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Maritimo America attends 2016 Sydney Boat Show

Maritimo America/Galati Yacht Sales attended the Sydney International Boat Show this past week to preview the latest and best ever line-up of the Maritimo Yachts available to date. Maritimo Yachts is a brand built to the highest standards in Gold Coast, Australia, and imported to the USA since 2002.

 

Maritimo Yachts displayed the newest models including the M51, M61, M64 and M70 as well as the newest introduction of the Elandra Yachts line up.

 

As the distributor for the Maritimo Brand in North America, Maritimo America/Galati Yacht Sales had the opportunity to preview the World Debut of the new M64, and sea trial this incredible new model in anticipation of her arrival for the upcoming North American Fall Show Season. This vessel will arrive in September where it will be on display at several of our East Coast Boat Shows, including the Norwalk, Annapolis and Ft. Lauderdale Boat Shows.


 

This new model has an incredible layout with 3 staterooms and 3 heads, as well as a fully enclosed helm bridge. The Full beam master accommodations are the largest in its class, including two full hanging lockers, ensuite head and incredible storage. Her aft galley accommodation, includes the upgraded Miele Appliance package, and is powered by twin Caterpillar C18 engines, and 360 degree joystick controls at the Helm and cockpit. The interior is the best yet as this new model was designed with a high gloss Wenge Timber interior option.

 

 

 

During our Pacific Ocean trial run following move out of the Sydney Show she produced very impressive results with a top speed well in excess of 30 knots and cruised at 27 knots burning 60 gallons per hours of fuel at a 70% load on the power option. Her range is phenomenal with an impressive fuel capacity of over 1400 gallons.

 

Joe Galati stated, “It is one of the finest yachts we have brought into the USA, I am very proud to work with Maritimo Yachts as well as our...

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New Maritimo M64

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.

 

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Maritimo Offshore Race Team Taking on the World in 2016

Media Release

8 March 2016


MARITIMO OFFSHORE RACE TEAM

TAKING ON THE WORLD IN 2016

 

 

Gold Coast based Maritimo Offshore Racing is headed into its busiest year ever with new boats, upgraded designs and motors and a goal to be on top of the podium at events from Bowen in North Queensland to  Key West in the USA.

 

Race team manager and engine builder Kurt Davies said the team has an action packed year ahead.

 

He said Maritimo would be running three boats in the Australian Offshore Superboat Series including one new boat and two reconfigured boats. The series starts in July and there will be races in Bowen, Mackay, Coffs Harbour, Gosford, Lake Macquarie and Hervey Bay.

 

"We will use the Australian series to test the boat that we will be taking to Key West for the world championships," said Davies.

 

"The boat we take to Key West will be shipped at the end of September and it will compete in the Superboat Unlimited category.

 

"We did not have a good showing at the worlds in Key West last year and that was largely because we did not have enough time to test and refine our competing boat," he said. "This year is different and by using the Australian series to test our boats we will have plenty of opportunity  to refine and improve on our performance.

 

Davies said Maritimo's founder, Bill Barry-Cotter was heavily involved in the race team and the design and construction of the race boats.

 

He said Barry-Cotter had a lot of input into what the team does to the boats like the all important  engine configurations.

 

"We have the capability of reaching speeds up to 220 miles per hour, but in a racing environment we would normally be looking at reaching speeds of 180 miles per hour in the first few laps and then settling back to around averaging 160 miles per hour depending on how hard the competition is running," he said.

 

" The race boats are exposed to some of the highest stresses in motor racing and because the races...

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Maritimo M48

 

The Maritimo M48 series II is a breathtaking yacht that was designed to impress. As with the other Maritimo yachts,the attention to detail is impeccable. Maritimo has packed a lot into the modest size of the M48 and incorporated several features that are most often standard on larger vessels, such as a full beam master.

 

The main deck is perfect for entertaining or relaxing with family. It features several social areas that can be combined into one with its fully opening doors. The spacious and inviting aft deck, featuring a large bench for seating, is sure to be a favorite as a great indoor/outdoor living area.

