Since the beginning of the year, the shipyard has made important progress on board the Wider 165 superyacht “Cecilia” project. The launch date is approaching and the spotlight is on installation and testing of the technical systems so that the pre-delivery tuning time is reduced to the minimum.
Wider 150 M/Y Bartali, delivered to the ship owner last June, we learned a lot and this allowed the Power Management System to be installed with the latest and updated version 3.0 operating software. Over the past month, azimuthal pods with counter-rotating propellers – which offer enormous advantages in spite of traditional engines and in particular in the reduction of noise and vibration levels – have been fitted together with electric motors.
The zero speed electric stabilizers supplied by Naiad – the same model successfully installed on the Wider 150 – ensure stability in all conditions and have already been tested. The photos taken at the beginning of February show how the bridge is taking shape with almost all the on-board electronics in its place; only the touch screen screens that will control and monitor the entire ship are missing.
“A lot of work that has been completed in recent months has actually been done behind the scenes, such as installations in the various technical areas as well as the A / V system in the guest areas. This is really important and means that all efforts can now be focused on the realization of high quality finishes for interior fitting and on the final phase of the painting process “, comments Stefano Talamonti, Wider’s Chief Operations Officer.
Although the attention has been concentrated elsewhere, there has been significant progress in the level of completion of the external areas: in the sundeck the top coat was completed and the glass handrail and the upper deck were mounted. The teak coating has been installed in all areas and will receive the final sanding just before the launch.
As for the interior, there has been noteworthy progress on the assembly of all the decks, both in the guest and in the crew areas. Although it still requires a little imagination to fully understand its beauty, the elegance of Italian design by IdeaeItalia is starting to shine.
“All of us on site are aware of the high standards and the numerous awards won by the Wider 150 … now the standard to be reached is very high but we have every intention of overcoming it. With a completely different interior design and layout changes, I am confident that ‘Cecilia’ will be even more successful and demonstrate the versatility of the Wider shipyard, “says Jeremy Roche, Director of Sales & Marketing.
The Wider 165 project ‘Cecilia’ is on sale at 30m euro and the launch is scheduled for spring 2018 with final delivery for the summer.
Wider 165 – Overview
Built entirely of aluminum, the elegant profile of the Wider 165 was created by the Wider design team together with yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni. Designed to accommodate the owner’s long list of wishes, the Wider 165 meets the wishes of the most adventurous spirits, including helipad. The Wider 165 was designed to increase the shipowner’s contact with the sea, significantly increasing the internal volumes compared to other motor yachts of similar size.
The interior layout, designed by IdeaeItalia together with the shipowner’s architect, includes a large study with a port side deck, a private gym with a starboard deck, a sauna as well as a spacious and light master cabin with private bathroom.
At the bow, a helicopter landing pad and a circular relaxation area created from the superstructure, facing a Jacuzzi, offer a versatile space that can turn into a dance floor for evening parties.
The outstanding feature of the Wider range is the extensive Beach Club: the Wider 165 has further expanded it to include extra space for a sauna and the WIDER 32, which we have already seen on the Wider 150. The entire layout and furnishings of the ship have been studied in detail to meet and exceed the needs of the owner, but also clearly reflect the yard’s desire to offer customized projects.
Propulsion of Electric Diesel with Low Consumption
The heart of the Wider 165 is its electric diesel propulsion system combined with 544kWh lithium polymer battery banks and azimuth pods, which ensures extremely low fuel consumption. Four variable speed diesel generators, controlled by the state-of-the-art management system called Power Management System and the latest battery technology, serve the needs of the hotel and ship propulsion.