Maxi sail­ing yachts. Tai­lor-made gems with a rac­ing heart

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Sail­ing su­pery­acht own­ers love na­ture and know that they pay a lower price than that paid for mo­tor yachts of equal length for a craft that in many ways is more el­e­gant, more sea­far­ing and safer in bad weather, even though it may be slower and less spa­cious. Noth­ing new, yacht­ing has al­ways been like this, but cer­tainly the pres­sure to keep yacht own­ers faith­ful to a brand has also been cul­ti­vated at a com­pe­ti­tion level. Sev­eral of the more pow­er­ful names have in fact fo­cussed on sin­gle brand tro­phies, while gen­er­ally re­gat­tas ded­i­cated to maxi yachts re­main firmly the most glam­orous on the planet. Per­haps not ev­ery­one knows that many of the most pres­ti­gious names of this ex­clu­sive club of yachts has strong ties with Italy which, con­trary to what is be­lieved, is not alone at the pin­na­cle of ex­clu­sive me­chan­i­cally pro­pelled su­pery­acht pro­duc­tion. We be­gin with Wally, the ship-build­ing firm from Monaco cre­ated by Luca Bas­sani An­ti­vari, heir to the fa­mous Ital­ian fam­ily that founded BTi­cino. Wally has pro­duced yachts that reach 164 feet, but its spe­cial­ity is hulls of around 100 feet. This is the case with the lat­est cre­ation of 2016, the “Barong D“, with in­te­ri­ors de­signed by Luca Bas­sani De­sign and naval ar­chi­tec­ture, as is tra­di­tion, by Ger­man Fr­ers: beautiful colour con­trasts and a su­per-long cock­pit for amaz­ing open-air com­fort. But on the quay, the most awe-in­spir­ing of the var­i­ous re­cent mod­els is the se­cond “Wal­lyCento, Cubed“, de­liv­ered a year af­ter the first of the se­ries: just two weeks af­ter in­au­gu­ra­tion it had al­ready be­gun to fea­ture promi­nently in re­gat­tas

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