Ferretti has invested heavily in the Wally brand and at Monte Carlo presented no less than three new projects, all with waterlines designed by judel+vrolijk & co and interiors by Santa Maria Magnolfi.
On the programme are a 110 (construction of which has already begun on spec), a 130 and an incredible 150 footer which we will talk about here.
Its design philosophy is all in the words of Luca Bassani, founder and chief designer of Wally: “The wallywind150 is the natural evolution of the Wally144 Kauris IV launched in 2020: on the one hand, it preserves iconic Wally features such as the cockpit protected by the high bulwark, the ‘Terrace on the Sea’ and the raised saloon; on the other, it introduces some revolutionary features, such as the bow guest area that turns into a garage for the tender when not in use, the private aft cockpit for the owner, as well as a new interior layout to better respond to owners’ requests for flexibility”.
The design and the optical play created by the bulwark are such that the huge raised saloon, hidden by the deckhouse, integrates into the cockpit in a harmonious way, without any unevenness.
More than a third of the boat’s length is dedicated to social life with no less than three separate areas for guests, an absolute novelty for yachts of this size.
Monaco Yacht Show: Nautor Swan 128
The second largest Swan ever after the 131 of 2006, the 128 is a totally new model that completes the maxi range. The naval architecture is obviously by Gérman Frers and the interiors by Mila Poggi, while the deck and deckhouse shapes are by Micheletti & Partners.
The aims of the project do not differ from those of the 108, but certain aspects such as performance, aesthetics and spaces reserved for the owner have been further refined. For performance, a CFD study was carried out to optimise the hull shapes commissioned from Cape Horn Engineering, one of the leaders in the sector.
The aesthetics are the result of painstaking work between all the parties involved, while for the owner a large bow area has been reserved with no constraints on shape or structure so that it can be customised as desired. The first Swan 128 unit is already under construction in Pietarsaari, Nautor’s historic base, and is scheduled for delivery in 2025.
The Baglietto-Francesco Paszkowski Design team is back for a 60-metre, 1,000 GT project that represents the natural evolution of the highly successful T52, for which the yard can already boast no less than six orders without having launched the first unit yet.
The soft lines are made even more streamlined thanks to the lightened side powers that seem almost “suspended” as they merge into the structure of the ceiling, while the black glass strip encompassing the portholes, now a leitmotif of Baglietto’s latest yachts, enhances the sleek effect. The layout is totally innovative, overturning the defined rules of sea/land, inside/outside, formal/informal, day/night.
There are no closed spaces in this yacht, the full-height windows of both the main saloon and the upper deck, concealed and totally openable, create environments that change and harmonise with their surroundings. Informal environments by day, open to the sea and outdoor life, are transformed into more formal and representative spaces in the evening, always maintaining direct contact with the sea.
The beach area, main salon and dining area of this innovative yacht are in fact conceived as a single interconnected space: a 60-square metre beach lounge with marble pool, bar area and conversation area welcomes guests on arrival and accompanies them to the main salon, which can be completely opened up, thanks to an exposed “Vanvitellian” staircase. The yacht is powered by two CAT C32 ACERT engines capable of propelling the craft to a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. The yacht is prepared and can also be equipped with hybrid propulsion if required.
Monaco Yacht Show: Rossinavi Sea Cat
Already unveiled during Miami Design Week 2021 as a concept, Rossinavi’s Sea Cat was back in the spotlight at the Monaco Yacht Show with a new feature: its construction has begun and it is scheduled to be launched in 2024.
In analogy to what phytoplankton, bioluminescent marine creatures capable of photosynthesis, do, Sea Cat, a 43-metre hybrid/electric catamaran, can store solar energy and convert it into electricity. This boat is equipped with solar panels and a large battery pack and can sail in different operating modes as required.
In terms of design, the exterior of this superyacht was designed by Fulvio de Simoni, who chose to create an elegant look that deviates from the traditional image of catamarans. The Meyer Davisha design studio imagined a relaxed luxury interior with a sustainable design.
The concept incorporates noble materials, creating an understated comfort reminiscent of island life and luxury resort style. A refined palette of neutral tones creates a serene backdrop for comfortable furnishings, rich details and layering of natural materials and textures.
