on 18 Aug 2023
Maritimo founder describes the new flagship as 'the best-ever'
Australian luxury motor yacht builder Maritimo has hosted the global launch of the flagship Maritimo M75 Flybridge at Sanctuary Cove on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Following in the wake of its sistership, the S75 Sedan, which celebrated its global launch at the 2023 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May, the 23.07m M75 Flybridge Motor Yacht is now the largest in Maritimo’s fleet.
Twenty years ago, Maritimo launched its first enclosed flybridge motor yacht. In that time, Maritimo has continually evolved and refined the concept in close collaboration with its completely in-house Australian design team, and its growing family of Maritimo owners around the world. In May, the boatbuilder appointed The Yacht Sales Co as its exclusive Southeast Asia dealer.
The yard says of all the Maritimo vessels that precede it, none have had the level of customer input or degree of design development as the M75 Flybridge Motor Yacht. The M75 is said to be the culmination of over 120,000 hours research, design, and tooling, with another 35,000 hours dedicated to each and every M75 build.
“Carrying the designation of the brand’s flagship status, the M75 has been cloaked in a mighty exterior form from bow to stern,” says Maritimo founder Bill Barry-Cotter. “The M75’s hull profile is personified by 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.”
The variable deadrise hull with deep keel, sharp bow entry, and flattened progression aft has been focused on offshore cruising efficiency and range, 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 overall draft to a very versatile 4’ 11” (1.5m), opening an array of anchorage possibilities within any region.
Engine upgrade options include the Rolls Royce MTU 10V2000 M96L 1625MHP power units. The M75’s 2,641 GAL (10,000L) fuel capacity opens the door to true intercontinental passage-making.
“Step aboard, and the first impression the M75 emanates is certainly that of unsurpassed amounts of deck space,” says Barry-Cotter. “The M75 adventure deck creates an incredibly versatile hub for lounging, cooking, adventuring or storage, with plenty of room to spare.”
Flanking each side of the adventure deck are large, top-loading storage lockers and rear fairleads with optional capstan winches. In addition to multiple variations of tender storage options, the M75 adventure deck can also be optioned with additional modules such as a sun bed or rear secondary entertainment module with gates.
“Three steps up from the adventure deck is the gigantic upper cockpit deck, where the deck space spreads out to the outer bulwarks, maximising available deck space,” says Barry-Cotter.
The spacious saloon lounge incorporates dedicated lounging and dining areas, with a forward-mounted 65” TV on an electric lift, which is viewable from all areas across the saloon, galley, and upper cockpit. The saloon lounge is central to two adjoining staircases, one transitioning to the lower accommodation and the other to the enclosed flybridge via the aft internal flybridge staircase.
The defining feature of the Maritimo M-Series is its recognisable enclosed flybridge skylounge with internal staircase. The M75’s climate-controlled flybridge skylounge offers generous amounts of interior space through the design of the exterior wings melded within the flybridge’s exterior form.
The flagship’s accommodations are designed around a four-stateroom and three-ensuite layout, with the option for further crew accommodation and ensuite in lieu of the aft utility cabin.
The fully lined garage space is perfect for storing additional supplies, and adventure toys such as kayaks, SUPs, and SCUBA gear.
“The M75 is, in my estimation, the best-ever, along with the S75,” says Barry-Cotter. “I don’t see this model launch as a culmination of a lifetime, as I know there are greater projects to come from this team.”
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