12 August 2021
Maritimo has unveiled the fifth of its eight scheduled debuts for the year with the global reveal of the M60 Flybridge Motor Yacht.
The announcement marks a record sum of reveals in a single year for the Gold Coast-based brand.
“Our immense new model development strategy sees us continue our way up the model lineage with more and more breathtaking new models in development,” said Design Director Tom Barry-Cotter earlier this year.
He continued, “Our completely in-house design team is continuing to set new standards in flybridge motor yacht design as we combine innovative design expertise with the collaboration of our knowledgeable global network of Maritimo owners.”
Building on Maritimo’s first flybridge motor yacht, 2004’s Maritimo 60, the M60 encompassed all divisions within the Gold Coast-based company during its formulation.
“At the beginning of the project, Maritimo founder Bill Barry-Cotter made it clear that the M60 had to be a motor yacht that was truly special – it was something he held very close to his heart,” added Barry-Cotter.
He added, “Just like the original Maritimo 60, the new Maritimo M60 Flybridge Motor Yacht has arrived ahead of its time – and in time to lay the course for flybridge motor yachts of the future.”
Of the many new features spliced into the M60, its exterior is one of the most apparent, specifically in how the model echoes the sleek design of the brand’s recent launches, including the Maritimo M55. The defining difference, however, is the elongated exterior profile.
A completely new deck and flybridge superstructure lines evoke a sense of balance and poise in any anchorage, while the flybridge wings provide function within the flybridge and aft galley, as well as protection over the side decks.
“The feedback from our global network of owners revealed that our customers really enjoy the protection and connection with the environment from the cockpit and platform zones,” explains Barry-Cotter on the expanded deck. “And, once anchored up, that’s where we’re spending most of our time at anchor.”
The expansive adventure deck space can be raised via electric actuators to uncover the largest garage lazarette area within any Maritimo to date. The tender garage is also reported as having space for a 3.2-metre tender.
This prioritisation of space is also seen in the flybridge balcony, which offers more than 11 square metres of protected outdoor deck area. The flybridge hardtop design additionally incorporates a rear awning with the option for inset clears with roll-up/down partitions to transform the outdoor area into a 23-square-metre, hybrid indoor/outdoor zone.
Beyond the saloon doors, the room within the upper cockpit and adventure deck is equally impressive, with the upper cockpit capable of transforming into a protected indoor/outdoor zone. The upper cockpit also features three separate lounges and is central to the galley, side decks and adventure deck.
Deep walkthrough side decks lay the pathway to the forward deck where those on board are secured by bulwarks and bow rail through to the forward anchor well.
A single step behind the upper cockpit on the adventure deck is the rear entertainment module, complete with sink, barbecue grill and large top-loading refrigeration.
Seamlessly connecting the upper cockpit deck and the saloon is the aft galley, serving as both the indoor and outdoor dining areas.
Also featured with the M60 is an open atrium companionway design that invites more natural light into the lower accommodation and a three-stateroom, two-ensuite layout – the latter designed to maximise every inch of the internal hull volume provided by the 5.2-metre beam.
A full-beam king master stateroom is located midships with panoramic hull windows veiling each side. Forward is an offset queen stateroom with an adjoining ensuite, while a twin single is located starboard.
Function-wise, the design of the 18.53-metre M60 was to facilitate long-range cruising.
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 Volvo Penta D13-800 mhp power units with optional Volvo Penta D13-1000 mhp or Scania Di16 1150 mhp upgrades.
The hull design and engineering are centred on straight shaft drive technology with the standard Volvo Penta D13-800 mhp power units transferring power to the water via an 8-degree straight shaft angle to the 5-Blade Nibral propellers.
The fuel capacity of the M60 is 4,550 litres, with the system comprised of three tanks, subsequently lowering the vessel’s centre of gravity and further increasing stability.
Maintaining with the brand’s M-series, the M60 includes an enclosed flybridge skylounge with an internal staircase – providing comfort for any long-distance passage.
The Maritimo M60 Flybridge Motor Yacht Global Launch is set for the 2022 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. The brand has also confirmed that the first order will be delivered in 2022’s opening quarter.