WORK IN PROGRESS | WALLY WALLYPOWER 50 METRE
By Mary Hegarty and Désirée Sormani
Creative geniuses Espen Øino and Luca Bassani have finally gotten together and the result is, in the former’s words, a new icon, the Wallypower 50 metre.
For the brand’s first power superyacht since joining the Ferretti Group earlier this year, Øino has taken the essence of Bassani’s vision for the 118 Wallypower and turned it into a fast, sublimely cool and unapologetically contemporary Mediterranean cruiser.
Smart naval architecture has yielded an imposing, very private master stateroom on the main plus four en suite guest cabins on the lower deck. The generous saloon and dining areas amidships on the main deck feature double fold-down balconies, leading seamlessly to an outdoor dining space and swimming pool flanked by large sunpads. Large, fold-down bulwarks in the beach club extend the deck beyond the sides of the hull too. Wally’s signature pared-back deck aesthetic creates a sense of space and serenity with glass replacing solid bulwarks where possible.
A 15 metre sun deck is unprecedented for a yacht of this size and type too, while the 118 Wallypower’s wave-piercing hull delivers a smooth, slam-free ride.
“We will always keep our soul as a company that always brings something new and functional to the market. We never consider the adventure, the design experience, as being over.” – Luca Bassani