Picking up where her bigger sisters left off, the Wider 130 is bringing fuel-efficient diesel-electric propulsion to the smaller megayacht market. Simultaneously, Wider Yachts is making this new model capable of accommodating bigger owners’ parties.
Under construction on spec, the Wider 130 has more than 2,150 square feet (200 square meters) of on-deck space. This ranges from the aft bridge deck to the foredeck hot tub and down to the beach club. Potential buyers will also appreciate the 27’6” (8.4-meter) beam. As much as creature comforts are important to Wider, its big focus is damping sound and vibration while boosting operational efficiency. That’s why the Wider 130 features a similar propulsion package to Bartali, the Wider 150, as well as the Wider 165 currently under construction.
The megayacht should be able to run systems at anchor on batteries alone, essentially silently, for six hours. The electric motors, with pod drives, are quieter than traditional diesels, too, plus vibrate less. Furthermore, Wider says the yacht should burn just 22 gph (84 lph) at 10 knots, additionally seeing 3,400 nautical miles at that speed. And, Wider’s proprietary power-management system should balance draws from the gensets and the stored power in the batteries.
The compact nature of the propulsion system means a smaller engine room, and more relaxation space. That’s a significant reason why the Wider 130 can accommodate a 12-person owner’s party. Since the megayacht is for sale, Wider’s in-house design team will work with you and even a designer of your choice to tailor the arrangement. Surely, though, you’ll keep the master full beam forward on the main deck. It additionally features a balcony.
That concept of indoor-outdoor enjoyment extends to the bridge deck. Here in the skylounge, Wider’s team suggests sliding-glass doors to remain open. That gives you 915 square feet (85 square meters) of space for cocktail parties, family gatherings, and more.
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the saloon and lowering bulwarks to each side of it make taking in the sights more pleasurable. As to where exactly you can visit, the Wider 130 should have a 3,400-nautical-mile range at 10 knots. Anticipated top speed: 14 knots. Shallow anchorages are also accessible, due to the 6’6” (2-meter) draft. Drop the anchor, ask the seven-person crew to deploy the PWCs from beneath the foredeck sunpads and other toys from the garage, and you’re all set.