The first of the two Wallys must be Esence or a sister. She's 143 feet long, full carbon and rumored to cost upwards of 30 million Euros. I don't know too much about her but she was our neighbour and a competitor at the race Hublot Palma Vela in Mallorca (the Mediterranean) in mid April. She looks just as good in real life as in the photo
. Lots of slick super yacht smart details. Very clean looks. And the dimentions are weird in a way. The huge boat has the proportions of a much smaller one, and seing people on it and in the mast
etc is always mind boggling. Racing
, she wasn't as fast as one might think. Some Wally 120s were ahead in all the races, and others were some of the time. This might be due to better crews though, as some boats there were highly pro driven.
Also, being mainly a multihull
guy, I could not help noticing; if I were in my 18 foot Hobie Wild Cat (Formula 18) I would have been easily way faster than any of the multi million Euro yachts, upwind and downwind. (The TP 52s though might have given the F18 a fight upwind in the light winds) And it would be much more fun to sail it. Closer to the water
- more fun! And thinking of the "fun per dollar" issue... Wow, this comparison does make it obvious!
Either way, as the topic here is looks, I can testify:
Yes she is stunning!