If there were an equivalent of haute couture for yachts, this would be it. The dramatic Bugatti blue hull of Wally Sail’s performance sloop Better Place is the first clue. A vision of saturated color moving across the water, the stylish contrast of Better Place’s clean teak deck rimmed by raised bulwarks sends a simple message: this yacht is something special.
A streamlined 50 meters/164 ft of carbon fiber, Better Place boasts posh space for 10 guests in sleek quarters, seamlessly integrating outdoors with in. A RINA Green Star yacht equipped with Siemens diesel-electric propulsion, Better Place’s ultra light displacement of 250 tons, 88 of which are ballast and 11.5 full rigging, allow this divine design to slip through the water at 14 kts upwind, 17 to 20 kts reaching. Performance, comfort, and high tech design all come together, making time on board Better Place an incredible yachting experience.
Built by Wally Yachts, the Italian design exquisitely shows Luca Bassani’s exterior, Tripp’s naval design, and a combined passion for elegant interior/exterior design from the Wally in-house staff teamed with Wetzels Brown Partners.
The owner’s suite is a spacious 62 sqm with fabulous privileges, like the 30 sqm Terrace on the Sea, a gallery entry, a king bed to starboard, separate ensuites, and an extra large television lounge to port. Posh interiors integrating warm grey leather, matched upholstery, satin white-lacquered oak, and satin and matte carbon finishes keep the lines simple and elegant. Two double cabins, two twins, plus the owner’s suite, all accommodated by space for 9-10 crew, are sparked with touches of raspberry, ice green and sky blue. Additional color and illumination are lent by programmable LED lights that change hue to suit the mood.
Integral interiors designed by Wetzels Brown Partners multi-task by deftly accommodating purpose, seamlessly connecting deck, salon, dining, and lounging spaces, and transforming from one use to another. The dining area seats 20, opening out onto the deck, seamlessly linking to the saloon, wheelhouse, and the seemingly limitless space of the outdoors.
The large sun deck dining area seats 10, transforming to a 20-person sun bed, with a sleek, black Jacuzzi. The starboard hull door opens to facilitate tender platform and swim deck activity. Add a high performance audio/visual system by HED, and you have a yacht in Better Place with perfect sound, electronics, and technology that entertains in high contemporary style.
Every intelligent, high tech, space and weight advantage comes together on this elegant sailing yacht without a single sacrifice in comfort and luxury. True to Wally Yacht form and philosophy, Better Place is easy to sail while pleasing every technical, visual, and audio sense with its superior design. Exquisite, wide horizon views, carefully considered sightlines fore and aft, an interior washed with abundant natural light from full height windows, and cushy, clean-lined, open spaces illustrate the yacht lives up to, and perhaps even surpasses, its own name.
While currently not for charter, should you find Better Place’s description enticing, contact charter@TheBestofYachting to reserve a similar yacht for your next private luxury yacht charter.