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BETTER PLACE Yacht – Idan Ofer’s 50m Luxury Sailing Yacht

The BETTER PLACE yacht is a 50.0m sailing yacht built by Italian shipbuilders Wally in 2012.

At the time of her delivery, she broke the record for being the world’s largest carbon sloop and the first yacht to earn a RINA’s Green Star for her minimal environmental impact.  

She is the first largest yacht built by Wally and she’s also one of the largest yachts in the world. 

Name:BETTER PLACE
Length:165ft (50.0m)
Guests:10
Crew:9
Builder:Wally
Designer:Wally
Tripp Design Naval Architects
Interior Design:Wally
Wetzels Brown Partners
Year:2012
Speed:14 knots
Engines:1 Cummins
Volume:310 GT
IMO:9652791

BETTER PLACE Yacht Interior

The BETTER PLACE yacht interior was styled by Wally and Dutch design house  Wetzels Brown Partners. 

One of the key elements of this yacht is her interiors open onto the exteriors and vice versa, making easy access for natural light. 

Some of her sophisticated materials are satin, oak, leather, carbon fiber, and upholstery in white and grey colors. 

Her detailed décor includes lamps, cushions, frame pictures, and colors like raspberry, ice green, and sky blue to match the exterior of the vessel. 

What makes her unique is her integral design, where the interior meets the exterior in a smooth transition. She is illuminated with color-changing LED lights. 

Her amenities include an equipped flybridge, spa pool, side bathing platform, terrace on the sea, jacuzzi tub, and barbecue, among so many others. 

BETTER PLACE offers extensive open areas on deck, perfect to host up to 16 people. 

She was built to accommodate up to 10 guests in five cabins, comprising the owner’s suite, two double cabins, and two twin cabins. She can also host up to 9 crew members on board. 

The staterooms can be found on the cabin deck, they all have wall bulkheads and grey, black, and carbon finishes. The twin cabins were specially made for the children. 

BETTER PLACE Yacht Exterior

The BETTER PLACE yacht features exterior design by Wally and naval architecture by Tripp Design Naval Architects. She is one of the ultra-light yachts that displaces only 250 tons.

This modern sailing yacht has both a hull and superstructure built with carbon fiber, as well as a Teak deck. 

The vessel exterior has sporty lines featuring a metallic Bugatti blue painting and materials like carbon and lacquered oak. She also has an imposing 67.5m carbon mast by New Zealand company Hall Spars. 

Her layout comprises a main deck, a cabin deck, and a sundeck. 

BETTER PLACE Yacht Specifications

The BETTER PLACE yacht has a 10.25m beam, a 6.2m draft, and a gross tonnage of 310. She is the only Wally 164 model.

She cruises at 12.5 knots but can reach a maximum speed of 14 knots thanks to her 1x380HP Cummins diesel.

Her diesel-electric system helps reduce consumption, noise, and vibration while providing a more efficient cruising.  

She has a fuel capacity of 18,000 liters and can carry 6,000 liters of fresh water on board. She is in the top 10% by LOA and currently sails under the Cayman Islands flag. 

BETTER PLACE is not listed for sale or available for charter, but her price is around $30 million and a running cost of $3 million per year.  

BETTER PLACE Yacht Owner

The BETTER PLACE yacht is owned by Israeli billionaire businessman and philanthropist Idan Ofer

He is the founder of Eastern Pacific Shipping, one of the largest privately-owned ship management companies in the world. He is also the principal of the Quantum Pacific Group.

According to Forbes 2022, Ofer has a net worth of 10.8 billion USD.

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