Wider 165 motor yacht Project Cecilia nears completion
by Miranda Blazeby
The Wider 165 motor yacht Project Cecilia is nearing completion and is on track to be delivered at the end of August.
The flagship of the Italian yard Wider Yachts will then receive her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. It comes after the 49.98 metre yacht was launched in Ancona, Italy in May at a private event attended by the shipyard staff, suppliers and collaborator. It is the builder's second launch since the Wider 150, the 46 metre Bartali.
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. She has an elongated exterior profile that will give her a unique look on the water.
Key features include a touch-and-go helipad and a submersible tender garage for the owner's tender. The tender garage can also be converted into a beach club, complete with indoor seven metre swimming pool. She has been designed to accommodate a large supply of toys.
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.
The Wider 165 Project Cecilia is listed for sale at €30 million.