Thursday, September 24, 2009
From carbon racer to floating villa...
WHY Wally-Hermès Yachts - all images courtesy Hermès
If you thought that the design of superyacht A was bad, you might not want to read this...
WHY is the first yacht project unveiled by the joint venture announced last year between the famous Paris fashion house Hermès and the Monaco yacht builder Wally.
According to Luca Bassani Antivari, president and chief executive of Wally “ WHY is designed to be a luxury floating villa safer and more stable than a typical yacht...”.
According to Hermès source, the future yacht also features solar panels that will help save at least 200 tons of diesel fuel a year. There is a 25-meter interior swimming pool plus a 38m beach...
"Everybody’s dream is to live on an island, in complete freedom, without constraint,
with the independence that only self-sufficiency can provide. A piece of land with
a beautiful villa partly fulfils this aspiration because it is static.
A yacht offers the freedom to move, but does not have the space of a property.
WHY has it all: space, stability, movement, independence, peace. WHY goes even further.
This revolutionary concept of the moving island is developed with the latest and most advanced sustainable technologies, recycling thermal energy, as well as any organic and inorganic waste.
The architecture of the whole project fits perfectly in the environment – there are no excesses, nothing is superfluous, the impact on the sea is minimum.
A new and unique way to live on the sea while caring about it, protecting it, and loving it. All this has always been my dream too, and when I met Pierre-Alexis Dumas I realised that this dream could come true thanks to the common values and ethical principles we share.'
Luca Bassani Antivari, President and CEO of Wally