Written By: Jay Dee Jackson
Maritimo America VP of Sales
Maritimo was fit to impress at this years Sanctuary Cove boat show taking place on the Gold Coast of Australia. As is tradition the 175 MPH capable Maritimo built race boat was center of the show getting good looks, although was not the center of attention. At this year’s show Maritimo has launched the all-new 3 stateroom 3 head M64!
This boat features some of Maritimo’s best qualities of the enclosed flybridge, internal staircase and deep walk-a-rounds to the bow, while it’s the new innovations that are making this model stand apart. The large VIP stateroom provides transformation on the fly as it features a queen size bed that can be separated into two twins with ease. Head out to the cockpit and you will find the entire transom hinging up with a push of a button. Underneath, a massive amount of storage and the perfect pre-fit spot for a SeaKeeper 16 gyro stabilizer. Just forward of that you will find a Maritimo signature, straight-shaft engines. A beautiful option for this vessel as they are higher in horsepower and lower in maintenance while still giving you full maneuverability with joystick controlled hydraulic bow and stern thrusters.
I was fortunate enough to take this M64 out for a spin and see how it handles and preforms. The test started with tight quarters, maneuvering around many other boats and displays with simplicity as we left the Sanctuary Cove Show. Once out in the never-forgiving Australian open ocean the vessel preformed flawlessly. Taking big seas on the nose with ease, powering through while providing a smooth ride and the ability to continue forward at full cruise speed. While this is something you can always expect from the Maritimo brand the sea worthiness of this manufacturer continues to amaze me. It was an absolute pleasure visiting the beautiful Gold Coast and seeing the handcrafted Maritimo Yachts in production from start to finish.