 

On the other side of the fully opening doors is the galley. The benefit of an aft galley allows easy entertaining from the two of the main living areas with little effort. Aesthetically, the galley is stunning with a contrast between the high-gloss teak cabinets, Amtico floors, and white Corian counter tops. The galley is L-shaped and features an island, two-door refrigerator/freezer, four-burner cooktop, and a pull out pantry. 

 

Following the galley is the salon. This is one of the main socializing areas aboard the Maritimo M48. Like the galley, it has a stunning contrast between light and dark with the high gloss teak and light fabric on the sofas. The salon features an L-shaped sofa with a table on the port side and a three-seat sofa on the starboard.

 

The Maritimo M48 features three very spacious staterooms with two en-suite heads. The master stateroom is aft, fullbeam, and two-levels! This is extremely rare on a boat this size. The head and closet are part of the upper level in the stateroom and berth, and two lounging chairs are on the lower level. The berth is offset, providing more space in the stateroom. The VIP stateroom is forward and features a nearly queen berth with an upholstered headboard. The third stateroom features twin bunked berths. An option for a utility...

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2015 THE YEAR OF MARITIMO

 Media Release

2015 THE YEAR OF MARITIMO      

                              

 

Luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo has had the most successful year ever with strong sales around the globe and a forward order book that is filled through to September next year.

 

The company has expanded its international dealer network, introduced a raft of new models  setting  the scene for a highly successful 2016.

 

Founder and boating industry icon Bill Barry-Cotter achieved a personal milestone this year with his Queen’s Birthday Order of Australia Award.

 

That recognition came at the same time Maritimo released of a range of new models and enjoyed a wave of international success at a series of boat shows stretching from Cannes to Auckland and most recently Fort Lauderdale.

 

With a history in the marine industry spanning more than fifty years, Bill says  that 2015 is  ‘a year to be remembered’  .

 

“The Queen’s Birthday award was unexpected and humbling and it gave myself and the whole team a real boost so we were determined to make 2015 Maritimo’s year,” he said.

 

During the year the company publicly released a number of new models including the M65 and M48 Cruising Motor Yachts plus the S48 Sedan Cruiser.     The first M61 Cruising Motor Yacht will be completed early in 2016 and the new M54 Cruising Motor Yacht is due to arrive late in 2016.  All the new models have met with positive feedback and strong sales from the market.

 

Maritimo also released plans for a modified M65 stretched to 70 feet providing a Yacht Fisher rear deck perfect for chasing the big ones. This boat has a base price of $3.115m.

 

Maritimo’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Greg Haines, said 2015 would...

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Maritimo Muster

The Maritimo Offshore Racing team took out fifth place on Thursday. The team is still tweaking the set up and feel that what they have done will make them lot more on the pace at the next race which will be held on Friday.
 
Thursday is test day and we give you a further update after we complete the testing.
 
When the Maritimo team won the World Title in 2012 they came fourth in the first race and after some modifications to the set up they one the next two to win the World title.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
“A great turnout with many supporters for the Maritimo Race Team”
 
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Maritimo Now All Things To All Boat Owners

Media Release- November 5, 2015

 

 
 

Leading luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo has just completed a major upgrade of its Hope Harbour based Marina, Travel lift, Service Centre and Shipyard and can now provide a one-stop shop for boaties with craft ranging from trailer boats  up to 70 ton mega yachts.

 

 

Maritimo’s General Manager of Operations , Phil Candler, said the Hope Harbour facility was perfectly located on the northern Gold Coast and boat owners did not have to travel the extra distance up the Coomera River.

 

 

“Being at the southern end of the Sanctuary Cove Resort we are easy to get to and with the 70 ton travel lift and under cover marina berths we can accommodate some serious sized boats,” he said.

 

 

“We have the capability to do antifouling, full hull resprays, all electrical work, engineering, varnishing, cabinetry, boat refits, electronics upgrades, upholstery and fiberglass  repairs.

 

 

“We are registered agents for MerCruiser and Volvo Penta  and the team that we have assembled at Hope Harbour is second to none in the industry.”

