This Bermuda-rigged sailing yacht was constructed in carbon fibre to RINA classification and MCA compliance, fitted out with zero compromise and delivered by Italian sailing superyacht titan Wally Yachts in 2007. She was designed by Germán Frers, the master of combining sparkling performance with sleek looks and fine comfort, and her clean, contemporary interiors are by the yard’s in-house team. She has been meticulously maintained and upgraded by her current owner.
A very thorough 2022 refit saw a whole host of mechanical and technical upgrades. These included new seacocks throughout, class requirement works, new running rigging, PBO backstay, Vectran steering cable and new B&G Zeus chartplotters. This follows a complete overhaul of her Cummins engine and Idromar watermaker in 2021. She is in pristine condition, a step-aboard-and-sail-away proposition.
Her extra-tall Southern Spars carbon fibre mast was serviced in 2020, giving a clean bill of health to her carbon fibre ECsix rigging, fitted in 2016. A wardrobe of North Sails 3Di sails was new in 2017. Together these combine to make WALLY LOVE an absolute rocket ship, with speeds of 12-16 knots achieved effortlessly.
Between the companionway and the twin helm stations, the guest cockpit is a family-friendly space, free from lines, in which guests can enjoy the sailing underway sheltered by a sprayhood forward and dine at anchor shaded by a removable awning.
An expansive and versatile foredeck provides a range of options for relaxation and entertainment at anchor, easily reached on wide sidedecks. Sun bathers can choose between the coachroof aft of the helm stations or the lowered terrace on the sea aft, sheltered from the breeze. The transom lowers to create a swim platform with hand shower and there are steps down from the main deck and into the water.
Forward of the terrace on the sea, a bank of glazing sheds light into the saloon, accessed via the aft companionway, exquisite carbon fibre steps. Skylights and hullports deliver more light and seated sightlines for guests dining to port or lounging to starboard.
The companionway forward of the guest cockpit leads to the lower deck guest accommodation. Forward is the owner’s suite with two outsized single beds that can convert into one huge king-sized double. Just aft are two twin cabins, each with an additional pullman berth, completing accommodation for eight guests in three cabins, all en suite. She also sleeps four crew.
Underway her Frers heritage is evident in her performance, downwind and up thanks to her 4.9m (16.1ft) T keel. In calms her 325hp engine drives a folding Gori prop to give her a top speed of 12.5kn and a cruising speed of 10.5kn. WALLY LOVE has a Novamarine 460 guest tender with a 40hp outboard and there are three SUPs and two SeaBobs in the toy locker.