NEW, AND HARD ON THE HEELS of the 115ft ECO catamaran, Marc Pajot has consolidated the collaboration with Ancona, Italy-based builder WIDER YACHTS, to create a 44m (145ft) catamaran, the Eco 145 eco yacht.

This revolutionary aluminium and carbon catamaran follows the overall design and performance objectives of the 115, and embodies its innovative design and impressive styling. Sailing legend Marc Pajot has ensured that the designs will be at the forefront of sailing performance for effortless passage-making.

ECO 145 is an impressive sailing superyacht, with a 15.5m overall beam which incorporates twin 4.10m-wide hulls. The living space is 260 square metres and of course can be configured for individual owners requirements. Its entertainment areas including a swimming pool and a private owners pool, a ‘beach club’ at the stern and sunbathing areas.

The 145 eco yacht will benefit from the WIDER expertise with hybrid-propulsion making it a very environmentally friendly sailing superyacht. Accommodation is configured for 12 guests in five cabins, with crew cabins for up to eight people.

Marc Pajot’s DNA ensures that the ECO 145 will sail fast and efficiently, while the guests enjoy the catamaran’s stability. Sailing at 12 knots the 7Kw/h hydrogenerators will the battery systems to allow silent CO2-free motoring. The shallow draft allows anchoring in the best locations.

The easily handled sail plan has a 250 square metre boomless mainsail.


Marc Pajot comments, “The eco credentials are now an important factor in expectations and demands from the new eco-aware yachting customer. Adding leading edge hybrid power-train technology developed by WIDER and their specialist technical partners and suppliers, has created a unique yachting opportunity and experience”

Marcello Maggi, CEO of WIDER, remarks, “We are just beginning an age of eco awareness for yachting as a whole and WIDER will be at the leading edge of this technology at all times, from hydrogen power to the dawn of new power sources such as Thermionic Converters. Together we will build some spectacular eco hybrid catamarans, setting a new benchmark on the oceans.”

The new ECO 145 design and engineering team includes: Marc Pajot for the vision and sailing performance; Nicolas Fauroux design engineer; Franck de Rivoyne and Christophe Larouse for structural and rigging; and WIDER-SHIPYARD with their ‘Born Electric’ philosophy and shipbuilding expertise in aluminium construction.