The Wallycentro Class...

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The Wallycentro Class...


The Monaco-headquartered yachtbuilder is proposing a new class of luxury racing yachts that don’t necessarily have to be designed and built by Wally.


Wally’s new Wallycento is intended as a 100ft (30-30.5m) racing class. But the boats involved don’t necessarily have to be designed and built by Wally. They will simply need to comply with a Wally developed box rule and get Wally approval.
The simple Wallycento box-rule has been designed to create closely matched cruiser-racers that benefit from the latest performance technology. The basic parameters include length (30-30.5m/98ft 5in-100ft), max beam (6.5-7.2m/21ft 4in-23ft 7in), displacement (45-50 tonnes/99,000-110,000), fixed-keel draught (5m/16ft 5in) or lift-keel (4.5-6.2m/14ft 9in), moveable ballast (lifting keel only), cruising interiors and systems (minimum number of cabins and heads, air conditioning, fridges, stove, water maker, generators, sound insulation, interior finishing, etc).
The aim is to create a distinctive class Wallycentos that can race in their own division within the Wally Class circuit, as well as competitively under the IRC or different rating rules in maxi-yacht regattas around the world.
By keeping the boats very similar in size and concept, the Wallycento Class will offer closer racing within a narrow rating range.
“This is the perfect size to combine absolute comfort, outstanding performance and racing manoeuvrability, says Wally president Luca Bassani. “First and foremost Wallycentos will be comfortable cruisers, but their designs can be developments of the latest racing yachts and include reduced displacement, a powerful sail plan, moveable ballast, improved stability and planing hull characteristics are all there.”
Wally is currently finalising the negotiations for the first two Wallycentos, due for delivery in 2012.

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