Wider Yachts gives details of new 130 model

By David Robinson
Thu Aug 10 2017, 16:01 PM
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The all-aluminium Wider 130 was designed by the in-house design team headed by Michele Lubrano

Wider Yachts, which was fully acquired by Genting HK in April, has released more details of its new 130 model, the first mention of which was made in an IBI story in July.

The Wider 130 was designed by the in-house design team headed by Michele Lubrano. Wider says the new model offers exceptional range and capacious living space without compromising the clean modern lines.

The all-aluminium Wider 130 benefits from the same diesel-electric propulsion system used aboard the 150 – named ‘Bartali’ and delivered in June 2017 – and the Wider 165, due for delivery in early summer of 2018. This system offers advantages over traditional, twin-screw propulsion systems, including:

  • Ability to run solely on battery power for up to six hours in complete silence while at anchor – no noise or smoke or smell
  • Flexibility of layout – no propeller shafts, simply electric cables which link the power source to the electric motors on the pods and supply all of the hotel systems. This has allowed for a more compact engine room creating more space at the midship which allows for the addition of a 6th guest cabin, exceptional of yachts this size
  • Reduced noise and vibration
  • Fuel efficiency and thus extended cruising range – just 84lt per hour at 10kts, offering range of 3,400Nm
  • Shallow draft allows access to more areas and is particularly well-suited for usage in the Bahamas
  • Increased reliability
  • Reduced maintenance – because of the efficient use of the generators by the power management system, generator hours are reduced meaning that standard maintenance is reduced and the time between overhaul is extended

With regards to onboard guest accommodation, there are six en-suite staterooms including a full-beam master stateroom is on the main deck. On the upper deck, aft of the wheelhouse, a sky lounge leads out to an aft deck. Sliding full-height glass doors can divide the two areas, when necessary, or open to create an impressive indoor/outdoor sun deck. Outdoor relaxation areas total 217sq m, and is split into the three distinct areas of the beach club, the area forward of the wheelhouse which includes a jacuzzi and the upper deck aft.

The Wider 130 is built to comply with the latest standards (LY3) for crew. Three twin cabins, a sizeable cabin for the captain next to the wheelhouse, and an ample crew mess. Tender and jet ski storage is located forward. There is capacity to stow a 5m tender below the foredeck and two jet skis are housed in the sun pads on the foredeck.

The Wider 130’s diesel electric propulsion system combines with lithium polymer battery banks coupled with azimuth pods. The propulsion system is completely modular, so the 130 can cruise using only the battery packs, in ZEM (Zero Emission Mode), or with up to two inline, variable speed diesel generators. This means it can cruise at a higher range of speeds while continuing to enjoy limited specific fuel consumption. A range of 2,600Nm is expected at her cruising speed of 12kt, increasing to 3,400Nm at the economical speed of 10kt. The yacht has a top speed of 14kt.