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