Hot on the heels of its 2021 recapitalization under Marcello Maggi and holding company W-Fin Sarl, the visionary Marche-based shipyard Wider has unveiled its latest developments, cementing its status as the innovative, disruptive architect of the yachting sphere.
Thanks to these major financial investments in the company, Wider has kicked off this new era through a radical rebranding, the construction of a state-of-the-art facility in Fano, a dedicated superyacht hub in Venice and much more. Just one year after the recapitalization, Wider has surpassed all of its September 2021 objectives and has shown, once again, its commitment to constant innovation. The results speak for themselves – and there’s so much more to come…
A brand new image
Ever since its foundation, Wider has lived and breathed visionary ideas and projects: from its first appearance in the industry with the Wider 42, to the award winning hybrid superyachts projects, like the 50mt M/Y Cecilia. In this new “era” Wider is rising the bar to meet new challenges without forgetting its own background and origins.
The Wider team has unleashed a new brand image to showcase the through line connecting its mixture of luxurious beauty, extreme technology and environmental consciousness. Disruptive in its approach, from design to engineering, and always harnessing the latest technological developments, Wider’s products are truly future-proof.
Starting from this view, from Wider’s mission and positioning on the market, a new logo, a new brand identity and a new website have been developed.
Full steam ahead at Fano
In January 2022 Wider announced plans for a new shipyard in Fano and the new shipyard is now becoming a concrete reality. Set to be constructed across a space of 11 thousand square metres, the facility will be sea-facing and be located in the area between historic port fishing vessels and the turistic marina, boasting a large quay spanning almost 100 metres in length.
Primarily focused on constructing Wider’s series catamaran boats, the Fano facility includes an innovation centre in which ideas, new technologies and eco-friendly initiatives will spring to life using sustainable materials such as wood and glass, minimizing the impact on the surrounding environment.
This brand new facility aims to become not only the flagship for Fano, but also for all “Made in Italy” pleasure yachts.
Moonflower 72 kell laid at new Venice Superyacht club
The shipyard is also proud to announce the keel laying of the first game-changing project at its brand new hub dedicated to superyacht and full custom projects in Venice: Moonflower 72.
Radical in both its design and concept, Moonflower 72 is the first hybrid superyacht signed by the brand-new Wider generation. Featuring exteriors by renowned studio Nauta Design, the yacht’s construction is well underway and set to be completed in 2025. Moonflower 72 is just the first full-custom yachts which will be completed at the Venice site.
WiderCat 92 flying off the shelf
The first of a brand catamaran range, the Luca Dini and Wider Centro Stile-designed WiderCat 92 has already taken the industry by storm, with five units sold to date. The first hull will be completed in 2023 and will remain in Europe to debut at Cannes Yachting Festival 2023, with two others set to be delivered in the US thanks to Wider’s partnership with MarineMax as its exclusive dealer in United States.
The hulls and decks of the WiderCat 92 are currently being laminated and will be assembled and joined in November 2022, before work on the lower deck (systems and furnishings) will begin. The models of the two superstructures have also been completed, with the construction of the molds also set to begin shortly.
State-of-the-art Wider serial hybrid propulsion system
Wider was the first to introduce a Serial Hybrid Propulsion System in the leisure superyacht segment. Over the years, its technology has been redefining the standards of yachting and it is now offering its game-changing “Premium” option, for full contact with the sea without leaving a trace of your passage.
Premium means luxuriating in total freedom and absolute peace of mind. Serial Hybrid Propulsion offers a remarkable “eco” cruising range and all the benefits of a full serial hybrid system in a yacht, including hotel functions that can run for many hours without generators, all night and into the next day, thus eliminating noise, vibration and fumes.
Wider’s technology is ecological, as it builds on a power management software package specifically developed and patented for the marine environment. Always adaptive, Wider’s engineering department has conceived the technology so that it can easily integrate further developments and to be installed with ease on both catamaran and superyachts.