After two years of design and production, combined with a lot of hard work, WIDER announced the launch of its first superyacht – the WIDER 150, project GENESI – it left the main shed and headed to the aqua blue waters of the Mediterranean earlier this week.
Constructed entirely in aluminium, the elegant silhouette of the WIDER 150 was created by Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with Tilli Antonelli and the in-house WIDER design team. This innovative super-yacht is filled with many special features that enhances the on-board yachting experience.
The WIDER beach club
Measuring 90m², the WIDER 150’s beach club is larger than any other boat of its size. It provides a magnificent onboard oasis with splendid relaxation space, easy access to the sea, and plenty room for sunbathing. The marine experience is further enhanced by an interior 7m seawater swimming pool.
The WIDER diesel-electric propulsion
The WIDER 150 is powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system combined with Azimuthal pods. Four inline variable speed diesel generators, combined with the state-of-the-art WIDER power management system and the latest battery technology, serve the hotel and propulsion requirements of the vessel. This system reduces consumption while at the same time facilitating unprecedented range.
The traditional engine room has been replaced by two separate units; the Power Generator Room in the bow and a Technical Room with LiPo (Lithium polymer) battery pack in the stern. This leaves the heart of the vessel free for larger, more comfortable guest cabins located in the most stable part of the yacht.
The overall 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. This means it can cruise at a higher range of speeds while continuing to enjoy limited specific fuel consumption.
All onboard energy sources are controlled by the WIDER Power Management System, a smart and fully integrated system which controls the power supplied by the shore connection, the gen-set and the battery packs, distributing it between the hotel requirements, the propulsion system and the recharging of batteries, as required.
Our special partner in this project, and the supplier of our Power Management system, is the market-leading Emerson Industrial Automation.
The WIDER 150 is equipped with an Azimuthal pod propulsion system which affords significant advantages compared to conventional shaft-line propulsion. These include:
- increased reliability
- fuel efficiency
- greater range
- shallow draft
- lower noise and vibrati0n
- reduced maintenance
- greater flexibility
Large floor to ceiling windows run throughout the main and upper deck lounge areas permitting sunlight to flood in and provide panoramic views of the sea. The upper deck features a sky lounge and dining area with sliding doors to the outside that can be hidden from view allowing for an indoor/outdoor dining experience.
There are two further terrace areas on the upper deck, creating the type of space usually found on yachts over 6om.
The main deck features a stern area with an external cockpit and a spacious interior saloon split into two large living spaces. Forward of the saloon is the 75m² full-beam owner’s suite that also divides into two distinct areas, separated by sliding doors, and boasts a sizeable 5.6m² sea terrace. The generous guest quarters comprise four en-suite cabins, 2 VIP’s and 2 standard, the latter also including a Pullman berth for children.
The elegant, contemporary interior includes furniture and leather supplied by Poltrona Frau. Founded in 1912, Poltrona Frau are a supplier to some of the leading car and aviation brands and have earned a reputation for their exacting quality standards. The company uses a unique 21-step leather tanning process where the full-grain leather is dyed through, so a surface scratch won’t reveal a lining underneath. 95% of the company’s products are made by hand.
The WIDER150 is built to comply with the latest standards (LY3) for crew. Four twin cabins, a sizeable cabin for the captain next to the wheelhouse, and an ample crew mess. A central corridor gives direct access to the engine room, located at the furthest point from the guest accommodation.
Thanks to its Floating Launching System, the stern of the WIDER 150 can be converted into a spacious garage ideal for carrying the WIDER 32. The transom opening hatch allows the WIDER 32 to be housed in the space used as a swimming pool. This system makes entry and exit manoeuvres considerably easier for the crew when launching the tender.
A range of 3,000nm is expected at a cruising speed of 13 knots, increasing to 4,200nm at the economical speed of 11 knots. The yacht has a maximum speed of 15 knots and can also run at 5 knots when solely using batteries in Zero Emission Mode.
For more information on the exceptional super-yacht you can contact Wider Yachts here:
Wider Yachts USA
T 001 954 347 6771
UK Sales Office
T 0044 159 068 1952