Following the Cannes Film Festival, Wider Summer Tour 2012 continues its journey presenting the new motor yacht Wider 42’ Cote D’Azur Edition in the 70° Grand Prix of Formula 1 in Monaco, running from 24th to 27th of May 2012.
Thanks to the significant collaboration of Monaco Boat Service, Formula 1 lovers will be able to appreciate the new arrangement of the day cruiser, especially characterized by a new organization of the cockpit. Wider 42’ Cote D’Azur Edition yacht will be anchored at the Porto Hercules – 8 Quai d’Antoine, 1er – right in front of Monaco Boat Service offices.
Great is the affinity between the wider cockpit and the world of Formula 1, starting from the steering wheel, openly inspired by those of racing cars. This mould-breaking solution makes it possible to incorporate many on-board controls in a single tool and significantly reduce the equipment on the helm station.
The multifunctional steering wheel, developed in association with Acson Marine-Naviop and Tastitalia technology and featuring the aesthetics of studio Box 104, has a built-in multiview display similar to that of a single seater boat, showing all the information necessary for sailing.
Entirely touchscreen, it makes it possible to steer the yacht with everything in sight. The central body with the display and buttons is fixed and only the steering wheel turns. This system makes it possible to manage the yacht at all times, and the graphic layout of the messages makes them immediately understandable. How much each engine is being used is always displayed, as are the water temperature and oil pressure values. Users can read the consumption, range, the state of the throttle or rudder angle or look at images from the bow telecamera, switch on/off the navigation and cockpit lights. The flaps and trim of the Arneson transmissions are adjusted using the side buttons. A quick guide is also offered, for eventual manual operations on the side extensions.
The steering wheel has an essential helm station which includes a GPSMap® 7012 Garmin chart plotter equipped with a 12.1 inch touchscreen display that controls all the propulsion systems, and the new G-Motion™ technology, which allows for extraordinary smoothness when passing from one screen to another. In this way, the steering wheel becomes an out and out on-board computer which facilitates navigation – considerably increasing the manoeuvrability of the yacht – just as it helps manage Formula 1 cars during each and every stage of a competition.
“As a great fan of Formula 1,” declares Tilli Antonelli, President of Wider “I’ve always been interested in the evolution of the technology used in car races, and indeed took inspiration from this whilst designing the multifunctional steering wheel which so strongly characterises the Wider 42’, contributing added value in terms of the functionality and control of the yacht.”