Day trips to Bimini or the Florida Keys are within easy reach with the new 48wallytender X. Four majestic 450 HP Mercury Verado V8 combined with a deep-V hull make this day cruiser perfect for South Florida’s high-performance way of life. A common challenge for owners of boats with outboard engines is the access from the stern, with banks of multiple outboards prohibiting easy boarding or entry to the water from the aft. Not so with the 48wallytender X: a great Wally innovation is the four engines split to the flanks of the boat, with two on each side, allowing the installation of the retractable hydraulic boarding passerelle/swim ladder to provide direct and easy access to the water or the shore. The deck layout is equally welcoming and as comfortable as the inboard version, including generous seating, sunbeds and alfresco dining catered to by the well-equipped galley unit. And with the sideways-opening bulwarks that boating enthusiasts have come to know and love from Wally, the open “beach” effect on the aft of the boat is a remarkable feature also included as a standard in this model. The attention to detail continues in the spacious and elegant suite below, featuring carbon fiber decking with furniture and panels in teak, allowing for cruising in total comfort. “As a hotspot for the outboard yachting lifestyle, Florida is the perfect place for this thrilling model,” says Stefano de Vivo, Managing Director of Wally. “With four 450 HP outboard racing engines primed to unleash astounding speeds, the 48wallytender X will undoubtedly turn heads with its unique match of power and style, the perfect choice for anyone who loves innovative high-performance boats.” The maximum speed is 55 knots and the cruising speed 40 knots with a range of 320 n.m., which can extend to 350 n.m. at 36 knots; wally.com.
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