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Forward thinking

Wider Yachts is powering ahead with its rebranding, which includes a new facility and further investments.

06 October 2022

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Hot on the heels of its 2021 recapitalisation under Marcello Maggi and holding company W-Fin Sarl, Wider has unveiled its latest developments, cementing its status as an innovative, disruptive architect of the yachting sphere.

Thanks to these major financial investments in the company, Wider has kicked off this new era with a radical rebranding, the construction of a state-of-the-art facility in Fano, Italy, and a dedicated superyacht hub in Venice.

Just one year after the recapitalisation, Wider has surpassed all of its September 2021 objectives and has again shown its commitment to constant innovation. The results speak for themselves – and there’s more to come.

Ever since its foundation, Wider has lived and breathed visionary ideas and projects: from its first appearance in the industry with the Wider 42, to award-winning hybrid superyachts projects, like M/Y Cecilia.

In this new era, Wider is raising the bar to meet new challenges without forgetting its background and origins.

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The Wider team has unleashed a new brand image to showcase the through line connecting its mixture of luxurious beauty, extreme technology and environmental consciousness.

Disruptive in its approach from design to engineering and always harnessing the latest technological developments, Wider’s products are future-proof. Wider’s mission and positioning on the market, a new logo, a new brand identity and a new website have now been developed.

In January 2022, Wider announced plans for a new shipyard in Fano, and the new shipyard is now becoming a reality.

Set to be constructed across 11,000 square metres, the facility will be sea-facing and located between historic port fishing vessels and the marina, boasting a large quay spanning almost 100 metres in length.

Primarily focused on constructing Wider’s series catamaran boats, the Fano facility includes an innovation centre in which ideas, new technologies and eco-friendly initiatives will spring to life using sustainable materials such as wood and glass.

The new facility aims to become not only the flagship for Fano, but also for all Made In Italy pleasure yachts.

The shipyard has also laid the keel of the first game-changing project at its new hub dedicated to superyacht and full-custom projects in Venice: Moonflower 72.

Radical in both its design and concept, Moonflower 72 is the first hybrid superyacht signed by the brand-new Wider generation.

Featuring exteriors by renowned studio Nauta Design, the yacht’s construction is well underway and set to be completed in 2025. Moonflower 72 is just the first full-custom yacht to be completed at the Venice site.

Futher, the Luca Dini and Wider Centro Stile-designed WiderCat 92 has already taken the industry by storm, with five units sold to date.

The first hull will be completed in 2023 and will remain in Europe to debut at the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival, with two others set to be delivered in the United States thanks to Wider’s partnership with MarineMax as its exclusive dealer in America.

The hulls and decks of the WiderCat 92 are currently being laminated and will be assembled and joined in November 2022, before work on the lower deck (systems and furnishings) will begin.

The models of the two superstructures have also been completed, with the construction of the molds also beginning shortly.

Wider was the first to introduce a Serial Hybrid Propulsion System in the leisure superyacht segment.

Over the years, its technology has been redefining the standards of yachting and is now offering its game-changing premium option, for full contact with the sea without leaving a trace of passage.

Serial Hybrid Propulsion offers a remarkable eco-cruising range and all the benefits of a full serial hybrid system in a yacht, including hotel functions that can run for hours without generators, thus eliminating noise, vibration and fumes.

Wider’s technology is ecological, as it builds on a power-management software package specifically developed and patented for the marine environment.

Always adaptive, Wider’s engineering department has conceived the technology so that it can easily integrate further developments and be installed with ease on both catamarans and superyachts.

 

wider-yachts.com

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