Motor Boats turned 30 years old in 2020. Who better than Luca Bassani, founder of Wally, can tell what has changed between before and after? His boats have been a watershed and have contributed to change and evolve the world of motor boats. So we decided to interview him and today you can watch the video among the events of Milano Yachting Week! Watch it here!
Luca Bassani, Wally and motor boats
Luca Bassani, 64 years old, is universally recognized as one of the modern motor (and sailing) boats, creator and builder of those Wally, coveted and appreciated all over the world. For boating, however, is also much more. Its history is there to prove it. That’s why his story is full of surprises, tasty anecdotes, behind the scenes unpublished.
The vertical bow, the foldable terraces, the cockpit in the bow and the use of glass surfaces. All things that we see and take for granted in today’s boats and yachts. As well as the phenomenon of maxi-tenders and MedBoats that we like so much today. Behind all this is him, Luca Bassani.
Everything comes from sailing, where the Monegasque shipyard took its first steps. Then one day a shipowner asked him for a motorboat and from there a whole series of insights that brought Wally’s motorboats to the top of international boating.
The demolishable wall? It already existed at the beginning of 2000
In this photo we see the WallyPower 118 in 2002 and its collapsible walls. Today they are widespread and are one of the most important trends in recent years. Starting from this 36 meters built to measure today have come up to a 9 meters wide distribution as the Beneteau Flyer 9. This is just one of the many insights of Luca Bassani and Wally, that today the nautical industry has assimilated, making them its own: look at them all here, in the beautiful story-interview to Luca Bassani.