WIDER 165 M/Y Cecilia makes her debut at 2018 Monaco Yacht show
The Monaco Yacht Show is fast approaching and for the WIDER team there is a growing sense of excitement as years of work have been leading up to this event.
As preparations in the principality proceed in anticipation of the start of the show, held from 26th to 29th September, the WIDER 165 Superyacht “Cecilia” is under way from her birthplace in Ancona so that she can arrive in plenty of time. Having already passed Capri, where she was reunited with her smaller sibling the WIDER 150 “Bartali”, she is now cruising the west coast of Italy. Weeks of sea trials have ensured a trouble-free performance of this remarkable craft that employs ground-breaking technology to allow for near silent navigation.
“Cecilia” will be berthed at Quai Lucciana L03, right in front of the WIDER stand, positioned ad QL13 and she will be available for visits upon appointment.
From the diesel electric propulsion to the transom beach club design, WIDER have led the way in yachting innovation from the moment that they launched their first yacht. This year they look forward to building on that reputation and further solidifying their position as world leaders in diesel electric super yachts.
The WIDER 32 will also be present at the Monaco Show this year. This punchy pocket express cruiser always turns heads wherever she goes. Initially conceived for use as a tender for the WIDER superyachts, she has become a successful and popular sports cruiser in her own right now, and can be spotted in various yachting destinations throughout the world.
WIDER 165 “CECILIA”
Constructed entirely in aluminum, the elegant profile of the WIDER 165 was created by the in-house WIDER design team in collaboration with Italprojects by Fulvio De Simoni and the naval architect Sydac by Lelio Falletta. Designed to accommodate the owner’s long wish-list of toys, both inside and out, the WIDER 165 will satisfy the desires of the most adventurous, with helipad included.
The interior layout, designed by IdeaeItalia in conjunction with the owner’s architect, is packed with more stand out features including a generous study with terrace on the port side, private gym with terrace on the starboard side, a sauna room as well as a spacious and light owner’s cabin and ensuite bathroom.
On the foredeck, the helicopter-landing pad, unique to our range, and circular seating areas set into the superstructure, forward of a large Jacuzzi tub, offer a versatile space that will double as generous dance floor for fun evenings afloat.
The stand out feature across the WIDER range is the inclusion of a generous Beach Club: the WIDER 165 has taken this a step further to allow extra space which can be customized to suit a client’s needs – options available for submarine storage, dive room or sauna/spa. As with the WIDER 150, the WIDER 32 limousine tender is also stored in this space. The entire layout and decor of the vessel has been studied in minute detail to satisfy and exceed the owner’s requirements but also clearly reflects the shipyard’s desire to offer customized projects on standard platforms.
LOW-CONSUMPTION DIESEL ELECTRIC PROPULSION
The beating heart of the WIDER 165’ project is its serial hybrid propulsion system combined with a 544kWh Lithium polymer battery bank and Azimuthal pods, which guarantees hugely reduced fuel consumption and exceptionally low levels of noise and vibration.
Four inline variable speed diesel generators, controlled by the state-of-the-art WIDER power management system and the latest battery technology, serve the hotel and propulsion requirements of the vessel.
The traditional engine room has been replaced by a Power Generator Room, located in the bow. This leaves the mid ship of the vessel free for larger, more comfortable guest cabins located in the most stable part of the yacht. This arrangement is only possible because of the use of the serial hybrid propulsion system combined with Azimuthal pods, which receive power through an electric cable unlike traditional propulsion systems which have shafts. In addition to space gains, this combination together with Lithium polymer battery banks affords significant advantages compared to conventional shaft-line propulsion. These include:
- increased reliability
- fuel efficiency – 84 litres/hour at 10kts giving range of 4700nm
- greater range
- Exceptionally lower noise and vibration levels
- 544kWh of battery power, enough for overnight stay or 8 hours at anchor
- Use all of the on board systems, with no engines running
- Complete silence with no exhaust fumes or smell while at anchor
- Ability to cruise for 6 hours at 5kn when in ZEM mode
- reduced maintenance - Time between Overhauls is extended
- greater flexibility
The propulsion system is also completely modular, meaning the WIDER 165 can cruise using only the battery packs, in ZEM (Zero Emission Mode), or with up to four inline diesel generators. When fully charged, the battery power is sufficient to power all of the hotel services, including air conditioning, for an overnight stay at anchor or while enjoying the beach in complete silence, with no engines running.
A range of 3,100nm is expected at a cruising speed of 13kn, increasing to 5,400nm at the ecological speed of 10 knots. The yacht has a maximum speed of 14.1 knots. Also available at Zero Emission Speed, the WIDER 165 can run solely on batteries for silent cruising at lower speeds (5 knots), or for short movements, avoiding the need to start generators to move anchorages or for early starts.
As with all of the WIDER Superyacht range, the onboard power sources are controlled by the WIDER Power Management System, a smart and fully integrated system which controls the power supplied by the shore connection, the gen-sets and the battery packs, distributing it between the hotel requirements, the propulsion system and the recharging of batteries, as required. Our dedicated partner in this project, and the supplier of our WIDER Power Management system, is the market-leading, global powerhouse, Nidec (previously Emerson Industrial Automation).
The yacht’s intelligent design focuses on minimizing fuel consumption and emissions while maximizing onboard living space, without underestimating the importance of easy maintenance.
The material chosen for the entire construction of the WIDER 165 is aluminum, a noble, durable metal that, being particularly lightweight, makes it possible to increase the performance/consumption ratio of the yacht and hence achieve a considerable reduction in emissions. Combined with the fact that aluminum is completely recyclable, this helps to reduce the vessel’s footprint on the environment. Aluminum also provides greater freedom during construction as it increases the opportunity for customization, yet considerably shortens production times.
Thanks to the collaboration with the architects involved in the project, the interior design corresponds to WIDER’s mission of enhancing the connection of the owner and guests to the water at all times through the use of large windows, side-opening balconies and spacious exterior dining and entertaining areas. Architects at IdeaeItalia have worked hard in order to obtain very bright interior spaces combined with warm colours, linear and clean design matched with a perfect balance of wood, glass and leather, reflecting the taste of the owner.
The choice of materials used onboard are primarily deep sanded oak, roman travertine stone, premium quality leathers and Italian white marbles. These have been elegantly combined to give a contemporary styled interior with a distinct Italian flair. Among the many unique features on board the WIDER 165 are the owner’s private terrace overlooking the sea, which opens off the master cabin. The sizeable guest quarters comprise four en-suite cabins on the lower deck.
The crew of 11 are divided among five cabins on the lower deck and a cabin for the captain next to the wheelhouse. An ample crew mess complies with the latest standards (LY3) for crew. A central corridor gives direct access to the laundry, cold room and power generation room, located at the furthest point from the guest accommodation.