Wider launch the 150 and look to the next one, the Wider 165

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter only few days from the launch of the WIDER 150 Superyacht, the Ancona-based shipyard is already at work for the creation of their new flagship, the Wider 165.

With a gleaming white painted hull and superstructure, and intricately refined cabinetry fitted, the Wider 150 Project “Genesi”, which is now available on the market at the price of Euro 26 mln, has been introduced to the ocean for the first time on October 21st.

“It is enormously satisfying to see “Genesi” in the water for the first time” says Tilli Antonelli, Wider Founder and CEO. “But now we have the important task of checking that everything is working to the same high standards that we have set ourselves in every other aspect of the construction process. We believe that this can be done in 8-10 weeks but will not rush anything if it means compromising on the quality of the finished yacht…We will make sure that she is 110% finished before unveiling her in full to the market.”


Entirely constructed in aluminium, with the elegant profile created by yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with Wider Founder and CEO, Tilli Antonelli and the in-house WIDER design team, it was conceived for someone who enjoys being out on the water, is looking for the large outdoor spaces to do so, demands all of the indoor comforts they require from a home and an engineering package which allows them to  appreciate the entire yacht in the highest levels of comfort.


The WIDER 150 boasts more than 350m2 of external areas, offering numerous relaxation spaces. Most noteworthy of these, are:

  • [highlight color=”yellow”]The spectacular Beach Club: measuring 90m².[/highlight] The WIDER 150’s beach club is larger than any other boat of comparable length. It provides a magnificent onboard oasis, easy access to the sea, and plenty room for sunbathing. The marine experience is further enhanced by a covered 7m seawater swimming pool. Thanks to its floating system, the stern of the WIDER 150 can be converted into a spacious garage ideal for carrying the WIDER 32. The beach club’s seawater pool opens up at the transom to allow the tender to be driven in. This system makes entry and exit maneuvers considerably easier for the crew.
  • [highlight color=”yellow”]A large sun deck [/highlight]fitted with a full bar, barbecue and spa, makes the ideal spot to entertain guests or sunbathe while enjoying 360° views.
  • In front of the wheelhouse, is a [highlight color=”yellow”]concealed foredeck lounge[/highlight], hidden beneath a watertight hatch on the coachroof; the hatch raises to reveal a spacious entertaining area, complete with sofas and flat-screen TV – perfect as an additional and very private relaxation space for cocktails, movies or even alfresco dining.

The elegant, contemporary interior includes furniture and leather supplied by Poltrona Frau with large floor to ceiling windows throughout the main and upper deck lounge areas permitting sunlight to flood in and provide panoramic views of the sea. The upper deck features a sky lounge and dining area with sliding doors to the outside that can be hidden from view allowing for an indoor/outdoor dining experience.  On the main deck, the spacious main saloon is divided into two large living spaces, one for relaxing the second a formal dining area.

Forward of the saloon is the 75m² full-beam owner’s suite that can also be split into two distinct areas, separated by sliding doors, an office / study and sleeping quarters including walk-in wardrobe, a sizeable 5.6m² sea terrace,  as well as bathroom with 3m shower and custom made wooden bathtub.

The guest accommodation is equally generous meaning the WIDER 150 is as well suited for charter as for the owner’s friends; this consists of four en-suite cabins, 2 VIP’s and 2 standard, one of the latter also including a Pullman berth for a child.

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The WIDER 150 is powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system combined with Azimuthal pods. Four inline variable speed diesel generators, combined with the state-of-the-art WIDER power management system and the latest battery technology, serve the hotel and propulsion requirements of the vessel. This system reduces consumption while at the same time facilitating unprecedented range.

The traditional engine room has been replaced by two separate units; the Power Generator Room in the bow and a Technical Room with LiPo (Lithium polymer) battery pack in the stern. This leaves the heart of the vessel free for larger, more comfortable guest cabins located in the most stable part of the yacht.

The overall propulsion system is completely modular, so the WIDER 150 can cruise using only the battery packs, in ZEM (Zero Emission Mode), or with up to four inline diesel generators. This means it can cruise at a higher range of speeds while continuing to enjoy limited specific fuel consumption.

All onboard energy sources are controlled by the WIDER Power Management System, a smart and fully integrated system which controls the power supplied by the shore connection, the gen-set and the battery packs, distributing it between the hotel requirements, the propulsion system and the recharging of batteries, as required.

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The Wider 165 – project Cecilia

On the 26th of October, the largest and most spectacular of the WIDER range, the Wider 165 – project Cecilia, was moved along the 900m of public highways to WIDER’s main yard for fitting out.

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“This is an especially exciting time for us… last week we launched our first Superyacht, this week we look to the next one… With the aluminium hull and superstructure all but complete the first job is to attach the upper deck structure to the hull. This could not be done in the other facility because of height restrictions. Thereafter, we will be pushing ahead with all of the various trades to ensure that we are on time for [highlight color=”yellow”]delivery to the owner in 12 months’ time[/highlight]” says Tilli Antonelli, Wider Founder and CEO.

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Originally developed to fulfil an owner’s desire to equip his vessel with a submersible for thrilling underwater adventures, the WIDER 165 is a no-compromise vessel that features advanced multi-functional systems, user-friendly technology, a touch and go helipad, diesel-electric propulsion, and an enhanced relationship with the sea via the WIDER beach club area, side platforms, balcony, and an interior seawater swimming pool.

Juan Balaguer, Wider COO, adds: “Although we have been busy over the last few days with the 150, checking a number of systems and performing the stability tests required by class, it was a little strange to see the main yard empty. It’s very pleasing to see our next project here and the yard is buzzing again with all the people”

The 50-meter aluminium superyacht presents the same elegant lines as the Wider 150, while adding significant interior volume and exterior living space, with a beach club area and a covered swimming pool, which are fast becoming the trademark of the Wider superyacht range.

“Our goal is to give each and every owner exactly what they desire, creating a yacht to suit their unique personality” says Wider Founder and CEO, Tilli Antonelli.

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Thanks to its Floating Launching System, the stern of the WIDER 165 can be converted into a spacious garage ideal for carrying the WIDER 32 as a tender – the transom opening hatch allows the WIDER 32 to be housed in the space used as a swimming pool – in addition to a submarine, although this could be adapted for a client’s specific needs in the future.

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