Hoek and Wally have come up with a carbon retro 36ft dayboat inspired by a 200-footer!
Anyone familiar with the work of Dutch naval architect Andre Hoek and Wally supremo Luca Bassani might regard them as unlikely collaborators but they have come up with the idea of the Wally Nano, a 36ft retro day sailer with classic lines.
The idea was born out of the enormous Pilgrim project, an idea for a 200ft retro superyacht which eventually went to another designer.
The Nano comes in Mediterranean, Solent and Lake versions and the draught varies accordingly. The Nano will have an electric propulsion system with an eight-hour capacity and there are hydraulic Magic Trim options so that most sail controls can be operated by tiller mounted buttons – just like your car!
She’s all carbon, very light, can be trailed or put in a 40ft container. This is a highly sophisticated package and we gather there’s a consortium in the Solent keen to develop a fleet. We wonder if Hoek and Bassani can work the same sort of magic Cornish Crabbers managed with their Shrimper of which to date around 1000 have been launched?see the next (August) issue of Yachting World for more detail.