New Wider 92 catamaran uses solar power for emission-free cruising – Robb Report

Wider Yachts, which started the trend of retractable platforms for yachts, is entering the field of motor catamarans, with the launch of a new 92 footer. The Italian yard said it worked with the Luca Dini studio on the interior and exterior fittings.

Wider recently announced that it has purchased a shipyard in Fano, Italy. CEO Marcello Maggi said the first 92 will launch in January 2023. Five units are under construction.

“Making a 92ft catamaran look good was quite a challenge,” Maggi said in a statement. “So we worked with designer Luca Dini to make this boat look very smooth and slim.”

The stern, with fold-out platforms, shows how Wider got its name.

Courtesy of Wider Yachts

The RINA-rated yacht will be around 39ft in width, about the same size as competitor Sunreef’s 80ft power catamaran.

But the Wider, living up to its name, will have the benefit of extendable side decks. The 720-square-foot beach club out back, for example, has fold-out balconies that increase in size. Several of the cabins also connect to swim platforms.

Luca Dini’s designers chose a contemporary color palette, using an open space in the living room that takes advantage of the wide beam. Features such as a Teppanyaki grill in the dining room as well as al fresco lounges for outside dining are designed to merge indoor and outdoor spaces.

Wider launches new 92ft catamaran

The 39-foot beam allowed designers to go further with interior spaces.

Courtesy of Wider Yachts

The four-cabin layout can accommodate eight guests, and there are crew quarters for four. Wider offers the option of a five-cabin design for yachts aimed at the charter market. An outdoor Jacuzzi and a tender garage that can accommodate both a 15ft tender and a personal watercraft are also part of the design.

Wider embraced sustainability before most other yacht builders, incorporating a diesel-electric hybrid engine into its first superyacht. He also announced plans to build a yacht with a hydrogen fuel cell. This 92 will have solar panels and batteries that allow silent cruising with zero emissions. The boat will have a top speed of 15 knots and a range of 3,000 nautical miles at eight knots.

The new Wider 92 will start at around $8.74 million.