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Maritimo Planning New M600 Offshore Cruiser

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Maritimo is working on a new M600 luxury cruiser, the first in its Offshore Series, designed for long-range cruising with a combination of performance, efficiency and blue-water seakeeping ability.

The new 60-foot yacht will have a complete package to operate as both a state-of-art offshore fishing platform and a large, comfortable and safe offshore cruiser. It is being developed based on Maritimo’s years of experience in building solid and seaworthy boats in Australia.

Tom Barry-Cotter, Maritimo’s lead designer, said “The M600 is centered upon a hull design that is an advanced evolution of Maritimo’s longstanding experience in long-range cruising design and world-leading shaft-drive performance and efficiency.”

The M600 will have a variable deadrise hull with a deep keel and a sharp entry that flattens progressively moving aft. For power, the yacht will use twin 800-hp Volvo D13s with shaft drives; options include 1,000-hp Volvos. The boat’s three fuel tanks will be positioned to keep weight as low as  possible for additional stability.

The flybridge yacht can be customized for an owner’s individual needs, but Barry-Cotter says the basic version has “features such as the enclosed, climate-controlled flybridge sun lounge, internal flybridge stairs, aft galley, walk-around side decks” and much more.

Up top, the flybridge offers an optional balcony with a rear helm station so the captain will have clear sightlines to the cockpit and the transom. This will be welcomed by owners who want to enjoy offshore fishing.

The aft deck has two cockpit areas. An upper one for lounging, with protection from the flybridge overhang. Then there’s an open deck space with a forward entertainment module. The boat is available with or without a swim platform.

On the accommodations deck, the full-beam master stateroom has a king-sized bed; a VIP stateroom with an offset queen bed is forward, and a guest cabin with twin berths is a bit aft.

The M600 is scheduled to make its global debut later this year. Read more:







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