 

 

The Maritimo shipyard team can arrange the service  of engines and generators, supply davit systems, hydraulic swim platforms and undertake vessel detailing.

 

 

Mr. Candler said Maritimo had appointed  Mr Gary Klein as  Hope Island  Service and Shiplift Manager.

 

 

“Gary has come from running his own successful business  and fully understands the customers expectations in a service based industry,” said Mr Candler. “He has a great team of highly skilled staff and contractors headed up by Peter McGrath , who are on  hand  to work on all   types of vessels.”

 

 

Mr Klein said the location of the Maritimo facility was one its  biggest draw cards.  “We  are wind and tide protected and that makes it easy ...

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Maritimo M58 at the Annapolis Boat Show



The Maritimo M58 had great success at the Annapolis Boat Show this past weekend. Even though the weather was cold, it didn’t stop the crowd as you can see from the video below. The M58 was one of the most viewed boats at the show with a line of people extending out the tent for the majority of the show! Maritimo’s layout and design features proved to be an outstanding fit for the Chesapeake Bay area. Countless times it was heard “best boat in the show” and “best master stateroom in the show.” After great success at the Norwalk and Annapolis Boat Shows we are excited for the M58 to head south for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, November 5-9. 


 

 

 

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Maritimo M50

 

The Maritimo M50 is able to deliver the best of both worlds as it has the amount of entertaining space of a motor yacht and the rough water abilities of a convertible.

 

The cockpit of the M50 is a very versatile and large space. Off the cockpit is a large stern platform that is perfect for lounging by the water while at anchor. The cockpit features a forward facing seat and a removable teak table. Extra seats can be added for additional seating for dining. Also is the cockpit has additional helm controls to make it easier while docking or fishing.

 

 Bi-folding doors connect the aft deck to the salon, allowing you to bring the outdoors in and for the host to be able to easily entertain from the galley. The galley on the M50 is midship, directly between the cockpit and the salon. The galley features Corian countertops, a cooktop, microwave, full-height refrigerator and pantry, and an Island for extra food prep space. This island allows two chefs to be working in the kitchen at the same time. Off the starboard of the galley are the stairs leading to the enclosed flybridge.

 

To the foward of the galley is the salon. Having a forward salon has several benefits. First off, it allows for spectacular views out of the wrap around windows. Secondly, it avoids through traffic between the galley, bridge, and cockpit. The salon on the Maritimo has ample seating. On the port side there is a L-shaped settee and table that is perfect for dining as additional chairs can be added making seating for six. On the starboard side there is another L-shaped settee that mirrors the one on the port making the salon a perfect place for socializing.

 

Below deck on the M50 there are three staterooms and two heads. The full-beam master is aft and its large size is uncommon in a boat this lenght. The mater stateroom features a couch on the starboard side, an office/vanity, and an island queen bed that is set at a 45-degree angle. It has an abundance of storage in drawers,...

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Maritimo M58

 

The 2016 Maritimo M58 has been loaded onto the ship in Sydney, AU and is headed straight for the Philadelphia Port with an arrival date of September 15th.  While spending some time up north the M58 will be presented to all at the 2015 Norwalk and Annapolis Boat shows. Shortly after the northern shows the M58 along with the 2016 M48, M50 and M65 will all be revealed at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.



The M58 has been a highly sought after model here in the US and continues to take over the market with the American Standards package we have added to the vessel. Some of these items include duel 50 amp power cords with Charles ISO boost, enhanced air conditioning BTU levels and dual fuel filters to each 800HP Volvo. Its not only the engineering that has been improved, we have upgraded to counter tops to a beautiful Caesar Stone and have even added additional seating to the massive flybridge balcony. The list of aspect the M58 Maritimo has that is unique to the yachting world is endless, so make sure to see one for yourself at the upcoming boat show nearest you!

 

M58 Show Schedule  

Norwalk Boat Show – September 24th - 27th

Annapolis Power Boat Show – October 15th – 18th

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show – November 5th – 9th


Boat test Report on M58 - http://www.boattest.com/Partners/Partner-Main.aspx?lp_id=3211582&t=BOAT-TEST&Videoid=3296&p=0&s=&a=off

 

 


 

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G'Day Mate!

