WIDER is an innovative Italian yacht builder and pioneers in introducing hybrid technology into the world of pleasure boating and heralded as the first yacht builder to have applied serial hybrid propulsion technology to its superyachts.
Founded in 2010 and based in one of Italy’s prime shipbuilding centres, Ancona (Le Marche), WIDER specialises in designing and building exclusive Superyachts and Express Cruisers with a strong focus on technology and on-board electronics.
WIDER Superyachts are the first in their category to combine an extraordinarily efficient hybrid propulsion system with azimuth thrusters. This union reduces fuel consumption, noise and vibrations while considerably increasing range thus ensuring great flexibility for designers.
We have always been committed to constant innovation to be able to reach 100% electric propulsion in a few years. This target will also be achieved with a new and revolutionary technology based on the use of thermionic converters. Every yacht emphasises its connection with the marine environment and dedicates space to relax close to the water: from the extendable cockpits of the Express Cruisers to Superyachts with the most spacious Beach Clubs in their categories.
We build high-quality yachts that combine high-level performance with low consumption while always ensuring great flexibility and open space to move around in, conceived to reflect the style of today’s clients. At the same time, great attention has been paid to the aesthetics of the design and the quality of the materials: clean, modern lines enveloping impeccable products and with an enviable attention to details. In short: superb quality.
The future is here
WIDER was founded. The shipyard started by designing the WIDER 42, its first yacht to be built in the facilities in Castelvecchio di Monteporzio (Le Marche).
The first WIDER 42, an innovative and high-performance 13m yacht, was launched. Within just a few years the yacht received worldwide recognition as a distinctive symbol of the shipyard, lauded for its patented system to open up the cockpit.
The project for the WIDER 150, the first superyacht from the shipyard, was officially presented during a press conference held in Monaco and was widely praised by the specialist and non-specialist press for its innovative features.
In 2012, the WIDER 42 was featured in the prestigious ADI Design Index, and won both the AIM Marine Group Editor’s Choice Awards and the Robb Report Best of the Best.
The year saw the opening of the Ancona shipyard (Le Marche), equipped specifically to build superyachts and production of the first WIDER 150 began.
The shipyard participated in most international yacht and boat shows (Florida, Dubai, Moscow, the French Riviera, Singapore, China, Qatar, etc.)
The WIDER 32, an Express Cruiser in its own right as well as a tender for the WIDER superyachts, was presented to the general public and the press during a dedicated 3-day event in Ancona. It immediately won the AIM Marine Group Editor’s Choice Awards.
The project for the second superyacht, the WIDER 165, was presented.
The first WIDER 150 was launched and presented at the Monaco Yacht Show where she was visited by Prince Albert II of Monaco. The yacht received many prizes and awards including the MYS-RINA Award, the RINA Green Plus Platinum and the RINA Comfort Class. She became the first motor yacht in history to receive a perfect COMF (Y) 100/100 score. She was also the first superyacht to incorporate serial hybrid propulsion with azimuthal thrusters, a pioneering vessel in the world of yachting. While the shipyard continued to take part in international events and shows as far afield as Thailand, Hong Kong and Australia, the WIDER 150 continued to garner accolades (World Superyacht Award “Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT of 42m to 46.9m”, World Superyacht Award “Judges’ Commendation for Technology & Innovation” and World Yachts Trophies “Most Innovative 38-54m”).
The WIDER 150 was delivered to her owner and received the Robb Report Best of the Best award, the Showboat Design Award for “Best Exterior Design & Styling – Motor Yacht below 48m” and the “Most Innovative Motor Yacht” award.
The WIDER 165 was launched. She followed the same philosophy as her predecessor and was officially presented at the Monaco Yacht Show where she was visited continuously by the press and show attendees throughout the four days of the show.
The WIDER 165 too was recognised and received awards around the world, raising the standards of the WIDER 150 and winning the prestigious RINA Comfort Class (COMF (Y) 100,100), the RINA Green Plus (Platinum) and the World Superyacht Award “Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT – 48m and above”.
The projects for two new superyachts, the WIDER 180 and the WIDER 135, as well as the thermionic converter, a new propulsion system, were presented. Once again, the shipyard was a pioneer in the yachting world thanks to a continuously greener approach aiming have the least effect on the marine ecosystem and to be compatible with the stringent international regulations introduced to safeguard the environment.