In a partnership with Monaco Boat Service, the well known Italian builder, Wider Yachts, attended the Monaco Historic Grand Prix in Monte Carlo with its new motor yacht Wider 42’ Cote D’Azur Edition. Writing a new chapter in pleasure boating, the Wider 42’ Cote D’Azur Edition yacht represents the evolution of the day cruiser.
A year after the world première of the most innovative and performing day cruiser on the market today, Tilli Antonelli and his team, always heedful of boat owners and prospects demand, have developed some interesting new on-board features. Whilst still maintaining the fundamental characteristics of the project, they have made the yacht even more efficient, functional and flexible in order to adjust to any requirement, especially in terms of energy saving.
The new Wider 42’ Cote D’Azur Edition yacht represents an evolution of the original model, a new version the conception of which has been possible thanks also to the precious suggestions of Monaco Boat Service and in particular of Mrs. Lia Riva, who has been contributing to the success of European pleasure boating.
The evolution lies in further lightening the yacht where the use of carbon is again a fundamental ingredient. The new layout of the cockpit provides for a great flexibility thanks to interchangeable solutions, where a lunchtime dinette has been fitted out in the centre of the cockpit – the very heart of the boat – entirely made of carbon, with a table that is raised electrically and can be turned into a comfortable sundeck or smart chaise longue. To service this area a unit equipped as an outdoor galley which includes a sink, large central work surface with teppanyaki griddle and a 51 lt. movable ice-box has been designed so owners and their guests can have soft drinks and fresh fruit to hand at all times. A ceramic glass burner and a 50Ltr. built-in fridge can also be added on request.
The new layout of the external furnishings makes it possible to accommodate up to 12 people seated comfortably.
Moreover, the driving console now has additional space where essential items for life onboard, such as sun cream, mobile phones and sunglasses, can be stowed.
“After having presented Wider 42’ to the public on various official occasions, organised many sea trials in both Europe and the United States and sold a number of boats, we listened to the comments made and noted the recurrent demands of those we spoke to in order to design the final layout of the cockpit. The new set up has been designed to make time spent onboard even more comfortable, creating a highly sociable and flexible environment,” declared Tilli Antonelli, President of Wider, “further emphasising the party boat nature that has characterised this 42 footer right from the off.”
The Wider 42’ Cote D’Azur Edition yacht´s lines characterised by well-known designer Fulvio De Simoni, inaugurate the fleet and launche the wider cockpit category, proposing herself as a day-cruiser with strong design features, to be driven and enjoyed in an extraordinary mixture of adrenalin and fun. She is ready to transform and adapt to many different demands and offer a wide range of solutions for guaranteeing comfort and stability which were previously unthinkable in a yacht of this size.
The luxury yacht Wider 42’ is one of a kind as she is able to double the usable surface area of the cockpit and achieve astounding stability in just 12 seconds, thanks to two extensions either side of the hull operated by means of an automatic patented system.
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY AND A LOW CONSUMPTION PERFORMANCE
Wider epitomises the modern concept of energy saving, focussing on using engines and aerodynamic shapes in materials able to guarantee huge savings in consumption and a lower environmental impact. This has been possible thanks to the shape of the so-called stepped hull which enables the yacht to maintain a highly dynamic sailing trim, improving performance and guaranteeing constant visibility.
The stepped hull, in fact, comes from racing yachts, whilst it is still rather unusual in pleasure boating. It is by no chance that the design of the Wider 42’ hull was entrusted to Mark Wilson, one of the top experts in the field of racing yachts, who also designed those with which his son won the World Championships three times, once in class P2 and twice in class P1.
The excellent weight/power ratio of the Wider 42’ yacht enables her to reach a top speed of 50 knots and a cruise speed of 40 whilst registering consumption of just 110 lt./h for the two 480hp Cummins engines. The result is a range of over 350 miles at 40 knots, previously unthinkable for a yacht of this kind.
VERSATILITY, DESIGN, COMFORT AND NEW MATERIALS
The versatility of the various environments characterises both the cockpit furnishings and interior layout of the boat, which guarantees complete comfort during a day at sea. Going down into the cabin, there is a kitchenette to the left, with a double fridge unit, freezer and ice-maker totalling 160 lt., a work surface with sink, ceramic glass hob with one burner and housing for an optional microwave above. The dinette is furnished with C-shaped seating with upholstery which can be personalised facing a flat screen LED TV- The seating can be turned into a large, comfortable double bed in case of need, in order to guarantee complete comfort during the night, too.
To the right there is the head, fitted with a large crystal shower cubicle, washbasin and carbon toilet, in line with the rest of the essential, modern furnishings. The classical cabinets for stowing belongings have been replaced in the living area with leather bags in which those onboard can pack all they need for their stay on the boat at home, and then hang them on the broadsides and take them home at the end of the cruise, instead of cases.
A FUN PARK AT SEA
The characteristics of the Wider 42’ yacht make her an out fun park to experience in the open sea: the classical heavy, cumbersome fixed fibreglass seating has been replaced with inflatable seats. When necessary they can be also be used as floating airbeds and seats in the water for total relaxation – completely removing the dividing line between yachts and the sea.
Produced in transparent polyurethane and equipped with a small compressor, when not in use the seats can be replaced in the space of the broadsides of the mobile terraces.
Moreover, in order to guarantee maximum versatility of use of the luxury yacht Wider 42’, it is possible to choose between two different layouts for the stern: the first with a 3.4m jet ski in an uncovered garage; the second with sundeck and hangar, which can house a 2.75m tender and offer further stowage space that can be used for diving equipment for example. The layouts are interchangeable and owners can simply choose to have a large, comfortable stern sundeck as well.