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WALLY 58x38 Meter

Discussion in 'Wally Yacht' started by orion, Sep 24, 2009.

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  1. orion

    orion Senior Member

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    I received the press release a few days ago. I found it so absurd, I didn't bother to publish it. Had no idea they were actually going to build this thing. It leaves me with a question...

    WHY?
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    I'm no naval architect, but isn't there a bit of a problem with the beam being so wide in comparison to the hull lenght?

    Anyway, why do boats have narrow beams and long hulls?

    Cheers!
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    It looks like the treadle my mother had on the floor beneath her old Singer sewing machine.
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    Hull form efficiency

    All other things being equal a long, narrow hull is able to move through the water easier than a hull of the same length but with a wider beam. This will result in greater fuel efficiency as it takes less power to push through the water and usually a greater speed than that beamy vessel of the same length each given the same power plant. It is similar to the aerodynamics that go into making automobiles more fuel efficient. A slick deign in the in the wind tunnel will help with MPG in the real world.
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    Class?

    I finished reviewing the article and the WHY web site and despite having three pages of specs, I cannot seem to find mention of any classification society willing to put their stamp of approval on this thing. I'd love to see how strong that glass is on the lowest deck if they venture out of a safe harbor and catch a storm or some following seas.
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    I asked about this last week in the Wally thread and one of our moderators, Kevin, filled me in on what It might be about but, interesting. It looks like an oversized yacht tender but has some cool spaces. This one is even more outlandish than the Island concept they came up with a few years ago!
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    Personal taste (or maybe distaste rather) aside, along with the slew of yet to be answered questions regarding her performance, one has to admit it is rather refreshing to see someone take such a dramatic conceptual departure in not just the form, but also the function of a yacht. While most builders/buyers seem to be looking to maximize speed in an effort to get from one port to the next as quickly as possible, WHY seems to have really focused on shifting the ultimate destination from various ports, to the yacht itself. Being at sea rather than going by sea.

    The design provides some uniquely advantageous options that are not afforded on vessels of the more traditional shape. The two in particular that struck me are the large, open spaces and the expansive use of photovoltaic panels. Neither of which have been effectively utilized in the same way they are here.

    Does anyone know if there's a projected delivery date yet? Or is this one still stuck in the hazy realm between concept and reality? It seems to me that they must be pretty serious about it if they built a full-scale model out of plywood. You don't often see that for yachts of this size.
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    personally i can see this type of boat been anchor at islands for longer periods of time then the usual charter boat. its got a wider beam, making it more stable... kind of more like a hotel on water. thoughts?

    (not the best looking)

    far
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    Here is the first built Ramform ship, delivered to the norwegian navy in 1995.
    Looks like a fore part of a super tanker... at least above water line.

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    Just as I wonder if the 'radical sailing concept' posted earlier on the forum could sail into the wind, I'm wondering if Why could actually turn, or reverse into a berth, or track straight in a following sea. What next...a completely circular disc yacht ? Fascinating, yet puzzling.
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    Something like this ?...

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    Oh my giddy aunt.
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    Will marinas start charging by beam instead of length? And if there's a problem finding slips for megayachts, what about for obesiyachts? :p

    Judy
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    i just remembered the old james bond movie, where the yacht splits in two with one forward and one aft-section, might be interesting to add that to the yacht, a second part, which can be added to the aft ob the WHY, so it gets bit bigger :D

    another thought: if there're 2 of those WHY in one port, maybe they're sticking together and become one big one and share marina charges? :D
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    I can't help but laugh at the title of that video:

    Yes... as opposed to the other kind of sailing yacht that's powered by something else.

    As for the WALLY... hey, go for it! I hope somebody has the courage to take the plunge and gets that built. I'm always excited to see departures from the norm.

    Same goes for the radical sailer.
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    This two Ramform ship captains allready figured out to share marina charges, here they make one ship out of 2

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    What's up with all the cross design stuff? Doesn't Hermes design silk scarves?

    Eddie Bauer branded Ford Explorers? (Where did that get Eddie Bauer?)

    Porsche design sunglasses? Really? Anyone here own/want to own Porsche sunglasses? Is that a statement about not being able to afford a Porsche?

    Porsche is now designing...cell phones? HERE

    In my opinion, Porsche Design still has some work to do on the Cayenne.

    I guess if the "Ramform" works, it would work for a yacht...I guess. I just can't imagine it being very comfortable in any kind of sea.