The choice of materials celebrates the elements of nature, the radiant sun, sparkling sea, blue sky and golden sand. The materials are combined with an interior layout specifically designed to accentuate the openness of the planes and the elegant curves of the exterior envelope.
Sunseeker Ocean 460
It is called the Ocean 460 and is Sunseeker’s new design for a 42-metre semi-displacement yacht with three decks. With a beam of 9.5 metres, the Ocean 460 has 25 per cent more interior volume than its sister model, the 40-metre 131 Yacht, with only two metres more length.
Other features of the 42-metre yacht include the three-deck design and almost vertical bow, the two-level beach club and the large interior volume enhanced by full-height windows. The yacht’s design was handled in-house by the Sunseeker team and features aggressive lines and an angular use of glazing. Her profile is immediately recognisable thanks to the sky lounge deck, which offers an excellent vantage point for entertaining and relaxing on board.
Accommodation includes a full-beam owner’s suite on the forward upper deck and a further four cabins on the lower deck. The Ocean 460 is available with MAN 12V engines providing a maximum speed of 21 knots and a range of 3,200 nautical miles at a cruising speed of approximately 12 knots. Hybrid options will also be available.
Monaco Yacht Show: Meyer Werft TWO10
Meyer Yachts, the superyacht division of the Meyer Werft shipyard, presented a new 210-metre superyacht concept called TWO10 at the Monaco Yacht Show. The slender profile, designed by Meyer Yachts’ in-house team, minimises the size of the yacht, which is dynamic and sleek.
Highlights of this hull include a bow helipad that doubles as a tennis court, with a fine mesh net that can be positioned when playing, and a spacious beach club that spans two decks with a suspended infinity pool. At the stern of the TWO10, there is the largest window ever installed on a yacht, allowing views while indoors.
The TWO10 concept is the yard’s second project, having last year presented the 150-metre ONE50 concept also at the Monaco Yacht Show. The superyacht division of the German yard, which traditionally builds some of the world’s largest cruise ships, was launched a year ago.
With its roots in the cruise industry, the Meyer Group has the facilities to build yachts up to 500 metres long and will position itself at the top end of the market with the aim of building the ‘largest and most environmentally friendly mega yachts in the world’.
The Monaco Yacht Show 2022 was the stage for the presentation of Feadship’s latest concept yacht: the 85-metre Slice.
This is a hull that, taking into account the input of today’s superyacht owners and the brilliant design ideas of Studio De Voogt, imagines new ways to bring natural light into a yacht’s interior, integrating the interior and exterior in bold new ways.
Slice takes the sculptural exterior philosophy of last year’s Pure Concept, stretches it and wraps it around a totally new interior, creating a series of unique and exciting areas for guests. The starting point was to cut the structure open to bring light down, in new ways, to new places. A now predictable flow of spaces is abandoned in favour of a fresh approach to lifestyle on board.
This is even more evident in the 110 m2 multi-level pool deck aft. It is like taking tomorrow’s version of a beach and an exclusive outdoor cabana club with you as you cruise between destinations. Slice is not only an innovation in design and lifestyle, it is also future-proof in terms of likely developments in green propulsion.
Pininfarina and De Simoni: X2 – EXplore X EXperience
After an initial catamaran project, announced in recent months, Pininfarina and De Simoni presented an innovative research project at the Monaco Yacht Show, X2 – EXplore X EXperience – which aims to go beyond the classic categories of the sector.
It is a model that places the person at the centre of the experience, a unique place where moments of exploration and conviviality find their place while guaranteeing performance at the highest level. Conceived to go beyond limits, the new yacht designed by Pininfarina and De Simoni Yacht Design is the synthesis of the complementary skills of the two design houses, which come together to present an unprecedented model.
Pininfarina also displayed on its stand the scale model of Oceanco Kairos, the result of the first collaboration between Pininfarina, Oceanco and Lateral Naval Architects. Kairos was created with the aim of developing a new way of conceiving life on board, enhancing every moment of the sailing experience and setting a new standard in terms of sustainability and space design.