Maritimo S55 - Performance, Comfort, and Stability
Crafted by hand in Australia, Maritimo is inspired by a lifelong passion for performance, build integrity and innovative design that stands the test of time. With a heritage steeped in offshore racing, engineering excellence and reliability are paramount. A fine balance of advanced hull design, generous fuel capacities and precision weight distribution results in a smooth, responsive and effortless driving experience, superior seaworthiness and unrivalled performance. Influenced by the Australian lifestyle and beautiful coastlines, admire the space, the light and attention to detail, which combine to create the ultimate sanctuary for enjoyment, relaxation and freedom.
The new M55 is the latest addition to the iconic flybridge motor yacht series, a series renowned for long range cruising efficiency, build integrity and ocean tested performance, all of which Maritimo’s esteemed legacy has been built upon.
“The new M55 long range cruising flybridge motor yacht fuses the latest advancements in motor yacht technology and design with all of the legacy features of the iconic M-Series models past,” said Maritimo Director of Design, Tom Barry-Cotter.
The new M55 hull is an advanced evolution of Maritimo’s longstanding experience in long range cruising design. The variable deadrise hull with deep keel, sharp bow entry and flattened progression aft has been focused on offshore cruising performance, comfort and stability.
As with all M-Series models, the foundations of the new M55’s hull design and engineering are centered on direct shaft drive technology. Maritimo have continually developed hull and engineering design specifically for shaft technology, whilst many others switched between the drive system fads of the era.
The Maritimo M-Series flybridge motor yacht design has not only integrated all of the iconic M-Series features into the vessel, it has advanced them into an entirely new standard.
“Every aspect of the design has been obsessively reflected upon and refined during the design and new product development process, to achieve the functional solutions, comfort, and living spaces we set out to achieve,” said Barry-Cotter.
The M55 has reimagined the idea of a practical deck space with its new adventure deck lower cockpit design. The adventure deck creates an incredible watersports or adventure haven with practical proximity to the water.
The new S55 is the latest addition to the esteemed sedan motor yacht series, a series renowned for long range adventuring, offshore cruising, build integrity’ ocean tested stability and performance - features which form the foundation of Maritimo’s motor yacht building ethos.
“The new S55 offshore adventuring sedan motor yacht marks the first of an evolutionary design shift to the exterior form and styling within the S-Series sedan motor yacht range,” said Maritimo’s Director of Design Tom Barry-Cotter.
“The key practical design features of S-Series models past remain, with an array of exterior form advancements and additional features included.
The new S55 hull is an advanced evolution of Maritimo’s longstanding experience in long range cruising design. The variable deadrise hull with deep keel, sharp bow entry and flattened progression aft has been focused on offshore cruising performance, comfort and stability. The foundations of the new S55’s hull design and engineering are centered on direct shaft drive technology. Maritimo has continually developed hull and engineering design specifically for shaft technology.
“Cruising efficiency and ocean proven dependability, are key to the concept of any long range motor yacht, and the S55 new generation hull design is set to be revolutionary in these categories, the neutrally balanced wide beam hull and deep keel combined with low the centre of gravity will also give the S55 rock-like stability, creating the ultimate platform for adventuring, fishing and cruising” said Barry-Cotter.
The hull design and engineering are based around an ultra-shallow angle straight shaft drive system which maximizes efficiency, and focuses heavily on reduced draft to enhance versatility and create more cruising and destination options for owners.
The Maritimo S-Series sedan motor yacht has long been renowned for catering to a practical single level boating lifestyle. Socializing and entertaining flow seamlessly inside and outside from the upper cockpit to saloon on a singular level. The S55 has encompassed the successful idea of a practical deck space with its new adventure deck lower cockpit design. The adventure deck creates an incredible watersports or adventure haven with practical proximity to the water.
It incorporates the option to be opened with electric actuators to unveil a fully lined 2.8m (9’2”) tender garage with 250kg davit for owners looking to conceal tenders away from the rear platform. The adventure deck lower cockpit can also be integrated with an optional 1.4m (4’6”) extended platform to create a mammoth deck space with endless practical applications.
One step up from the lower cockpit, is the upper cockpit alfresco deck space, with easy access to deep walkthrough side decks. The upper cockpit is fully sheltered by the extended hardtop headliner, providing complete cover for the alfresco area. Adding further cover is the option for roll down breezeway or clears which provide complete 360 degree protection for the deck space. The design also conveniently conceals the clears with moulded headliner recesses when stored.
The amount of floor space offered in the upper cockpit alfresco deck leads the market in the mid 50 foot category, with standard rear U-shape lounging and dining table and further option of opposing lounging flanking each side of the area.