New Wider 125 introduced at Miami boat show
by Risa Merl
Wider Yachts has introduced its new Wider 125 superyacht at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage show.
Wider's CEO and Chairman Tilli Antonelli along with the yacht's designer, Fulvio De Simoni, unveiled the Italian builder's latest project. According to Antonelli, the 38 metre Wider 125 yacht is the result of more than a year of research and design based on input from yacht owners and potential Wider clients.
Fulvio De Simoni, who has also designed the other yachts in Wider's lineup including the W150 and W165, has designed the W125 to have the same a family resemblance in its exterior styling. Also like its big sisters, the Wider 125 will also offer diesel-electric propulsion, offering a notable range of 2,600 nautical miles at 12 knots, and up to 3,600 nautical miles at a more economical 10 knot speed. A top speed of 14 knots is expected.
Utilising diesel-electric power means an enhanced engine room configuration, allowing guest accommodations to stretch into space usually reserved for the engine room. Four guest suites are found on the lower deck, each with an en suite bathroom, while crew enjoy three twin cabins and crew mess. The captain's cabin is up above, adjacent to the wheelhouse. Taking advantage of the yacht's high bow, the main deck master stateroom stretches forward. An owner's study is found aft, and a large terrace can be accessed from the stateroom.
Two kitchen layout options are available: American owners may prefer the galley on the main deck, accessed through a spacious pantry on the port side. Crew are granted access without disturbing owners and guests, who still may mingle, and this layout allows for a gym on the lower deck. The European market layout has the galley on the lower deck, and the extra space on the main deck can then be used for children and their nanny or made into a gym.
As the name might suggest, the Wider 125 boasts an ample 7.93 metre beam, and this coupled with floor-to-ceiling windows on either side of the main saloon will create a particularly inviting and open space. On the upper deck, sliding full height windows can divide the wheelhouse and skylounge or open to create one indoor/outdoor sun deck. A large seating area, carved into the superstructure, is found forward of the wheelhouse.
For further connection to the sea, the aft swimming platform extends creating a beach club and plunge pool area. Forward of this, a tender garage will stow a 5.5 metre tender and two jet skis, while the man overboard tender will be stowed on the deck.
Wider plans to start production on the Wider 125 very soon in order to deliver her by 2017. The Wider 150 is in build and currently for sale, and the Wider 165, introduced at last year's Miami boat show, is expected to launch in 2016.