Nauta, Wider Announce the Moonflower 72

The 236-foot hybrid motoryacht will start construction in June.

Moonflower 72
The Moonflower 72—from Nauta Yachts and Wider Yachts—will have an expandable aft deck and beach club with folding bulwark terraces that the builders call “the island.” Courtesy Nauta Yachts

Nauta Yachts and Wider Yachts, both based in Italy, say construction will start in June on their Moonflower 72 project. It’s a hybrid 236-foot motoryacht that’s expected to be delivered in 2025.

“The Moonflower 72 retains all the key features of modern yet timeless design, onboard livability and maximum connection with the marine environment—fundamental characteristics of all Nauta projects,” Mario Pedol, co-founder of Nauta, stated in a press release. “With Wider, we found just the right cocktail of technology and team organization to make the project a reality.”

Exterior features include a space that Nauta is calling “the island.” It’s an expandable aft deck and beach club with folding bulwark terraces. The idea is to give guests a single walkaround space where they can move freely from one side of the yacht to the other, either from inside the beach club or from the open aft deck.

The Moonflower 72 will be equipped with the Wider hybrid propulsion system. It includes two 1,860-kW variable-speed generators and a 1-MW sodium nickel battery bank.

Will artificial intelligence be part of the Moonflower 72 project? Yes. Wider says AI will be used to learn the habits of people on board as a way to reduce energy consumption.

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