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The WallyDinghy

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A first-class second boat

A first-class second boat

One man’s yacht is another man’s dinghy.

The WallyDinghy is a futuristic-looking, wedge-shaped 33-footer that has been the choice of megayacht owners and those with homes on the water, according to Wally spokesperson Monica Paolazzi.

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“The owner of a WallyDinghy is either an owner of a megayacht and uses the boat as a tender to take people ashore and as a day runabout to go and enjoy the little spots where the megayacht can’t go,” says Paolazzi, “or an owner of a villa on the water and uses the dinghy as a day runabout.”

It would pair nicely with one of Monaco-based Wally’s sailing or power yachts, too, which range from 50 to 150 feet, she adds.

The WallyDinghy has a plum bow and wraparound rubber fender to assist in duties around the dock or swim platform. There’s a large center console helm station, with a head and shower compartment inside, in addition to wraparound seating, a sunpad, and an anchor locker in the bow.

Abaft the helm and companion seats is the cockpit seating area, with fore-and-aft facing bench seats and a refrigerator. The boat has a built-in stereo system, a stern sunpad atop the engine compartment and teak decks. Everything forward of the integral swim platform and aft sunpad area is on one level. Paolazzi describes the boat as safe for children and guests and smooth riding in a seaway.

The WallyDinghy, which measures 32 feet, 9 inches overall with a beam of 11 feet, 6 inches, is built at the Wally Europe shipyard in Massa Carrara, Italy, using the same advanced composite construction as Wally’s high-end large yachts (www.wally.com). It displaces 9,259 pounds and draws 1 foot, 8 inches (2 feet, 6 inches with its twin sterndrives down).

Power comes from a pair of 2.8-liter 200-hp MerCruisers, and the company says top speed is around 44 mph. It carries 106 gallons of fuel and 53 gallons of fresh water.

The price is a cool $385,000 at the current exchange rate. A 45-foot Wally Tender also is available in case you need something a little bigger.