UPDATE, DECEMBER 5, 2016: A Canadian couple now owns the first Wider 150. They plan to christen her Bartali, following some interior tailoring to take place at the yard. According to Tilli Antonelli, CEO and founder of Wider, they particularly liked the tender-garage-turned-beach-club and the diesel-electric propulsion system. Read on for our original article.
America’s Cup skipper-turned-entrepreneur Attilio “Tilli” Antonelli created the Pershing brand of yachts in 1985, now part of the Ferretti Group. Six years ago he created Wider Yachts. With it, he is well on the way to creating an equally famous and valuable brand. It’s known for expanding (literally) usable space aboard yachts and megayachts, plus
ISA Yachts, which ceased operations in Ancona, Italy last year, could have a new owner by summertime. Fellow Ancona shipyard Wider Yachts is among more than a dozen companies reportedly interested in taking over the property. Wider Yachts is also keenly interested in acquiring the name. In a e-newsletter sent to clients and media today,
Following our recent story on the Wider 165, a.k.a. project Cecilia, completing a significant step, we thought it compelling to show you just how this superyacht negotiated her way from her initial construction shed to her final fit-out area. As you may recall from our article a few weeks ago, the all-aluminum yacht was moved
A week after the launch of its first-ever megayacht, the Wider 150, Wider transferred the hull and superstructure of its Wider 165 to a finishing facility. Referred to as project Cecilia, the Wider 165 is on pace for a late 2016 completion. The hull and superstructure, each made of aluminum, moved because of height restrictions.
If you heard commotion coming from Ancona, Italy earlier today, it’s for good reason. Wider Yachts splashed its first-ever superyacht, the Wider 150. Available for sale, the Wider 150 has been three years in the making. The sequence below, with photos from Wider’s Facebook page, shows the megayacht being moved out of her outfitting shed