 

Joe Galati and Maritimo Brand Manager, Jay Dee Jackson of Galati Yacht Sales had the chance to tour the Maritimo Headquarters while in Australia last week. This is what Jay Dee had to say.


 Wow, what an outstanding experience it was to participate in the Maritimo display in the 2015 Sydney International Boat Show this August. Maritimo truly stole the show with its 7 boat display including their newest models the M48, S48 and M65. Maritimo has race boat building deep in their blood so of course the Maritimo offshore race boat was in the middle of it all with racer Rossco Willaton starting and revving the powerful engines that could be heard across the entire harbor! If that wasn’t enough to get your attention Maritimo parked a brand new Maserati right at the front door of the display. 

 

Joe Galati and I had the opportunity to see the 4 Maritimo boats Galati Yachts has ordered for stock. The M58 and M65 were the most complete and looked stunning. The M58 having the Teak wood interior and the M65 having the Wenge wood interior showing the very different but very exquisite options Maritimo has to offer. The M65 will turn some heads having a true king sized bed in the master along with a full beam head and an enclosed flybridge bigger than the salon of most other boats. We also had time to sea trial the M65 and M48 both of which preformed to the highest level that is expected from the Maritimo product. Back at the factory in the R&D section the new M61 was in the middle of its mock-up stage and will surely be a hit in our Market. This model will follow some of Maritimo’s best selling points of full beam master staterooms, fully enclosed flybridge with internal staircase and aft galley with bi-folding doors to the cockpit. 

 

Maritimo is a unique product that is built in a unique part of the world. The features of sea worthiness, long range and large fuel capacity are expected in the Australian market and really impress the American...

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Maritimo M65

 

The M65 is a head turner; it offers a sleek exterior, plenty of space, and luxurious features.  The aft deck is an extremely versatile outdoor space. It features a forward facing sofa and plenty of room to make it your own. Bi-folding doors connect the aft deck to the salon, allowing you to bring the outdoors in and for the host to be able to easily entertain from the galley.

 

The galley on the Maritmo M65 is one that would not normally be found on a boat this size. The L-shaped counter along the starboard side and the large island allow for two people to be in the galley comfortably and offers plenty of food prep space. Right off the galley is the salon. The salon offers both comfort and style with an L-shaped couch on the port and a sofa on the starboard. The table in front of the L-shaped couch converts into a dining room table for eight. While guests are eating or just lounging on the sofa they will have spectacular views of the outside due to numerous windows in the room.

 

Below deck there are four staterooms and three heads. The M65 also features two VIP staterooms and one bunkroom. The Maritimo M65’s master is a nice balance between beauty and functionality. The master has a king-sized berth with an upholstered headboard and a day lounge on one side and a desk/vanity on the other. The master stateroom is full-beam and features a full-beam head as well. Both of the VIP staterooms are cozy and classy. One VIP stateroom has its own head while the other shares with the bunkroom.

 

Like all Maritimo’s the enclosed fly bridge is a standard. This fly bridge for the Maritimo M65 is essentially a second salon, featuring relaxing seating, a cocktail table, and a wet bar. The large instrument panel allows for up to three 19” glass screen displays. The aft balcony off the fly bridge will provide spectacular views while underway, at the marina, or at anchor. 

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MARITIMO M61 OFFERS THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS

Luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo, which struck a winner with its all new Maritimo M65 cruising motor yacht, has now launched a 'mini version', the M61 cruising motor yacht which has a lower priced entry level while providing many of the same features and benefits of its bigger sibling. 

 

The M65, which was publicly launched at this month's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, has been a popular model for the company with negotiations now underway on boat number seven, but Maritimo saw a niche for a similar styled vessel that sat between the M65 and the M58. 

 

The first M61 cruising motor yacht is in build and will be delivered to its Gold Coast owner in February next year. The owner has had three Maritimo's previously. 

 

Big boat enthusiasts are expected to embrace the new M61, which requires less berthing space than its larger sibling, has almost all the same features, albeit proportionally smaller, and is priced under $2.5 million. 

