Published: Monday, 07 August 2017

Wider has unveiled the new 130 yacht, the first new project since the acquisition of the shipyard in April by Genting Hong Kong Ltd.

Wider Adds 130 Model To Range 1

(Image: Wider Yachts - Wider 130)

She is the sister to the award-winning Wider 150 Bartali and Wider 165 Cecilia, which is currently in build at the Ancona-based shipyard and is available for sale with delivery next summer.

The full-displacement all aluminium yacht will feature the main saloon with floor-to-ceiling windows, the sky lounge and a large waterside beach club. The deck space will total more than 200sqm, split into three areas: the foredeck for sun worshippers, bridge deck aft for alfresco dining & entertaining and a beach club for easy access to the sea.

Her capacious interior will contain accommodation for 12 guests in six cabins as well as room for up to seven crew, depending on owner requirements. Wider’s trademark wings on the upper deck create space for a large sky lounge indoor-outdoor living area, totalling 85sqm, high above the water allowing panoramic views.

As with all the Wider range, extra space has been created through the use of a diesel-electric propulsion system. In addition to producing a lower carbon footprint and up to 20% less fuel consumption than a traditional twin-screw configuration, this is claimed to be the quietest way to power a vessel.

She is awarded a RINA score of 100/100. At anchor, she can operate silently on battery power alone for up to six hours.

Jeremy Roche, Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We are particularly proud of plans for the new Wider 130 created by our in-house design team, which will perfectly complement the larger vessels in our range. She has all the trademark Wider styling and will offer a remarkable amount of accommodation and living space for her size.

“Her stunning lines combined with the extensive beach club, large sky lounge and silent operation at anchor – enabled through her diesel-electric propulsion system – mean we’re confident this boat will truly be something special."

Michele Lubrano, Head of Design at Wider, added: “A lot of thought has gone into every detail of her layout so that as well as providing spacious guest areas that flow well from one space to the next, it will enable the crew to work efficiently and come and go discreetly through well-designed passageways.”