Following the launch of the Wider 150 last week, Italian boatbuilder Wider has announced that the Wider 165, project Cecilia, has now moved into the Superyacht Division’s main production facility for fitting out. Project Cecilia is the largest of the Wider range.
The operation started at 10pm on the evening of the 26th of October, and lasted just over 2 hours. The yacht was moved along the 900m of public highways to company’s main yard.
“This is an especially exciting time for us. Last week we launched our first Superyacht, this week we look to the next one,” comments Tilli Antonelli, Wider founder and CEO.
With the aluminium hull and superstructure all but complete, the first job is to attach the upper deck structure to the hull. “This could not be done in the other facility because of height restrictions. Thereafter, we will be pushing ahead with all of the various trades to ensure that we are on time for delivery to the owner in 12 months’ time,” he explains.
Originally developed to fulfil an owner’s desire to equip his vessel with a submersible for thrilling underwater adventures, the Wider 165 features advanced multi-functional systems, user-friendly technology, a touch and go helipad, diesel-electric propulsion, and an enhanced relationship with the sea via the Wider beach club area, side platforms, balcony, and an interior seawater swimming pool.
“Although we have been busy over the last few days with the 150, checking a number of systems and performing the stability tests required by class, it was a little strange to see the main yard empty. It’s very pleasing to see our next project here and the yard is buzzing again with all the people,” says Wider COO Juan Balaguer.
Constructed entirely in aluminium, the Wider 165 was created by yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with Antonelli and the in-house Wider design team.
This 50m yacht is powered by a diesel electric propulsion system combined with a 544kWh Lithium polymer battery bank and Azimuthal pods for reduced fuel consumption.
A range of 3,500nm is expected at a cruising speed of 13ks, increasing to 5,000nm at the economical speed of 10ks. The yacht has a maximum speed of 15ks.
Also available at Zero Emission Speed, the Wider 165 can run solely on batteries for silent cruising at lower speeds (5ks), or for short movements, avoiding the need to start generators to move anchorages or for early starts.
As with all of the superyacht in theWider range, the onboard power sources are controlled by the Wider Power Management System.