27 February 2018

New build update – WIDER 165

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New build update – WIDER 165

With the scheduled launch approaching fast, priority has been focused on the installation and testing of the technical systems to ensure that the commissioning time after the yacht is splashed is kept to a minimum. Much has been learned from the sistership M/Y "Bartali" – delivered to her owner in June of last year – meaning that the Power Management System has been installed with the latest, refined and updated version 3.0 of the operating software. In the past month the... 

27 February 2018

Diesel Electric propulsion – Q & A

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Diesel Electric propulsion – Q & A

Over the last few years we have seen a dramatic increase in the acceptance of Electric technology, largely driven by growth in the automotive industry. Clients are increasingly knowledgeable about the Diesel Electric system although there are multiple questions which come up repeatedly in early discussions. We will look at some of these questions in this and forthcoming issues of Logbook.
1. Why does WIDER believe that Diesel Electric propulsion and the Direct Current (DC) grid solutions are the future?

26 January 2018


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With the launch of the 165 fast approaching, this month we take a look at one of the key feature on board. Although clearly recognisable as from the family of yachts produced by WIDER, the 165 has a number of significant differences compared to the WIDER150, delivered to her new Canadian owner in June of last year. Chief among these differences to the exterior styling are...

11 December 2017

WIDER 165 – an insight on the interior by Ideaeitalia design studio

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WIDER 165 – an insight on the interior by Ideaeitalia design studio

While the striking exterior lines of the Wider 165 – project ‘Cecilia’ – clearly show her to be the sister of the Wider 150 ‘Bartali’, like all siblings she has her own distinct personality expressed in her interior décor. La Spezia based Ideaitalia design studio has crafted an interior that is both elegant and exciting, making the most of innovative Italian style, craftsmanship and finishes.

08 November 2017

Significant progress on WIDER 165 – Project Cecilia

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Significant progress on WIDER 165 – Project Cecilia

A busy month at the shipyard has seen significant progress on the WIDER 165 'Cecilia', which remains on track for her launch in late Q1 of 2018.

Having recently installed the switch boards that control the power requirements for both hotel as well as propulsion another significant milestone is due to be completed in the next week: the installation of the azimuthal pods and electric motors which offer increased manoeuvrability compared to the twin shafts used on traditional yachts.

22 June 2017

Wider Logbook - June 2017

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Wider 150 launch video Bartali
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WIDER 150, 'Bartali', delivered to Canadian owner

Wider announced today that the multi award winning WIDER 150, recently christened M/Y ‘Bartali’, has been delivered to her new Canadian owner. Built entirely in aluminium, she has exterior styling by Fulvio De Simoni and a ...
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WIDER 150 winner of Robb Report’s Best of the Best 2017 award
A further prestigious award for the WIDER 150, now called M/Y ‘Bartali’, as she is recognized by the Robb Report’s Best of the Best 2017, within...
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New owners at WIDER

Exa Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong Limited completed the acquisition of WIDER in April of this year. This latest acquisition ...
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