One of the most exciting advances in the international sport yacht sector, spearheaded by Australia’s leading motor yacht brand Maritimo, took a quantum leap forward today with the first release of details of the new dynamic X50 sport yacht at the Sydney International Boat Show.
The X50 and its internationally successful sibling the X60 have re-written the status quo for sport yachts internationally with further breakthroughs in design innovation and technology. The world premiere of the Maritimo X60, the first model in the revolutionary new X-Series range, at the 30th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show resulted in record sales success, aiding the highest sales record of any boat show in Maritimo’s 15-year history.
Maritimo X-Series lead designer, Tom Barry- Cotter said today’s reveal of the X50 would see that momentum continued and he said additional models in the X series range are also in development. He said the X series’ innovative design made a strong statement to the industry that Maritimo is a united team committed to further establishing itself as industry leaders continually pushing the boundaries of design and technology.
“We are leading the industry into new design territory of what is possible in sport yacht and motor yacht design, and pioneering new thinking and re-writing the rules in every facet of the company”
From its race infused bloodline, the X50’s powerful exterior form blankets an innovative yet simplistic functional web of expansive customisable arrangements and advanced design features that will be inherent in all X-Series models.
The Maritimo X50 design incorporates an innovative aft accommodation space accessible from saloon and swim platform deck. Whilst the balanced aggressive lines of the X50 instill an aura that will make this vessel the envy of all nearby. The customisable aft cabin can be optioned and utilised as a beach club with ensuite, twin single stateroom with ensuite or 3.2 metre tender garage.
Experience gathered from the company’s international racing development program have been infused into the design and construction of the vessel, as Maritimo continue pushing the boundaries and going further than ever before in hull design, power, construction and propulsion which will see the X50 reach speeds in the vicinity of 36 knots with exceptional cruising economy, trim and handling characteristics.
“The X 50 will deliver class leading fuel economy and range, high speed cruising capabilities and the latest technology from the world leaders in shaft driven performance,” said Barry-Cotter. He said the X50 has gone further than ever in the analysis of water flow over the hull. All underwater components have been heavily examined and designed with an obsessive consideration of drag reduction, creating maximum efficiency from the hull profile.
A critical performance factor inherent in all X-Series hull design, is the ability to neutrally balance the hull through the planing range. Volvo Penta D11 670mhp or 725mhp power units are located further forward to neutrally balance the hull and minimise shaft angle, resulting in increased efficiency from the 5 Blade Nibral propellers and a flat efficient planing attitude, this is made possible by incorporating additional accommodation aft of the engine room. Maritimo’s world renown patented engine room moulding technology provides more strength and weight reduction with added serviceability and reliability.
“There is ample space to work with the boat systems and engineering compared to any other vessel in its class.”
In addition to the trademark X series aft accommodation the new X50 has two large staterooms and ensuites in the forward accommodations.
“By designing the third stateroom to be situated in the aft cabin, it creates much more space to expand the size of the two forward staterooms, incorporating design influences from the X60 accomodations.”
The VIP stateroom design features a unique offset queen bed with VIP ensuite with dual access from stateroom and companionway. The X50 also features a large full beam master stateroom with queen bed standard (king optional), desk, day bed, and spacious ensuite. Integrated hull side windows present panoramic seascapes from each cabin and there are through hull portlights for further ventilation.
The saloon design incorporates optional three stage sliding vista windows that flank each side of the hard top letting in unprecedented amounts of light and ventilation when needed. An optional sunroof centered over the galley provides the ability to lighten and ventilate the saloon.
Maritimo being recognized for large household galley designs, have incorporated a spacious galley with island bench, upright fridge freezer, full height pull out pantry, microwave oven, dish drawer, trash receptacle, and multiple storage cupboards and drawers, suitable for all types of meal preparation and entertaining.
The performance inspired dashboard and helm, with optional second helm seat and available joystick docking systems, are designed for both comfort and control, instilling the overwhelming impression that it is designed to be driven. Maritimo Racing function and interface experience is noticeable in every detail of the design, catering for the most confident boater to new boat users.
The expansive cockpit features a starboard side entertainment unit and two opposing euro lounge units that can be combined to form an eight-seat protected dining area. Hallmark secure walk around decks enable safe passage to the forward deck entertainment area with lounge bed with folding backrests.
Barry-Cotter said the design challenges of attaining the degree of accommodation space in the X series project were extremely complex, however the Maritimo team has delivered a result that is so simplistic and effective in its design solution.
The X-Series has attracted widespread global media and market attention, being embraced by boat buyers, and heading to home berths throughout Australia, New Zealand, North America, Europe and Asia making it Maritmo’s most successful first release model to date. Hype and anticipation is certainly building around the X50 features, and its undeniable price point ($1.398m).
The X50 will premiere at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May, 2019.