standing tall

Big Pimpin’
While Wallycento owners have used different talents to design and build their yachts, they all turn to Southern Spars/Future Fibres for masts and rigging. With a race-winning pedigree at Grand Prix level and award winning expertise in superyacht rigs, the company is perfectly equipped for the Wallycento blend of performance and luxury cruising.
Back in the early 1990s, when Luca Bassani burst onto the superyacht scene, he brought innovations that defined a bold and uncompromising new aesthetic, which shifted the entire industry and continues to influence its direction.
His beautiful, pared-back Wally yachts, with sharp, angular lines and acres of teak spread across flush decks, became elegant exemplars of contemporary design.
Given his own background in competitive sailing, Bassani would never be content with good looks alone. With European and World titles in Six Metre and Mumm 30 classes, he demanded and achieved the highest levels of performance and efficiency in his cruising yachts.
His own Wallygator, first of the breed, turned heads not just for its striking appearance but also for its speed, once the boat began keeping company with out-and-out racers in European regattas. ‘People started saying, “but that’s a cruising boat, with teak and air-conditioning and everything, and she’s as fast as we are”’ he recalls.
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