The mast of Tronchetti Provera’s new boat is as long as three tennis courts

Only a superboat can mount a mast 67 meters long, roughly the length of three tennis courts.
One only has to compare it with the men at the site to realize the mammoth size of this Southern Spars-branded “monster.”

It is the mast of Marco Tronchetti Provera ‘s (former owner of Wally 107 Kauris III) newest Wally: 145-foot boat (44 meters!) built to a design by German Frers. The photos we show you come to us from Massa Carrara, where the boat took shape in the Persico Marine factories: the mast arrived packed and ready for installation. This lets us know that the boat is almost completed, we can’t wait to see the first images under sail!

“The new Wally 145 is the perfect boat for sailing around the world,” said Luca Bassani, owner of Wally, “It epitomizes our credo of uncompromising performance combined with timeless appeal.” Without ever losing the pleasure of sailing, “in any wind condition, in total comfort.” “Initially,” Frers recounted, “the boat was to be even longer, but contrary to usual practice, the size was reduced during the design phase to the benefit of performance and seaworthiness. Extensive research was conducted to keep weight down while achieving a pleasant and spacious environment, three different covered areas, and a very sophisticated system for sail handling. The sail area/displacement ratio is higher than that of maxi-yachts in a similar category.”

VPP forecasts speak of a fast boat even in six knots of air. “But stable and powerful even in high wind conditions.” added Bassani, “thanks to the shape of the hull and the lifting keel capable of carrying the bulb up to 7 meters.” The total displacement is “only” 171 tons: roughly 100 tons less than similarly sized yachts that are certainly older (and therefore the result of less advanced technology than the one used, namely carbon fiber).

The great special feature of this superboat is its hybrid propulsion, based on two 650-horsepower MAN engines, two 60-kW electric thrusters, and two 10-kW lithium battery banks, enough, among other things, to power the mega-boat’s systems (including air conditioning) in “silent mode” for an entire night. When powered, the boat reaches a cruising speed of as much as 15 knots.

On deck, the layout follows the Wally hallmark, with the deck saloon and cockpit on the same plane. The absolute novelty is the lowered aft cockpit reserved for owners (to enjoy contact with the sea in total privacy), a true megayacht feature. The interiors, designed by Wally with Droulers Architects and the studio of Mario Sculli, include a large owner’s area with two “queen-size” beds, two bathrooms (for him and her), a study and two walk-in closets. The guest area accommodates up to 6 people, in three cabins (two with double beds and one with bunk beds). The crew area is in the bow, with four double cabins.

Length f.t. 44.20 m
Beam max. 9,50 m
Draft 4.5 m keel up – 7.2 m keel down
Displacement 171 t
Sup. sail area with white sails 1,038 m2
Sup. sail area at the carriers 1,968 m2
Sleeps 8 guests + 8 crew
Exterior design German Frers/ Wally/Luca Bassani
Interior design Wally/Droulers Architecture/Studio Sculli
Interior styling Droulers Architecture
German Frers Naval Architecture
Structural Engineering Pure Design & Engineering
Manufacturer Persico Marine
RINA Malta Cross Classification
Construction Vacuum consolidated/autoclaved Pre-preg composite
Teak deck finishes
Southern Spars mast and boom
EC6 Rigging / Carbo-Link
North Sails
Cariboni Hydraulic Systems
Propulsion 2 x MAN D2676LE425 478 kW @ 2,100 rpm, 2 x 60 kW electric motors, 2x Shipmotion RPS 60C retractable pods
Motor cruising speed 15 knots
Air conditioning 248,000 BTU/h
Desalinators 1,200 l/h
Fresh water tanks 3,000 liters
Fuel tanks 15,000 liters
Furuno & B&G Navigation System



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