Maritimo 500 Convertible Yacht Description
Disguised as a luxury cruiser, Maritimo's 500 Convertible is a serious fishing boat that provides an excuse to bring the kids along on a marlin hunt. Twin Caterpillar C12 715 hp diesels offer exceptional power, while the 7-degree angle on the propeller shaft quickly motors the boat to planing speed. A cruising speed of 24 knots uses approximately 44 gallons per hour, while at full throttle the yacht reaches a speed of 31 knots. The hull uses a variable dead rise shape that easily cuts through rough seas. Electronic panels offer easy access to controls and gauges, complete with room for two 15-inch monitors.
With wrap-around decks, superior visibility from the fly bridge helm, along with the aft positioned helm and large aft deck built to accommodate a fighting chair, the 500 appeals to earnest anglers. The fly bridge, with a classic sport fisher look, is enclosed on all but one side; the sunroof can be opened for added ventilation. During rough weather, the fly bridge can be completely enclosed. Amenities, including a refrigerator and sink, allow for uninterrupted cruising and fishing. The fly bridge deck – or one of many other spaces aboard the 500 Convertible – affords many opportunities for additional relaxing.
Interior appointments in the salon and galley area include a flat-screen TV, Corian countertops and two L-shaped settees. Cook with ease in the galley to starboard, which has a four-burner stovetop, combination oven/microwave and a refrigerator/freezer combination. Accommodations below deck sleep six in well-appointed staterooms.
Small details make a great boat, and added touches like lighted handrails and an optional barbeque grill make the Maritimo 500 seems like a luxury hotel.