Saudade

    Monte Carlo–based Wally is known for bold, futuristic powerboat and sailboat designs. The Wally Saudade, the company’s 148-foot flagship, further enhances this reputation with a hull design that borrows somewhat from another breakthrough craft: the 143-foot Wally Esense. Saudade is both fast and deep-sea-worthy. Its owner, an experienced German yachtsman, mandated that the yacht be a true global cruiser, equipped to remain at sea for weeks without having to refuel or take on provisions. To this end, Wally designed a lightweight carbon-composite hull with a lifting keel, and employed composite rigging—all so that the finest technical systems could be installed, regardless of weight. The interior, by Eidsgaard Design of London, is strikingly minimal, with light-colored wood that accentuates a modern decor and the owner’s Asian art collection. The yacht can accommodate eight guests and includes separate quarters for six crew members. The owner has reserved a special section of the yacht for his own suite and an adjoining office.

    Photo by Alexis Andrews
    FREE PREVIEW: The Perini Navi Grace E is among Robb Report’s 2015 Best of the Best selections.
    The Tri60’s unusual winglike hull design provides a steadier ride and more interior space…
    From beautiful to radical, these stunning concepts prove that yacht designers are dreaming big…
    Photo by Nigel Young
    FREE PREVIEW: The Alen Yacht Alen 68 is among Robb Report’s 2015 Best of the Best selections…
    Its sleek lines and subtle exterior imbue the yacht with a sense of class…
    At the press of a button, the boat can transform into six different configurations…
    The vessel is equipped with a helipad, military-grade tenders, and even a skeet-shooting platform…
    Photo by Klaus Jordan
    Early details hint at the massive yacht’s cutting-edge design and posh amenities…
    The Hunton XRS43 is much faster than it looks. The black hull, teak decks, and white seating make...
    The revolutionary new yacht is both fast and fuel efficient, and schedule to debut this fall…