Italian shipyard Wider Yachts has confirmed that five units of its WiderCat 92 catamaran have been sold since the design launched earlier this year.
The 28.04 metre WiderCat 92 has been designed inside and out in collaboration with studio Luca Dini and was revealed in February 2022 as the shipyard's first multihull offering.
The first hull is set to be completed in 2023 and will remain in Europe to debut at Cannes Yachting Festival. Two other hulls will be delivered to the US thanks to Wider's partnership with Marine Max as its exclusive dealer in the United States.
“Making a 92 foot catamaran look beautiful was quite a challenge,” said Wider Yachts president Marcello Maggi. “So we worked with the designer Luca Dini to make this boat look very smooth and thin.”
While sporting a slimmer look than normally seen on catamaran models, the RINA-classed WiderCat 92 offers large interior volumes with a 12 metre beam. Outdoor areas such as the 67 square metre beach club can also be expanded through the use of fold-down balconies, with additional swimming platforms offering direct access to the water and beach club from the cabins.
The interior colour palette of the contemporary interiors can be customised by the owner and will feature a range of luxury amenities including a Teppanyaki grill in the dining area, al fresco lounges and a hot tub.
There will be four cabins for eight guests and room for four members of crew on board, with the option to increase to five guests cabins for models intended to host charters. A garage offers storage for guests to enjoy the use of a 4.5 metre tender and Jet Ski while on board.Read More/Marcello Maggi on the revival of Wider Yachts and its move into the multihull market
The yacht will incorporate solar panels and battery packs for zero-emissions, electric-powered cruising, which is a trademark of the Wider Yachts brand. This hybrid system will allow for a top speed of 15 knots with a cruising range of 3,000 nautical miles at a speed of eight knots.
“I think the result and the outcome of the project is a step ahead of our competitors,” added Maggi.
Maggi revealed that the series would comprise at least five models, with a new yacht produced every four months following the delivery of the first unit.
The hulls and decks of hull number one are currently being laminated and will be joined next month. According to the shipyard, the models of two superstructures have also been completed with the construction of the moulds to begin shortly.