Wider's all-alumimium 165 broke cover this week when the yacht's bare hull was moved 900 metres on public Italian roads to the yard's main finishing facility.
The 50-metre Wider 165 – known as Project Cecilia – took two hours to move, and she now occupies the space vacated by the Wider 150, which launched last weekend at the yard’s Ancona facility. She was created by designer Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with Wider’s founder and CEO Tilli Antonelli and the in-house design team, with a brief to enhance the owner’s contact with the sea. On board, there is a touch-and-go helipad, a dedicated submersible bay, and a beach club with a covered swimming pool, as well as folding terraces and four guest suites to complement the owner’s apartment. The 165 is expected to be launched in 12 months.
“This is an especially exciting time for us. Last week we launched our first superyacht, this week we look to the next one. With the aluminium hull and superstructure all but complete the first job is to attach the upper deck structure to the hull. This could not be done in the other facility because of height restrictions,” says Tilli Antonelli.
The 165 boasts a diesel-electric propulsion set-up of a 544kW/h lithium polymer battery bank and Azimuthal pods, and four inline variable-speed diesel generators. A range of 3,500 nautical miles is expected at a cruising speed of 13 knots, with a zero emission speed of five knots.