With the trademark WIDER expanding cockpit, the WIDER 42 offers double the surface area of a conventional 42-footer. Opening up at the push of a button – the process takes just 12 seconds – expanding amidships to provide a deck space of 18m2 when at anchor.
Combining high performance with low fuel consumption, the WIDER 42 is equipped with twin 480hp Cummins engines which drive her to over 50 knots – an impressive speed for a 42’ cruising yacht.
These performance figures are largely due to the stepped hull, designed by offshore racing specialist Mark Wilson, as well as Arneson surface drive propellers. 70% of the WIDER 42 is made of carbon in order to achieve a relatively light displacement and excellent power to weight ratio. As a result, the WIDER 42 offers enhanced efficiency and has a greater range than other yachts in its size category.
On board the WIDER 42
The heart of the yacht can transform to fulfill a number of different functions. The lunchtime dinette, built entirely in carbon fibre can quickly be turned either into a comfortable sundeck or smart chaise longue. This area also has a fitted outdoor galley with a teppanyaki griddle and an icebox for chilling drinks and keeping fresh fruit to hand.
The stern of the WIDER 42 is also extremely versatile. Starting from a sun pad configuration, it can take on four different layouts:
- For storing diving equipment
- For stowing a 9’ (2.75m) tender
- For a jet ski
- For a fighting chair for game fishing
The lightweight central carbon fibre stairway leads to the bow, where those aboard can enjoy the sun while relaxing on large sun pads. The lines of the handrail follows those of the sliding crystal door.
The deck is furnished with a C-shaped seating area that can be converted into a large double bed. Opposite this is a flat screen LED TV. The head has a crystal shower unit, a glass washbasin and carbon toilet.
The kitchen area has a worktop with a sink and single ceramic burner, which can be fitted with a microwave if desired. A double drawer fridge unit with freezer can be also be added on request.