Here Comes the WiderCat 92

The power catamaran will be at the Venice Boat Show, ahead of its global debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
WiderCat 92
The WiderCat 92, the yacht builder’s first power catamaran, has a hybrid propulsion system. The yacht is being built in Fano, Italy. It will have its global debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. Photo by MOOWE

Attendees at the upcoming Venice Boat Show in Italy will get a preview of the WiderCat 92, which is scheduled to make its official world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

The WiderCat 92 is a fiberglass collaboration between Luca Dini Design and Centro Stile Wider. The model marks the first in a series of catamarans that are expected to come from the shipyard as part of new leadership by Marcello Maggi, president of W-Fin Sarl, the holding company that owns 100 percent of Wider’s capital.

Accommodations aboard the WiderCat 92 include two VIP staterooms and one double-berth guest stateroom, in addition to an owner’s suite that occupies almost half of the main deck.

Propulsion is hybrid, and Wider partnered with the Italian company Applied to use its Future Marine maritime navigation and control software. The system integrates real-time 3D visualizations to monitor and control onboard systems.

“The WiderCat 92 is a testament to Wider’s pioneering vision and construction expertise,” Maggi stated in a press release. “Today, as in the past, Wider approaches the yachting market with ambition and the desire to continuously push the boundaries of technological innovation.”

WiderCat 92
The layout for the WiderCat 92 includes an owners’ stateroom that occupies half of the main deck, two VIP staterooms and one double-berth guest stateroom. Photo by MOOWE

Additional features include a tender garage that transforms into a beach club, and folding bulkheads that expand the beach club space. Following the Venice Boat Show, Wider plans to release a four-episode web series about the creation of these features and more.

The Venice Boat Show is scheduled to take place from May 29 through June 2—and the shipyard says the choice of the city for the catamaran’s debut is not coincidental. Venice is also home to the Wider Superyacht Hub, where construction is underway on the 236-foot Moonflower 72, developed in collaboration with Nauta Design.

Additionally, Wider is building more units of the WiderCat 92 at its new facility in Fano, called the Wider Vision Hub.

How tasty will Wider’s stand be at the Venice Boat Show? Good question. Show-goers will have the unusual opportunity to taste what the yard calls “gelato infused with the distinct flavor of Wider,” made by TooA to demonstrate the fusion of tradition and technology. The builder’s stand at the Venice Boat Show will also showcase Talenti furnishings, and the WiderCat 92 on display will show off customized versions of the Seabob F5S as well as SipaBoards Neo Silver Drive, the first electric SUP by Wider.

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