 

The company expects strong orders for this model and will be revealing detailed drawings and specifications on it at the mid-year Sydney International Boat Show.

 

"Like the M65 this is a serious motor yacht and the interest we have had in this new model has been tremendous," according to Maritimo Sales and Marketing Manager Greg Haines. 

 

"The boat can come as a three cabin three bathroom configuration or four cabins and two bathrooms or you can even have an office by eliminating one of the bathrooms. 

 

"It has the full beam master suite and virtually everything else that the M65 delivers only slightly smaller. "It will be ideal for people who have limited berthing area and cannot accommodate the M65. 

 

"It is a go anywhere motoryacht which can accommodate a family in style, safety and comfort for some genuine blue water passage making." 

 

Mr Haines said the M61 was powered by D13 900's and could be set up to include crew quarters or accommodate a gyro. Interiors...

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TASSIE TRIP A GREAT EXPERIENCE DESPITE A LACK OF CRAYS

Melbourne Maritimo owner Ron Morgan’s only complaint about a recent trip from Port Phillip Bay to Tasmania was that his cray pots didn’t deliver.

 

Ron on his Maritimo M48 named “ Pearl “, joined with a group of nine other boaties headed from Melbourne to Tasmania, but with two pulling out along the way, a flotilla of seven made the round trip.

 

“It was a fantastic trip and despite some challenging conditions at times we had a great time and saw some incredible scenery,” he said.

 

Ron and his wife Kaye purchased their M48 six years ago and spent two months berthed at Marina Mirage and exploring the waters of the Gold Coast and Moreton Bay. After that they headed to the Whitsundays and spent five months cruising those waters before heading south and making their way back to Melbourne and their home at Martha Cove.

 

They arrived home in March 2009 and have spent most of their time since then cruising around Port Phillip Bay and further afield to Apollo Bay and Refuge Cove.

 

“I had always wanted to go across to Tasmania and when we heard that some people at the Sandringham Yacht Club were planning a trip with a number of boats we decided to join in,” he said.

 

“We went to Refuge Cove on the first day and got weathered in for two nights. “After that we headed to Deal Island which is about 50 nautical miles away. “The plan then was to go to Flinders Island, but an expectation of 35 knot westerlies put paid to that.

 

“Instead we headed to the top of the Tamar River and travelled to Beauty Point , roughly a six and a half hour trip, where we spent five nights at the Beauty Point Yacht Club. “We were looked after extremely well there and visited some nearby wineries and generally tripped around.

 

 

“From there we went further upstream to Launceston.”

 

Ron said the return trip saw them go back to Beauty Point and then on to Stanley. “We stayed...

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Queen's Birthday Gone Totally Unexpected

Australian boat industry icon Bill Barry-Cotter says he was surprised to receive a Member of the Order of Australia queen's birthday raceaward in the Queen's Birthday honors list announced at the weekend.

The award was for significant service to the maritime construction industry, to powerboat racing and as a benefactor and supporter of charitable organizations.

"It came as a surprise to me and I feel very humbled by it," he said. "I love doing what I do and over a periodqueen's birthday race of 50 years you just get on with it and keep doing what you like.

"Boat manufacturing has been my whole life and the role I have played in the industry has been done out of passion and commitment to it.

"I never expected to be given any sort of accolade, but an award such as this does make you reflect and take stock.

"I am fortunate that I have a talented and devoted team working along with me and we are producing a product that is world class. "It's is nice to be recognised for that."


Originally published by: Maritimo Yachts

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Maritimo M48 2016 Captain's Report

The Maritimo product line continues to grow and evolve, and with it comes the introduction of the new M48 presently under construction in the company’s Queensland Australia factory. She’s destined to replace the popular M45 as a two stateroom/two head long range cruising yacht. We're told that the fit-and-finish and exhaustive attention to detail that we’ve seen in the larger Maritimo yachts will be equally represented here as well. Let’s take a sneak preview of what we can expect.
Maritimo M48 still shot

Key Features
Bow stowage locker with saltwater deck/anchor wash with divider
Flybridge 4-sided enclosed hardtop
Large dinette area upholstered station equipped with teak dining table
Salon starboard aft lounge upholstered
Internal staircase to flybridge
Full-beam master stateroom
Kenyon BBQ grill
32'' TV and lift behind to entertainment unit

The new Maritimo M48 will have a LOA of 49’2” (15.5 m), a beam of 16’5” (5.03 m) and a draft of 3’9” (1.20 m). Maritimo is well-known for its enclosed flying bridges.

