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New M51 and M59 yachts to the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018

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Maritimo, Australian builder of bespoke luxury motor yachts, is delighted to announce it will display two enclosed flybridge yachts, M51 and M59
Maritimo, leading Australian builder of bespoke luxury motor yachts, is delighted to announce it will display two enclosed flybridge yachts, M51 and M59

Maritimo to bring new M51 and M59 yachts to the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018

-The M51 is the smallest flybridge yacht from Maritimo -The M59 is the newest member of the brand’s popular flybridge series - The key Maritimo features are safety at sea, spacious areas, and full beam master cabin semi-custom boats -Maritimo’s hallmark products are enclosed flybridges -Very easy to use and very low maintenance -The M51 and M59 will be at Quai St Pierre, stands #QSP006 and #QSP114

Maritimo, leading Australian builder of bespoke luxury motor yachts, is delighted to announce it will display two exciting enclosed flybridge yachts, the M51 and M59 - at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018 (September 11-16). They will be located at Quai St Pierre, stands #QSP006 and #QSP114, by Maritimo’s international sales office - Spencer Ship Monaco. Based in Monaco, the company does take care of the company’s export department for Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. M51: compact with sport character The 16.2-meter M51 is the smallest Maritimo yacht. She combines breathtaking performance and impressive features embodied in the unmistakable Maritimo design – a genuine long-range luxury motor yacht for those looking for space, comfort and power. The M51 carries all of the Maritimo hallmarks: the aft bi-fold doors, internal staircase to the enclosed flybridge (with fold out sofa option for more accommodation) and the walk around decks to the forward end of the windscreen. Maritimo’s advanced hull design and race-bred technology ensure superb balance, poise and fuel efficiency without compromise. She has an impressive full beam master with a chaise lounge and an innovative third cabin to starboard that can be optioned as a utility room. The aft galley is of generous proportions with ample storage and bi-fold doors opening out to the spacious cockpit entertaining area. The cockpit also boasts an electrically operated lazarette hatch giving full access for tender storage and/or equipment that creates this motor yacht’s quintessential appeal. The flybridge opens up to the outdoors with a three panel sliding window and glass access door.

The performance is a strong feature of the Maritimo range and the M51 is no stranger in this department. The compact yacht reaches 30 knots and has a cruising speed of 18 knots – enough for 500 nautical miles with refueling. At the same time, thanks to the efficient hull lines, the M51’s range is above 2200 miles at economical speeds of 6-7 knots, which is quite impressive for a 51footer.

Recently, this model has been thoroughly updated. The M51 undergone significant floor plan and interior design advancements. Updates offer a new ergonomic twin helm seat dashboard design and further enhancements to the master stateroom. An optional mood lighting addition elevate the level of comfort and enable the onboard environment to be the perfect retreat.

M59: power and comfort The 18-meter M59 is the newest member of the brand’s popular series of flybridge yachts. Like the other boats from Maritimo, she is very rigid and tough thanks to the strong and seaworthy hull and smart naval architecture. These important factors combine with spacious, luminous interiors, the comfortable enclosed flybridge, protected from any whims of weather, and highest possible standard of manufacturing to form a winning combination.

The M59 is styled by David Stewart Design. She is a three-cabin, two-bathroom vessel with a wide beam and large back opening lazarette.

The cockpit of the M59 is accessed from both sides with openings to the optional hydraulic swim platform. This space is substantial because of the boat's large 5.5-meter beam. The main deck is a relaxing and comfortable space with a voluminous main saloon, a galley and a storage space. The interior layout is changeable, it is possible to add fitness gear or tweak some equipment in the galley or even fit in a piano for music lovers.

An internal staircase leads to the fully enclosed flybridge, extended aft balcony and sunroof. The upper deck has extensive windows and is full of light. There is another dining area with a foldable table, L-shaped sofa, wet-bar, icemaker, and TV. Aft part of the flybridge is a nice and romantic sundeck area with a full-beam couch and beach chairs to create a relaxed atmosphere while cruising.

Outside, the main deck aft of the M59 is equipped with an extra-large hydraulic swim platform and entertainment area with BBQ. A high gloss teak aft cockpit table converts to extended up/down sun and relax lounge. The cockpit can be combined with the saloon as a single large floating penthouse by closing the unique massive glass bi-fold doors, which is Maritimo’s signature. There is also a conveniently located, spacious garage for a tender and water toys. Wide walk around side decks allow safe and easy access to vast sun lounge forward.

The guest area below is comprised of three roomy cabins for six guests. There is the full beam master stateroom that is significantly larger comparing to similar-sized competitors. It has a bathroom, a makeup vanity or study, a sofa and broad openable windows. Such combination is rare for under-60-feet vessels and more common for 70-footers. The addition of an optional fold out bed on the flybridge bringing the total guest accommodation to eight.

The seagoing characteristics of the new M59 are as outstanding as her design. The standard version is fitted out with a pair of Volvo Penta D11 – 725 engines that guarantee an excellent performance while keeping the fuel consumption low. The maximum speed is around 28 knots in this configuration. The range at cruising speed is about 500 nautical miles but it can be extended to more than 2500 miles at economical 7 knots.

The new M59 from Maritimo is just the right fit for an adventurous owner that is ready to enjoy the Australian relaxed style of living in total luxurious comfort, which is so suitable for the Med area as well.

Maritimo key qualities Maritimo’s hallmark products are enclosed flybridges, because they provide a number of advantages. They are better for colder climates and therefore extend the boating season. For warmer climates, the air-conditioned flybridge makes a more comfortable experience. When doing long distances, guests are protected and feel more refreshed when arriving to the marina at the end of the day. In addition, the extra height of the bridge gives much greater sight lines, partially when navigating in shallow water, around rocks and reefs.

Maritimo conducted a massive study of the current range to provide owners with the best possible layout considering their modern requirements. Every Maritimo has an impeccable fit and finish that is intelligently optimised for space. The standard boat has leather upholstery and mat or glossy teak timber veneer throughout, vinyl headlines and top quality carpets. The extra timbers available are wenge, oak, and walnut.

“These boats are very easy to use and a very low maintenance”, said Craig Harvey, CEO at Spencership. “All the systems on board are easy operate, standard circuit breakers for the electric systems, fully moulded engine room liners for easy clean ups. The key Maritimo features are safety at sea, spacious areas, full beam master cabin. Maritimo’s boats are semi-custom, and therefore not mass produced. This gives much greater quality of finished product, they are designed for passage making in rough water. In addition, the company offers the owners to come and use their new boat in Australia before it is shipped to Europe. This gives the client the chance to explore Australian waters in their own boat and they can have factory additions to boat before it ships”.

Prices - The base price of the M51 with twin Volvo D11 670hp is AUD 1,405,000 or around 880,000 euro ex taxes. - The M59 with upgraded Volvo D13 is priced at 1,379,000 euro with standard equipment ex taxes, ex transport (2,206,270 Australian dollars). The retail price of the M59 with standard engines (2xVolvo D11 - 725hp) is AUD 2,143,000 or around 1,340,000 euro ex transport, ex taxes.