Winning the space race with the new WHY200 and other yacht news
Winning the space race with the new WHY200
What happens when you take the living space and lifestyle advantages of a 33-meter (110 feet) superyacht and fit them into a vessel that is 27 meters (88’9”)? The outcome is Wally’s exciting new WHY200, the latest motor yacht to come from the visionary team headed by chief designer Luca Bassani at the renowned Monegasque brand alongside Ferretti Group’s Engineering department, with naval architecture from Laurent Giles NA and interior design provided by A. Vallicelli & C Studio. After more than 25 years of creating some of the world’s most revolutionary yachts, Wally has turned its attention to the compact superyacht market in creating the WHY200, which measures 200 gross tons and can be registered under 24 meters (78’8”) load line length but conveys the comfort and space of a much larger displacement yacht alongside the speed advantages of a semi-displacement yacht.
By absorbing prized space conventionally used for exterior walkways into a unique, full-beam salon, the WHY200’s 61-square-meter (656 square feet) open-plan contemporary living area is increased significantly. Being 50% larger than most salons found in the yacht’s category, the expansive space benefits from a structural central carbon fiber staircase, linking the accommodation on the lower deck to the upper deck’s stunning glass-encased sky lounge. Additionally, an informal show kitchen can be fitted as an optional layout.
The WHY200 provides more than 200 square meters (2,153 square feet) of indoor living space, including a 22-square-meter (237 square feet) upper deck interior and a 100-square-meter (1,076 square feet) main deck interior. The lower deck has a typical footprint for the yacht’s length, given over to three or four double guest cabins (depending on the choice of layout option), but the crew and service quarters have the largest capacity for the class, with the galley and three cabins for up to five crew members spread over 32 square meters (344 square feet).
Recognizing a shift in owner preferences to reduce exposure to the elements while enjoying the outdoor environment, Wally has provided ample protection from the sun, wind and rain across its 144 square meters (1,550 square feet) of exterior decks.
74-metre Amels superyacht sold
The team at Amels and Damen Yachting together with Moran Yacht & Ship has sold a new 74-metre Amels 242 “Project SHADOW” for delivery in autumn 2021. The Tim Heywood designed yacht from the Dutch builder’s Limited Editions range will be completed with a unique interior by Winch Design. The Amels 242 will feature a dedicated Owners Deck with foredeck jacuzzi, an increased capacity helicopter deck and will be equipped with the latest Tier III clean emissions power and propulsion package. Moran Yacht & Ship’s new build team will also supervise the completion and delivery of the yacht this year. This is the second 60-metre plus Amels superyacht signed by Moran Yacht & Ship in the last 12 months.
Damen Yachting Managing Director Rose Damen says, “We have a very challenging project to achieve all the Owners’ requests in a short timeframe. However we know the boat very well and we have an excellent and experienced project team working on the yacht together with the Owners’ team and our co-makers. I’m extremely confident that we will deliver another beautiful Limited Editions yacht on time and on budget for her Owners.”
The Amels 242 is the sixth from the 74-metre design in the Limited Editions range.