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In-build: Wider making progress 165 yacht Project Cecilia

Italian yard Wider Yachts has released the latest in-build photos of its flagship Wider 165 yacht Project Cecilia, which is due to launch in spring 2018.

As the images below reveal, the structural work is complete and the work has now progressed to the installation and testing of the electrical systems to ensure that the commissioning period is kept to a minimum.

The all-aluminium Wider 165 features interior and exterior design by Fulvio De Simoni as well as design input from the Wider team of designers and engineers. Key features include a touch-and-go helipad and a submersible tender garage, which can be converted into a beach club, complete with indoor swimming pool.

Accommodation is for up to 12 guests split across five cabins, including a main deck master suite with its own fold-out balcony. On the lower deck, two VIPs and two twin rooms with pullman berths complete the guest layout. Meanwhile, the crew quarters allows for a staff of up to 11 people.

Power comes from a diesel-electric propulsion system, which includes two 531kW electric motors for a top speed of 14 knots and comfortable cruising at 13 knots. When trimmed back to ten knots, Project Cecilia boasts a maximum range of 5,400 nautical miles and silent cruising is available at five knots thanks to a 544kWh battery bank.

All the on-board energy sources are controlled by the Wider Management System, which manages the power supplied by the shore connection, gensets and battery packs, distributing it between the hotel systems, propulsion system and recharging the battery packs, as needed. The Wider Management System was created with the help of American company NIDEC.

Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the 39.62 metre Wider 130 yacht, further details of which were released back in August 2017.

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