Raise the flag

At its annual media briefing, Maritimo capped off a sensational year with the global reveal of the new Maritimo M75 Flybridge.

09 December 2021


Hailed as the flagship of an exciting new era, the Maritimo M75 Flybridge is the marque’s largest motor yacht to date.

Over the 18 years since Maritimo introduced its legendary enclosed flybridge motor yacht, it has continually evolved and refined the flybridge motor yacht concept in close collaboration with Maritimo owners around the world.

Of all the Maritimo flagships that precede it, none have had the level of customer input or degree of design development as the M75 Flybridge Motor Yacht.

In preparation for the evolution of the new M75, Maritimo’s state of the art Australian based production facilities underwent extensive upgrades and expansions, which were completed in 2019.

The state-of-the-art facilities were purpose-built to raise Maritimo’s capacity to manufacture larger vessels, starting with the M75.

The global reveal of the iconic new flagship marks the seventh launch for Maritimo in 2021, as the renowned long-range motor yacht brand sees unprecedented demand, with several orders for the M75 already in its production pipeline.


Maritimo’s Director of Design, Tom Barry-Cotter said “The all-new M75 has stemmed from the most in-depth design and development process ever undertaken in Maritimo history, with it being conceptualised and developed with Maritimo’s design division and collaborating owners for more than two years.

“The M75 is the first step in a new era. This motor yacht embodies who we are as a brand, dedicated to excellence and quality, our offshore cruising prowess and obsessive attention to detail.”

He continued, “Our aim has always been to enable our owners to travel further and more comfortably, in all conditions. The M75 is the product of our long-range cruising legacy.”

The M75 Flybridge Motor Yacht is scheduled for its official global launch in late 2022.


Function-driven exterior form

Barry-Cotter said of all features within the M75 Flybridge Motor Yacht, the most clearly apparent can be experienced in its first impression.

“The M75’s hull profile features sweeping longitudinal contours and styling cues combined with integral hull windows gracing the hull topsides, providing the internal accommodations with unprecedented views and natural light.

“Sleek moulded contours transition from the aft portofino internal hips into the deep walkthrough side decks that flank each side of the deckhouse, connecting the forward and rear decks with the functionality that Maritimo has become known for.

“Exterior flybridge wings provide further brand-defining function in the space they offer within the enormous flybridge level, as well as the protection provided over the side decks.”

He said the iconic flybridge and hardtop contours elongate the M75’s stationary profile, whilst completely protecting the upper cockpit and flybridge cockpit decks.


A long-range cruising legacy

The M75’s 75’ 8” (23.07-metre) by 19’ 8” (6-metre) hull is the latest evolution of Maritimo’s longstanding experience in long-range cruising hull design.

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 Hull design and engineering are centred on straight shaft drive technology with the standard Scania Di16-1150MHP power units transferring power to the water via an ultra-efficient, shallow straight shaft angle to the 5x Blade Nibral Propellers.

The M75’s low angle straight shaft drives also reduce the overall draft to a very versatile 1.5-metre (4’11”) opening an array of anchorage possibilities within any region.

Engine upgrade options include MTU 10V2000M86 1380MHP and MTU 10V2000 M96L 1625MHP power units.

The M75’s 10,000-litre (2,641 US GAL) fuel capacity also opens the door to a range of destinations, as the immense standard fuel capacity combined with Maritimo’s esteemed economical cruising efficiency will ensure owners can reach those secluded destinations with minimal stops.

Unparalleled deck spaces

The M75 Adventure Deck creates an incredibly versatile hub for lounging, cooking or storage, with plenty of room to spare.

“Front and centre of the immense adventure deck is the wet bar module with sink, top-loading refrigeration, and electric grill. Integral within the wet bar module is access to the utility cabin with secondary engine room access.

“Flanking each side of the adventure deck are large top-loading storage lockers and rear fairleads with optional capstan winches.

“Three steps up from the adventure deck is the gigantic upper cockpit deck, where the deck space spreads outwards to the outer bulwarks, maximising available decks space, thanks to the on-deck storage lockers being located aft on the lower adventure deck.”

