Wider announces new developments for Wider 150’, commencing production of the very first unit. This is an important step for the shipyard, just over a year after the project was presented at the 2011 Monaco Boat Show. A thrilling but complex process then began, leading to establishment of a new production pole based in Marche. The process will be completed in 28 months' time with production and delivery of the maxi yacht. The shipyard plans to further enrich its fleet with the design of models Wider 100’ and Wider 120'.
“Our challenge began with Wider 42’, a day cruiser with a highly innovative character that inaugurated the Wider cockpit category,” declared Tilli Antonelli, President and CEO of Wider, “and now involves production of Wider 150’, whose excellent performance in terms of design and the versatility of the on-board space represent a revolutionary project. Most important, however, is the diesel/electric propulsion system, which guarantees both speed and much lower consumption.”
Transition from the initial design to the executive planning phase involved some significant project changes, starting with the choice to build the entire construction in aluminium, rather than the composite material which had originally been chosen. This was decided in order to significantly shorten production times and ensure greater design versatility. A further two terraces have been added to that of the master cabin, making the upper deck airier and more spacious. The other substantial change to the project is the increase in the width of the hull, now more spacious, offering greater on-board comfort.
The Wider 150’ features a timeless and extremely elegant design by Fulvio De Simoni, with clean lines and trim, polished surfaces. The aesthetic balance of the lines mirrors the overall balance of the project, conveying harmony between ship and sea, both for the comfort of life on-board and environmental impact.
The size of the stern area is extraordinary for a ship of this size and contributes substantially to making life in direct contact with the sea even more pleasant, fully respecting the Wider spirit. This is also thanks to the beautiful indoor swimming-pool and large “beach”. Besides the stern, all the other details of the ship have been studied to emphasise direct contact with the great outdoors, beginning with the large glazed surfaces that open out onto each deck, bringing huge amounts of light indoors. The interiors mirror the simple lines of the exteriors, with the carefully studied choice of a few dominant colours and alternation of polished and opaque surfaces.
The upper deck provides for a salon and a lunch area adjacent to the portal which, designed to disappear completely and uncover two terraces, means those aboard can dine outdoors, too.
The main deck features a stern area consisting of a well-equipped external cockpit and large interior salon split into two living areas. Forward, on the other hand, there is the master suite which stretches out over the entire width of the yacht – that increased from 7.80m to 8.20m compared with the design stage – bringing huge amounts of light into this area and offering an unparalleled panoramic view. Moreover, the master cabin is split into two separate areas by a sliding wall. Indeed, besides the cabin itself, there is a salon/office where the broadside opens outwards to create a beautiful private terrace overlooking the sea.
The captain's cabin is located aft of the steering station, enabling him or her to have complete control of the ship at all times, whilst the forward area of the lower deck is destined for the crew quarters and various services. There are four spacious cabins with en-suite heads for guests, who, thanks to an external connection between decks, can access all the external areas without having to go through closed, air-conditioned zones.