The Tesla of the high seas
The Wider 150 is a superyacht defined by what she does not have. Thanks to a diesel-electric propulsion system, the 47-meter Genesidoes away with many of the more cumbersome features of the traditional superyacht: little things, such as the entire engine room. Is Genesithe future of yachting? We think she could well be.
Superyachts have traditionally been propelled by a pair of massive, turbocharged diesel engines, most of which have enough grunt to power a small Scandinavian town. Loud, brash and not particularly sophisticated, shipyards have hidden these behemoths deep in the aft areas of their hulls, as far away from eyes, ears and touch as possible. However, as engines logically have to be near the propellers, that brings them in close proximity to the entertainment areas of the main salon and the aft deck lounge. The Wider Yachts 150 does not have this problem. She doesn’t have an engine room.
Genesi was designed by yachting’s equivalent of Elon Musk, Founder and CEO, Mr Tilli Antonelli. A genuine forward thinker, for the 150 project, Antonelli enlisted the help of his long time friend and collaborator, Fulvio de Simoni - another legend in the world of yacht design. It’s fair to say, when theses two Italians get together, history is made and they didn’t disappoint with Genesi. [To be continued..]
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...]