The new team that acquired WIDER Yachts — Marcello Maggi, Philip Zepter and Tiziano Giovannetti—announced that a 54m yacht’s project “WIDER 180” has already started and the first cut of the hull is planned at the beginning of 2020 with a delivery foreseen for February 2022.
Andrea Vallicelli & C Yacht Design has designed the exterior which allows for a lot of living space on deck and in the interior. The beach club – a distinguishing feature of the WIDER yachts – opens up to 1,722 square feet, an incredible space to sunbath and relax, with a seawater swimming pool, a spa and a gym. Moreover, thanks to its Floating Launching System, the area can recover a 33-foot tender making entry and exit maneuvers considerably easier for the crew when launching.
WIDER 180 represents a further step further forward in the WIDER evolution towards 100% electric technology. The vessel is equipped with one main generator with an emergency back- up generator leading to a weight reduction and consequently less consumption and less maintenance expenses.
“I am enthusiastic about this project for the beautiful clean modern lines and for its green soul – affirms Marcello Maggi, WIDER President – which is something we strongly believe in. We have opened the path of the electric propulsion applied on leisure superyachts and this is the right path to cover, without looking behind.”
WIDER 135 is the second project unveiled by the Italian team, a 41m superyacht entirely constructed in aluminum.
Centro Stile WIDER, headed by Michele Lubrano Lobianco designed modern and dynamic lines, maintaining the focus on direct contact with the sea. WIDER 135 follows her predecessors with a beach club that completely unfolds creating a 969 square foot multi-use platform at water level, ideal area for sunbathing and surrounding an infinity pool.
“I firmly believe in this niche, ”declares Maggi , “we manage to offer the volume and the comfort of a displacement yacht and the enjoyment at sea typical of an open boat.”
The WIDER team is busy working on other custom projects from 100ft to 200 ft and on new versions of WIDER 32 and WIDER 42, which will be unveiled in the near future. WIDER will focus on quality and innovation, rather than quantity. Every construction will have a dedicated team and shed.
Philip Zepter and Tiziano Giovannetti add a combination of technical and financial experiences from different industries and fields: Maggi has been a shipbuilder since 1986, Giovannetti’s expertise relies on finance and green energy and Zepter is a worldwide industrialist.
“One of our main goals, “ states Tiziano Giovannetti, “is to achieve a complete electric propulsion system without limitations in range and speed and we will do this in five years’ time.” “Last but not least, continues Philip Zepter, as we have already announced, WIDER will be listed in the stock exchange within three years.”