Italian boatbuilder sells hull #1 of the 38m yacht to a northern European client. Construction is set to begin in early 2017 with delivery due in late spring of 2019.
Wider has announced the sale of Wider 125. This is hull #1 of the 38m yacht and she has been sold to a northern European client following on from talks held during the Monaco Yacht Show 2016.
Construction is set to start in the beginning of next year with delivery due in late spring of 2019.
In addition, the Italian boatbuilder has confirmed that the shipyard has the capacity to build a second unit in parallel and that it is currently in advanced discussions with several interested parties.
First Wider 125
The all-aluminium vessel, with exterior design by Fulvio De Simoni, will retain the distinctive Wider style of the 47m (W150) and the 50m (W165). The project will also feature the same diesel electric technology.
The Wider 125 will include a full beam master stateroom on the main deck with a large opening terrace together with owner’s study and gym. The client also has the option for a sixth cabin instead.
“This is a unique feature for yacht of this size and will be particularly appealing should the owner decide to place on the charter market,” the shipyard says in a statement.
Guests are accommodated in four staterooms that stretch further aft than on a traditional motoryacht of this size, well into the area usually reserved for an engine room.
This new Wider 125 is expected to have a range of 2,600nm at 12ks, increasing to 3,400nm at economical speed of 10ks. The yacht has a top speed of 14ks and can also run solely using batteries in Wider’s Zero Emission Mode.
“I am delighted that we came to an agreement to build the Wider 125” says foudner and CEO Tilli Antonelli.
“The client is an experienced charter customer who knows how his family want to use and enjoy their yacht. We have been talking for over a year and the client has looked at the market in detail and decided to build with Wider. We are grateful to him for showing his faith in us to build his first yacht. Many thanks also go to Georges Damonte from Damonte Yacht Consulting for his assistance in securing the build,” Antonelli concludes.
Diesel Electric Propulsion
The Wider 125 is powered by a diesel electric propulsion system combined with lithium polymer battery banks coupled with Azimuthal pods. This system reduces consumption considerably while at the same time facilitating unprecedented range.
The propulsion system is completely modular, so the Wider 125 can cruise using only the battery packs, in ZEM (Zero Emission Mode), or with up to three inline variable speed diesel generators. “This means it can cruise at a higher range of speeds while continuing to enjoy limited specific fuel consumption,” Wider claims.
All the onboard energy sources are controlled by the Wider Power Management System, a smart and fully integrated system which flexibly 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 battery pack recharging, as required.
Wider has teamed up in this project with Emerson Industrial Automation. The company is also the supplier of Wider’s Power Management system.