Wider Yachts reveals design for new Wider 122 superyacht
by Risa Merl
Wider Yachts, builder of the innovative Wider 42, and designer Fulvio de Simoni unveil the Wider 122.
Like her sistership currently under development, the Wider 150, this 120-foot semi-displacement aluminium yacht will have diesel-electric propulsion. The engine room set up is quite different from conventionally powered yachts. Instead of a large engine room aft, the power plant fits in a smaller compartment forward, freeing space aft for owner and guest areas.
The other major advantages of diesel-electric propulsion, obviously, are fuel economy and comfort with reduced noise and exhaust. With a 7,925-gallon fuel capacity, the yacht will have a maximum range of nearly 4,000 nautical miles at 10 knots and 1,500 nautical miles at its maximum speed of 14 knots.
Four spacious staterooms, all en suite, are located on the lower deck, with four crew cabins occupying the deck’s forward portion. The master suite, located forward on the main deck, connects to a private lounge with terrace, a signature of any Wider design.
The transom door doubles as a swim platform. It opens and unfolds to create a nice beach club. A tender garage, with side-launching door, is located where the engine room would typically be, and the boat’s foredeck holds PWCs.