Wally Ups Horsepower on Wallypower58x

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Wally staged the world premiere of the wallypower58x at the Palm Beach International Boat Show in Florida, where it photographed the first unit fitted with four 600hp Mercury Verado V12 outboard engines. With the model’s most powerful propulsion option working in tandem with the ultra-deep-V hull, the wallypower58x can top 50 knots at half load and has a cruising speed of 42 knots for 320nm.

The outboard version of the wallypower58 that debuted last year, the x edition has a reduced draft compared to other models, making the boat suitable for shallow waters, while the rotating gearcases and joystick manoeuvring system assist docking in tight spaces.

Stefano de Vivo, Managing Director of Wally, said: “Wally stands for avant-garde, so we’ve found a way to unite the very latest in outboard performance with the essential access to the water that the wallypower line provides. Exhilarating speed from 2,400hp of motors, peerless handling and a true spirit of enjoying what nature has to offer — these are all hallmarks of Wally yachts.”

The four engines are arranged in two pairs, separated by a central transom, while the outer transoms, which include a hydraulic passarelle that doubles as a bathing ladder, can combine with the fold-down bulwarks as part of a 25sqm beach club.

Like on the original model, the aft area is dominated by a four-person sun pad, which can adjust to sit four people facing forward, while a sleek sun awning folds up to cocoon the sunpad at the touch of a button. Deep side decks run forward to a second sun lounge on the foredeck.

The stealth-like deckhouse includes an electric overhead hatch and a one-piece windscreen, while the covered area includes two long sofas, a foldable dining table and a galley, and can be air-conditioned or even fully enclosed and heated.

Below deck is a master cabin with en-suite bathroom in the bow, while midships, illuminated by an overhead glass panel, is the option of a full-beam saloon or a portside guest/crew cabin and a smaller saloon. The interior’s major innovation is the ‘Magic Porthole’, a large screen on the inside of the hull that shows the outside view as relayed by a camera.

This article first appeared on Yacht Style.

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