Power play

Maritimo unveils their R performance edition upgrades for the X-Series with the introduction of the X50R.

18 May 2020


Australian motor yacht manufacturer Maritimo has introduced new upgrades available for its X-Series range of sport motor yachts.

The company has unveiled the R Performance Edition and lifestyle upgrade for the X-Series and according to the yard, interest has already been very strong.

The R Performance Edition combines upgraded power with highly efficient propulsion through upgraded high-performance custom-tuned propellers, delivering 36-knot wide open throttle elation, as well as a range of entertainment and living features.

The first model to show off the X-Series R Performance Edition upgrades was the X50R, which featured a distinctive full monotone grey exterior.

The X50R spearheads the new performance and lifestyle package option with twin Tier III 800 MHP DI13 Scania power units.

“The R Performance Edition is born from decades of our racing experience and technology, symbolising the unearthed advancements of our world champion racing division,” said Maritimo lead designer Tom Barry-Cotter.


“Owners can expect an effortless high-speed cruising experience like no other, as well as a huge assortment of top-line lifestyle and entertainment features.

“And then there’s the 36-knot wide open throttle elation.”

Featuring straight shaft technology, the X50R also includes a custom balanced and highly tuned performance propeller package that extracts maximum efficiency while transitioning the upgraded power into propulsion.

All R Performance Edition X-Series models feature a customisable aft accommodation space that increases the size of living spaces in the forward accommodation and neutrally balances the hull for enhanced performance, fuel economy and ride comfort.

Accessible from both saloon and swim platform deck, the aft accommodation space features a standard beach club cabin with ensuite.

The area has been optimised for use as an entertainment and watersports hub with the added ability to convert to guest stateroom via a standard hideaway bed integrated into the rear bar.

Connecting the beach club to the sea in the R Performance edition is the rear swim platform area, which has been extended in length. The aft accommodation space is utilised as a tender garage in the R Performance Edition.

This innovative accommodation design also allows for critical balance and performance advantages thanks to the neutral positioning of engines and mass while optimising the drive shaft angle.

“The simplicity of our direct shaft drive design is a foundational hallmark of our brand’s simplicity and reliability,” said Barry-Cotter.

“As world leaders in shaft-driven performance, the R Performance Edition is designed to meet the expectations of delivering class-leading fuel economy, range, high-speed cruise and ocean-going comfort in addition to top-end performance.”

Agility and manoeuvrability are also enhanced within tight spaces, with the R Performance Edition featuring standard Yacht Controller joystick system with twin joysticks. Dock with ease via joystick at the helm, cockpit or handheld remote.

Cosmetically gracing the exterior lines of any R Performance Edition vessel will be the inclusion of painted radar targa, domes and accessories.

The R Performance Edition is also well equipped with an abundance of standard lifestyle and entertainment features, including concealed mood lighting, stainless steel BBQ and bar fridge. An Apollo entertainment system with Krix speakers and sub is located in the saloon, cockpit and beach club.

“The R Performance Edition is another highlight of what the highly skilled engineers, designers and craftspeople here at Maritimo are capable of crafting – a world-class performance sport yacht of the highest calibre and pedigree,” said Barry-Cotter.

“Our international launch this week has generated interest from around the world and looks set to build upon the highly successful foundations that the X Series has already established.”


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