48 WALLYTENDE­R

Re­fined and ac­com­mo­dat­ing, most cer­tainly, but there’s noth­ing gen­tle about this ten­der.

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This good lookin' get-about is the premier prod­uct to come out of the joint ven­ture be­tween Wally and Fer­retti Group. Just as we'd hoped, it re­tains the quintessen­tially cool cos­met­ics of a Wallytende­r design, while also gain­ing the panache of the Ital­ian multi­na­tional. And while our ob­ser­va­tion of Fer­retti's con­tri­bu­tion may seem vague, that's ex­actly the point: the big brand have not mus­cled into the design process to cheapen the spirit of Wally for scal­a­bil­ity and profit, they've sim­ply al­lowed a pure con­tin­u­a­tion of the brand to be pro­duced on their plat­form. At least, that's how it seems.

The lat­est 48 Wallytende­r takes the con­cept of the stand­alone day­boat that de­fined pre­vi­ous ver­sions and in­tro­duces a se­ries of slight im­prove­ments to make the ex­pe­ri­ence all the more en­joy­able. In or­der to fa­cil­i­tate these

up­grades, the newly formed duet have man­aged to tweak and re­fine to pro­vide more space than be­fore – most no­tably, that means more in­te­rior vol­ume. This was done by rais­ing the free­board del­i­cately so as not to di­lute hull's clean lines. Now, the 48 Wallytende­r has a com­fort­able cabin below deck, as well as a full shower cu­bi­cle.

Up top there are cushy lounges fore and aft, as well as a din­ing ta­ble ser­viced by a gal­ley that in­cludes a stove, sink and two fridges. There's a de­cep­tive amount of stor­age scattered around the deck, in­clud­ing large com­part­ments be­neath sunbeds. The hard­top can be ex­tended with ad­di­tional sun awnings that are sup­ported by car­bon fi­bre rods. Speaking of which, the vis­i­ble car­bon fi­bre fin­ish that dom­i­nates the helm con­sole is a sure sign of race-ready pedi­gree, as well as some­thing that would look right at home on a Fast and Fu­ri­ous set.

Per­haps the most strik­ing fea­ture of the fun-size design is its fold-down bul­warks that dra­mat­i­cally in­crease swim plat­form sur­face area, with a com­bined pas­sarelle/swim ladder.

When it comes to per­for­mance (yes, it's as fast as it looks), there are twin Volvo IPS 650 engines pro­duc­ing a to­tal of 1020 horse­power to pro­pel the hull at up to 38 knots. Joy­stick con­trol makes pi­lot­ing a breeze, adding yet another jewel in the crown of this ver­sa­tile ves­sel. Whether it's put to use as a fam­ily week­ender, a bach­e­lor boat or as an over the top ten­der on a mon­ster yacht, the 48 Wallytende­r will surely do an ex­cep­tional job.

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