side, and a spacious main saloon are situated amidships. Located aft for maximum privacy are the crew quarters with a galley, mess, two double cabins and the engine room. All cabins are equipped with private en-suite bathroom facilities. Wally developed the interior decor of the yacht, which brings together pickled oak for the joinery with dark blue upholstery and gloss carbon soles. The exterior colours are also very elegant, using majestic blue on the hull, combined with blonde teak and beige upholstery.
BARONG D represents the 44th sailing yacht launched by Wally and her delivery is due at the end of May, two weeks following her sea trials.
At the moment, Wally is negotiating three new sailing yacht, ranging from 86 to 141 feet, and has two vessels under build: wallycento #4 and the upgraded 52 wallypower.