One of the most innovative boats launched in many years, the Wider 42, conceived by Tilli Antonelli, formerly the head of Pershing, is truly one of a kind. Its most unique aspect is that the amidships topsides open out at rest, doubling the size of the cockpit into a floating sports or entertainment center. Small floats extend out underneath to maintain a stable platform. With twin Yanmars, the lightweight, stepped hull reaches 50-knot speeds. And using Formula 1 technology, all gauges and controls are fitted into the steering-wheel hub. We applaud Antonelli as a visionary and thank him for making our job so fun.
Power & Motoryacht’s Editor-at-Large Capt. Richard Thiel, who steered the direction of the magazine as Editor-in-Chief for 25 years, passed away recently. Now Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike shares memories of his colleague and friend.
Read what he had to say here. ▶