Sunday, February 17

Maritimo Launches New 60 with Creative Space Aft. Your Choice: An Extra Cabin or a Beach Club

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Maritimo just launched a new 60-foot, three-cabin, two-head motoryacht at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in Australia that has a unique space aft that can be arranged in many ways: As a traditional aft cabin, with an en suite head and shower and access from the salon or swim platform; as a “beach club,” essentially an upscale extension of the large swim platform for access to the water and water sports; as a garage for a pretty good-sized tender; or basically anything else a potential owner can think of. In other words, you decide.

Tom Barry-Cotter, the lead designer of the new Maritimo X60, says it is one of the most versatile yachts on the market. “The additional aft cabin is completely unique and is resonating with buyers…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.”

Maritimo is one of the most prominent builders in Australia, and Maritimos are built to perform. (I have driven some there and can attest to that; they’re solid and built for blue water.) The new X60 has an efficient hull with a deep-V bow and variable-deadrise aft. With optional Scania 925-hp diesels and shaft drives, it tops out at 34 knots. It cruises at 27 knots, where it burns only 52 gph. Standard power is twin 800-hp Volvos; twin 1,000-hp Volvos are also available. A Twin Disc joystick makes low-speed maneuvering easy and intuitive. The X60 also has Twin Disc Quickshift transmissions and electronic controls.

The boat’s profile is low and flowing. The salon is filled with natural light coming in from large side and front windows, plus two skylights overhead. The galley is along the port side with a long countertop; a sofa and entertainment center are to starboard. Forward, the helm station, with seats for two, is on the starboard side; a large U-shaped settee is to port.

Below, the accommodations deck features a full-beam master stateroom amidships, with a center walkaround bed and en suite head and shower. A VIP stateroom with a walkaround bed set at an angle is forward, with another head and shower, and a small guest cabin is on the starboard side.

And then you can choose to have an aft cabin with a walkaround queen bed and en suite head and shower, or you may opt for the beach club, or for anything else that you want back there.

Base price for the new Maritimo X60 is $2,195,000. The boat will be shown in the United States soon.

Specs.: LOA: 63’7”; Beam: 17’0”; Draft: 4’7″; Disp.: 63,900 lbs.; Fuel: 1,110 gals.; Water: 211 gals.; Power: 2×800-hp Volvo D13 engines. For more:




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