BY APB Staff on 26 Jun 2024

The first WiLder 60 hull features a bespoke interior design and layout developed specifically for a European owner.

Wider Yachts' Wilder 60

Images: Leonardo Andreoni – Guerrieri Visual

Italian shipyard Wider has showcased the first WiLder 60, a customisable 18.9-metre model with a superyacht finish.

Wider says every facet of this all-aluminium model has been considered down to the smallest detail, from the perfect performance hull – drawn and developed by Wider Engineering – to the exterior spaces and customised interior.

“The WiLder 60 was always conceived as a yacht that would capture the imagination of adventurous, fun-loving, thrill-seeking and discerning clients who know exactly what they want, and who know that is exactly what the WiLder 60 will give them,” says Marcello Maggi, head of W-Fin Sarl. “From her 40-knot performance and perfect poise in handling to her superb finish – thanks to WiLder’s absolutely tailor-made, custom superyacht approach, a transformative innovation in this size bracket – there is nothing quite like the WiLder 60.”

Wider Yachts' Wilder 60

The WiLder 60 offers sculptural elements such as the angular deckhouse mixed with a reverse bow and classic reverse sheerline. It takes cues from supercar style for the engine room intake vents and low-slug wide aft end. The supercar detailing extends to small details such as the exterior cushions, which feature partitioning designed to emphasise the yacht’s lines.

But while its profile may be low, the model’s appearances are deceptive – the WiLder 60 offers a wealth of exterior spaces finished with bold and distinctive character, from the foredeck’s seating and large sunpad to the aft alfresco dining area and further large sunpad.

Between the two party decks fore and aft lies the partially enclosed helm, a good spot from which to enjoy the WiLder 60’s performance. Twin MAN V8s delivering 1,300hp each are linked to surface drives, giving the WiLder 60 a 40-knot top speed and a 35-knot cruise with a range of 240 nautical miles. Bow and stern thrusters, a dynamic positioning system plus two optional Quick MC2 X19 stabilizers improv manoeuvrability.

Wider Yachts' Wilder 60

The interior, from the boards of in-house design team Wider Centro Stile and a client’s wishlist, can be configured and finished entirely according to preference.

The layout below on the first hull comprises a spacious owner’s cabin forward with a generous ensuite, two additional guest cabins aft, a saloon with designer galley cabinet, and a further head and shower that can double as a day head. Configuration options can suit each owner’s operational desires – for example, the aft port cabin can convert into a crew area.

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For the finish, the supercar essence is continued below decks, with the interplay of materials and the level of detailing evoking luxury car interiors. Lighting plays a crucial role, with both direct and indirect lighting used to create a warm atmosphere that is complemented by alternating gloss lacquer and satin bronze inserts.

Wider Yachts' Wilder 60

Oak parquet flooring confers warmth to the interior and continues into the heads, which offer Krion Coffee Cream countertops in contrast to the lacquered bulkheads. The grey crystal washbasin and the black-finished Gessi mixers accentuate the environment’s strong personality.

In the owner’s suite, an enveloping bedhead and sofa design create a flowing, single element. The saloon’s forward bulkhead features a special hand-painted technique that confers a scratch-like texture, adding depth to the space, while leathers and marbles throughout all serve distinct and complementary uses in the overall design.

“The interior highlights one of the WiLder 60’s biggest surprises – that high-style, high-performance yachts can have spacious and, above all, luxuriously finished interiors,” enthuses Michele Lubrano Lobianco, chief of Wider Centro Stile. “This is the epitome of the WiLder concept – bespoke interiors completed to the very highest superyacht standards of finish, combining Italian design flair with the ultimate craftsmanship. Going WiLder means knowing no bounds – you don’t have to compromise on anything with the WiLder 60.”

Wider Yachts' Wilder 60

Wilder, represented in Southeast Asia by Derani Yachts, and in the Singapore and Hong Kong markets by Greater Bay Yachts, says the arrival of the first WiLder 60 is a major milestone not just for Wider and its fledgling WiLder brand, but also for the wider 60-foot market.

“She is everything we conceived her to be, and so much more,” says Fabio Fraternale, Wider CEO. “She shows that performance yachts can still be luxurious; that 60-footers can still be built with a superyacht ethos; and that whatever a client imagines, we can make reality. Above all, she proves our vision – that this was a model that was born to be wild, for clients who were born to be WiLder.”

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