Wider is currently participating in the Cannes Yachting Festival, held from today until the 13th of September in France. The bespoke Italian company headed by Tilli Antonelli offers yachting enthusiasts and prospect customers a change to visit and also to experience the fantastic WIDER 32, a protagonist model of the Express Cruiser Division. In addition, WIDER has announced that is getting ready to launch the eagerly anticipated WIDER 150 – Luxury yacht GENESI (project name) this month.
The company is the first yacht builder in the world with a range of luxury yachts between 125′ – 165′ (38m-50m) that boast highly efficient diesel-electric propulsion system combined with Azimuthal pods and the latest technology in Lithium polymer battery power. This arrangement, normally used on large commercial vessels and yachts, provides various benefits. These include an increased reliability, fuel efficiency, greater range, reduced noise, vibration and maintenance, a shallow draft, greater flexibility of interior layout and twelve hours of complete silence at anchor using battery power alone.
Superyacht GENESI was built completely in aluminium to increase performance and allow for greater freedom and flexibility during the construction process. The yacht features striking elegant lines designed by Fulvio De Simoni together with Tilli Antonelli and the in-house WIDER design team.
Motor yacht GENESI by Wider boasts the largest and most comfortable Beach Clun in her competitive set, providing 90 square metres of magnificent relaxing space, easy access to the sea and plenty room for sunbathing. The marine experience is enhanced by an interior 7m seawater swimming pool. Genesi also has a stylish 32′ rigid tender on board for the owner.
The spacious Owner’s Apartment is the largest in her competitive set with 75 square metres and boasts a sea terrace with special features. The yacht also has a fantastic foredeck lounge with an opening roof providing privacy to owner and guests on board.
An innovative state-of-the-art, full ECDIS bridge with push button system gives wrap around controls for the Captain. Diesel-electric propulsion combined with Azimuthal pods and Lithium Palymer batteries, a system which reduces consumption while at the same time facilitating unprecedented range and offers unequaled comfort, including the ability to enjoy a full night at anchor in total silence using battery power alone.
The traditional engine room board luxury motor yacht project GENESI has been replaced by two separate units; the Power Generator Room in the bow and a Technical Room with LiPo (Lithium polymer) battery pack in the stern. This leaves the noblest part of the vessel free for larger, more comfortable guest cabins located in the most stable part of the yacht.
The overall propulsion system is completely modular, so GENESI can cruise using only the battery packs, in ZEM (Zero Emission Mode), or with up to four inline diesel generators. This means it can cruise at a higher range of speeds while continuing to enjoy limited specific fuel consumption.
All onboard energy sources are controlled by the WIDER Power Management System, a smart and fully integrated system which controls the power supplied by the shore connection, the gen-set and the battery packs, distributing it between the hotel requirements, the propulsion system and the recharging of batteries, as required.
Wider’s special partner in the Project GENESI, and the supplier of their Power Management system, is the market-leading Emerson Industrial Automation.