July 14, 2012

New Model: Wally 26M Ace

A much awaited Wally concept, the 26M Ace finally takes it to the water.  Starting as builder of fast sailing yachts in the nineties, Wally quickly got high attention with the one off 2002 launched 118 Power in the motor yachting World, which was followed with smaller sized units, and a lot of copies from other builders which are still born to this day. Will the 26 M Ace have the same affects on the market.  The number for it to surprise are surely there thanks to its efficient hull design, high level sandwich construction with double thickness to Class requirements, an extra ten per cent of beam to similar sized yachts giveing one third of more volume, and an innovative hull design featuring the new Wallybow bulb shape.  Other surprises are also the layout of the interior which takes an unusual shape thanks to the centre forward location of the engine room, which moves all the guest accommodation from midships to aft.  The choice here is for two layouts, a three cabins with large queen sized owners stateroom, or a four cabins version with three near identical sized VIP suites.   The two crew cabins sleeping four in bunk berths, plus galley and lazarette, crew lobby is located in the forward part.  Power is from twin 600hp Cat engines which give a max speed of 12 knots, and a cruise of 9 knots which give an estimated 5000 nautical miles range.
Technical Data:
LOA - 26.23 m (86ft)
Hull Length - 23.95 m
Waterline Length - 25.5 m
Beam - 7.75 m
Draft - 1.75 m half load
Displacement - 94 t half load
Fuel Capacity - 14000 l
Water Capacity - 3000 l
Accommodation - 6 guests in 3 cabins, 8 guest in 4 cabins, 4 crew berths in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C12 600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 12 knots max, 9 knots cruise
Range - 5000 nm at 9 knots
Project - Wally, Allseas