Starship Yachts representing WiderCat power catamarans
Headed by founder Edwin Ho, Starship has expanded its portfolio following its appointment to represent Wider’s new power catamarans in two major Asian markets.
The WiderCat 92 features 1,830sqft of solar panels
Starship Yachts has been appointed as exclusive dealer for WiderCat power catamarans in Hong Kong and Singapore. Founded in Hong Kong in 1994 by Edwin Ho, Starship Yachts is a long-time dealer in Hong Kong and Macau for multiple Italian motor yacht builders as well as French RIB brand Zodiac, with the addition of Wider expanding its portfolio and extending its presence into Singapore.
The WiderCat 92 is a popular new model being built by Italy’s Wider, which recently appointed MarineMax to represent the 92ft powercat in the US, home to two of the first five orders, set for delivery in 2023 and 2024. Wider is producing the WiderCat 92 at its expanding facility in Fano, while building the 72m megayacht Moonflower at its new superyacht hub in Venice.
The drop-down sides offer access to two VIP suites
Among exciting new catamaran designs highlighted in YACHT STYLE Issue 65 (the 2022 ‘Multihull Issue’), the WiderCat 92 is designed with Luca Dini and features large interior volumes due to a 39ft-plus beam. The beam extends when the side platforms drop, offering direct access to both VIP cabins and linking with the fold-down garage door to form a 720sqft, three-sided beach club.
The WiderCat 92 features 1,830sqft of solar panels, so is energy self-sufficient when anchored at sea, with unused energy stored in the lithium batteries to power systems at night. Wider’s serial hybrid system enables a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range over 1,600nm at eight knots or up to 2,400nm at six knots. In zero-emission mode, the yacht can travel 27nm at six knots in silence.
Edwin and Jamie Ho of Starship Yachts
“This a new chapter for Starship Yachts,” said Edwin Ho, founder and President of Starship, who has been joined in the team by his son Jamie. “We are embarking on a new vision of yachting hand in hand with Wider’s sun-powered, boundary-breaking, 28m power catamaran, inspired by the sun and made for planet earth.”
Wider is a leading proponent of hybrid propulsion systems and solar technology, building upon the shipyard’s extensive implementation on its superyachts since the company was founded in 2010.