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Electric Performance


Thanks to her diesel-electric system, Wider Yachts’ 47-meter Genesi is missing a whole load of standard superyacht features; she doesn’t even have an engine room…


Italy’s Wider Yachts was always destined to be radical. Founded by Tilli Antonelli (the creator of Pershing Yachts) and with his friend and design legend, Fulvio de Simoni at his side, the pair started the Wider 150Genesiproject from a blank piece of paper, with the aim of creating a luxury superyacht that can cruise in near silence.


Noise is an inherent part of powering large yachts; they require a pair of massive turbo diesels to propel the hull through the ocean and these are located right under two of the most popular areas on board - the rear deck and the main salon.


Wider’s design uses a diesel-electric system, which does away with the engine room and allows the generators to be mounted in the hull – far away from comfy sofas and the clinking of glassware. These, in turn power two electric motors that are housed in twin azipodal drive units at Genesi’s rear corners, creating a huge space where the engines would normally be found. Here, de Simoni designed a unique beach club with float-in garage, which holds a Wider 32’ dayboat. [To be continued...]