Overview

The Maritimo M48 was around previously as a three stateroom yacht, but it ended up being replaced by the M45, a two stateroom yacht with the master forward that was slightly smaller. It was a popular model and showed that there is a strong interest in the two stateroom design. Customer feedback on the model revealed that customers still wanted the luxury and full features of larger yachts but preferred two staterooms instead of three.

Enter the M48 Series II. She is a two stateroom yacht but this time the master is moved aft and it’s full-beam. A guest stateroom is located at the bow and both are unsuited, offering private access to their respective heads.

Maritimo M48 layouts

Externally, the new M48 carries much the same looks as the rest of the Maritimo lineup. The differences are in the interior layout.

Features Inspection

Flying Bridge

Looking at the overall picture of the M48, it’s easy to see that she retains the DNA that has come to...

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Maritimo Media Release

STRONG INTEREST IN ONCE IN A LIFETIME TOUR FOR BOAT LOVERS

A once in a lifetime experience for Maritimo owners and supporters and those who simply love boat shows and the thrill of offshore powerboat racing has attracted strong interest.

Organisers of the special event say participants will need to book soon if they want to accompany the Maritimo Offshore Super Boat Team on its mission to the USA to contest the 35th Annual Super Boat International Key West Championships to be held in Florida from November 8.

The world championship winning Maritimo Offshore Super Boat race team will be taking on the best offshore powerboat racers in the world when it heads to Key West this year and Maritimo will also be in South Florida the week before the race with its largest ever display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Maritimo’s Sales and Marketing Manager Greg Haines said the tour involving both events runs for 16 days or people who simply want to watch the racing can take part in a 12 day tour.

“What we have planned for Fort Lauderdale this year is something very exciting and bigger than we have ever done before in the USA so it is the perfect chance for Maritimo owners and boat lovers generally to take part in something that is recognised as one of the World’s best marine events,” he said.

“Then they can come along and cheer our guys on as we take on the best in the world.”

Maritimo Offshore drivers Ross (Rossco) Willaton and Peter (Muddy) McGrath will be keen to do well this year after winning the World Superboat Championship title in 2012.

“We aim to showcase our engineering and racing talents at the Super Boat Championships in Key West and we invite all Maritimo owners, supporters and race fans to come over and cheer on the Aussies as we taken on the best in the world.”

Those taking part in the tour will be assisted by a professional guide and will enjoy events like a special Maritimo Guests’ Reception at Fort...

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Maritimo M50 2015 Captain's Report



Maritimo’s M50, with a full-beam master suite, blends the look of a convertible with motoryacht features including walk-around side decks, a cockpit intended for entertaining, and a large open deck abaft the enclosed bridge.

Key Features at a Glance

• Sedan with motoryacht features

• Enclosed flying bridge provides 360-degree visibility in any weather

• Extended outdoor deck abaft of the enclosed bridge

• Midship galley convenience and forward salon panoramic views

• Full-beam master suite of a significantly larger yacht

• Low-maintenance conventional shafts and propellers with optional joystick

Mission of the Maritimo M50 Cruising Motoryacht

OffshoreSeakeeping. From the forward quarter, the M50 looks very much like an enclosed-bridge sportfisher or convertible. Many cruisers prefer this style boat, which tends to handle seas well, provides particularly good visibility forward and aft from the helm, and leaves the foredeck open. With the addition of a davit this makes a fine place to mount a tender. Because the boat is built in Australia where virtually all boating is in the open ocean, she is designed accordingly.

