Wider launches rechristened Bartali in Italy
Published: Friday, 26 May 2017
Wider has launched the award-winning Wider 150, rechristened Bartali by her new owner in Ancona, Italy on May 20. Sold in December 2016, the new owners requested some modifications to the interior, which have been completed by the shipyard.
(Photos: Wider Yachts - Wider 150 Bartali)
Constructed entirely in aluminium, Wider 150 includes a 90sqm beach club with 7m indoor swimming pool and a 75sqm master stateroom. The yacht’s ability to run in near silence using only her batteries has generated interest and a collection of awards from the most prestigious organisations, including the World Superyacht Awards, World Yachts Trophy and MYS/RINA.
Michael Hackman, Executive Vice President - Marine Operations with Genting Hong Kong and interim Chairman of Wider: “The team has worked very hard, working extra shifts over last couple of months to ensure that we complete the requested changes and hit the delivery date agreed with the new owner. It is our mandate to never compromise on workmanship and to deliver on our promises and I am very proud to be working with everyone involved. Bartali will be leaving in a couple of weeks and we will turn our attention to the Wider 165.”
Following her final delivery, Bartali will be heading off to the Cote D’Azur where her new owners plan to move aboard for the season.
At the shipyard, work continues with the construction of the Wider 165, project Cecilia, which remains on schedule to be launched in Q1 of 2018.
In April 2017, Wider was acquired by Exa Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong Limited.