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Wild world

Wider has launched its first WiLder 60 at its new Fano shipyard, promising the 19-metre all-aluminium model will ‘stir the wilder side'.

14 February 2024

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Italian shipyard Wider has launched the first WiLder 60 from the brand’s new shipyard in Fano, Italy, marking the yard’s second launch in under a month.

WiLder is the new brand of Wider, bringing custom superyacht-standard design and build to an 18.9-metre all-aluminium model.

With design coming from Wider Centro Stile, the in-house design team, the first WiLder 60 sums up the forward-looking approach of the new brand.

“The launch of the first WiLder 60 in Fano is not just a milestone for Wider and for the WiLder brand, but also represents a leap forward in what a 60-footer can offer and how one can be built,” says Marcello Maggi, president of holding company W-Fin Sarl, which owns 100 per cent of Wider shares.

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Maggi continues: “Everything about the WiLder 60 is extraordinary, from her 40-knot performance to her totally custom layout and finish. This is a superyacht-standard bespoke building but offered in an 18.9-metre all-aluminium model, with zero compromise on quality for zero-compromise owners. There’s simply nothing else like her.”

The first WiLder 60 has been built for a European owner, and its custom layout and finish have been completed to the owner’s specifications. Coupled with the performance hull, which was developed by the naval architecture team at Wider Engineering, is an interior that features two twin guest suites amidships plus a forward owner’s cabin with an inviting centreline double and starboard-side ensuite.

Between the two is a saloon equipped with a designer galley cabinet and a relaxation area with sofa and television.

Interior touches include leathers in contrasting shades of beige, marble and gloss finishes, drawing on Wider’s experience building superyachts.

Up top, the WiLder’s appeal to the ‘wild side’ is evident – there’s a forward party deck, aft social deck with sunpads and alfresco dining area, and a starboard helm.

The WiLder 60, propelled by twin MAN V8 1300 engines, achieves a cruising speed of 35 knots and a maximum speed of 40 knots. The shipyard says that the 325-nautical-mile range ‘ensures that no party is too far.’

“The WiLder 60 is a seductress for those owners who want to experience the very best in everything – design, quality, and wild fun on the water,” says Maggi. “This is tailor-made taken to the next level in a model we think is transformative in its size bracket.

“The WiLder 60 was wild as a concept – the sort of challenge that Wider loves to embrace – but this first launch proves that we can build something beyond an owner’s wildest dreams, even at 19 metres.”

While the first WiLder 60 was launched at the Fano Vision Hub, where the testing of new models takes place, the WiLder series will be built at Wider’s Superyacht Hub in Venice, where two more bespoke WiLder 60s are already in build.

The arrival of the first WiLder 60 also marks Wider’s second significant milestone in 2024, following the launch of the WiderCat92, the brand’s first multihull, last month.

 

wider-yachts.com

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