All this is aimed at broadening contact with the marine environment, allowing an easier path to exploration in your cruising, but with minimal detriment to the planet’s resources. At the same time the propulsion is space saving creating more useable space and making for a far more superior superyacht, metre for metre.
The architecture of this 50-metre superyacht is such that the power generator room is well forward in the bow whereas the LiPo batteries are in a technical area of the stern. All possible because energy is transferred to the azimuthal thrusters via flexible wiring replacing traditionally positioned rigid drive shafts.
The WIDER 165 combines style, design, genius and very real solutions that improve on-board life.
The WIDER beach club
The WIDER Beach Club has some of the most generous measurements of any other in the market in comparison with similar length yachts. As a result, you can enjoy moments of pure relaxation in close contact with the sea. There are two platforms on either side that drop down at water level. The hangar, with an indoor salt water pool, can host a tender such as the WIDER 32, and a submarine or, alternatively, a spa.
Plenty of space dedicated to relaxation
Easy access to the sea
8m indoor salt water pool
32’ rigid tender
Submarine for three people
Serial hybrid propulsion
The WIDER 165 is equipped with a serial hybrid propulsion system and azimuthal thrusters, a system with four generators controlled by a smart power management system in conjunction with the very latest cutting-edge battery technology. The power produced runs the yacht and all the hotel functions bringing about many advantages, from greatly reduced consumption to highly increasing the cruising range.
The traditional engine room has been replaced by a more flexible structure allowing the use of the central part of the hull for accommodation, so more spacious guest cabins can be designed at the heart, and the most stable zone, of the yacht. A Power Generator Room is in the bow and a Technical Room in the stern where the lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries are housed. Only possible because the power is transferred to the azimuthal thrusters via flexible wiring replacing the rigid drive shafts.
All the on-board power sources are controlled by the Power Management System (PMS) developed by WIDER with Nidec Industrial Solutions, a market leader in the field of energy technologies. The system is fully integrated with the superyacht and handles the power coming from shore, the generators and the battery packs, and distributes it to the hotel functions, the propulsion system and the battery recharge system as required.
The entire propulsion system is completely modular: the WIDER 165 can be run exclusively by the batteries in Zero Emission Mode (ZEM) or by activating up to four in-line diesel generators. This allows the greatest navigation range to be achieved while limiting fuel consumption.
Greater reliability and reduced maintenance
Greater range and minimum draught
Reduced noise and vibrations
Cabins and living areas
Wide floor-to-ceiling windows envelop the lounges of the main deck, allowing natural light to pleasantly illuminate the spacious living areas and allow magnificent views of the yacht’s surroundings.
One of the most exceptional features on board can be found in the area reserved for the owner: an apartment that extends across the complete beam of the yacht with two private balconies overlooking the sea.
On the main deck, as well as a spacious lounge again with full height windows making it extremely bright, there is a gym and a sauna. On the upper deck, there is the Sky Lounge and a dining area with sliding doors, which once retracted create the feeling of an open but sheltered alfresco dining area.
On the lower deck there are four spacious guest cabins all with bathrooms; two of them double VIP cabins and two twin cabins.
A large cabin on the upper deck adjacent to the wheelhouse is reserved for the captain. Crew members have four twin cabins in the lower deck, along with the wide crew mess. These cabins are on either side of a central corridor with direct access to the engine room in the bow and away from guest cabins. Accommodation meets the latest LY3 standards.
The beach club of the WIDER 165 is an ideal hangar for a designer tender like the WIDER 32, due to the ease with which the floating launching system makes exit and entry manoeuvres with the tender possible. The submarine will also be stowed here and likewise the launch and retrieval is simple for the crew.
On the upper deck towards the bow there is a helipad that can easily be transformed into a dance floor.
A wide Beach Club with a saltwater pool
Floating Launching System
Submarine for three people
Helicopter landing pad
The maximum speed of the WIDER 165 is 14 knots. At a cruising speed of 13 knots, the yacht is estimated to have a range of 3,100 nautical miles that rises to 5,400 at an eco-speed of 10 knots.
The yacht has the ability to run just on its battery power in Zero Emission Mode with silent cruising at a reduced speed of 5 knots. This is the ideal selection for short trips or in order to cast off early in the morning ensuring the utmost quiet with no generators needing to be started.
Zero vibrations and noise
Zero Emission Mode
Completely modular PMS
A range of well over 5000 nautical miles
- A displacement yacht built in alluminium alloy 5083, with bulbous bow.
- Builder:WIDER, Ancona (Italy)
- Lenght (L.O.A.):49,56 (162′ 7″)
- Beam:8,45 m (27′ 9″)
- Draft (Full Displacement):2,30 m (7′ 7″)
- Hull and Superstructure:Aluminum 5083
- Gross Tonnage:497 GT
- Displacement fully laden:430 t
- Exterior Designer:Fulvio De Simoni
- Interior Designer:Ideaeitalia
- Naval Architect:WIDER Engineering, Sydac
- Classification:RINA – C ✠ Hull • Mach Ych Unrestricted Navigation, EFP (Y), AUT-UMS, (Y), COMF (Y), Compliance LY3
- Fuel tank capacity:52.000 L – 13.740 US gal
- Water tank capacity:10.000 L – 2.640 US gal
- Maximum speed:14,1 kn
- Cruising speed:13 kn
- Ecological speed:10 kn
- ZEM speed:5 kn
- Range:2.000 nm
- Range:3.000 nm
- Range:5.000 nm
- Range:Upon battery pack
- Electric motors:2x 531 kW
- Gen Set:4x 350 kW
- Battery pack:544 kWh
- 10/12 guests accommodated in 5/6 cabins
- 11 crew total, accommodated in 5 crew cabins + Captain’s cabin