All furniture within the upper cockpit is designed in modules, allowing owners greater design freedom, with all options comfortably catering for a minimum of eight guests.

The flybridge headliner fully covers the extremities of the upper cockpit deck, with the option of electric roller blinds which can encase the entire area in seconds, to give privacy, or to protect from weather.

Deep walk-through side decks connect the upper cockpit to the forward deck lounging space from both sides.

Spacious saloon and galley

The galley serves both indoor and outdoor dining areas and socially connects those preparing the meal with who is already dining and entertaining, with the storage and functionality for owner’s to comfortably live aboard for extended stays.

Circling an enormous island bench breakfast bar as the galley centrepiece, the M75 touts Maritimo’s largest and most bespoke galley to date.

“Veiling all sides of the M75 saloon are enormous sections of glazing, injecting the surrounding seascapes right into the living and dining areas,” said Barry-Cotter.

“There is also the added option of Maritimo’s unique two-stage vista sliding windows which transform the entire saloon into an indoor/outdoor retreat.”


Ultimate cruising comfort

Another esteemed legacy the evolution within the M75 has built upon is the iconic Maritimo long-range enclosed flybridge design.

The defining feature of the Maritimo M-Series is its recognisable enclosed flybridge skylounge with an internal staircase – providing the ultimate comfort for any long-distance passage.

The M75’s climate-controlled flybridge skylounge offers unprecedented amounts of interior space through the design of the exterior wings melded within the swept contours of the flybridge’s exterior form.

The space incorporates a pair of distinct internal lounging areas, with a forward cruising lounge and aft TV lounging, which can both conveniently convert to additional sleeping berths if required.

Beyond the flybridge sliding glass doors, the flybridge balcony deck offers further unprecedented amounts of flybridge outdoor deck space.

Above, the flybridge hardtop fully shades and protects the flybridge balcony deck, with the ability for hidden roll-down blinds to conveniently encase the area from the elements.

Restful retreat

The M75’s open atrium companionway design features a floating staircase which invites in natural light and creates an openness for the companionway laundry area.

The accommodation comprises a four stateroom and three ensuite layout, with the option for further crew accommodation and ensuite in lieu of the aft utility cabin.

The forward VIP guest stateroom includes an offset queen berth with an adjoining private ensuite. The offset berth arrangement provides greater practicality for guests to walk around all sides of the berth without navigating steps, which greatly simplifies any bed-making duties.

A generous twin guest stateroom and adjoining ensuite and day head awaits guests to starboard, with the option for the inner bed to slide outboard to create a double bed for couples.

Another spacious bunk guest stateroom is located to port, with the proportions to comfortably sleep teens or adults if required.

The master stateroom is centred around a king-size bed with a large ensuite and walk-through robe area.

There’s additional double, full-height hanging robes, double half-height robes, and copious amounts of customisable drawer, desk and lounge storage.

Maritimo’s largest Panoramic hull windows to date veil each hull side, providing exceptional vistas and enabling owners to feel connected with the environment.

Storage solutions

The M75 Flybridge Motor Yacht caters to a variety of storage needs with an abundance of storage via the aft garage lazarette and aft utility cabin.

The expansive adventure deck space can be lifted via electric actuators to uncover the expansive garage lazarette area. The tender garage has the ability to house a 3.2-metre (10’ 3”) tender when optioned with a 350-kilogram rear davit.

Alternatively, the fully lined garage space can be used to store additional supplies, adventure toys such as kayaks, SUPs, and SCUBA gear.

The M75 also offers much larger tender storage options within the forward deck landing with the option for a forward-mounted 500-kilogram davit, as well as large tender storage options atop of the expansive adventure deck with a hydraulic platform.

The new M75 Flybridge is likely to be priced at just above AUD$5 million, depending on customisation and engines. Maritimo has already secured numerous orders from customers, including some in New Zealand the US and Australia, with the first scheduled for delivery in the final quarter of 2022 and orders already into 2024.

“This has been in development since 2018. We have placed the emphasis and all our efforts on getting it right. You can’t rush something of this scale and grandeur.

“We have undoubtedly created the ultimate flybridge motor yacht on the market today,” said a justifiably proud Tom Barry-Cotter.



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