Luca Bassani tells the Wally story at the upcoming German Superyacht Conference
Monday, February 25, 2019 4:00 PM
Monaco – “Wally has always been about innovation, about combining the latest technology with contemporary design, and about constantly looking at ways to enhance the on-the-water experience through performance, comfort and style,” says Luca Bassani, founder of the iconic Monegasque brand.
In fact, since he founded the brand in 1994, Wally has pioneered groundbreaking solutions that have transformed technologies and aesthetics to the extent that today it is hard to identify any aspect of large yacht design, sail or power, that has not been influenced by his creative vision. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and many Wally innovations – from the early use of carbon fibre to the concept of easy sailing and folding bulwarks – have been widely adopted by other boat builders.
Instrumental in continuing Luca Bassani’s unique way of thinking is the recent partnership with Ferretti Group."The market today requires significant investment to develop new products and new markets," said Bassani at the official announcement during Boot Düsseldorf. "Ferretti Group has great industrial, organisational and commercial capabilities and will be able to boost Wally. I will continue my design and development activity on an exclusive basis, ensuring the continuity of Wally's DNA.”
Luca Bassani returns to Germany in few days for the German Superyacht Conference in Hamburg on 28th February, where for the first time he will present the story of Wally, depicting the innovations that became brand hallmarks and influenced the entire yachting industry. In anticipation of this event, we’ve put together a round up of the many innovations that have since been absorbed into mainstream yachting.