The WIDER diesel-electric propulsion
The WIDER 125 is powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system combined with Azimuthal pods. This reduces consumption considerably while at the same time facilitating unprecedented range.
Utilising diesel-electric power means an enhanced engine room configuration, allowing guest accommodations to stretch into space usually reserved for the engine room.
The propulsion system is completely modular, so the WIDER 125 can cruise using only the battery packs, in ZEM (Zero Emission Mode), or inline variable speed diesel generators. This means it can cruise at a higher range of speeds while continuing to enjoy limited specific fuel consumption.
All the onboard energy sources are controlled by the WIDER Power Management System, a smart and fully integrated system which flexibly 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 battery pack, recharging 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 125 is equipped with an Azimuthal pod propulsion system which affords significant advantages compared to conventional shaft-line propulsion.
- increased reliability
- fuel efficiency
- greater range
- shallow draft
- lower noise and vibration
- reduced maintenance
- greater flexibility
The WIDER beach
The WIDER beach is a magnificent onboard oasis that offers splendid relaxation space in direct connection with the sea and provides a spacious transom swim-and-sunbathing-deck.
Guests are treated to four staterooms that stretch further aft than on a traditional yacht of this size, well into the area usually reserved for an engine room. Each has a well-proportioned en-suite bathroom, and particularly generous shower rooms.
The master stateroom is on the main deck, and a high bow allows this to extend forward without spoiling the sleek lines of the yacht. The owner's study is situated further aft and includes TV and desk area.
There are two different options for the galley location, to cater to regional preferences. For the US edition, the galley is situated on the main deck, accessed through a spacious pantry to the portside. Crew can enter the galley through a side door or directly from the crew quarters without disturbing the owner or guests. In this case, there is ample space on the lower deck to fit a gym.
In the European edition the galley is on the lower deck and the main deck master cabin can be split to accommodate children and a nanny in a dedicated family zone, or used as a gym.
The WIDER 125 has an ample beam of 26’ (7.93m) making the main deck saloon remarkably airy and light, with floor to ceiling windows on either side that let the light flood in. The bulwarks can also drop down allowing guests to enjoy uninterrupted views of the ocean even while seated.
On the upper deck, aft of the wheelhouse, a sky lounge leads out to an inviting aft deck. Sliding full-height glass panels can divide the two areas, when necessary, or open to create an impressive indoor/outdoor sun deck, ideal for entertaining.
Outdoor relaxation areas are in abundance. The upper aft deck is kept free for sun loungers and exterior furniture. Forward of the wheelhouse, a large seating recess is carved into the superstructure. For those who prefer to relax closer to the water, the stern garage opens and the aft swimming platform extends to create a plunge pool and expansive beach club.
The WIDER 125 is built to comply with the latest standards (LY3) for crew. Three twin cabins, a sizeable cabin for the captain next to the wheelhouse, and an ample crew mess.
There is ample tender storage located forward, creatively hidden from sight while at the same time remaining easily accessible. There is capacity to stow an 18’ (5.5m) tender along with two jet skis and an MOB tender that fits comfortably on deck. All of the tenders and toys can be launched and retrieved by a crane housed out of sight within the yacht's superstructure.
A range of 2,600nm is expected at 12 knots, increasing to 3,400nm at the economical speed of 10 knots. The yacht has a top speed of 14 knots and can also run solely on batteries when in zero emission mode.