Wider launches 45m superyacht Genesi

Italian yacht builder Wider Yachts has launched their largest superyacht to date, the first Wider 150, superyacht Genesi. Taking place at the Wider superyacht division headquarters in Ancona, Italy, the new yacht is finished in a glistening coat of white paint, all interior areas have been completely outfitted, and the yacht is now ready to start an intensive period of seatrials.

“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.”

Genesi features an innovative diesel electric propulsion system that proven extremely efficient in its primarily military use thus far. Wider decided to utilise this technology developed by industrial giant Emerson Automation, and apply it to its largest completed yacht yet. The system has been tested for the past eight weeks prior to the launch, and the team will return to the yacht to oversee the technical aspect of the sea trials.

Genesi is expected to offer a range of 3,000 nm while cruising at 13 knots. That number is increased to 4,200 nm when a speed of 11 knots is maintained. A maximum speed of 15 knots is available, and the yacht can steam at 5 knots using her batteries in zero emission mode alone.

Genesi is currently for sale at EUR 26,000,000.

By Charl van Rooy

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