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Maritimo X60 nearing USA Premiere

by Paul Wilson 12 Sep 2018 13:05 UTC
Maritimo X60 © Paul Wilson

Representing a totally new era in luxury sport yacht design the new Maritimo X60 has impressed early, already generating wide international interest and sales prior to its USA premiere at the Annapolis United States Powerboat Show in early October.

The X60 was launched at the 30th Annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in Queensland, Australia in May and since then it has caused a sensation at boat shows in Sydney and also Auckland, New Zealand.

The success of the highly anticipated sport yacht saw Maritimo have its most successful boat show result in history at Sanctuary Cove with more than $40 million in sales.

Development has also commenced on the next model within the X-Series Range, a Maritimo X50 - which was revealed for the first time at the Sydney International Boat Show in August. Its world premiere is scheduled for 2019.

Integral in X-Series design is the versatile aft cabin space that enables high levels of custom-ability for owners to cater the space to their specific requirements. Inherent in both the X60 and X50, the space enables an additional cabin accessible from saloon and swim platform that can be arranged as Beach Club, Additional Stateroom, Tender Garage, Euro Galley and other custom options.

Maritimo lead designer, Tom Barry-Cotter said the X60 was one of the most versatile sports motor yachts available in the international market, with multiple arrangement options of the Aft Cabin, and Regency Suite.

With units already in production, bound for new homes in Australia, New Zealand, North America, and Europe, he credits the early momentum in sales to the value added into the design's increased accommodation spaces to that of its competitors.

"The additional aft cabin is completely unique and is resonating with buyers within the sport motor yacht market. Its ability to add extra accommodation space that is similar in size to an additional master cabin in terms of volume, is clearly something special".

Inherent in the X-Series bloodline will be the company's race driven performance prowess. With a complete new efficient shaft-driven hull and driveline design, the X60 has been tested at speeds up to 34 knots with 925hp Scania power, with excess speed capability available with Volvo 1000hp power option.

Hull efficiency within the cruising speed range was a major focus of the state of the art hull and driveline design. The X60's class leading range and economy has been recorded at over 30 knot cruise and consumption rate of under 100L/h per engine at 27 knot cruise.

With superior economy and greater fuel capacity than direct competitors, the X60's range capabilities are revolutionary within the sport motor yacht segment.

The new era variable deadrise hull design with deep-v bow entry, also offers a soft dry ride, whilst weight distribution within the hull design allows for effortless transition to plane and running attitude through the RPM range.

Maritimo has also worked closely with Twin Disc in the development of marina maneuvering EJS joystick systems. The latest Twin Disc system has the most sensitive joystick docking ability in the industry, enabling stress free docking in tight spaces.

The X 60 is fitted with Twin Disk Quickshift transmissions, EC 300 Electronic Control System, Express Joystick and has the option of being fitted with Express Positioning System technology which enables precise and continuous position and heading hold.

Maritimo Americas President, Dave Northrop, said he was excited to be showcasing the X60 at the Annapolis show. "The sales success Maritimo has recorded with this sport yacht so far is astounding and we believe it will resonate well with the luxury boat buying public in the USA," he said.

"It truly is a revolutionary design and has brought super yacht thinking and amenity into the sport yacht sector which is a first.

"We have had strong interest already and I think that interest will peak when people can actually see the vessel up close for the first time in Annapolis. "It will hold pride of place at our Maritimo on water display."

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