Hybridyachten Wider 150 kan köras med noll utsläpp

Italienska Wider har haft en hel del framgångar med sina mindre och nyskapande, utfällbara båtar på 32 fot. Nu har varvets yacht på 150 fot börjat testas i sjön på allvar. Båten kan köras på batterier i fem knop helt utan utsläpp.

Den helt nya Wider 150 ”Genesi” är på 46 m. Båten är helt byggd i aluminium och designad av Fulvio De Simoni i samarbete med Tilli Antonelli samt Widers egna designteam. Vem som har designat lyxyachter blir allt viktigare för både kunder och varv, som hela tiden tävlar i att sjösätta de modernaste och mest iögonenfallande yachterna.

Wider 150 är dessutom en hybridyacht försedd med enorma uppsättningar lithium polymer batterier, som utgör centrum i yachtens kraftsystem. Batterierna kommer från EST technologies in Holland, och är det allra senaste inom så kallade LiPo batterier. De har en total kapacitet på 546 kWh.

De första testkörningarna med ”Genesi” gick i vattnen utanför Ancona i Italien. Efter att alla system har säkrats och testats ut ordentligt ska yachten presenteras för en större publik.

Båten sjösattes i oktober i år. Därefter har flera viktiga förändringar gjorts i bland annat båtens Power management system, som kan köras med fyra generatorer för att säkra upp krafttillgången som behövs vid respektive belastning.

Enligt testbesättningen var båtens manövrering och hantering ”spektakulärt bra”. Hon gick också mycket bra i sjön, inte minst tack vare fem stycken gyrostabilisatorer, som gör att båten ligger helt still. Inte minst vid noll fart framåt är detta viktigt för att undvika sjösjuka och obehag.

Fartmässigt klarade ”Genesi” sin maxfart på 15 knop i dieselelektriskt läge.  Äveen bränsleförbrukningen mötte konstruktörernas önskemål med en förbrukning på minst 15% lägre nivå än med konventionella dieselsystem.

Nu ska alltså batteridriften sättas på prov mer i detalj. Systemet med lithium polymer batterier i bankar är av allra senaste slag med en total kapacitet på 546 kWh. Baatterisystemet ska mer än väl kunna försörja hela bodelen ombord plus framdriften vid det som kallas ZEM, Zero Emission Mode. Att systemet fungerar har redan bevisats i tester vid kusten utanför Ancona i närheten av Widers produktionsvarv, där yachten kunde köra i fem knop helt utan utsläpp.

Projektet är inte sålt till kund än utan är till salu för EURO26 000 000, motsvarande 250 Mkr.

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The WIDER 150 boasts more than 350 m² of external areas, offering numerous relaxation spaces in direct connection to the sea for the owner and guests to enjoy.  Most noteworthy of these, are:

The spectacular Beach Club: measuring 90 m².

The WIDER 150’s beach club is larger than any other boat of comparable length. It provides a magnificent onboard oasis, easy access to the sea, and plenty room for sunbathing. The marine experience is further enhanced by a covered 7m seawater swimming pool. Thanks to its floating system, the stern of the WIDER 150 can be converted into a spacious garage ideal for carrying the WIDER 32. The beach club’s seawater pool opens up at the transom to allow the tender to be driven in. This system makes entry and exit maneuvers considerably easier for the crew.

  • A large sun deck fitted with a full bar, barbecue and spa, makes the ideal spot to entertain guests

or sunbathe while enjoying 360° views.

  • In front of the wheelhouse, is a concealed foredeck lounge, hidden beneath a watertight hatch on the coach roof; the hatch raises to reveal a spacious entertaining area, complete with sofas and flat-screen TV – perfect as an additional and very private relaxation space for cocktails, movies or even alfresco dining.

Inside, the WIDER 150 offers all of the comforts an owner demands at home while at sea.

