Wally, a company in the Ferretti Marine Group, has expanded its line with the 43wallytender and 43wallytenderX. She’s a day boat that features a protected cockpit with a wraparound glass windshield, fold-out bulwarks, a T-top, teak decking and a cabin with private head and separate shower.
She’s available in inboard and outboard versions. Deleting the X indicates that the boat has inboard power. The outboard version is an inch longer at 43’3” (13.2 m) and the maximum beam is 14’1” (4.3 m). The deepest draft is 4’1” (1.25 m) and light displacement is listed at 19,842 lbs. (8,836.89 kg). She carries 462 gallons (1,750 liters) of fuel and 53 gallons (200 liters) of fresh water.
The 43wallytender was introduced in 2020 and the company’s “center cockpit” design made its debut. It offers the protection of a cockpit with the practicality and access of a walkaround as well as a modular deck configuration that can be adapted to an owner’s preferences. The design combines the feeling of freedom in the open air and the security and comfort of a more enclosed yacht.
The new outboard-powered 43wallytenderX made its U.S. debut at the Palm Beach International Boat Show in 2021. She’s powered by triple Mercury Racing 450R outboards that push her to 50 knots while triple 300-hp Mercury 300 Verados give the yacht an estimated top speed of 40 knots.
Joystick controls, dynamic positioning and autopilot are standard on both versions of the 43wallytender. She is constructed in advanced composites with carbon fiber at the Wally factory in Forli, Italy, and she has a V-bottom with 21 degrees of deadrise at the transom.
As with the inboard model, the 43wallytenderX has a modular aft deck configuration to suit a range of purposes. Opt for the large sunpad to provide easy-to-access storage for water toys under the lounge. The yacht can be equipped with a ski pylon and other watersports accessories.
Expand the cockpit’s entertaining utility with fold-down bulwarks that expand the aft deck and enhance the interaction with the water. The central cockpit layout ensures maximum protection from the elements beneath the carbon-fiber T-top with Wally’s awning made from laminated sail cloth. The windshield is free of mullions and made from tempered glass. An owner can opt for a Seakeeper that is powered by solar panels in the T-top. The T-top is also designed to fit under lower bridges like those found in the Miami area.
Another option is indoor-outdoor air conditioning with a larger cooler box that has been integrated into the boat’s seating. Below decks, the climate-controlled cabin offers space for a weekend getaway. As mentioned earlier, there’s a head with a separate shower with standing headroom.
For optimum protection around the docks, the 43wallytender and the X edition have the company’s wraparound fender that most would call a large rubrail. The retractable boarding gangway (passarelle) and swim ladder are in the stern next to the outboards.