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Cruise on a floating Island by Wally Hermès

Submitted onFebruary 24, 2010 No comments yet, share your thoughts

We are suckers for designers who are willing to push boat designs in new directions. But Wally Hermès Yachts unveils a revolutionary approach to cruising in motor yachts all together. his design is a 58 metre-long by 38 metre-wide yacht, or rather a floating island.


The concept of a self sufficient mega yacht that could take longer voyages, and stay remote for months at a time is nothing new. it is not unusual for owner to demand basic produce to be cultivated on board, decreasing the need for basic resupply. WHY (Wally Hermès Yachts) takes the concept a step further, this floating island is a radical shift in space and live aboard considerations. It Breaking away from traditional layouts and places importance on livability blurring the lines between villa and yacht. Yet with 14 knts top speed and the range to cross the Atlantic 4 times, the owner can change his view screen-saver views. With a promenade deck measuring 130 meter long by 3 meter wide there is plenty of rooms to watch wheals migrating or a dramatic sunset.


The design team is interested in creating a vessel that lead the path in green boating. Sustainability and maintaning a low impact on the sea is an integral part of the whole concept. Luca Bassani Antivari, president of Wally, explains the project is “…developed with the latest and most advanced sustainability technology, recycling thermal energy, as well as any organic and inorganic waste”. Pierre-Alexis Dumas the Artistic Director adds “Its relationship with the sea must be respectful and easy. WHY intends to offer a new way of moving over water by creating an innovative way of managing and recycling its sources and uses of energy.”WHY-CommonArea

Basic Specs:
LOA: 58 M
BEAM: 38 M
Disp.: 2,400 tons
Sleeps: 12 guests / 20 crew with 3,400 m² of living areas
cruising: 12 knots / maximum speed: 14 knots
Long range autonomy 4 Atlantic crossings

watch the making of WHY 58 by 38 or visit their official web site.

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