Moonflower72, a 72m hybrid superyacht currently under construction, has been sold by Nauta and Wider.

The Moonflower 72 project is an innovative steel and aluminum superyacht equipped with the latest generation of the Wider hybrid propulsion system. Nauta and Wider have announced the sale and commencement of construction of a 72-metre superyacht called the Moonflower 72 project.

When Nauta needed a builder for the 70-meter Moonflower yacht project in 2021, they turned to Wider. The two superyacht veterans hit it off right away, and the rough design package was shared with Wider shortly after. A Letter of Intent was signed in early September 2021, followed by a contract in January 2022, after which the client agreed.

“All of the important qualities of modern yet timeless design, onboard liveability, and maximum connection with the marine environment – fundamental traits of all Nauta projects – are retained in the Moonflower 72,” says Mario Pedol. “We discovered the perfect blend of technology and team organization with Wider to make the project a reality.”

With horizontal lines and significant use of glass, the yacht’s exterior is sleek and uncomplicated. The yacht is equipped with Nauta’s revolutionary ‘The Island’ retractable aft deck, which includes folding bulwark terraces and a single walk-around zone.

“We’ve invested substantially in modernizing the shipyard in preparation of orders like this one,” says Marcello Maggi. “Thanks to the existing management team, which has been working together for 30 years, Wider is able to produce the Moonflower 72 to the highest quality levels.”

The Moonflower 72 will have a Wider hybrid propulsion system, which includes two 1,860 kilowatt variable-speed generators and a 1MW sodium nickel battery bank.