28-metre sailing yacht Nahita launched
The new cruiser-racer 28-metre Nahita, developed for an existing Wally owner who is a keen racing yachtsman from Europe, was successfully launched right on schedule, in the presence of her team and the shipyard workforce. The yacht features the latest hull lines with the distinctive large stern and big interior volumes, resulting into the new generation superyacht, dazzlingly fast and very comfortable, providing the ultimate experience in high performance sailing. “The new Nahita fully reflects the Wally DNA to combine exceptional cruising capabilities and maxi racing performance” describes Luca Bassani, Wally and Wally Class president “Additionally, the deck is ultra-clean with huge living areas.” The new custom superyacht boasts the proven Wally hallmarks and the Judel Vrolijk naval architecture.
“The design of the Wally 93 benefits from the experience of Open Season, one of the Wally Class leaders, and of the Maxi72 winners of the last four worlds, all designed by Judel Vrolijk.” continues Bassani, “The new Nahita is very light and powerful with a featherweight 35,5 tons, that is a displacement in the region of the Wally 80 Nahita she replaces, and a sail area/displacement ratio as powerful as that of the Wallycentos”. The weights are centred amidships to minimize the pitching. The lifting keel provides for the draft to extend from 4,5 to 6,2 meters to increase the righting moment in the broad reach and the lift upwind.
"A Wally is the perfect syntheses between a high performance cruising yacht and a competitive racer " says Rolf Vrolijk of Judel Vrolijk & Co., responsible of the Wally 93 naval architecture “This new design is streamlined for the Wally Class racing circuit, that is the most competitive racing in high performance cruising yachts in the Mediterranean.” “Very powerful upwind with the same draft as the Wallycento, the new Nahita will be able to keep her lane after the start on the first upwind leg. The performance are optimised for the light to medium conditions: the yacht will have the ability to start surfing in even lower true wind speed than the Wallycentos, and easily capable to exceed the true wind speed”, concludes Vrolijk.
Nahita's christening ceremony
The Wally 93 introduces a new deck style that camouflages the central social cockpit and the coamings, looking like a full flush with plenty of living areas, unobstructed from any manoeuvre. As usual with all the Wallys, the new Nahita has full luxury interiors but her weight concentration has been optimised placing the saloon area forward of the mast and the crew cabin and galley amid-ships.
Additionally, the salon has more privacy than in the standard layouts because it is separated from the access to downbelow: the companionway leads to the passageway of the crew and guest cabins and to the galley area. Enhanced privacy also for the owners area, located forward the salon, while the two guest cabins are aft. The new Nahita is built using the most advanced composite technology, providing for the reduced displacement and increased rigidity. The building materials are like those used in the America’s cup boats: high modulus unidirectional carbon fiber, and CNC female carbon fiber mould. The breakthrough superyacht will make her debut at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2018.