There has been a buzz about the Maritimo M-Series since the range was launched at this year's Sydney International Boat Show.
Maritimo announced the three new M-Series flybridge motoryachts were being created within the company's newest division, Maritimo One. The M-Series forms part of the company's latest design and manufacturing strategy, and will be the latest boats to commence build within the new $13 million-dollar state of the art facility on the Gold Coast.
The specialised custom design and production facilities have been operational since January.
Due to the company's sales success and production growth in recent times, the need surfaced for a more systemised approach to the customisation of boats in order to maintain production efficiencies within the standard model range.
"Maritimo One was established to uphold the brand's identity and reputation for enabling customers to tailor a vessel to their specific needs or environment, whilst taking the potential degree of that customisation to new levels," company lead designer Tom Barry-Cotter said. "It is all about one on one design and development time with customers and providing a personalised service that results in Maritimo One customers getting a boat that is a one off and unlike another other vessel."
A new M51 Regency Suite flybridge motoryacht, M72 Sport flybridge motoryacht and M78 flybridge motoryacht models will be the first orders to launch from the new division.
The Maritimo M51 flybridge motoryacht was conceptualised by a client needing to expand the master stateroom in lieu of the starboard guest cabin. The custom design sees the master ensuite relocate to starboard with a custom ensuite moulding and enlarged day lounge and wardrobe.
This level of customisation to the standard specification sees modifications to existing interior mouldings with no effect to exterior specification, hydrostatics or weight study. This lesser degree of modification, which transfers a standard build to the new custom division, forms the bulk of inquiry that Maritimo One undertakes.
The M72 Sport flybridge motoryacht is the culmination of ideas from the Maritimo design department and a New Zealand based three-time Maritimo client, who's needs required a vessel capable of battling oceans in New Zealand's North, in pursuit of prize fish.
The degree of customisation Maritimo One has provided this customer incorporates more than 200 non-standard options with modifications to the hull's running surface, transom, tank capacities and engineering, requiring fully customised weight studies and hydrostatic reports.
These hull modifications have formed a craft ideal for backing up on fish in testing conditions.
The M78 flybridge motoryacht sees customisation to hull, engineering, exterior mouldings and interior layout. Utilising the steadfast M70 flybridge motoryacht as its base platform, the customisation has been concentrated on creating the ultimate adventuring and entertaining motoryacht.
The extended hull and running surface make way for an expansive adventure deck complete with integrated davit in port hull side, and storage of tender and PWC. The hydraulic rotating swim platform then further increases deck real estate for lounging and entertaining at anchor.
The extended adventure deck then transforms the original M70 flybridge motoryacht cockpit into an entertainment and lounging mezzanine deck with L-Shape lounge and dining, aft euro lounge and port side entertainment unit with electric grill, sink, refrigeration, rubbish, and storage.
The extended flybridge deck and hardtop create added entertainment space with flybridge deck lounging, bar and powder room ensuite.
Barry-Cotter said in all three instances Maritimo One and its designers had delivered vessels that suited customers' personal needs and requirements exactly.
RELEASE THE KRAKEN
Extreme adventure travel company The Adventurists are again running the Kraken Cup, one of the world's most challenging yacht races.
The cup launches from Kilwa and ends some 800 nautical miles south in Mozambique, winding down the east coast of the African continent. Sailors compete on a ngalawa, a traditional, double-outrigger sail boat of the Swahili people.
The Kraken Cup starts December 29 and runs until January 8.
Entrants need to be able to sail, with at least two of the team needing to be confident helms, understand all points of sailing and how to balance any boat.
Dream Yacht Charter has been announced as a new three-year partnership with Antigua Sailing Week as the official exclusive bareboat sponsor.
The three-year deal will run through to May 2022.
"We are excited to be able to support this wonderful event in a partnership that is very close to our hearts," Andy Byham, director of Dream Yacht Charter in the United Kingdom, said.
"Antigua has long been one of our most popular yacht charter destinations, with customers enjoying both the pleasure and racing elements that this exemplary sailing ground has to offer."