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 MYDA (Millennium
Yacht Design Award). The Wallypower 118 is a unique yacht with marked
characteristics like the vertical bow, lateral air inlets, and angular
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
design Wallypower 118 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
boats. 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 Wallypower 118 items without aesthetic appeal
are neatly concealed and hidden without sacrificing functionality.
An innovative interceptor system tailors the boat's 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 Wallypower 118 interior 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
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.
Wallypower 118 seating are 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 beneath.
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-inch 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-inch plasma screen in the aft bulkhead. The spacious galley includes
the crew mess, again featuring a 15-inch plasma screen. The galley
is equipped with a professional oven and stove, as well as plenty
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