Published: Monday, 19 June 2017

Wider 150 Bartali has been delivered to her Canadian owner. The aluminium yacht has the exterior by Fulvio De Simoni and her interior are the joint efforts of the shipyard’s in-house design team and La Spezia-based designers IdeaeItalia.

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(Photos: Jeff Brown / Wider Yachts - Wider 150 Bartali)

Having completed works at the Ancona-based shipyard to customise the yacht, including the addition of a new walk-in-wardrobe in the master stateroom and changes to the galley, Bartali will be heading off to the Cote D’Azur where her new owners plan to move aboard for the season.

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Michael Hackman, Executive Vice President of Marine Operations with Genting Hong Kong and interim Chairman of Wider, said: “This is a significant milestone in the history of the shipyard. The Wider 150 represents a number of firsts both to us and the yachting industry as a whole. We believe the diesel electric propulsion system installed on board – the first time this has been done on a yacht of this size – is the future of yachting. The multiple benefits this system offers clients, among them low noise and vibration but equally the reduced carbon footprint thanks to her remarkable fuel efficiency is increasingly appealing to customers. The automotive market has transformed client’s outlook, a growing segment of the market is looking for increasingly green solutions.”

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The vessel includes a 90sqm beach club with swimming pool, which also serves as the garage for a tender of up to 10m and an incredible 75sqm master stateroom. Thanks to the diesel electric propulsion system, combined with azimuthal pods, the yacht can run in near silence using only her batteries. This earned the yacht numerous honours, including the World Superyacht Awards, World Yachts Trophy, Showboats Design Awards and MYS/RINA.

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At the shipyard, work continues with the construction of the Wider 165, project Cecilia. She includes the same diesel-electric propulsion system – a constant feature across the Wider range of yachts from 125ft – installed on her smaller sibling and remains on schedule to be launched in Q1 of 2018.

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