Nauta and Wider announce sale of 72m hybrid superyacht Moonflower 72, now in-build

Nauta and Wider have announced the sale and start of the construction of a 72-metre superyacht called the Moonflower 72 project, an innovative steel and aluminium superyacht equipped with latest generation of the Wider hybrid propulsion system.Moonflower 72 project from Nauta and Wider YachtsNauta and Wider joined forces in 2021 when Nauta was looking for a builder for the 70 metre Moonflower yacht project and attention turned to Wider as the possible builder of the project. The two veterans of the superyacht industry immediately saw eye to eye, and soon after the preliminary design package was shared with Wider. That led to an agreement between the client and a Letter of Intent  was signed in early September 2021 and a contract in January 2022.Moonflower 72 project from Nauta and Wider Yachts“The Moonflower 72 retains all the key features  of modern yet timeless design, onboard liveability and maximum connection with  the marine environment – fundamental characteristics of all Nauta projects,” says Mario Pedol. “With Wider we found just the right cocktail of technology and team organisation to make the project a reality.”

The yachts exterior has a clean and uncluttered design with horizontal lines and the extensive use of glass. The yacht features 'The Island' extendable aft deck patented by Nauta that features folding bulwark terraces that provides a single walk-around space.

“We’ve invested heavily in restructuring the shipyard in anticipation of orders like this one and thanks to the current management that has been working together for 30 years, Wider is able to build the Moonflower 72 to the highest quality levels,” says Marcello Maggi. 

The Moonflower 72 will be equipped with the Wider hybrid propulsion system comprising two variable-speed generators of 1,860 kilowatts each and a sodium nickel battery bank of approximately 1MW. 

The yacht is due for delivery in 2025.

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