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Mar­itimo M59, Hoek Chase Boat, De Antonio D46 and Williams Sport­jet 435

Aus­tralian yard Mar­itimo has been rather quiet on the new model front of late but it ar­rived at the Palma Boat Show with a fresh ad­di­tion to its range of en­closed fly­bridge semi­cus­tom cruis­ers. Though the idea of seal­ing off the fly­bridge from the el­e­ments may seem coun­ter­in­tu­itive to some, in coun­tries that are very hot or cold, the abil­ity to cli­mate con­trol the top deck makes plenty of sense. With the double helm sta­tion up top, there is more space on the main deck for seat­ing, the stan­dard lay­out fea­tur­ing a square seat­ing area for­ward leav­ing a spa­cious walk-in gal­ley aft. Some space is gob­bled up by the in­ter­nal stair­case which leads up to the fly­bridge, where an L-shaped dinette al­lows guests to en­joy the el­e­vated views.

Be­low decks, there is a three-cabin ar­range­ment with a full-beam mas­ter en­suite at its cen­tre. This is a spa­cious cabin with an an­gled double berth and space for a small study area, as well as the en­suite. Three gill-like hull win­dows on ei­ther side pro­vide nat­u­ral light.

The guest cab­ins com­prise a VIP for­ward with en­suite ac­cess to the day heads and a twin cabin that can be spec­i­fied as a double if pre­ferred. Be­ing a semi-cus­tom build, the lay­out is quite flex­i­ble. There is the op­tion to fit a gym or even a piano! Stan­dard power comes from a pair of 725hp Volvo Penta D11s, good for a top speed of 28 knots and a 500-mile range at cruis­ing speed. A 4,440-litre fuel ca­pac­ity de­liv­ers a 2,500-mile range at 7 knots. A twin 800hp en­gine op­tion is avail­able too, which should de­liver a cou­ple more knots flat out.

The M59 is cer­tainly a left-field choice but it has plenty go­ing for it. Con­tact Spencer Ship Monaco. Tel: +379 979 70 777. Web: www.mar­

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