The elegant, contemporary interior includes furniture and leather supplied by Poltrona Frau and fabrics by Gentili Mosconi Home with large floor to ceiling windows throughout the main and upper deck lounge areas permitting sunlight to flood in and provide panoramic views of the sea. The upper deck features a sky lounge and dining area with sliding doors to the outside that can be hidden from view allowing for an indoor/outdoor dining experience.  On the main deck, the spacious main saloon is divided into two large living spaces, one for relaxing the second a formal dining area.

Forward of the saloon is the 75m² full-beam owner’s suite that can also be split into two distinct areas, separated by sliding doors: an office / study and sleeping quarters including walk-in wardrobe, a sizeable 5.6m² sea terrace,  as well as bathroom with 3m shower and custom made wooden bathtub.

The guest accommodation is equally generous meaning the WIDER 150 is as well suited for charter as for the owner’s friends; this consists of four en-suite cabins, 2 VIP’s and 2 standard, one of the latter also including a Pullman berth for a child.

The WIDER 150 is built to comply with the latest standards (LY3) for crew. Four twin cabins, a sizeable cabin for the captain next to the wheelhouse, and an ample crew mess. A central corridor gives direct access to the engine room, located at the furthest point from the guest accommodation.

 

 

 

 

THE DIESEL ELECTRIC PROPULSION SYSTEM:  PROVEN COMMERCIAL & MILITARY TECHNOLOGY

USED IN A SUPERYACHT

The WIDER 150 is powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system combined with Azimuthal pods. Four inline variable speed diesel generators, combined with the state-of-the-art WIDER power management system and the latest battery technology, serve the hotel and propulsion requirements of the vessel. This system reduces consumption while at the same time facilitating unprecedented range.

The traditional engine room has been replaced by two separate units; the Power Generator Room in the bow and a Technical Room with LiPo (Lithium polymer) battery pack in the stern. This leaves the heart of the vessel free for larger, more comfortable guest cabins located in the most stable part of the yacht.

The overall propulsion system is completely modular, so the WIDER 150 can cruise using only the battery packs, in ZEM (Zero Emission Mode), or with up to four inline diesel generators. This means it can cruise at a higher range of speeds while continuing to enjoy limited specific fuel consumption.

All onboard energy sources are controlled by the WIDER Power Management System, a smart and fully integrated system which controls the power supplied by the shore connection, the gen-sets and the battery packs, distributing it between the hotel requirements, the propulsion system and the recharging of batteries, as required.

Our special partner in this project, and the supplier of our Power Management system, is the market-leading Emerson Industrial Automation.

The WIDER 150 is equipped with an Azimuthal pod propulsion system which affords significant advantages compared to conventional shaft-line propulsion including increased reliability, fuel efficiency, greater range, shallow draft, lower noise and vibration, reduced maintenance and greater flexibility.

The diesel electric propulsion system is not new (the first ship fitted with this system was in 1903) and draws inspiration from thousands of military and commercial vessels that run using diesel electric power. The system has been refined over the last century to provide the most reliable and economic solution to many applications in the marine industry today.

The WIDER Engineering team have sourced experienced and proven suppliers to apply diesel electric technology to the superyacht environment, where not only reliability and economy are called for, but also supreme comfort and convenience.

A range of 3,000nm is expected at a cruising speed of 13 knots, increasing to 4,200nm at the economical speed of 11 knots. The yacht has a maximum speed of 15 knots and can also run at 5 knots when solely using batteries in Zero Emission Mode.

 

 

 

WIDER is an Italian yacht builder specialising in the design and construction of composite and aluminum pleasure craft with a strong focus on outstanding performance combined with low consumption. Established in 2010, the company is led by Tilli Antonelli, one of the most highly regarded and dynamic entrepreneurs in the international yacht building industry.

The WIDER headquarters are in Castelvecchio di Monte Porzio (PU) in Italy. Two separate facilities – totalling 12,500m2 – are used in the manufacture of the distinct product ranges. The Express Cruiser range of composite yachts up to 42’ are built in Castelvecchio. The base for the Superyacht Division, where yachts up to 165’ are manufactured in aluminium, is in Ancona offering direct access to the sea.

WIDER’s company philosophy is based on an ingrained love for the sea, a desire to be creative and a passion driven by the need for innovation.

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