Wider's all-aluminium Genesi, which was delivered in April and is set to appear at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, has registered "a perfect score" for sound and vibration levels.
The 47-metre Wider 150 Genesi boasts diesel-electric propulsion, and has been granted ‘Comfort Class’ status by maritime classification authority RINA, with the best-ever scores for noise and vibration levels recorded by the authority for a yacht of this size. She holds the class notation of “COMF (Y) 100,100”.
“Comfort Class is granted to vessels with outstandingly low levels of noise and vibration,” says Fiorenzo Spadoni, RINA manager Italy Yachting Centre. “Even at 14 knots, you need to look out of the window to be sure that the yacht is under way!” The yard points to further benefits for owners: low fuel consumption, reduced emissions, and the yacht’s trademark beach club, which creates an intimate connection with the sea.
The Wider 150 Genesi was designed by Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with Wider founder and CEO Tilli Antonelli and the in-house Wider team. The guiding philosophy was to create a yacht for an owner who desires large outdoor spaces and yet demands the indoor comforts of home, and an innovative engineering package.
With over 90 square metres to play with, the beach club is the key area of the yacht, with easy access to the sea, plenty of room for sunbathing, and a covered seven-metre-long sea-water swimming pool. This opens up at the transom to allow a tender to be driven in. The sundeck boasts a bar, barbecue and spa, while the concealed foredeck lounge in front of the wheelhouse has sofas and a flat-screen TV. It looks just the spot for an evening movie.
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the main and upper-deck salons bring the outside in. The dining area in the upper-deck sky lounge has sliding doors to create an indoor/outdoor dining experience. On the main deck, the spacious salon is divided into a seating area and a formal dining area. The contemporary interior includes furniture and leather supplied by Poltrona Frau and fabrics by Gentili Mosconi Home. Forward of the salon is the owner’s suite with an office/study and sleeping quarters, including a walk-in wardrobe, a sea terrace, and a custom-made wooden bathtub. The lower deck boasts two VIP and two twins.
The 150’s diesel-electric propulsion system is combined with azimuthal pods. Four inline variable-speed diesel generators, combined with Wider’s power management system and the latest battery technology, serve the hotel and propulsion requirements of the vessel. The traditional engineroom has been replaced by a Power Generator Room in the bow and a Technical Room with a LiPo (lithium polymer) battery pack in the stern. This leaves the heart of the vessel free for larger, more comfortable guest cabins located in the most stable part of the yacht. The Wider 150 Genesi can cruise using only the battery packs in zero-emission mode. Wider’s power management system was developed with Emerson Industrial Automation.
A range of 2,500 nautical miles is expected at a cruising speed of 13 knots, increasing to 4,700 at ten knots. The yacht has a maximum speed of 14.1 knots and can also run at five knots when solely using batteries in zero-emission mode.
“I am extremely pleased with the recognition obtained for the Wider150 because it shows the importance of the work done by the whole team involved in the design and construction. It is not enough to simply replace the diesel engines with electric. It starts from the very first principles of design and is followed throughout the whole build process,” says Tilli Antonelli, founder and CEO of Wider.