We are very proud to announce that WIDER 165 M/Y CECILIA won the World Superyacht Awards 2019 in the”Displacement motor yacht between 300 and 499GT – 48m and above” category.

Held at the Old Billingsgate in London on the 18th May and organized by Boat International Media, this award recognizes the finest luxury yachts launched in 2018 and their achievements in terms of design, construction, engineering and innovations. This annual appointment is attended by the superyacht world, from owners to the industry leaders, with emotion and excitement.

We are very happy to share with you the words of the judges: “Cecilia was a yacht that points the way to the future with one of her most significant aspects being a propulsion system in which diesel generators drive electric-powered motors fitted to azipods located at the stern of the vessel. While many yachts in the past have employed this propulsion system, few have taken full advantage of its flexibility by positioning the engine room in the bows, thus releasing the prime midships area of the lower deck for accommodation – a purpose for which it is ideally suited. This layout also means that the crew quarters, which are spacious for a yacht of this size, have also been moved further aft where motion is less pronounced.”

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Not only the technical aspect has been taken into consideration, but also her advanced, forward-looking design and her float-in tender dock, which carries a tender and a submersible and, when these are launched and the twin side doors opened, this area becomes a most desirable beach club.

Gokhan Güneri

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