Wally was founded in 1994 by Italian businessman Luca Bassani, a lifelong sailor who entered the custom yacht-building field in 1991 by designing a yacht for his family. Wally initially specialised in sailboat design, however, over the years the company extended its reach by designing state-of-the art power yachts. Wally is recognised worldwide for its innovative design and state-of-the-art carbon fibre construction techniques.
Among its many world-renowned projects is the 118 WallyPower, a sleek and futuristic looking superyacht featured in the film The Island, starring Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor. Another notable 118 WallyPower is Galeocerdo, built by Wally in Italy in 2003. Among its many awards, the 118 WallyPower has won the Millennium Yacht Design Award in the Layout of the Third Millennium” category. It also was the only yacht featured at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art architecture and design exhibition in 2004/05.
In 2012, Wally launched the 50.50-metre sailing superyacht Better Place. The worlds’ largest sloop build from carbon fibre composite, she was designed by Tripp Design with an interior by Wetzels Brown Partners.
Wally’s innovative designs undergo a stringent and thought-out process from drawing board to CAD review to detailed construction. Over the past two decades, the company been a pioneer in carbon fibre construction, having also introduced numerous innovations to the process.