May 17, 2011

New Model: Wider 42

Could we have expected anything less from the founder of Pershing in what is today among the leading brands World wide in the medium Sport Yacht sizes.  This is in synthesis what I think of the revolution that comes from Wider, the new company of Tilli Antonelli which he founded in 2010 and a year later to this launches its innovative first 42 model.  The Wider 42 is many things in one but most of all it is a sport cruiser with super unthinkable day enjoying ability.  Saying it is a revolution is spot on but even this does not synthesize the Wider 42; from its expandable medium deck space, to its Private water craft carrying capability, and a host of innovative features on the electronics front.  Some spaces and capabilities of the Wider 42 are unthinkable for boats even ten feet or more larger, but this is where transformation and geniality come to place. Wider 42 also offers overnight accommodation for two persons in a cabin with shower head located below to fore.  Performance is another achievement of the Wider 42 having fast performance even with standard Yanmar 370hp engines which give a 44 knots max speed.  More to this and a 53 knots top end is given by Cummins 480hp optional choice.  The Wider is everything high technology and modern one could imagine and for this the company already received six orders on paper for the new model, which in today market is something very rare if not impossible.  Now the Wider concept moves on and after this model a 35 with a similar concept to the 42 should follow, and a 50 offering more in the cabin area.  About the last I am very intrigued!
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.9 m (42.4ft)
Beam - 3.50 m
Beam with opened configuration - 6.60 m
Draft - 0.88 m
Displacement - 6.2 t unloaded, 9 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 1000 l
Water Capacity - 250 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Yanmar 8LV 370hp, Cummins QSB 5.9 480hp
Propulsuon - Arneson surface drives
Speed - 44 knots max with Yanmar 370hp, 53 knots with Cummins 480hp
Hull - two steps deep Vee
Project - Fulvio De Simoni, Wider, Mark B. Wilson hull
Certification - CE B, standard safeties for six persons