FrontRunners: Sub Space

There was a specific reason for commissioning the Wider 165 (www.wider-yachts.it), a yacht that will become the Italian yard’s largest build when it is completed in 2016. The yacht’s owner, an unnamed new co-owner of Wider, was going to have the company build a 150-footer, but accommodating one of the tenders he plans to store onboard—a three-person submersible—would have meant sacrificing too much interior space. The solution was to build a yacht that will be 15 feet longer. The sub will be able to float directly into its garage through an entrance in the side of the yacht’s aluminum hull. The 165 will also have an aft garage for a Wider 32 tender.

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