Motoryacht Entertaining. While there are a few fishing-friendly options and the boat certainly lends itself to occasionally bending a rod, the M50’s cockpit is more typical of a motoryacht, intended for outdoor entertaining and dining. The large aft deck abaft the enclosed bridge should be a popular place for guests.

The Best of Both for Some. In short, this M50 appeals to boaters who appreciate the cruising virtues of a classic convertible, but would prefer a cockpit and flying bridge not devoted specifically to fishing, but more for entertaining. By having a large salon on the main deck and two large sleeping cabins below in addition to a third guest cabin, she is very much a motoryacht. Thus Maritimo classes her as the Motoryacht 50.

Distinguishing Features

Maritimo M50

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Maritimo 2015 M65 BoatTest Captain's Report

A company’s flagship, as a rule, is the model that it is most proud of. It encompasses everything the company has to offer all rolled into one model that is the best of the best. This is the case with the M65 from Maritimo, its largest and most luxurious long range motoryacht to date. She features four cabins, including a full-beam master and three heads. She also includes the trademark Maritimo enclosed flying bridge with inside stairway that has come to define the brand. There we discovered a sky lounge that is truly amazing on a 65' yacht.


Overview


Being founded in Australia, the Maritimo models have the benefit of three oceans, the Indian, Southern, and Pacific to serve as the proving grounds and they’re designed to take on them all. These yachts also have premium features and an exemplary level of fit-and-finish that is augmented by their most recognizable feature -- the enclosed flying bridge.

With the enclosed flying bridge feature, the elevated helm becomes the primary operational station with no lower. The flying bridge also becomes a second salon in every respect, with the notable exception of size. We’ll start our features inspection there.

Maritimo M65

The M65's six foredeck hatches bring light and air to three of the boat's four cabins below. The sun roof is optional.

Features Inspection

Pilothouse/Sky Lounge

The flying bridge includes a spacious elevated salon which some builders have been calling a sky lounge for years. Certainly the M65's enclosed flying bridge fits the definition because it has so much comfortable seating as well as a cocktail table and cabinet for a wet bar. This is where guests will want to be when underway not only for the view but also to be able to interact with the owner/operator.

To starboard is the helm which has two seats, full instrumentation, and a commanding view forward and to both sides.

Maritimo M65

The enclosed flying bridge is accessed from an internal staircase. It’s as luxurious a gathering area as the rest of the yacht....

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BoatTest Captain's report of the Maritimo M58


The M58 started out life as a replacement for the popular 56. The M58 has a waterline length 3’ 6’’ (1.06 m) longer than the 56 and has improved weight distribution. She’s also an efficient boat thanks to her beam-to-length ratio created by keeping the former in the 17’ (5.2 m) range. This is all in keeping with the Maritimo core values of simplicity, fuel-efficiency, and comfortable cruisability.

The Maritimo M58 is a cruising motoryacht built for those who are serious about cruising and have had some long experience being on the water. That’s not to say that one needs to be experienced for this yacht, but rather the demands on the yacht itself are more stringent when appealing to a more experienced customer. Such is the case with the M58. She couples and exemplary fit and finish with a layout that craves crowds. For overnights, she has accommodations for 6 in three staterooms with two heads. Entertaining can be had with two saloons and a pair of aft cockpit decks that will keep everyone impressed and comfortable. Her most notable feature… a fully enclosed flying bridge.

Maritimo M58 profile drawing

A Maritimo is instantly recognizable with its enclosed pilothouse. Notice she’s a shaft drive boat but we had her maneuvering like a lady with thrusters. Yes, a joystick option is available.

Of course most evident are those features that can be immediately seen by eye. We’re talking about the level of attention to detail with the fit-and-finish along with the choice of materials throughout. Clearly this was intended to be an upscale yacht appealing to discerning buyers.

Maritimo M58 running shot

The M58 cruises with a 7-degree bow high attitude.

Distinguishing Feature

All it takes is a glance to see the main distinguishing feature on the M58, her enclosed flying bridge. Few if any builders in this size and price offer the fully enclosed flying bridge. And Maritimo takes it to a new level with regard to joinery work, décor and presentation. There is high-gloss teak throughout...

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