Leading Australian luxury motor yacht builder, Maritimo, held the Global Launch of the Maritimo Black Edition models at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May. A series of updates to Maritimo’s revered line of cruisers, these enhancements add yet another level of refinement and style to every Maritimo and are aptly labelled the Black Edition. All these new models are adorned with a striking and distinctive Black Edition mark.

“The Black Edition was born from Maritimo’s objective to constantly perfect and improve even its best-selling models,” says Maritimo Marketing Manager Simon Stewart. “The company’s meticulous review of onboard style, comfort, and functionality led to new elements of elegance and sophistication. The Black Edition includes all the features and functions of its forebears but with further refinement and styling to our Enclosed Flybridge Motor Yachts – M55, M60 and M600 Offshore.”

Journey to excellence

“The journey towards the creation of the Black Edition was an extensive and intricate process, meticulously crafted over several years,” says Stewart. “The genesis of the Black Edition can be traced back to the launch of the M55 several years ago and feedback from our Maritimo owners as they continued using their vessels. Once armed with these valuable insights from our owners, our designers and engineers collaborated closely to ideate and refine the vision for the Black Edition. From ergonomics to functionality, every aspect was scrutinised to ensure that the final product not only met, but exceeded the expectations of discerning customers. Simultaneously, partnerships were forged with suppliers and manufacturers to ensure seamless integration of components and adherence to quality standards. Collaboration with external stakeholders further enriched the design process, providing fresh perspectives and valuable feedback at every stage of development.”

A look inside

The aft galley location, a Maritimo signature, forms the central point for convenient access outdoors to the cockpit, inside to the saloon and up the stairs to the enclosed flybridge and Skylounge. The Black Edition galley builds on this successful formula offering a fully equipped galley with increased counter space while not compromising on storage. There is a new large overhead cupboard above the counter and the option for a wine fridge within the island bench or underneath the stairs on the port side of the galley. There’s also the ability to store drinks and glassware in the cupboard facing forward into the saloon area.

Raising the bar

Maritimo motor yachts are known for unparalleled engineering and their long-range performance and handling. The placement of their engines and tanks increase stability, and low shaft angles provide incredible efficiencies. The Black Edition models maintain the high standards of engineering and design Maritimo has established over its 20-year history of crafting luxury flybridge motor yachts and raises the bar to a new level.

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A word from the design team.

We asked Maritimo designers, Neil McCabe and Julian Villeges, to share some design insights about the black edition.

Talk us through some key Black Edition design changes.

“A redesigned larger transom island separates the main cockpit from the swim platform and now incorporates an upgraded lounge and expanded BBQ area, providing both elegance and functionality,” says Villegas. “Within the enclosed flybridge the Black Edition helm also brings the enhanced styling and layout of the flagship M75 into the new models. The low-profile dash features a totally redesigned multifunction and engine screen pods, with even better ergonomics for easy access to all the necessary controls. The upgraded fully electric helm seats complete the space to make it a highly comfortable zone for travelling long distances.”

What design cues were taken from Maritimo’s flagship 75 models?

“The Black Edition increases the capabilities of the forward deck, taking cues from the expansive M75 deck with a new larger optional sun pad with adjustable backrests, dual drink holders, and hand rails on both sides,” says McCabe. “Combined with an additional forward-facing bow lounge it creates the perfect place for lounging and sunbathing. This area can also be converted for tender storage, equipped with a crane davit and removeable chocks. The space offered up by the enormous lower and upper cockpit of the 75 allowed us to re-think the layout of the 55, 60 and 600s.

Taking engineering cues from their larger sibling we were able to increase the space and functionality of Maritimo’s trademark upper cockpit layout and design. The same goes for the helm in the 55, 60 and 600, receiving the upgraded 75 dash and chairs for an even better on-water experience than anything else in its category.”

How does the Black Edition further enhance the already incredible on-water lifestyle Maritimo offers owners?

“A hallmark of Maritimos are their large open cockpits that seamlessly connect with the galley inside,” says McCabe. “The new Black Edition refines the cockpit with several practical and stylish improvements. The new layout now includes a convenient lazarette access door alongside a built-in fridge and redesigned BBQ and sink. Access to the newly redesigned forward facing cockpit lounge is through twin integrated side gates. The upper cockpit area is now even more spacious and can be configured in several ways, including a fixed table running across the deck, and the optional additional L-shaped seating with storage underneath, as well as a convenient wet bar. The doors connecting the adjacent galley can either be slide or bi-fold, to best suit the exterior seating arrangement.”

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