The Wider 150 is a spacious, stylish superyacht, incorporating eye-catching
‘Wider’ is rarely a term that garners a positive response – from gaps to chaps, being wide is not generally a good thing. However, there are exceptions to every rule. In aviation, a wider cabin is certainly something to be celebrated (by the passengers at least), and now when it comes to superyachts the word is also synonymous with innovation and excellence.
Wider is the brainchild of yacht industry icon Tilli Antonelli, and designed by the renowned Fulvio De Simoni – the team that have devised and built more than 1,500 yachts of distinction. The Wider 150 is the combination of their skills, expertise and vision, resulting in a craft that is as technically accomplished as it is refined.
Currently under construction in Ancona, the Wider 150 has striking, sleek lines, as you’d expect from its Italian heritage, but perhaps the most eye-catching feature is the innovative, retractable Wider Beach – a deck wrapped around the transorn (check out the video). Once the stylish, customisable, 32-foot tender has been launched, this area also benefits from a swimming pool and spa area. But where are the engines, we hear you ask?
Well, the Wider 150 has 25% more space on board compared to a traditional layout, thanks to housing the engines in the bow, rather than taking up premium aft space. The yacht uses diesel electric power utilised in cruise liners and military craft to provide charge to Lithium Polymer batteries that allow the yacht to cruise, moor or rest at anchor in total silence. This combined diesel and electric propulsion system, produced exclusively with Siemens, allows a range of 4,200nm at 11 knots, or a top speed of 20 knots.
The all-important owner’s suite is one of the largest on a yacht of this size, while that extra deck space is also cleverly maximised to help ‘bring the owner and guests into closer contact with the sea’. Ten guests can be accommodated in five spacious cabins, along with nine crew. The 46-metre hull (150 feet) has a beam of 8.53m and draft of just 1.98m.
First announced at the Monaco Boat Show in 2011, construction began a year later and delivery is expected in September this year.