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During a press conference in the Hotel Hermitage in Eze, Marcello Maggi, Philip Zepter and Tiziano Giovannetti unveiled the concepts they have collaborated on.
A 54-metre yacht project “WIDER 180” has already started and the first cut of the hull is planned at the beginning of 2020 with a delivery scheduled for February 2022.
Andrea Vallicelli & C Yacht Design have designed clean and essential lines and created huge volumes for a yacht of this size.
The beach area, a distinguishing feature of Wider yachts, opens up to 160-square-metres, an incredible space to sunbath and relax, with a seawater swimming pool, a spa and a gym.
Moreover, thanks to its Floating Launching System, the area can recover a 10-metre tender making entry and exit maneuvers considerably easier for the crew when launching.
WIDER 180 represents a step further forward in the constant Wider evolution towards 100 percent electric technology.
The vessel is equipped with one main generator with an emergency back up generator leading to a weight reduction and consequently less consumption and less maintenance expenses.
“I am enthusiastic about this project, both for the beautiful clean modern lines and for its green soul, which is something we believe in,” said Marcello Maggi, Wider President (pictured below).
“We opened the way of the electric propulsion applied on leisure superyachts and this is the right path to cover, without looking back.”
WIDER 135 is the second project unveiled by the Italian team; a 41-metre superyacht entirely constructed in aluminum.
Centro Stile Wider, headed by Michele Lubrano Lobianco designed modern and dynamic lines, always maintaining the focus on the direct contact with the sea. WIDER 135 follows the distinguishing feature of her predecessors with a beach club that completely unfolds creating a 90-square-metre, multi-use platform at water level. This is an ideal area for sunbathing surrounding an infinity pool.
“I firmly believe in this niche,” continued Maggi. “We manage to offer the volume and the comfort of a displacement yacht and the enjoyment at sea typical of an open boat.”
The Wider team is busy working on other custom projects from 100 to 200-feet and on new versions of WIDER 32 and WIDER 42, which will be unveiled in the near future. WIDER will strongly focus on quality and innovation, rather than quantity. Every construction will have a dedicated team and shed.
Philip Zepter and Tiziano Giovannetti also took active roles in the media conference. Their strength is combining technical and financial expertise acquired from different industries and fields: Maggi has been a shipbuilder since 1986, Giovannetti’s expertise relies on finance and green energy and Zepter is a worldwide industrialist, in charge of many world-renowned companies.
“One of our main goals is to achieve a complete electric propulsion system without the actual limitations in range and speed and we will do this in five years’ time,” said Tiziano Giovannetti.
“Last but not least as we have already announced, WIDER will be listed in the stock exchange within three years and we are working hard to attain it,” added Philip Zepter.