Spanning the arc between the stylishly practical wallytender range and the practically stylish wallypower58, the new wallypower50 is so flexible and adaptable that it can serve as anything from chaseboat to tender to day-cruiser to luxury weekender to high-octane thrill-ride – proof indeed that whatever life you want to lead, the wallypower50 is the bridge that can take you there.
“We’re thrilled to introduce our latest masterpiece, the wallypower50, at Boot Düsseldorf this January. It’s a proud moment for us to showcase this stunning model to the world,” says Stefano de Vivo, Wally’s Managing Director. “The wallypower50 is an extraordinary blend of design, engineering, and construction, seamlessly incorporating elements from Wally models into a sublime design. It’s a true stroke of genius, embodying the best of both boat styles based on customer preferences. She’s unequivocally a Wally in every sense.”
The wallypower50 combines the more open design of the wallytenders with the more spacious areas of the wallypower58, with an extensive options list that means you can define your wallypower50 to meet your operational wishes. Love the vertical stem and inimitably striking lines of the wallypowers? The new wallypower50 carries that design DNA in her profile and her hull, matching flair with finesse. But if you want an element of wallytender practicality, no problem – you can spec a wraparound fender like those found on the wallytenders to give you more rugged workhorse capability.
Central to the onboard experience is the beautifully drawn balance between rugged practicality and sublime functionality, and it is here that the shared genes between the wallytenders and the wallypowers is truly evident.
The wallypower50 boasts all the open space of her smaller cousins, which lends herself perfectly to working tender operational parameters, but adds touches that speak to her standalone capabilities too. There are two sunbeds aft instead of one, with a generous walkway between them offering easy boarding and disembarkation; moreover, drop-down aft bulwarks extend the aft deck space by six square metres, creating a luxurious area for enjoying the sea or enjoying a sundowner or two with family and friends.
Forward of the sunbeds, nestling under the protection of the angular cockpit structure yet still delivering an alfresco feel, is the cockpit saloon. A dining table with banquettes and further bench seating comfortably accommodates eight guests, with space for more on forward-facing bench seats plus the helm chairs. Of course, there is also a foredeck sunpad with adjustable headrests, ideal for soaking up some rays at anchor or away from prying eyes when moored stern-to; there is also easy access to the hidden anchoring system, which itself is not only a neat design trick but also means even the foredeck is clutter free.
The helm itself is elegant and modern, offering all controls to hand and with two large MFDs providing access to all operating and systems data as well as a comprehensive navcomms suite. The helm is ideally located for all-round visibility – particularly pertinent when riding the wallypower50 to her higher performance limits.
Below, the wallypower50 reveals her power roots, with not only a full head and shower but a welcoming space that can offer everything you need for weekending, or even longer cruising. A large forward double berth, cosy saloon area and kitchenette galley, all finished to the highest standards, mean the wallypower50 can just as easily be your pied-a-terre wherever you wish to go – a luxurious and inviting studio apartment that’s perfect for couples.
On deck and below deck, the wallypower50 really shows her true colours in terms of being able to meet the demands of any boater and any operating profile,” says De Vivo. “From tender to weekender, she can do it all.
The wallypower50 doesn’t just encompass flexibility, she also offers a bridge into the rarefied world of true performance boating – because if a thrilling, responsive, exhilarating dream-ride is what you’re after, of course there’s a version for you.
The standard model offers propulsion via twin Volvo Penta IPS650s that offer a 30-knot cruise and a top speed of 36 knots, all the while combining performance with easy handling thanks to a perfect hull, and joystick control with optional DPS for close-quarters situations.
For those who revel in real performance, there’s the wallypower50X. Offered in two variants, each with quad Mercury outboards, the wallypower50X multiplies the Wally factor and takes you for a serious blast. With the quad 400hp options, you’re looking at a 48-knot max with a range of 240 nautical miles. Step up to the quad 500hp option and watch the wallypower50X power to more than 50 knots.
It’s not just about grunt, of course. The wallypower50 and wallypower50X draw on a deep-V hull to offer stability at speed and the ability to cruise faster even in bigger seas, meaning more scope to enjoy everything the wallypower50 offers in more conditions.
“It’s no accident the original wallypower118 has become so iconic, thanks to her revolutionary looks and revelatory performance,” says Bassani. “And it’s no accident that the new wallypower50 shares that groundbreaking spirit and performance DNA, showing how we are able to capture the essence of that original model and distil it into a new milestone model for the modern boater.”