The Wallycento 30.48 m Sailing Yacht Tango – A First Look

Wally Tango

Wally Tango. Credit: Wally.com

Wally, the world leader in yachting innovation, raised the Wallycento bar with the recent release of its newest box-ruled speed demon, Tango. Much like its sister sailing yachts Galateia (2015), Magic Carpet 3 (2013), and Open Season (2012) the sailing yacht Tango has a high-performance DNA. Luca Bassani, Wally President reiterated that the yacht was a further step forward in the evolution of the high-performance superyachts.

Wally Tango

Wally Tango. Credit: Wally.com

Tango is featured with an overall length of 30.48 m, a maximum beam of 7.20m, displacement of 49.95 t, and a sail area of 640 m2. To combine performance with style, the cruiser-racer project had a dream team including performance yacht designers, Mills Design for the naval architecture and exterior design, the Italian design house, Pininfarina for the interior and exterior design, and yacht building company, Persico Marine for the construction. The Monegasque brand reportedly worked for the first time on the visionary project with the three names. Bassani stated that to keep evolving new solutions, it was important to have inputs from leaders of different industries.

While Mills was reportedly brought on board because of their previous Wally assignments, Pininfarina created the interiors matching the aggressive soul of Tango blending it with comfort and elegance.

Wally Tango

Wally Tango. Credit: Wally.com

Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of the Pininfarina Group attributed the selection of the materials and innovative solutions of the interior decoration in delivering both aesthetics and function and generating an ultra-light and super performing yacht that was ideal for cruising and racing.

Meanwhile, the Monaco based company, MYT that was familiar with the world of Wally superyachts was in charge of the management for the project, and the mast and boom were designed by Southern Spars.

Sailing Robot to Start Sailing Around the World Soon

Saildrone is a wind powered autonomous vehicle. Credit: Saildrone

Saildrone is a wind-powered autonomous vehicle. Credit: Saildrone

Off the coast of Alaska across the turbulent surface of Bering Sea, two self-sailing ships sail on with the traces like a lawn mower style path on the water. Richard Jenkins and Dylan Owens are the two engineering brains behind these sailing robots. Continue reading

Most Expensive sailboats in the world

Sunny days won’t last long, soak up as much sun as you can, and the most adventurous way to do so is to board a ship and set sail. So start saving your money to take the voyage, so what they are a bit expensive, they are totally worth it.

Credit: Creative Commons/GregCovey

Credit: Creative Commons/GregCovey

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Sailing Reinstated For The Paralympic Games

Some April Fools jokes are funnier than others. The latest offering from Scuttlebutt Sailing News goes into the “not at all funny” pile. The premise of the “joke” is that sailing has been reinstated for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and that new boats will be required for the event. Continue reading

Multihull Solutions Catamarans Nominated for 2012 Boat of the Year

Multihull Solutions has nominees from three of the international shipyards it represents including Catana, Fountaine Pajot and NEEL Trimarans

For the prestigious 2013 Cruising World Boat of the Year Awards, Multihull Solutions four models have been nominated.

The event is hosted by Cruising World and Sailing World Magazines, which recognizes and honors the best new sailboat models introduced to the North American market. In the 2012 annual awards, 24 boats were nominated across seven categories. Continue reading