A few short months from launching its first Wider 165, Wider is showing off more than three years’ worth of work. It’s all condensed into a little more than two minutes of footage, below.
Wider has actually been keeping customers and potential customers well apprised of progress since construction started in 2015. One of the more interesting aspects of the megayacht is her propulsion system. The Wider 165 has a diesel-electric system, offering flexibility according to needs. For example, the captain can expect the yacht to reach a cruising speed of 13 knots under diesel power only. Range at that speed should be 3,500 nautical miles. Both of those figures are in the ballpark for traditional motoryachts of the Wider 165’s size. However, the all-aluminum megayacht can also operate entirely on battery power. Wider terms it Zero Emission Speed. The shipyard and design team expect her to achieve 5 knots. That’s ideal for arriving essentially silently, and more environmentally minded, into a harbor.
Of course, Wider customers like the “wider” pledge of the brand. To that end, the Wider 165 has perhaps the biggest beach club in her size range. It encompasses 1,055 square foot (98 square meters). Three fold-down platforms make it inviting throughout the day.
You can see glimpses of the beach club, along with other interior areas, in the video. The interior-design firm IdeaeITALIA is using abundant natural materials in guest relaxation areas. In the saloon and dining area, for instance, polished stone covers. Wood paneling where the grains are at angles to one another create artistic appeal, too.
Equally artistically appealing is the master suite. Forward on the main deck, it spans the Wider 165’s full beam (28 feet, or 8.5 meters). Note in the video how a decorative wall separates the sleeping area from a private lounge, without boxing either in. Naturally, the master suite contains a fold-down balcony. Guests aren’t left out, though. They get one in the onboard gym.
The Wider 165 will be in the water in early 2018. Delivery takes place the second quarter.