After spending some rare quality time with Luca Bassani, the creative and innovative founder of Wally Yachts in Monaco last year, I learned first-hand why his iconic sailing and power yachts have revolutionized modern yacht performance (and style) more than any other brand being built today.

So, I’m hardly surprised that Wally’s newest design—the 48 Wallytender—boasts the striking good looks and superior performance the Wally brand is known for. It’s capable to hitting 38-knots at sea, but it looks so good, you may never want to take it off your private dock. And now that Bassani’s company has been acquired by the Italian yachting titan, Ferretti Group, this 48-footer is only the beginning.