Published: Thursday, 22 October 2015

After two years of planning and tens of thousands of man-hours in construction, the 46-metre WIDER 150 has been successfully launched at the Wider Super Yacht Division headquarters in Ancona, Italy.

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Constructed entirely in aluminium, the elegant profile of the WIDER 150 was created by yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with Wider Founder and CEO Tilli Antonelli and the in-house Wider design team. 

The WIDER 150 boasts a spacious external area offering a number of relaxing areas including a spectacular beach club along with a seawater swimming pool, a sun deck with a full bar, barbeque and spa, as well as a concealed foredeck lounge perfect for entertaining. 

Inside, the vessel offers all of the comforts an owner demands at home while at sea. The elegant, contemporary interior includes furniture and leather supplied by Poltrona Frau with large floor to ceiling windows 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. On the main deck, the main saloon is divided into two large living spaces, one for relaxing and the second a formal dining area.

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Forward of the saloon is the full-beam owner’s suite that can also be split into two distinct areas, separated by sliding doors, an office/study and sleeping quarters including walk-in wardrobe, a sizeable sea terrace, as well as bathroom with shower and custom made wooden bathtub.

Guest accommodation is equally generous with four en-suite cabins including two VIP’s and two standard.

The WIDER 150 is powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system combined with Azimuthal pods, reducing consumption while at the same time facilitating unprecedented range.  

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The traditional engine room has been replaced by two separate units: the Power Generator Room in the bow and a Technical Room with LiPo (Lithium polymer) battery pack in the stern, leaving the heart of the vessel free for larger, more comfortable guest cabins located in the most stable part of the yacht.

A range of 3,000 nautical miles is expected at a cruising speed of 13 knots, increasing to 4,200nm at the economical speed of 11 knots. She can also run at five knots when solely using batteries in zero emission mode.

“It is enormously satisfying to see the yacht in the water for the first time” says Wider Founder and CEO Tilli Antonelli. “But now we have the important task of checking that everything is working to the same high standards that we have set ourselves in every other aspect of the construction process. We believe that this can be done in eight to 10 weeks but will not rush anything if it means compromising on the quality of the finished yacht. We will make sure that she is 110% finished before unveiling her in full to the market.”

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Once every test has been concluded and the yacht has reached the technical and operational excellence that is expected from her, she will be presented to the public in a series of events that will be announced in the near future.