Monaco-based boatbuilder Wally Yachts has unveiled a new range of 30m (100ft) cruising yachts.

The design of the Wallycento (pictured) is taken from the lines of the latest racing yachts, with reduced displacement, a powerful sail plan, moveable ballast, improved stability and planing hull characteristics.

“We were asked by several passionate owners to create a fleet of yachts sharing similar high performance,” says Luca Bassani, Wally and Wally Class president. “The goal is to have even more fun by increasing the closeness of the racing and the competitive level of our very comfortable and fully equipped cruising yachts.”

The new 30m (100ft) yacht will have a beam of up to 7.2m (24ft) and displace around 45-50 tonnes. The first Wallycento could be delivered as early as 2012.