by Dom Wiseman

Maritimo have started a new chapter in their illustrious story with the release of the new X-series motor yacht.

Tom Barry-Cotter, son of the company’s founder Bill Barry-Cotter, said the ‘X-Series’ stems from the largest design and development project ever undertaken in the company’s history, further solidifying the brand’s long-term future plan.

“The shaft driven, Maritimo X60 will be the most technologically advanced vessel the company has ever manufactured, with performance and systems developed collaboratively with the World Champion Maritimo Racing Team using race-proven components and the latest 3D modeling and fluid dynamics software,” he said.

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“The X60 will inherit and evolve on the attributes of sea-going performance, durability and fuel economy synonymous with the Maritimo brand.”

We first caught a glimpse of this innovative design direction in late 2016 and true to their word, Maritimo is set to set a new trend in the sport yacht world.

The X60 will include a large aft cabin and en-suite which is accessible from both swim platform and the saloon offering customisable spaces only seen on larger superyachts.

Barry-Cotter says the incorporation of an aft cabin is an exciting, new direction in the design of Maritimo cruisers.

“The X Series is a result of an extensive customer focused design and development process from our ongoing R&D program,” says Barry-Cotter.

“The X60 design makes a statement, whether at sea or at anchor”.

“From its advanced hull lines and performance to the floor plan design with incorporation of aft cabin and versatile entertainment capabilities, the X60 will revolutionise the sport yacht concept.”

This designs allows the X60 to have living space equivalent to a much larger yacht. Customers can choose Beach Club, Queen Stateroom, Euro Galley or Service Cabin with optional tender garage and laundry.

The innovative Beach Club aft cabin option forms a cabana style twin level entertaining and relaxation space that connects aft to the vast swim platform area. I truly makes the most of this much used area. There is also a mini galley and bar.

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Accommodation is expansive too with the design allowing a four-cabin configuration option, in offering an aft Queen Stateroom which converts the aft cabin space into a separate large private VIP cabin. The forward accommodations include a full beam master plus a bow VIP cabin. Finally an offset berth and a twin bunk cabin is located centre to starboard.

The full beam master has its own luxurious ensuite area with separate toilet and shower cubicles. A study desk and daybed flank a standard queen berth, with walk-in robe area and 40” TV located forward.

Base power engineered into the advanced straight shaft focused hull design are twin-Volvo D13 800hp Diesel motors, with option to upgrade to Volvo D13 900hp, Volvo D13 1000hp, Scania 825hp and Scania 925hp.

A fuel capacity of 4200L, economic fuel consumption and efficient hull design, means the X60’s range will be top of its class.