LN sees the Kauris IV: the newest Wally 145 owned by Marco Tronchetti Provera

Out to sea for the Kauris IV, the 44 metre yacht belonging to the CEO of Pirelli, Marco Tronchetti Provera, anchored in the Porto Antico in Genoa We saw it returning to port. Images by LN

23 June 2020 | by Redazione

When Covid restrictions began to be relaxed, at least in regards to shipbuilding, the Kauris IV was one of the first VIP deliveries, to an owner who has always demonstrated he has great taste in boats.

We are talking about Marco Tronchetti Provera, the CEO of Pirelli, who will be able to enjoy summer 2020 sailing on his Wally 145, 44 metres of innovative solutions, with elegant lines and sports performance, anchored in the Magazzini del Cotone, in the Porto Antico of Genoa.

The launch, from the shipyard of Persico Marine in Massa Carrara, took place privately during the first few weeks of the year, while more recently the boat was transferred to the port of Genoa, where its mast, 67 metres tall, rises above the moorings dedicated to mega yachts in the Magazzini del Cotone.

We were crossing Sturla, when, from a distance, we saw the profile of an imposing vessel, with lines reminiscent of a Wally. And this was the case. The name on the stern, “Kauris IV, YCI Portofino”, confirmed that this was truly the new  gem belonging to Mr. Tronchetti Provera. Unfortunately it was navigating using the engine, so we didn’t see the display of its imposing sails, as it was ready to go into the channel for the port and returning to dock.

But this Wally 145 is beauty turned into a boat: the frame is clean, rational, the equipment is top of the line, just like the building and design techniques used to make her and the space on board. Above all is the presence of mind had by the designers, German Frers and Wally, for the cockpit in the stern, reserved for the owner and his guests in a lowered position, to guarantee more privacy.


Length f.t.: 44.20 m

Beam: 9.50 m

Draught: from 4.5m to 7.2m depending on the position of the keel

Displacement: 171t

Exterior design: German Frers | Wally

Interior design: Wally/Droulers Architecture/Studio Sculli

Naval Architecture: German Frers Naval Architecture

Structural Engineering: Pure Design & Engineering

Builder: Persico Marine

Passengers: 8

Crew: 8

Sail area at white sails: 1,038 m3

Sail area off wind: 1,968 m3

Sails: North Sails

Engines: 2 x MAN D2676LE425 478 kW @ 2.100 rpm, 2 x electric motors 60 kW, 2 x retractable pods by Shipmotion RPS 60C

Cruising speed using motor: 15 knots

Desalinators: 1,200 l/h

Fuel tanks: 15,000 litres

Fresh water tanks: 3,000 litres


Giuseppe Orrù


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