Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
Space The Final Frontier
It was Gene Roddenberry who popularised the phrase Space the final frontier with his Star Trek series creation that brought Captain James Tiberius Kirk to the attention of the world.
Kirk is not yet born (that will happen in 2228) but even he would be able to appreciate why Wally’s futuristic-looking 27-metre WHY200 is a cool new “space” ship in more ways than one.
This futuristic motor yacht is the latest design to come from the visionary team headed by chief designer Luca Bassani at the renowned Monegasque brand alongside Ferretti Group’s Engineering department in Italy.
Add in naval architecture from Laurent Giles and interior design provided by A. Vallicelli & C Studio and the result is what happens when you take the living space and lifestyle advantages of a 33-metre superyacht and fit them into a vessel just 27 metres overall.
The 200 gt yacht can be registered under 24 metre load line length but the interior space she affords 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 the yachts full-beam salon, the WHY200’s 61-square-metre open-plan contemporary living area is increased significantly.
Being 50% larger than most salons found in yachts of this category, the space benefits from a structural central carbon fibre staircase, linking the accommodation on the lower deck to the upper deck’s stunning glass-encased sky lounge.
In total that is more than 200 square metres of indoor living space, including a 22-square-metre upper deck interior and a 100-square-metre 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 metres.
Providing a ground-breaking 37-square-metre owner’s suite in the bow and delivering up to 50% more living space than traditional yachts of its length but without making the speed concessions of a displacement yacht, it offers a solution you’ll want to get on board with.