A remarkable combination of Hybrid Technology and Solar Energy
The integration of Wider’s advanced serial hybrid propulsion system, rooted in the shipyard’s profound technical expertise, sets the WiderCat 92 apart also in terms of performance achievements.
With twin electric motors delivering 500kW each to the thrusters and two 349kW variable speed generators for electrical energy production, the catamaran exemplifies nautical advanced engineering. The heart of this prowess lies in the n°30 LiFePO4 (Lithium-Iron Phosphate) batteries, meticulously managed by a state-of-the-art Battery Management System. This system ensures continuous monitoring of operating parameters, facilitating intelligent charge balancing. Beyond its impressive efficiency, it’s crucial to underscore that this outstanding performance is achieved with a total commitment to safety, reflecting Wider’s dedication to delivering a secure and exhilarating yachting experience.
Generators operate at minimum power consumption, allowing cruising in ZEM (Zero Emission Mode) with a 27-nautical-mile range at 6 knots in complete silence or a 14-hour autonomy on battery power at anchor. Additionally, 150 m2 of solar panels ensure energy self-sufficiency at anchor, with any excess energy stored in the batteries for nighttime use. The Wider serial hybrid propulsion system minimizes engine strain, extending maintenance intervals compared to traditional yachts, as well as reduces fuel consumption, noise and vibrations emitted.
“The WiderCat 92 is a collective masterpiece, a synthesis of vision, craftsmanship, and cutting-edge technology.” says Marcello Maggi, head of W-Fin Sarl, the holding company that owns 100 per cent of Wider equity. “Each designer, engineer, and craftsman has poured their passion into this endeavor. As we celebrate this achievement, I have full confidence that, just as in our previous milestones, the WiderCat 92 will set a new standard in the industry.”