Following in the footsteps of sister sailing yachts Open Season (2012), Magic Carpet 3 (2013) and Galateia (2015), Wally has again raised the Wallycento bar with the release of its latest box-ruled speed demon. “She is a further step forward in the evolution of the high-performance superyachts,” comments Wally President, Luca Bassani.
The cruiser-racer project saw Mills Design as architect, interior designers Pininfarina, and builders Persico Marine come together to build a yacht that would ‘combine performance with style’. It was the first time the Monegasque brand worked together with the three names and after receiving the owner’s initial briefing seemed like just the dream team that would be required for such a visionary project. “Since its inception, Wally has always been open to involving new players in the development of the projects.” confirms Bassani “To keep evolving and exploit new solutions, it’s very important to have inputs from leaders of different industries.”
Mills were brought on board due to their work on previous Wally projects and understood the dynamics of the brand and more specifically the Wallycento well enough to help build its capabilities even stronger. “The freedom to design a new 30-meter Wally for a client and his team who encouraged innovative thinking from the outset allowed us to create a new and beautiful solution to the many competing demands made of all racing sailboats.”
The interior, by famous Italian design house Pininfarina , was created to match Tango’s aggressive soul with a balance of comfort and elegance that would suit the owner’s lifestyle when the day’s racing is over. A wide suspending staircase leads down the companionway into the main saloon. The sporty seat arrangement was inspired by an automotive touch, and has been continued in the guest spaces throughout the yacht more.
Elsewhere, carbon fibre, wood and leather create a fresh living environment with strong links to Tango’s performance demeanour. “Thanks to the selection of the materials and the innovative solutions of the interior decoration delivering both function and aesthetics, we generated an ultra-light and super performing yacht, perfectly suitable for cruising as well as for racing,” comments affirmed Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of the Pininfarina Group.
MYT, the Monaco based company so familiar with the world of Wally superyachts, was in charge of the management for the project.