Mar­itimo X60

Power & Motor Yacht - - DRAWING BOARD -

Things are hap­pen­ing Down Un­der. If you want proof, look no fur­ther than Mar­itimo, builder of mod­els from 50 to 70 feet. With the re­cent ac­qui­si­tion of Elan­dra Yachts, the Aus­tralian com­pany bet­ter po­si­tioned it­self as an in­ter­na­tional player in the lux­ury boat mar­ket. The takeover al­lowed Mar­itimo founder and iconic boat­builder Bill Barry-Cot­ter to bring his son Tom Barry-Cot­ter from Elan­dra into the fold at Mar­itimo.

Since then, the young prodigy has found solid foot­ing on which to con­tinue his boat-build­ing as­pi­ra­tions, tak­ing the foun­da­tion of the Elan­dra 53 and run­ning with it, and in the process cre­at­ing an en­tirely new boat, the Mar­itimo X60.

The sleek, sharp lines of the X60 are im­pres­sive, in large part be­cause the en­tire X-Se­ries (the X60 has two sis­ter­ships in the works in the X50 and X70) is the re­sult of the largest de­sign and de­vel­op­ment project ever un­der­taken in the com­pany’s his­tory, ac­cord­ing to the younger Barry-Cot­ter.

Given the choice of a tra­di­tional ten­der garage, or a cus­tom­iz­a­ble en­ter­tain­ing space in­ter­con­nected with the salon, cus­tomer re­sponse was un­con­di­tion­ally for the lat­ter. (Though it should be men­tioned that an op­tional ten­der garage is of­fered.)

That feed­back was the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind the much-her­alded beach club/aft cabin op­tion. To­gether with the vast swim plat­form area, the two com­bine to form a ca­bana-style, two-level en­ter­tain­ing space. Said Barry-Cot­ter, “The X60 de­sign makes a state­ment, whether at sea or at an­chor.” mar­itimo.com.au —Si­mon Mur­ray

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