May 21, 2015


Leading Australian luxury Motoryacht manufacturer, Maritimo, has reached a major milestone with its on-water display at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show launching the company’s 400th vessel.

The very first new generation M48 Cruising Motoryacht, which has its international debut at SCIBS, is the 400th boat the company has manufactured since its inception.

Company founder and industry icon Bill Barry-Cotter, who been involved in every SCIBS since it started, said it was fitting that Maritimo’s 400th boat was completed in time for its debut at SCIBS.

This is a significant achievement for us as a company and to have reached this milestone as part of the 27th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is especially rewarding,” he said.

Maritimo’s Sales and Marketing Manager Greg Haines said the company would have the world premiere of two of its state-of-the-art new models, the M65 Cruising Motoryacht and the M48 Cruising Motoryacht at Sanctuary Cove.

He said so far five of the M65’s had been sold and the M48 was tipped to be one of the company’s best ever sellers combining big boat features and luxury into a 48 footer with a price tag of around $1.3 million.

The M48 has a full beam master just like the M58, it has a tender and water sports equipment garage in the transom which is unique in this size boat and it will deliver fuel efficiency our competitors can only dream about,” he said.

In addition to these two boats Maritimo will have an M50, M58, S43 and Mustang 32 Sports Cruiser on display.

“We have enjoyed strong sales across the full range of our models in the past 18 months and to reach boat number 400 is a fantastic result,” he said.

Maritimo’s are now visible in marinas around the world and our vessels have a reputation for their solid sea keeping abilities, their design and also the quality for the construction and fitout.

“The new M48 epitomizes the high standards that we have been achieving and will continue to do so as we strive to make each new model even better that before.”

Mr Haines said the 400th vessel had been purchased by a Sydney resident. He said the boat included some exciting innovations and design features that exceed international standards.

This boat will turn some heads at Sanctuary Cove and we expect strong sales to follow,” he said.

The original Maritimo M48 Cruising Motoryacht sold in excess of 100 vessels.

In addition Mr Haines said the M58 Cruising Motoryacht being displayed had the complete package of luxury inclusions offered by Maritimo including Wenge timbers, B&O sound system, plush soft furnishings and a sumptuous full beam master suite.

He said this year Maritimo would be again partnering with Maserati and B&O in the on water display.

The Maritimo Offshore Racing’s World Championship winning race boat will also be on display.

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is a major part of our annual marketing program and we are looking forward to a highly successful show again this year,” he said.


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