A fast success
Following a period of strategic partnership, the iconic Wally brand is now fully owned by Ferretti Group. The acquisition has already resulted 3 confirmed orders for the new 48 Wallytender before the first unit touched the water. The first boats were sold in Europe and USA, reflecting Wally’s global appeal.
Currently in build at the Ferretti Group production site in Forlì, the third and fourth boats will make their international debut at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival, 10-15 September. One has a Gunmetal grey paint finish and will be exhibited in the water; the other, with custom Sahara sand livery, will be on land.
“These sales confirm the vision of Ferretti Group in acquiring one of the world’s most renowned and innovative yacht brands,” says Stefano de Vivo, CCO of Ferretti Group and Managing Director of Wally. “In terms of research and development, engineering and production, Ferretti Group is in a position to develop Wally’s unique potential even further.”
The original Wallytender concept opened a new market as a standalone runabout, ideal for day or overnight cruising and not just as a tender for a larger yacht or private villa. The new modelretains the stylish solutions that define the Wally philosophy of combining form and function, but introduces innovative new featuresto enhance the yachting experience.
“Ever since we entered the power market in 2001, the Wallytender has been a symbol of the pure joy of open-air boating,” says Luca Bassani, Wally founder. “The new 48 Wallytenderis proof positive that our very special design DNA continues to thrive under Ferretti ownership.”
The standard propulsion package comprises the twin Volvo IPS 650 engines (totalling 960hp) for a top speed of 38 knots and is equipped with user-friendly joystick controls for easy docking.