Maritimo has unveiled the first of a series of new generation Offshore Motor Yachts set to attract global attention with a sensational, true blue water, long-range offshore cruising motor yacht.
The new M600 Offshore is the first in the series of new Offshore models, available both as flybridge and sedan vessels. The Offshore Series exemplifies everything that the Maritimo brand stands for – long-range cruising capability, industry-defining performance and economy, offshore seaworthiness, and high construction integrity levels.
The M600 is the complete package and will have broad appeal both as a state-of-the-art fishing platform, with its speciality open water fishing attributes, or a long-range, high volume, luxury motor yacht capable of inter-continental passage making.
Maritimo’s lead designer, Tom Barry-Cotter, said the Offshore Series is a range defined by ocean tested performance, build integrity, long-range efficiency and design functionality.
“The M600 is centred upon a hull design that is an advanced evolution of Maritimo’s longstanding experience in long-range cruising design and world-leading shaft drive performance and efficiency,” he said.
The new offshore cockpit with enclosed transom makes the M600 Offshore ideal for those with varying fishing interests or embracing the encapsulated deck space with solid separation to the sea.
The aft deck space offers two distinct cockpit areas; the upper lounging and entertaining cockpit, sheltered from the elements by the extensive moulded flybridge headliner. The offshore cockpit designed open deck space with heavy consideration of fishing functionality.
Both cockpit areas are category-leading in their offering of space. The upper lounging cockpit space offers 9.2㎡ of open deck and lounging space, whilst the offshore cockpit provides a further 10.2㎡ of open deck space, featuring 2.4 meters length of open deck along the centerline between the aft transom wells and the forward-mounted island entertainment module, providing ample area for sport fishing chair if desired. The M600 is available with or without a swim platform, depending on the owner’s preference.
An optional rear helm station has clear sightlines to the cockpit deck and transom from the flybridge balcony above.
In terms of performance, the M600 is uniquely Maritimo. The variable deadrise hull with deep keel, sharp bow entry and flattened progression aft focused on offshore cruising performance, comfort and stability.
The M600’s straight shaft drives will be powered by standard twin inline six-cylinder Volvo Penta D13 800MHP power units. Paired with Maritimo’s hull and straight shaft technology, they will deliver world-class fuel efficiency and excellent operating economy combined with very low emissions. Optional power units include Volvo Penta inline six-cylinder D13- 1000MHP or Scania V8 Di16-1200 MHP power units.
Cruising efficiency and capacity gives the M600 incredible long-range capability with the M600’s 4550 litres (1200 US Gal) fuel capacity.
In addition to its race-bred performance, superior engineering and robust design, the M600 also provides levels of luxury and liveaboard practicality that will resonate with discerning owners and their families.
Barry-Cotter said the Maritimo flybridge motor yacht range had long been renowned for catering to a practical boating lifestyle, and the M600 epitomises that attribute.
With the expansive aft entertaining and offshore cockpit seamlessly connected via either siding or bi-fold doors to the traditional Maritimo aft galley, the M600 is an entertainer’s dream.
Injecting light and air to the saloon and flybridge is the option of Maritimo’s unique two-stage vista sliding windows which transform the areas into an indoor/outdoor escape.
The M600 sky lounge is a luxuriously appointed lifestyle and living environment dedicated to cruising and relaxing in comfort. Below decks, the luxury accents are continued. Three spacious staterooms and two ensuites, with full-beam king master stateroom, queen offset forward stateroom, and twin single starboard guest’s stateroom, greets owners and their families.
The M600 Offshore Motor Yacht will have its global premiere later this year.