The WIDER 150

has been conceived to enhance the owner’s contact with the sea,

while significantly increasing interior volumes compared to other motor yachts of a similar size.

Constructed entirely in aluminium, the elegant silhouette of the WIDER 150 was created by Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with the in-house WIDER design team. The WIDER 150 is unique in her ability to provide a number of luxury features only usually found on a larger vessel. These include:
1. Beach Club – At 90m² including a 7m swimming pool, this is the biggest in her competitive set
2. 32′ rigid Tender on board – Allows owner access to the smallest creeks and bays in complete comfort and safety
3. Owner’s Apartment – 75m² including 5,6m² sea terrace, also the biggest in her competitive set
4. Forward lounge with opening roof – terrace on foredeck offering absolute privacy to owner and guests
5. Bridge – State-of-the-art bridge station with push button system to give wrap around controls for the Captain
6. Diesel electric propulsion combined with Azimuthal pods – The first yard to offer the benefits of a full diesel electric system in this size range
7. The ability to run solely on battery power for a full night or whilst using the beach club – no noise or vibration or smoke or smell

Technical Specs

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The WIDER diesel electric propulsion

The WIDER 150 is powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system combined with Azimuthal pods. Four inline variable speed diesel generators, combined with the state-of-the-art WIDER power management system and the latest battery technology, serve the hotel and propulsion requirements of the vessel.

This system reduces consumption while at the same time facilitating unprecedented range. The traditional engine room has been replaced by two separate units; the Power Generator Room in the bow and a Technical Room with LiPo (Lithium polymer) battery pack in the stern.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 overall propulsion system is completely modular, so the WIDER 150 can cruise using only the battery packs, in ZEM (Zero Emission Mode), or with up to four inline diesel generators. This means it can cruise at a higher range of speeds while continuing to enjoy limited specific fuel consumption. All onboard energy sources are controlled by the WIDER Power Management

System, a smart and fully integrated system which controls the power supplied by the shore connection, the gen-set and the battery packs, distributing it between the hotel requirements, the propulsion system and the recharging of batteries, as required. Our special partner in this project, and the supplier of our Power Management system, is the market-leading Emerson Industrial Automation.

The WIDER 150 is equipped with an Azimuthal pod propulsion system which affords significant advantages compared to conventional shaft-line propulsion.  These include:

  • increased reliability
  • fuel efficiency
  • greater range
  • shallow draft
  • lower noise and vibrati0n
  • reduced maintenance
  • greater flexibility

Accommodation

Large floor-to-ceiling windows run throughout the main lounge area, allowing sunlight to flood in and provide panoramic views of the sea. The upper deck features a saloon and dining area with sliding doors to the outside that can be hidden from view allowing for an indoor-outdoor dining experience. There are two further terrace areas on the upper deck, creating the type of space usually found on yachts over 60m. The main deck features a stern area with an external cockpit and a spacious interior saloon split into two large living spaces. Forward of the saloon is the 75m² full-beam Owner’s Apartment that also divides into two distinct areas, separated by sliding doors, and boasts a sizeable 5,6m² sea terrace. The generous guest quarters comprise four en-suite cabins, 2 VIP’s and 2 standard, the latter also including a Pullman berth for children. The elegant, contemporary interior includes furniture and leather supplied by Poltrona Frau. Founded in 1912, Poltrona Frau are a supplier to some of the leading car and aviation brands and have earned a reputation for their exacting quality standards. The company uses a unique 21-step leather tanning process where the full-grain leather is dyed through, so a surface scratch won’t reveal a lining underneath. 95% of the company’s products are made by hand.

Leisure equipment

Thanks to its Floating Launching System, the stern of the WIDER 150 can be converted into a spacious garage ideal for carrying the WIDER 32. The transom opening hatch allows the WIDER 32 to be housed in the space used as a swimming pool. This system makes entry and exit manoeuvres considerably easier for the crew when launching the tender.

Range

A range of 2,500nm is expected at a cruising speed of 13 knots, increasing to 4,700nm at the ecological speed of 10 knots. The yacht has a maximum speed of 14,1 knots and can also run at 5 knots when solely using batteries in Zero Emission Mode.