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.maritimo.com.au