The Wider 150 is back in the water and ready for delivery
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:00 PM
WIDER announced the launch of the multi award winning WIDER 150, now rechristened M/Y ‘Bartali’ by her new owner, in Ancona (Italy) on 20th May. Sold in December of 2016, the new owners requested some modifications to the interior to suit their specific requirements which have now been completed by the shipyard.
Constructed entirely in aluminum, the elegant silhouette of the WIDER 150 includes a 90sqm beach club with 7m indoor swimming pool and an incredible 75sqm master stateroom. The yacht’s ability to run in near silence using only her batteries has resulted in unprecedented levels of interest and a collection of awards from the most prestigious organizations, including the World Superyacht Awards, World Yachts Trophy and MYS/RINA.
“The team has worked very hard, working extra shifts over last couple of months to ensure that we complete the requested changes and hit the delivery date agreed with the new owner. It is our mandate to never compromise on workmanship and to deliver on our promises and I am very proud to be working with everyone involved,” said Michael Hackman, Executive Vice President - Marine Operations with Genting Hong Kong and interim Chairman of WIDER. “ ‘Bartali’ will be leaving in a couple of weeks and we will turn our attention to the WIDER 165.”
Following her final delivery, ‘Bartali’ will be heading off to the Cote D’Azur where her new owners plan to move aboard for the season.
At the shipyard, work continues with the construction of the WIDER 165, project ‘Cecilia’, which remains on schedule to be launched in Q1 of 2018. WIDER remains in discussion with a number of interested clients about the sale of ‘Cecilia’ as well as for other future projects.
In April 2017, WIDER was acquired by Exa Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong Limited.