When the Ferretti Group announced its acquisition of the Wally brand, boaters knew that great things were coming. Not long after, the 48 Wallytender was announced, and by June three of the day boats had been sold. The boats made their debut at the Dusseldorf International Boat Show, and without a doubt, the shop will soon be flooded with more orders.
The 48 Wallytender is actually a remake of the Wally Tender, which was at one time the top seller for Wally. The 48 Wallytender comes in at 46 feet and has a maximum beam length of 14.1 feet. That’s nothing compared to Wally’s massive 325 foot “floating island” gigayacht, but the Wallytender does offer plenty of space for 12 to head out on the water for the day. The cabin even has room for two to catch a good night’s rest. Below decks you’ll also find a shower as well as a galley unit that features two cooking rings, a sink, and two refrigerators. Up top, there is a large dining table with bench seating. Backing up to the benches are sun lounges. In the front of the craft there is even more space for lounging. While you’re at anchor, the walls of the Wallytender can fold down to increase the space, creating a much larger swimming deck. A retractable passarelle also doubles as a five-step swim ladder.
The Wallytender is powered by twin Volvo IPS 650 engines, which can be found below the sun bed in the back. The engines create a total of 1,020 horsepower, which can get the Wallytender up to an impressive 38 knots at top speed. The craft features user-friendly joystick controls. Anchoring is simple, thanks to the one-touch Besenzoni anchoring system.
Ferretti’s acquisition of Wally is bound to pay off, and they’re already on a good start toward that goal with the 48 Wallytender.