WIDER ADDS NEW 130' TO RANGE
23 August 2017
The first new project since the acquisition of the shipyard in April by Genting Hong Kong Ltd.
Making the most of life at sea, light and space is very much the theme with floor-to-ceiling windows in the main saloon, indoor-outdoor living in the sky lounge, and a large waterside beach club allowing owners to enjoy the best of life right at the water's edge.
Initial viewings have drawn wide praise for the aggressive styling of this full-displacement all aluminium superyacht.
The sporty exterior lines of the WIDER 130 allows for huge deck space totalling more than 200m2, split into three distinct luxury areas: the foredeck for sun worshippers; bridge deck aft for alfresco dining and entertaining; and the remarkable beach club for which WIDER yachts have become renowned.
Her spacious interior will contain generous accommodation for 12 guests in six cabins - exceptional for similar-sized competitors - as well as room for up to seven crew. WIDER's trademark wings on the upper deck create space for a large sky lounge indoor-outdoor living area, totalling 85m2, high above the water allowing far-reaching 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 the quietest way to power a vessel. Class leading levels of noise and vibration were achieved on the WIDER 150 - the first superyacht to be awarded a perfect RINA score of 100/100 - and will be repeated on her smaller sibling. At anchor she can operate silently on battery power alone for up to six hours - meaning peaceful nights and undisturbed enjoyment of life on the water.
The head of Design at WIDER, Michele Lubrano 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."