MegaYacht News: Genesi Nearing Launch at Wider



Genesi Nearing Launch at Wider

Glimpses of the glossy-white exterior and rich-wood interior are visible in the time-lapse video of Genesibelow. Wider is readying this first Wider 150—its first superyacht, too—for launch in a few days.

The 151’foor (46-meter) Genesi has completed a few milestones. Stainless steel handrails rim the upper deck, contoured to match the curve of the superstructure. All of the guest staterooms below decks are fully outfitted with wood, leather, and more. Genesi’s master suite recently was completed, too. Leather (hand-stitched) covers the walls, and white marble lines the en suite bath. Additional stonework is found throughoutGenesi. As for systems, the diesel-electric propulsion passed another important series of tests. Emerson Industrial Automation, which helped create it, performed checks on the yacht and is reportedly satisfied with the results. This follows initial tests performed at its own facility, before the system was sent to Wider for installation. Both Wider and Emerson expect sea trials to confirm that Genesi can top out at 15 knots and achieve 5 knots in zero-emission mode (battery power alone).

The time-lapse footage of Genesi is mixed with illustrations of what she’ll look like out on the water. One of her biggest highlights is the beach club, measuring nearly 969 square feet (90 square meters). Due to the folding platforms on three sides, it’s larger than the beach clubs aboard other 150-foot-range megayachts. Note, too, the inclusion of a pool in the beach club. It’s filled with seawater, formed when the tender is floated out.

In the meantime, Wider Yachts has tapped Technomarine as its South Florida sales representative. Technomarine will assist Wider Yachts USA in reaching new customers and supporting existing ones throughout the region. Technomarine plans to expand outside the area, too, so Wider Yachts USA should benefit once this growth gets underway.