The recent highly successful world premiere of a totally new concept in luxury sport yacht design, the new Maritimo X60, has prompted a series of mini boat shows to highlight the vessel stretching from the Gold Coast to Sydney.
The vessel has won international acclaim generating world wide interest and sales since its launch at the 30th Annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show last month and forward orders now exceed one dozen.
The premiere at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show marked the first of many displays of the X 60 and X- Series throughout 2018, including further appearances at exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Maritimo, is now set to hit the high seas with boat shows all along the east coast between the Gold Coast and Sydney before the vessel is featured at the Sydney International Boat Show in August.
“We will be having pop-up or mini boat show displays at marinas all down the east coast and our dealer partners in each location are eager to get the chance to show their prospective buyers through the vessel first hand,” said Maritimo’s lead designer Tom Barry-Cotter.
“The response to this vessel internationally has been one of the best of any model we have introduced in our 15 year history.”
Barry-Cotter said development has also commenced on the next model within the X-Series Range, a Maritimo X50 – which the company is closely guarding until its introduction at Sydney International Boat Show with its world premiere scheduled for 2019.
Integral in X-Series design is the versatile aft cabin space that enables high levels of custom-ability for owners to cater to the space to their specific requirements. Inherent in both the X60 and X50, the space enables an additional cabin accessible from saloon and swim platform, that can be arranged as Beach Club, Additional Stateroom, Tender Garage, Euro Galley and other custom options.
Barry-Cotter said the X60 was one of the most versatile sports motor yachts available in the international market, with multiple arrangement options of the Aft Cabin, and Regency Suite.
With units already in production, bound for new homes in Australia, New Zealand, North America, and Europe, he credits the early momentum in sales to the value added into the design’s increased accommodation spaces to that of its competitors. The first X60 will leave Sydney mid August bound for its new home in Auckland, New Zealand, in an epic 100 hour plus journey.
“The additional aft cabin is completely unique and is resonating with buyers within the sport motor yacht market. Its ability to add extra accommodation space that is similar in size to an additional master cabin in terms of volume, is clearly something special,” he said.
Inherent in the X-Series bloodline will be the company’s race driven performance prowess. With a complete new efficient shaft-driven hull and driveline design, the X60 has been tested at speeds up to 34 knots with 925hp Scania power, with excess speed capability available with Volvo 1000hp power option.
Hull efficiency within the cruising speed range was a major focus of the state of the art hull and driveline design. The X60’s class leading range and economy has been recorded at over 30 knot cruise and consumption rate of under 100L/h per engine at 27 knot cruise. With superior economy and greater fuel capacity than direct competitors, the X60’s range capabilities are revolutionary within the sport motor yacht segment.
The new era variable deadrise hull design with deep-v bow entry, also offers a soft dry ride, whilst weight distribution within the hull design allows for effortless transition to plane and running attitude through the RPM range.
Maritimo has also worked closely with Twin Disc in the development of marina maneuvering EJS joystick systems. The latest Twin Disc System has the most sensitive joystick docking ability in the industry, enabling stress free docking in tight spaces.
The X 60 is fitted with Twin Disk Quickshift transmissions, EC 300 Electronic Control System, Express Joystick and has the option of being fitted with Express Positioning System technology which enables precise and continuous position and heading hold.
The mini boat shows planned are as follows:-
Sat June 23 – Gold Coast
Southport Yacht Club
1 – 4pm
Sat July 7 – Port Stephens
1 – 4pm
Sat July 14 – Pittwater
1 – 4pm
Sat July 21 – Sydney
d’Albora Marina, The Spit
1 – 4pm
For further details visit: https://www.maritimo.com.au/maritimo-x60-tour/
The X60 will then hold pride of place at the Maritimo display for the Sydney International Boat Show.