Wider Yachts, which in its inaugural year of business has delivered 10 Wider 42 boats, is revealing more details about its first megayacht, the Wider 150.
As a reminder, the Wider 150, measuring 148 feet (45.122 meters) LOA, bears a number of terraces and folding platforms that substantially increase the usable space onboard. “Wings” along the Wider 150’s sides near the transom, for example, become extra lounging/sunning spaces or additional quick entries into the water, via automatically deploying ladders. They also form an expansive transom beach in combination with the swim platform, which itself extends out to increase usable space.
Wider Yachts still plans to customize each Wider 150’s interior to the owner’s tastes, but it’s offering a few suggestions to get ideas flowing. The images above and below are of the main-deck master suite, It is actually split into two areas, a bedroom and a lounge, thanks to a sliding wall. It also shows a strong indoor-outdoor connection, through the use of light-toned, reflective surfaces and a good-size starboard-side terrace. That terrace forms when a portion of the outer bulkhead folds down. Also note that the terrace can have automatically deploying stairs, to board the custom Wider tender—no need to venture aft and down to the swim platform. The master occupies the Wider 150’s full beam of 24’10” (4.56 meters), given that the side decks connect to stairs that rise up and over the area.
Wider suggests similarly light-toned, reflective surfaces in four guest staterooms below deck, situated aft. So that their connection to the sea is enhanced, the Wider 150 will feature direct access from their cabins to the aft platforms and saltwater pool. The latter is created when the tender, complete with its own float-out/float-in launch system, exits the garage.
More suggestions that megayacht owners should embrace: placing the captain’s cabin aft of the wheelhouse, and including a dining area aft on the upper deck.
Wider Yachts will reveal further details at the upcoming Cannes and Monaco boat shows, including information on the propulsion system. It’s a diesel-electric system from Siemens, in which the megayacht can be run solely on battery power, or diesel engines can be engaged. Wider says that in full battery mode, even if other systems requiring electricity are operating, the Wider 150 can run for eight hours straight and cover 50 miles. Considering that range is more than enough to go harbor-hopping in the Med or Caribbean, the Wider 150 could prove to be a real fuel-saver. Wider adds that three different speed and range combinations are possible, depending on how the battery banks and diesels are engaged.
The Wider 150, built to ABS classification standards, is being exclusively marketed by and sold through Camper & Nicholsons.