Wally is one of the very few yacht builders whose vessels actually match the futuristic renderings on display at boat shows. Luca Bassani, Wally’s founder, has now joined forces with the Ferretti Group to create superyachts unlike any the world has ever seen. For the first time, Espen Oeino and Luca Bassani have creatively come together to design a fast open superyacht that will change the way the world sees Mediterranean cruiser yachts forever. The Wallypower 165 is a mesmerizing 150 feet of pure ocean-going sexiness packed with astounding amenities and capable of 30-knot speeds. The spear-shaped bow flows smoothly back to a huge salon and dining area that are set amidships and made even larger by balconies that fold out for true oceanfront ambiance. A 45-foot long sundeck leads aft from the bridge and its floor-to-ceiling glass walls. The swimming pool and sunning area are revealed when the glass bulwarks are retracted. Guests can also cavort in the ocean at the “beach club” area all the way aft. In addition to the owner’s stateroom and four guest staterooms, the Wallypower has crew quarters for 10 far enough to ensure privacy, yet close enough for immediate assistance; Wally.com.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.