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Leading Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer Maritimo has unveiled plans for two new motor yachts in its range this year, and both have attracted strong interest internationally. Both vessels are drawn on Maritimo’s renowned reputation for long-range cruising efficiency, build integrity, and ocean-tested performance.
The new M55 long-range cruising flybridge motor yacht fuses the latest motor yacht design and technology advancements with all the past’s iconic M-Series models’ legacy features.
“And the new S55 addition to the acclaimed S-Series sedan motor yacht range, which will have its world premiere in May 2021, marks the first of an evolutionary design shift to the exterior form and styling within the S-Series sedan motor yacht range," said Maritimo's Director of Design, Tom Barry-Cotter.
"The key practical design features of S-Series models past remains, with an array of exterior form advancements and additional features included.”
Both vessels’ hull designs and engineering are centered on direct shaft drive technology, which Maritimo has continually evolved and improved, positioning it as a world leader in shaft drive performance and efficient long-range cruising.
Below The Surface
The new M55 and S55 hulls represent the 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 performance, comfort, and stability.
The direct shaft drives will be powered by standard twin Volvo Penta D11-670MHP power units with an option of Volvo Penta or Scania up to 1000MHP in the S55 and 825MHP in the M55.
“The neutrally balanced wide beam hull and deep keel combined with a low center of gravity will also give the M55 and S55 rock-like stability, creating the ultimate platform for adventuring, fishing, and cruising,” said Barry-Cotter.
The hull design and engineering are based around an ultra-shallow-angle straight shaft drive system, which maximizes efficiency and focuses heavily on reduced draft to enhance versatility and create more cruising and destination options for owners.
The vessels’ 4550 liter (1200 US Gal) fuel capacity enhances the range making them capable of adventuring even further.
Above The Surface
The Maritimo S-Series sedan motor yacht has long been renowned for catering to a practical boating lifestyle. Socializing and entertaining flow seamlessly inside and outside from the upper cockpit to the saloon on a singular level.
The S55’s new ‘adventure deck’ lower cockpit design idea uses valuable deck space successfully and creates an incredible watersport or adventure haven with a practical proximity to the water.
It incorporates the option to be opened with electric actuators to unveil a fully lined 2.8m (9’2”) tender garage with 250kg davit for owners looking to conceal tenders away from the rear platform. The adventure deck lower cockpit can also be integrated with an optional 1.4m (4’6”) extended platform to create a mammoth deck space with endless practical applications.
One step up from the lower cockpit is the upper cockpit alfresco deck space, with easy access to deep walkthrough side decks. The upper cockpit is fully sheltered by the extended hardtop headliner, providing complete cover for the alfresco area. Adding further cover is the option for a roll down breezeway or clears, which offers complete 360-degree protection for the deck space. The design also conveniently conceals the clears with molded headliner recesses when stored.
The M55 motor yacht showcases the future of flybridge design. It features a fully enclosed, climate-controlled flybridge, internal flybridge stairs, aft galley, walk-around side decks, and functional deck spaces.
The M55 has reimagined the idea of practical deck space with its new adventure deck the same as the S55.
The flybridge provides an abundance of space and also ensures the upper cockpit is sheltered by the extended flybridge headliner, which offers complete cover for the alfresco area. Adding further cover is the option of roll-down isinglass clears, again providing complete 360-degree protection for the deck space.
The flybridge sky lounge incorporates a pair of distinct lounging areas, which can be converted to additional sleeping accommodation when required.
“The new M55 and S55 bring together the combined skills and expertise of world-class Maritimo craftsmen and epitomize our corporate culture and unyielding commitment to reaching motor yacht perfection,” said Barry-Cotter.
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