Tango, the fourth unit of the highly competitive Wallycento fleet, was successfully launched at Persico Marine facility in the Ligurian west coast. The stepping operation was completed after the yacht touched the water.
“Tango turned out exactly how we envisaged her when we started developing the project: super sleek lines and aggressive overall appeal conveying her high performance DNA,” proudly says Luca Bassani, Wally President. “Additionally, our form-reflects-function approach is epitomised in Tango’s sheer flush deck in the like of the iconic Esense: besides enhancing the purity of the design, it would facilitate the manoeuvres while racing. We look forward to the sea-trials and test the predicted superior performance of our new superyacht.”
Along with Wally’s over 20 years know-how, the new Wallycento boasts Mark Mills’s naval architecture, Pinifarina interior design and Persico Marine construction technology: the perfect mix to produce a magnificent speed-machine.
“Tango is our largest project to date and also we believe the most innovative, the most stylish, and certainly one of the most satisfying to develop” says Mark Mills of Mills Design. “We developed a radical proposal combining dramatic deck geometry with a novel interior layout for the most efficient result within the Wallycento box-rule, integrated with the structure to a level not yet seen in a yacht of this size.”
The immersed volume of the hull are more forward than the previous Wallycentos, and the aft lines are cleaner and more stretched. Additionally, her displacement close to the minimum required by the box-rule, combined with the maximum sail plan allowed, would bring some advantages in the typical lights airs of the Mediterranean conditions.
Tango’s interior layout places the main salon aft, the engine room and service area amidships, and the guest accommodation forward, to further concentrate the weights over the boat center of gravity. The contemporary interior design carries the signature of Pininfarina, the renowned design brand, reflecting the visionary approach of Tango’s owner to have the inside-outside consistency. “The interior design of this Wallycento challenged our team to achieve the perfect balance of performance and comfort.” says Paolo Pininfarina, Pininfarina Group Chairman. “Thanks to the selection of the materials and the innovative solutions of the interior decoration delivering both function and aesthetics, we generated a true thoroughbred of the sea, ultra-light and super performing, perfectly suitable for cruising as well as for racing.”
Tango marks the start of the collaboration with Persico Marine for the superyacht construction.
“We are extremely pleased with our first cruising superyacht: Tango weighs only 47,5 tons thanks to the overall optimisations developed at the beginning of the project.” explains Marcello Persico, Persico Marine CEO. “Our new team uniquely combines the expertise in sound pure racing boats such as the VORs, Mini Maxis, and America’s Cups catamarans, with that in the most refined cruising superyachts. Thanks to the new team, we could deploy the latest know-how in every area of the yacht, from the composite to the interiors up to the very innovative systems and sail controls. We invested a lot of time and energy in the early development of the design of the whole boat, and started the construction after confirming all the solutions and aspects of the design.”