Imagine cruising in total silence in the spaciousness, comfort and elegance of a catamaran that will take you to faraway places without leaving a trace in the environment.
Drawn by Luca Dini Design and developed in partnership with Centro Stile, Widercat 92 is 92 feet/28 meters long and 39 feet 4 inches /12 meters wide. The hulls are fully glazed from bow to stern and the superstructure features a distinctive angled element around the upper deck.
The standard below deck layout provides two VIP staterooms that offer two platforms opening directly onto the beach club. In addition, there is an ensuite double guest cabin. The lower deck also has a crew area at the bow. There is also an option for a 4-cabin layout lower-deck.
The main deck covers an area of more than 1076 sqft /100 sqm with nearly half of it given over to the master stateroom. Main features include large windows, full contact with the sea, versatility and privacy. The cockpit is completely customizable with dinette, lounge or free-standing furnishings. The aft main deck offers a stunning 360-degree view thanks to the uninterrupted windows and flush doors surrounding the guests. The internal stairway leading to the upper deck is imposing and graceful at the same time.
The Centro Stile Wider and Luca Dini Design harnessed their expertise in distribution and use of space from work on various-sized vessels.
The upper deck includes another forward cockpit that the owner is free to customize by incorporating a dinette/lounge and a Jacuzzi. The helm is also housed in the upper deck leaving plenty of space for common areas while ensuring complete visibility. Guests can also enjoy an almost full-width aft area that offers great versatility. For the interior, the Centro Stile Wider and Luca Dini Design chose light-toned finishes and materials and here, too, owners have the freedom to pick the furnishings and layout they want. Teak accents alternate with glossy ebony details to create an absolutely harmonious and elegant result.
Propulsion system, energy management and on-board technology
Widercat 92 incorporates Wider’s serial hybrid system which, on a smaller scale and just as efficiently, builds on the shipyard’s extensive technical know-how in the Superyacht division. Only Permanent Magnet technology electric motors are connected to the thrusters, each providing 583kW maximum power, while energy is produced by two 390kW variable speed generators each one with twin FPT combustion engines (model N67 570 EVO).
Energy is stored in 30 LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) chemistry batteries managed by a state-of-the-art Battery Management System that constantly monitors operating parameters. This battery chemistry was chosen to prevent thermal runaway, given that the fire point of Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries is much higher (about 300°C) than more conventional batteries, for example NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) batteries.
The entire propulsion system ensures a cruising speed of 12 knots, reaching 15 knots thanks to the Electric Boost. In saving cruising mode, the speed is 8 knots with a range of over 1600 nautical miles. And at 6-knot speed, it can reach up to 2,400 nautical miles thanks to the Wider Serial Hybrid System.
The catamaran also includes ZEM – Zero Emission Mode. Here, Wider technology lets you travel about 27 nautical miles at 6 knots in complete silence or provides 12-hour autonomy on battery power alone, without charge, when sitting at anchor. During bright, sunlit days, the 1830 sqft/170 sqm of solar panels installed on Widercat 92 will deliver energy self-sufficiency at anchor. That’s because any unused energy is stored in the batteries and used during the night.
Structurally, ultra-light materials like carbon were widely used for the hatches and superstructure. The hulls are made of vacuum-infused fibreglass.
Widercat 92 has a 667 sqft/67sqm beach club that can be accessed directly from the VIP cabins, space for water toys in the bulwarks, and an 194sqft/18sqm garage that opens with an electro-hydraulic system. The garage is closed at the stern, for safe cruising even in rough sea conditions. It easily accommodates a 18ft/5.5m tender or a 15ft/4.5m tender and a Jet Ski.
Wider chose to install a super-tropical 260,000 BTU air conditioning system and an air treatment unit, without installing portholes on the hull. This is a distinctive feature of big ships, showing the technological transfer from the Superyacht division, and delivers total silence.
The navigation technology consists of a Garmin system and a very intuitive energy flow management system created in partnership with NIDEC that can be managed through an in-house developed HMI interface featuring extremely impactful, gaming-derived graphics.
Working according to the plug and play standard, the audio-video system excels in user-friendliness. Owners, in fact, can use their personal smartphone to share content from any of the devices using the on-board QR codes. Party mode is also available, to stream music throughout the interior and exterior spaces of the multihull.
The first 5 Widercat 92 units are now under construction. Launching and delivery is scheduled to start in January 2023.