The Wider 130 is an eye-catching addition to the 150 and 165 yacht models with its sleek, modern design. The innovative, fuel-efficient super yachts comes with lots of usable deck space – perfect for soaking up the sun during those long trips to the French Riviera and the Mediterranean.
Renowned yacht builder Wider launched the 150-foot Bartali several years ago, no one expected the Italian will be able to outdo itself. Now, the recently revealed 130 proves motor yachts can be designed around function, form and luxury. Building on its fuel-efficient predecessor, the new model boasts an unbelievable amount of usable deck space for owners and guests, and wide-open saloons and staterooms.
Similar to its sisterships, the Wider 130 is a technological wonder with a 27-foot 7-inch beam that helped the designers create more than 2,300 square feet of deck space. Such square footage is typically reserved for larger yachts. The yacht is divided into three zones: a wide-open foredeck for sunning and privacy, an aft bridge deck for dining and social gatherings, and the transom beach club, which opens to the sea.
Wider’s diesel-electric propulsion is positioned amidships, which is different than at the stern like most other yachts. The lack of engines in the back let the designers expand the beach club, essentially turning it into a serious relaxation space on the water. The 130’s garage is forward-facing, rather than at the stern, able to accommodate a 16-foot tender and two jet skis. The diesel-electric engines demonstrate 20% more fuel efficiency than conventional diesels. Fuel consumption has been reduced to a mere 22 gallons per hour at 10 knots. At the same speed, the 130 has a range of 3,400 nautical miles. The Wider can also run on battery power for up to six hours. Owners won’t be bothered by any engine vibration or diesel fumes, emulating the feeling of being aboard a 19th-century sailing yacht, but with access to all modern conveniences.
All cabins have gained extra space aft thanks to engine placement. The full-beam master suite forward is palatial for a 130-foot yacht, with an opening terrace that overlooks the surrounding scenery. Evert detail of the layout is the result of symbiosis between function, form and comfort.