Leading Luxury Motor Yacht Builder, Maritimo has held the global launch of its new flagship, the Maritimo M75 Flybridge Motor Yacht.
Following in the wake of its sistership, the S75 Sedan which celebrated its global launch at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May, the true heir of the Maritimo linage, the M75 Flybridge Motor Yacht proudly assumes the throne as Maritimo’s latest leader of the fleet.
“We are proud to officially launch our new momentous flagship in the M75 Flybridge Motor Yacht,” says Maritimo Managing Director Tom Barry-Cotter. “The M75 Flybridge is testament to Maritimo’s heritage, to our collective efforts as a family business, to the belief and loyalty of Maritimo owners, and our commitment to innovation and evolution at every step in our history.”
Twenty years ago, Maritimo redefined the long-range cruising motor yacht concept with the inception of the legendary enclosed flybridge motor yacht it is recognised internationally for today. In that time, Maritimo has continually evolved and refined the flybridge motor yacht concept with close collaboration between it’s completely inhouse Australian design team, and its growing family of Maritimo owners around the world.
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. This stunning vessel will set Maritimo apart from any other flybridge motor yacht on the international stage.
The proudly all-Australian designed and crafted M75 is the culmination of over 120,000 hours of dedication to research, design and tooling by Maritimo’s world leading craftspeople, with another 35,000 hours dedicated to each and every M75 build.
Function driven exterior form
Flybridge and hardtop contours elongate the M75’s stationary profile, while completely protecting the upper cockpit and flybridge cockpit decks. “Carrying the designation of the brand’s flagship status, the M75 has been cloaked in a mighty exterior form from bow to stern,” says 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. Sleek moulded contours transition from the aft portofino internal hips into the deep walkthrough side decks that flank each side of the deckhouse, connecting the forward and rear decks with the functionality that Maritimo has become known for. Exterior flybridge wings provide further brand defining function in the space they offer within the enormous flybridge level, as well as protection provided over the side decks.”
Long-range cruising legacy
Maritmo is known as a world leader in long-range blue water cruising, and have earned a reputation for continually crafting vessels capable of travelling further, and more confidently than ever before.
The M75 sets a new tide mark for Maritimo with its inherited capacities and capabilities. It’s 75’ 8” (23.07m) by 19’ 8” (6.0m) hull is the latest evolution of Maritimo’s longstanding experience in long-range cruising hull design. 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 M75’s 10,000L fuel capacity, opens the door to true long-range passage making, as the immense standard fuel capacity combined with Maritimo’s esteemed economical cruising efficiency will ensure owners can reach those secluded destinations with minimal stops.
Unparalleled deck spaces
“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. Front and center of the immense Adventure Deck is the wet bar module with sink, top loading refrigeration, and electric grill. Integral within the wet bar module is access to the utility cabin with primary engine room access. Three steps up from the Adventure Deck is the gigantic upper cockpit deck, where the deck space spreads out to the outer bulwarks, maximizing available decks space.”
Cockpit layouts are extremely versatile offering owner’s a range of options in setting up the upper cockpit area to suit their needs, with all options catering for a minimum of 8 guests in any lounging or dining arrangement. The flybridge headliner fully covers the extremities of the upper cockpit deck, with the option of electric roller blinds which can encase the entire area in seconds, to give privacy, or to protect from weather. Deep walk-through side decks connect the upper cockpit to the forward deck from both sides.
Spacious Galley and Saloon
Maritimo’s long-range legacy is not just limited to its engineering pedigree and offshore cruising performance. “Seamlessly connecting the upper cockpit deck and the luxurious saloon lounging area, is the iconic Maritimo long range aft galley,” says Barry-Cotter. “It serves both indoor and outdoor dining areas, and socially connects those preparing the meal with who is already dining and entertaining, with the storage and functionality for owner’s to comfortably live aboard for extended stays.”
The M75’s open atrium companionway design is the largest and most unique companionway in its class. The floating feature staircase invites more natural light and creates an openness for the companionway laundry area, which sets the spacious tone for the largest accommodation ever featured within a Maritimo.
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.
It is midships where the M75’s grandeur can be completely experienced. The master stateroom is centered upon a centerline king size bed with cavernous rear ensuite and walk-through robe area. Maritimo’s largest Panoramic hull windows to date veil each hull side, providing exceptional vistas and enabling owners to feel connected with the environment.
Maritimo founder, Bill Barry-Cotter, 79, whose experience and legend spans over 60 years within the boating industry, says he was immensely proud of Tom and the team for their accomplishments with the S75 Sedan Motor Yacht and now, the new M75 Flybridge Motor Yacht. “The M75 is in my estimation, the best-ever, along with the S75,” says Bill. 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.”