FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – In a momentous occasion, Leading Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Maritimo, proudly showcases the North American Launch of the all-new Maritimo M60 Flybridge Motor Yacht at the prestigious Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
“At Maritimo, we cherish the opportunity to unveil our world-class yachts to our current and future customers,” states Northrop. “Our customers, who value exceptional craftsmanship and Maritimo’s renown practical design, will undoubtedly appreciate the M60’s unparalleled features. Having witnessed this magnificent vessel in Australia, I am thrilled to introduce it to our friends in North America.”
Maritimo models appeal to seasoned long-range cruisers, and the technology and ocean-proven construction sets these yachts apart. Maritimo builds exclusively around direct shaft drive engineering, and through their experience with the technology have perfected efficiency and balance that other propulsion systems cannot match.
The M60 carries the designation of the very first inception of the Maritimo Flybridge Motor Yacht first launched 20 years ago—the highly acclaimed Maritimo 60.
“At the beginning of this project, it was made clear by Maritimo founder, Bill Barry-Cotter, that the M60 had to be a motor yacht that was truly special, as the 60 Flybridge designation was something that he held close to his heart,” said Barry-Cotter. “Just like the original Maritimo 60, the new Maritimo M60 Flybridge Motor Yacht has arrived ahead of it’s time, and will lay the course for flybridge motor yachts of the future.”
Of the many innovative features designed into new M60 Flybridge Motor Yacht, one of the most apparent is within its profile. The completely new deck and flybridge superstructure lines evoke a sense of balance and poise in any anchorage. Exterior flybridge wings provide brand-defining volume within the enclosed bridge, as well as protection provided over the side decks.
An important design consideration from the Maritimo team are the proportions of deck and accommodation spaces, acting on feedback from Maritimo owner on where they enjoy spending most of their time.
“The feedback from our owners showed us that our customers really enjoy the protection and connection with the environment from the cockpit and platform zones, and once anchored, that is where they are spending most of their time,” said Barry-Cotter. “Australians use their boats in very similar ways as boaters in the Americas, where the direct connectivity to the water is so important.”
It is for that reason that Maritimo has heavily emphasized the amount of space within these areas, by creating abundant aft deck space. The result is a stunningly balanced exterior profile, with a large cockpit, and an adventure deck space with the ability to cater to a vast range of entertaining, relaxation, or watersport activities.
Long Range Capacity & Capability
The M60’s hull is an advanced evolution of Maritimo’s longstanding experience in long-range cruising design. The variable deadrise hull with deep keel, sharp bow entry, and flattened progression aft has been focused on offshore cruising efficiency, cruising comfort, and stability.
The M60 is powered by standard twin 800-hp Volvo Penta D13s with options for 1,000-hp Volvo Penta D13s, or 1,150-hp Scania Di16s. Hull design and engineering are centered on straight shaft drive technology with an ultra-efficient eight-degree straight shaft angle to the 5-blade Nibral propellers. The low shaft angle also reduces overall draft to a very versatile 5 feet, opening an array of anchorage possibilities.
The M60’s 1,200 US gallon fuel capacity opens the door to a range of destinations. The fuel capacity combined with Maritimo’s cruising efficiency ensures owners can plan on far reaching destinations with peace of mind.
Another essential feature for a dedicated long-range crusing boat is storage for additional supplies, watertoys, fishing gear, spares, safety gear and tenders—the M60 Flybridge Motor Yacht caters to these needs with an abundance of storage via the aft garage lazarette.
The expansive adventure deck space can be lifted via electric actuators to uncover the garage lazarette. The tender garage has the ability to house a Williams 280 Mini Jet tender or even select two-person PWCs when equipped with the optional aft davit. Alternatively, the fully lined garage space can be used to store additional supplies, or adventure toys such as kayaks, SUP’s, and SCUBA gear. There is also tender storage options on the foredeck with a forward mounted davit, atop the expansive adventure deck, or via an optional hydraulic swim platform.
The defining feature of the Maritimo M-Series is its recognizable enclosed flybridge skylounge with internal staircase—providing the ultimate comfort for any long-distance passage.
The climate controlled flybridge skylounge has been enhanced in space through the design of the exterior wings melded within the swept contours of the M60’s exterior form. The space incorporates a pair of distinct flybridge lounging areas, with a forward cruising lounge and aft TV lounging, which can conveniently convert to an additional sleeping berth if required. When cruising, having multiple spaces is essential, allowing for family and friends to spread out and enjoy those special moments.
Expansive Deck Spaces
It is beyond the flybridge skylounge doors where the M60 really begins to excel. The flybridge balcony offers protected outdoor deck space. The flybridge hardtop design also incorporates a rear awning with the option for inset clears with roll-up/down partitions to conveniently transform the outdoor area into a hybrid indoor/outdoor area. With the flybridge bifold doors stacked open, the skylounge transforms into an incredibly large space.
Beyond the saloon doors the expanse of deck space within the upper cockpit and adventure deck is equally impressive, with the upper cockpit also capable of transforming into a protected indoor/outdoor zone via concealed clears or a breezeway hidden away within the overhead headliner.
Wide sidedecks allow for safe and seamless access to the forward deck, which is flanked by generous bulwarks and bow rail through to the forward anchor well. A single step behind the upper cockpit on the adventure deck, externally placed from the clear enclosure is the rear entertainment module, complete with sink, BBQ Grill, and large top loading refrigeration.
Seamlessly connecting the upper cockpit deck and the luxurious saloon lounging area is the iconic Maritimo aft galley. It serves both indoor and outdoor dining areas, and connects those preparing meals with the social centers.
Veiling all sides of the M60 saloon are enormous sections of glazing, injecting the surrounding seascapes right into the living area. There is also the added option of Maritimo’s unique two stage vista sliding windows, which transform the entire saloon into an indoor/outdoor retreat.
The open atrium companionway design invites more natural light down to the lower accommodations, providing an open airiness for the companionway laundry, which can be optioned with either combination washer/dryer or a standalone washing machine and dryer.
The three-stateroom, two ensuite layout is designed to maximize every inch of the internal hull volume provided by the 17-foot beam.
Forward there is an offset queen stateroom with adjoining ensuite. The offset berth arrangement provides greater practicality for guests to walk around all sides of the berth without navigating steps. A generous twin single stateroom awaits guests to starboard, with the option for the inner bed to slide outboard to create a double bed for couples.
A full beam king master stateroom is located amidships to maximize comfort and volume. Panoramic hull windows veiling each hull side provide more vistas and enable owners to feel connected with the natural world around them.
Maritimo’s passionate craftspeople and staff are all extremely excited to spend time with Maritimo owners and potential customers at the 2023 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. For a VIP tour of the M60 click here