Monaco-based Wally Yachts announced the WHY200, a beamy 88-foot design that it said offers 50 percent more living space than other boats of comparable size.
“We always strive to push the limits of what is possible in yachting and in doing so look to pave the way for the next 20 years,” managing director Stefano de Vivo said in a statement.
“Through the WHY200, we are challenging preconceived notions of what a yacht should be and how it can be used.”
The absence of side decks and other exterior walkways allows for full-beam living areas — a total of 2,153 square feet — all linked to a carbon fiber staircase amidships. The yacht includes the builder’s signature raked, glass sky lounge, but it’s enclosed on this model, a first for Wally.
Exterior spaces are also commodious, comprising a total of 1,550 square feet on the main deck, aft upper deck and foredeck.
The beach club has fold-out wings for three-sided access to the water and two tender garages.
The yacht is available with a three- or four-stateroom layout, with additional quarters for up to five crewmembers. A 398-square-foot owner’s suite is in the bow on the main level.
The WHY200 has what the company calls an “adaptive” propulsion system that allows cruising in either semi- or full-displacement mode. Powered by quad 800-hp Volvo Penta IPS pods the yacht has a top end of 23 knots and a cruising range of 350 nautical miles at 20 knots.
In displacement mode, Wally said, the boat is projected to have a 1,000-nm range at 10 knots.
“Space and time are two of the most important factors on everyone’s wish list, and I believe we have delivered these in abundance on the WHY200,” De Vivo said.
Wally Yachts, part of the Ferretti Group, will debut the new model debut in Monaco at the group’s private preview event in in September.