The Wider 150
By Shereen Shabnam
The WIDER 150, conceived to enhance yacht owners’ contact with the sea, while significantly increasing interior volumes compared to other motor yachts of a similar size is a perfect choice for many yacht owners.
Constructed entirely in aluminium, the elegant silhouette of the WIDER 150 was created by Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with Tilli Antonelli and the in-house WIDER design team. The technical specifications are impressive with a range of 2,500nm expected at a cruising speed of 13 knots, increasing to 4,700nm at the ecological speed of 10 knots. The yacht has a maximum speed of 14,1 knots and can also run at 5 knots when only using batteries in Zero Emission Mode.
Keeping in mind the discerning lifestyle tastes of yacht owners worldwide, the WIDER 150 is unique in providing a number of luxury features only usually found on a larger vessel. These include a
Beach Club and a swimming pool on board.
Measuring 90m², the WIDER 150’s beach club is larger than any other boat of its size. It provides a magnificent onboard oasis with splendid relaxation space, easy access to the sea, and ample room for sunbathing. The experience is further enhanced by an interior 7m seawater swimming pool.
The 32′ rigid Tender on board gives boating enthusiasts access to the smallest creeks and bays in total comfort and safety. The owner’s Apartment is 75m² including a 5,6m² sea terrace, also the biggest in the same segment.
The forward lounge has an open roof with a terrace on foredeck offering absolute privacy to the owner and guests while the State-of-the-art bridge station comes with a push button system. Large floor-to-ceiling windows run throughout the main lounge area, allowing sunlight to flood in and provide panoramic views of the sea.
The upper deck features a saloon and dining area with sliding doors for outdoor access that can be hidden from view allowing for an indoor-outdoor dining experience. There are two more terrace areas on the upper deck.
The engine room is divided into a Power Generator Room in the bow and a Technical Room with LiPo (Lithium polymer) battery pack in the stern. Separating the two leaves the heart of the vessel free for larger, more comfortable guest cabins.
The WIDER 150 is powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system combined with Azimuthal pods. Four inline variable speed diesel generators, combined with the state-of-the-art WIDER power management system and the latest battery technology, serve the propulsion requirements of the vessel. This system reduces consumption while facilitating unprecedented range. Hence allowing yacht owners to cruise at higher speed while continuing to enjoy limited specific fuel consumption.
All onboard energy sources are controlled by the WIDER Power Management System, a smart and fully integrated system which controls the power supplied by the shore connection, the propulsion system and the recharging of batteries, as required. The supplier of the Power Management system is the market-leading Emerson Industrial Automation.
The elegant, contemporary interior includes furniture and leather supplied by Poltrona Frau. Founded in 1912, Poltrona Frau supplies to some of the leading car and aviation brands and have earned a reputation for high quality standards.
The company uses a unique 21-step leather tanning process where the full-grain leather is dyed through, so a surface scratch won’t reveal a lining underneath. Catering to the bespoke market, 95% of the company’s products are made by hand.