Wallypower 58 first look: New model takes a zero-compromise approach to style

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The new Wallypower 58 is an astonishingly beautiful boat – a riotous carnival of long unbroken lines, radical angles and faceted surfaces.

But while it feels like a departure for Wally in some ways, the Wallypower 58 retains some very distinct design cues from the Wallytender, the Wallypower 52 and the iconic Wallypower 118.

That all-consuming dedication to purity of form certainly has quite a dramatic impact on the way the boat operates. The tapered bow and open aft deck, for instance, are completely unencumbered by guardrails. And where Wally takes its zero-compromise approach to style even further is in the blanket rejection of hull windows.

What you get instead are “magic portholes” – gimbal-stabilised cameras on each side of the boat, hooked up to port and starboard screens in the saloon, delivering wide-angle views of the outside world without compromising the boat’s aesthetic. That’s not to say there’s no natural light – a large deck hatch seems to funnel light into the interior.

Back up in the cockpit, the use of an open transom with a hydraulic bathing platform and 270ft² of expandable side decks brings extraordinary (non-virtual) views and a rare degree of intimacy with the elements.

There’s a secret recessed sun lounger and extendable steps hidden under its teak deck. Even the sunpad above has folding footrests to convert it into a forward-facing chaise longue.

Further forward, in the covered part of the cockpit, the Wallypower 58’s long dining station is set beneath a gloriously sculptural coupé-style superstructure with pillarless curved glass.

Down below, bathed in natural light from large overhead glass panels, the standard layout comprises a forward ensuite owner’s cabin, a full-beam lower saloon and a port day head with shower.

There’s also a “flexi-guest” layout for four-berth accommodation, as well as the option of an ensuite crew cabin, with direct access to the main deck galley, for those who want a full-time professional on board.

In all cases, the Wallypower 58’s ‘ultra deep-vee hull’ and triple IPS engines deliver a cruising experience that is more about guest-friendly refinement and reliable upwind seakeeping than outright speed. You can choose between Volvo Penta’s D8 IPS700 and IPS800 units for a range of between 300 and 330nm at 30 to 32 knots.

You can also expect a very smooth and relaxing top end of between 36 and 38 knots at wide-open throttle. Add stress-free joystick berthing and you can see why it helps make the Wallypower 58 the most appealing Wally yet.

But whichever set-up you favour – and whatever pace you choose to cruise at – it’s fair to say that very few boats in the world can make you look quite as good as this.

This new Wallypower 58 marks the start of a revamped Wally Power range under the auspices of its new owner, the Ferretti Group.

It also marks a return to the type of origami styling that people expect from this cutting-edge brand. With its stealth fighter cockpit canopy, shark’s gill air intakes and knife-edged bow, we reckon it’s the best looking Wally motorboat since the iconic Wallypower 118.

Wallypower 58 specification

LOA: 56ft 9in (17.3m)

Beam: 16ft 5in (5.0m)

Engines: 3 x 550-600hp Volvo Penta IPS700/800

Fuel capacity: 3,000L (660 gal)

Top speed: 38 knots

Range: 330nm at 30 knots

Starting price: Available on application

Wallypower 58 first look: New model takes a zero-compromise approach to style
 

The Wallypower 58 is more about style and comfort than outright speed

 

A return to Wally’s trademark looks

 

Open beach club-style cockpits don’t get much better than this

 

The sculptural playfulness of the superstructure is a delight

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