Following the WallyCento, so the innovative boat creator announces a new 80ft one design

Wednesday September 7th 2011, Author: James Boyd, Location: Italy

Following the launch of the WallyCento class, so Wally has introduced the new Wally//Otto, a state of the art 80ft One Design racing yacht.

The new yacht will feature: 

- Uncompromising racing performance at the highest levels
- Smarter, more realistic racing campaign budgets
- Quick conversion to a comfortable day-cruiser
- Much greater longevity and value retention

The Otto has been designed to sail with a limited crew and limited sail inventory to minimise campaign costs and maximise enjoyment. It also features a unique aft ’guest experience’ area where guests can enjoy the racing in comfort and safety, removed from the operations of the racing crew. When not racing, the Otto can quickly transform into a comfortable and easy to sail ‘day-cruiser’, extending the enjoyment of the boat across the whole season. Otto has also been designed with the necessary headroom and bulkhead positions to successfully convert into a spacious Wally cruiser-racer, with saloon, galley and three guest cabins.

Speaking at the launch of Wally//Otto during round four of the FT Wally Grand Prix Series in Porto Cervo, Wally Founder and President, Luca Bassani Antivari said: "Otto is a new concept; a pure racing yacht which will allow owners to compete at the very highest level alongside the Americas Cup and Olympic standard sailors already competing in the Wally//Class. This intelligent, flexible design dispenses with the ownership challenges normally associated with a traditional ‘pure’ racing yacht.”

Above: (L-R), John Hunt, Wally Chairman and CEO, Luca Bassani Antivari, Wally Founder and President, Brad Butterworth, designer Rolf Vrolijk

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