Italian shipyard Wider Yachts has stepped into the smaller boat market with the new all-aluminium 18.6-metre WiLder 60, designed as a crossover between a chase boat and performance cruiser.
The new vessel is fully customisable with a slender profile and Wider's signature engineering, reaching speeds of up to 40 knots. The aluminium hull ensures the day cruiser can stand up to all kinds of seafaring conditions while a shallow one-metre draught means it can operate in close proximity to the beach.
The arrival of the WiLder 60 marks another milestone for the Italian shipyard since being acquired in 2019. As part of its reboot strategy, the new vessel represents a new and independent brand within the Wider family, designed by in-house Centro Stile Wider.
Marcello Maggi, who led the group of partners in the acquisition of Wider Yachts, said that the new model depicts Wider's wild side. "The WiLder 60 is more than just a boat," he said, "it embodies the exceptional nature of superyachting and offers exceptional experiences for its owners. It represents another ground-breaking step forward by Wider, which from its foundation has always sought to challenge the status quo with sometimes radical but always forward-thinking designs and solutions.”
According to the yard, the first WiLder 60 is currently in build and is due for launch in the summer of 2023.
The news comes after the first WiderCat 92 was spotted under construction at the yard's Fano facility. The 28-metre catamaran is Wider's first multihull offering and one of five units already sold since the model was presented last year.Read More/Marcello Maggi on the revival of Wider Yachts and its move into the multihull market