Published: Tuesday, 07 February 2017

Wider 150, the first superyacht of the shipyard, has been awarded two more prizes at the ShowBoats Design Awards held in Kitzbühel, Austria on Feb 5 – in the Best Exterior Design & Styling and Most Innovative Motor Yacht categories. The number of awards of the model reaches eight. 

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(Photos: Wider - Wider CEO Tilli Antonelli received two prizes at the ShowBoats Design Awards)

The event was attended by more than 300 of superyacht’s senior figures, including most of the leading designers and heads of shipyards around the globe. It honors the most creative, innovative and inspiring sailing and motor yachts delivered in the last year.

Wider 150 won ahead of the other finalists in the ‘Best Exterior Design & Styling’ category for the wings on the upperdeck, which allows a full-beam sky lounge.

Within the ‘Most Innovative motor yacht’ category, the judges considered the Wider 150 a clear winner and a real ‘shapeshifter’, declaring that “the corollary to the adage ‘form follows function’ is that when function changes, so must the form, and that is what Wider CEO Tilli Antonelli has arranged throughout the yacht, allowing it to live bigger than its actual LOA.”

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The diesel-electric propulsion system of Wider 150 enables a new layout below deck. This frees up space to be used at the midship which can be given to the owner allowing this 47m yacht to include a 90m2 beach club with 7m swimming pool which doubles as a garage for a 32ft tender.

"We started designing the project in late 2011 and wanted to do something a little bit different,” says Wider Founder and CEO Tilli Antonelli. “Now that the 150 is delivered, it is extremely gratifying to receive the global recognition. Not only did we achieve our goal but also that this is appreciated by the market... anyone can do different, different and good is more difficult.”