Superyacht of the Week: Wider’s super silent Genesi

Written by Charl van Rooy

In the competitive market segment of yachts ranging between 40 and 50 metres, it happens only a handful of times per year that a new launch in this size range deserves a closer look. Wider’s latest, the stunning 45 metre Genesi, certainly can be described as one of these cases. A first-hand experience in the south of France on board this Italian-built beauty was the perfect way to understand what exactly sets her apart from the crowd and why she recently walked away with a coveted Neptune trophy at the World Superyacht Awards.

Her exterior appearance alone suggests that Genesi is no ordinary superyacht. Constructed entirely out of aluminium, the first Wider 150 was created by Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with Tilli Antonelli and the in-house Wider design team. The company’s philosophy of creating the ultimate sea-side luxury experience by constantly narrowing the gap between indoor and outdoor areas applies here more than ever in a spectacular combination of innovative guest spaces that serve a multitude of purposes.

Exterior deck spaces are characterised by a sensual feeling of spaciousness and uninterrupted view. Simplistic handrails for instance along with glass-wrapped sides on the sun deck means guests won’t have to struggle in order to enjoy the surroundings, no matter where the are outside.

A functional layout enhances guest movement throughout the yacht as well as that for the crew, enabling a disturb-free environment for guests when needed.

Genesi’s exterior trump card is without a doubt located in the stern of the vessel. Here a 90 square metre beach club is on offer that serves as storage for her Wider 32 tender (an incredible feature for a 45 metre yacht alone) which wonderfully transforms into an oasis once the anchor has been dropped. Guests can cool down in the on board seawater pool which leads out onto two side balconies and an oversized aft swim platform, all of which forms one large beach area.

Another notable exterior feature is found on the foredeck ahead of the bridge. Here an idyllic and intimate foredeck lounge invites guests to sit back an relax underneath an innovative canopy that raises to create the ultimate outdoor shelter.

Inside, the Wider 150 is a more refined yet as practical and spacious experience as on deck. Natural materials from outside have made their way into each guest area which perfectly echoes the brand’s pursuit of balance between indoor and outdoor areas.

The full beam owner’s suite includes a study, walk-in wardrobe for him and her as well as a bathroom with 3m shower and bath. Furthermore, the custom-designed, push-button sea terrace offers a truly unique position to enjoy breakfast or early evening drinks in complete privacy.

Each guest cabin below deck is finished as luxuriously and tastefully as the master suite, leaving the owner carefree when it comes to assigning staterooms to family and friends.

Wider’s continuous search for sustainable energy on board their vessels has led them to apply a unique propulsion system. The 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. The batteries, supplied by EST technologies in Holland, are the latest development in LiPo (lithium polymer) batteries with a total capacity of 544 kWh. This powerful energy source is more than sufficient to supply the entire hotel system on board as well as in Zero Emission Mode.

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