This Modern Aluminum 60-Foot Yacht Packs All of the Punch of a Larger, Sooner Boat
Less than a year after unveiling the WiLder 60, Wider has launched the first example of the new model.
The 60-footer, which the yard rather boldly describes as an “apogee of boating brilliance,” is a mix between a chase boat, a performance cruiser, and a superyacht. Penned by Wider’s in-house design team, the newcomer is said to combine thrill-a-minute performance with exquisite styling and exceptional finishing.
The model is smaller and, well, wilder than the big boats Wider has historically delivered, signaling the start of a new design era for the Italian yard. (Wider was recently acquired by marine heavyweight Marcello Maggi and is embarking on a rebrand.)
“The launch of the first WiLder 60 in Fano is not just a milestone for Wider and for the WiLder brand, but also represents a leap forward in what a 60-footer can offer and how can be built,” Maggi said in a statement.
Built to her European owner’s exacting specifications, the first example has a custom layout and bespoke finishes. The interior features two twin guest cabins amidship and a large owner’s suite forward. Between the accommodation lies a sprawling salon with a designer galley and relaxation area. Wider says the decor hints at “elegant debauchery,” with luxurious leathers contrasting sleek marbles and sumptuous fabrics.
Outside, there’s a party deck forward and a social deck aft with sun pads and an alfresco dining area. The helm sits neatly at the center, with a windshield protecting seafarers from the elements. This speedster is sure to generate some spray, too.
Crafted entirely from lightweight aluminum, the sleek performance hull is engineered to slice through the waves. The 60 is equipped with a pair of 1,300 hp MAN V-8 engines that give it a cruising speed of 35 knots, a maximum speed of 40 knots, and a range of 325 nautical miles. The yacht also has a shallow draft of just over 3 feet, enabling cruising in shallow waters.
“Everything about the WiLder 60 is extraordinary, from her 40-knot performance to her totally custom layout and finish,” adds Maggi. “This is superyacht-standard bespoke building but offered in an 18.9-meter all-aluminum model, with zero compromise on quality for zero-compromise owners. There’s simply nothing else like her.”
The inaugural hull was launched at Wider’s Vision Hub in Fano, but the rest of the WiLder series will be built at its Superyacht Hub in Venice. There are already two more bespoke WiLder 60s under construction, too. Stay tuned.
Source: Robb Report