Italian Shipyard Wider Yachts have confirmed the sale of the first hull of the Wider 150’. Tilli Antonelli and his team have worked closely with Camper & Nicholsons brokers to gain insight into the needs and requirements of yacht buyers in 2013, assisting in the marketing and development of the process.
At each stage of this unique concept, ideas and plans were adapted to meet the needs of yacht buyers through cutting edge design and technology, evolving and improving her whilst still retaining the core values.
Proven technology used in commercial shipping has been utilised and integrated in a revolutionary way into the world of luxury yachting through the use of diesel electric propulsion. The machinery for diesel electric propulsion on a yacht of this kind can be located forward in the bow area, so that the vessel does not have an engine room in the traditional manner. This frees up a significant amount of space aft, allowing for a 33’ tender to be housed inside. When the tender is launched, the space converts to a luxurious spa area and swimming pool.
Diesel electric propulsion also allows for great range. With a 4,250 mile range at 13 knots and fully 7,100 miles at 11 knots the Wider 150’ still has the flexibility to reach 19 knots if the need or desire arises. As the project developed it was decided that the Wider 150’ should be built in aluminium, that the beam should be increased to 8.2m, and that the vessel should become “Wider” not just at the transom but also by adding openings to the master stateroom and the sky lounge. The end result is both unique and visually stunning.