Wider lays keel of 72m superyacht Moonflower 72

Wider has laid the keel of the 72-metre superyacht Moonflower 72, the first full-custom new build project following the recapitalisation of the brand under Marcello Maggi and W-Fin Sarl. An exclusive ceremony was held  in Porto Marghera, Venice, to mark the occasion. Moonflower 72 yacht keel laying ceremony Photo: GDS di Giovanni De SandreThe 72-metre superyacht features an exterior design and naval architecture by Nauta Yachts, and she's  expected to offer 1,450 GT of interior volume. Moonflower 72 is being constructed out of steel and aluminium for her hull and superstructure, respectively. Moonflower 72 yacht in-buildPhoto: GDS di Giovanni De Sandre"Venice, a world icon for its artistic beauty and its lagoon, but at the same time with a rich maritime and shipbuilding tradition, has always fascinated me,” Marcello Maggi, commented. “We chose the production terminal in Porto Marghera precisely because this district contains all the characteristics we were looking for: on the one hand suitable spaces and strong skills matured over decades of activity in metal working; on the other hand the cultural and artistic allure of Venice. All sealed by our experience in yacht building. We have all the elements to be sure of building a highly technological product”.Moonflower 72 yacht in-buildPhoto: GDS di Giovanni De SandreMoonflower 72 yacht in-buildPhoto: GDS di Giovanni De SandreThe Moonflower 72’s exterior design has been described as being “crisp, uncluttered design without fussy or superfluous detailing is a hallmark of Nauta Design”. A highlight of the design is the patented ‘The Island’ feature; an expandable aft deck/beach club, thanks to three folding bulwark terraces. Moonflower 72 yacht in-buildPhoto: GDS di Giovanni De SandreRead: Nauta and Wider announce sale of 72m hybrid superyacht Moonflower 72, now in-build

Wider will equip the Moonflower 72 with its latest generation of hybrid propulsion system comprising just two variable-speed generators supplied by MAN Energy Solutions. The shipyard is said to have also paid great attention to the recovery of energy from the electrical propulsion system. Nauta Design Project MoonflowerPhoto: Nauta Yachts Srl.Moonflower 72 is scheduled to be delivered in 2025. Nauta Design Project MoonflowerPhoto: Nauta Yachts Srl.