The oddly named 118 WallyPower is a luxury high performance superyacht
which brings technology and fashionable design together in perfect
harmony. So much so that the 118 WallyPower won the
(Millennium Yacht Design Award). The Wallypower 118 is a unique yacht
with marked characteristics like the vertical bow, lateral air inlets,
and angular deck superstructure.
The sleek minimalist lines of the 118 WallyPower are the result of
an extensive research and development program that included water
tank testing at the SSPA facility in Goteborg, Sweden, and wind tunnel
testing at the Ferrari facility in Maranello, Italy.
Technical solutions contribute to the yachts appeal, like the superstructure
that features flat surfaces in order to be transparent.
The yacht features all the spacious comforts normally associated with
mega yachts together with the seafaring characteristics of coast-guard
While relaxing in complete luxury, guests are capable of cruising
at 60 knots not only in flat seas but also in rough waters.
The pure lines of the 118 WallyPower are enhanced by the absence of
any visible cleats, mooring winches, radar antenna, TV dome or anchor
system, all functional
items without aesthetic appeal are neatly concealed and hidden without
An innovative interceptor system tailors the boats trim to further
improve performance and comfort in any sea conditions.
The deck of the Wallypower 118 is flush, and features from bow to
stern, a tender garage holding a small inflatable tender, the social
cockpit, the glass superstructure, and the aft cockpit. The large
open areas of the Wallypower 118 are designed to allow comfortable
and safe movement around the deck when at stationary. At anchor, the
sections of the bulwarks alongside the superstructure drop-down hydraulically
to increase the light and the view from the deck and cockpit. When
open, they also double as diving platforms.
The propulsion system of the Wallypower 118 consists of three gas
turbines generating a colossal 16,800 HP, driving water jets - two
steerable outboard and a non-steering on centerline. For maneuvering
and long deliveries, the steerable water jets are powered by two diesel
engines of 370 HP each. The exhaust system is made of titanium that
saves weight while being very resistant to the high temperatures generated
by the gas turbines.
The Wallypower 118 super yacht displaces only 95 tons thanks to the
sophisticated building technology that uses a hybrid structure to
save weight. The bottom of the hull is built in solid fibreglass.
Topsides, from the waterline up, are hybrid fibreglass/carbon
composite with balsa core. On deck this becomes a Nomex/full carbon
composite. The deck superstructure is made of laminated glass with
carbon frames. The interior bulkheads and cabin soles carry no structural
loads so they are constructed entirely of thin wood and laminate veneer
skins with cores. At speed, the 118 WallyPower is comfortable and
stable as a result of the deep V (22 degrees) hull shape combined
with a straight stem bow designed to pierce waves.
The exterior chameleon-like paint of the Wallypower 118 is dark metallic
green, although it changes it hue colour depending on the light, reflections
and landscape around it. The superstructure is accessed through a
sliding door at the rear and a lifting door at the front. The large,
clear aft area can be fitted with dining tables and lounge chairs
to become a cockpit-on-the-water. The superstructure is made of a
carbon frame to which the glass panels are glued. The advanced glass
is composed of Lexan and triple laminate glass.
The Wallypower 118's deck, cockpit, navigation, dining and saloon
areas have been conceived as one continuous element. Inside the superstructure,
the atmosphere is similar
that of a New York style loft apartment. The open space incorporates
three areas, from stern to bow: the saloon, the dining/seating area,
and the navigation cockpit. The seating area is designed in the same
relaxed style of the cockpit, and the drop-down bulwarks increase
the view from inside. The teak wood is covered with cushions to serve
as sofas, while the spaces between the teak planes contain various
functions such as additional seating, tables, storage and technology.
The teak soles are a continuation of the deck teak enhancing the inside-outside
living concept of the yacht.
The dining table of the Wallypower 118 is made of two identical halves,
and splits longitudinally to be moved over the teak cabinets of both
sides, and transform the area into a large clear space. Alternatively,
the dining chairs can be locked to the soles creating underway seating.
Transparency is a main feature of the yachts interior. When dining,
guests can enjoy a 360-degree view of their surroundings. Underneath
the table, the skylight allows light to filter down to the lower corridor
The lightweight carbon fiber dining table seats eight people, and
the port and starboard teak cabinets alongside serve for storage of
china, silverware and glassware.
The dining and lounging cockpit is forward of the superstructure,
to provide maximum privacy as well as being in the coolest area at
anchor, away from the engines.
Two fore dining tables can be mechanically lowered to provide a large
cushioned relaxing area in the bow of the Wallypower.
Inside the yacht the owner's stateroom is forward, and features a
king size bed. Plenty of storage is provided by the side cabinets
and a 20 plasma screen is mounted in the aft bulkhead. The cabin
has plenty of natural light coming from the top skylight. Two identical
guest cabins feature queen size beds and en-suites. Each cabin has
a 15 plasma screen in the aft bulkhead. The spacious galley
includes the crew mess, again featuring a 15 plasma screen.
The galley is equipped with a professional oven and stove, as well
as plenty of refrigerators.