Maritimo’s M70 is an extremely capable flybridge cruiser with the pedigree and build to cross oceans safely.
This contemporary stunner offers relaxed luxurious styling for easy living and understated elegance throughout, but those smart lines disguise ship-like systems within.
Long-range reserves of fuel and water plus critical system redundancy will keep you secure on any voyage, while high bulwarks and walk-around decks offer big boat safety to everyone aboard.
If genuine bluewater exploration is high on your agenda, this is where the M70 really excels. Maritimo's super-efficient shaft drives and hull design are coupled in this instance to twin 900 horsepower Scanias to ensure class-leading fuel consumption when you point that bow over the horizon.
Maritimo founder Bill Barry-Cotter’s preference for Scanias lies in their superior efficiency at cruising revs and enviable 500-hour servicing schedule.
Packing 4,300-litre fuel tanks in her hull, this M70 can comfortably deliver 1,000 to 1,200 nautical mile range at around10 knot displacement speeds, but even sitting on a leisurely 20 knots, this big cruiser will see almost 600 nautical miles from a tank between fills.
And when it comes time to park your pride and joy at the dock, this boat has you covered, despite her significant size and the windage that comes with that towering flybridge.
The main upper helm is linked to two additional stations (one upstairs and one on the aft deck) which remotely sync bow and stern thrusters with the engine for effortless manoeuvring.
This is supplemented by the EPS position-hold system which ‘parks’ your yacht safely in one place (next to your berth for example) while you organise lines if cruising short handed.
Once aboard, this M70 will immediately captivate any new owner with the acres of space on offer.
Featuring four main cabins, including a full beam master (with full beam ensuite), there’s room here for all your friends and family, plus an extra crew cabin tucked into the lazarette.
The level of interior finish and refinement is positively off the scale – just as you’d expect from Maritimo – with gleaming gloss teak throughout and bespoke cabinetry on display at every turn.
On the saloon deck, a massive galley with domestic sized refrigerators and Miele appliances lets you assume the role of master entertainer, or just take a back seat and relax at the central lounge, the covered aft deck or the enticing skylounge up top.
Walking through the wide aft doors, the cockpit and swim platform are large and beautifully detailed, with everything neatly concealed to create a wide open expanse.
On the lower level is the barbecue, fridge/freezer and transom access to the aft lazarette which will capably swallow toys, fishing gear or unruly teenagers.
At the stern, the teak swim platform offers water-level access for children, older guests or divers, via a folding ladder, with the added security of corner rails.
Lounging in The Sky
But we’ve left the best ‘til last. Few yachts can match the commanding driving position enjoyed by the skipper of this M70 in their flybridge castle.
The skylounge is larger than the saloon on many boats, and this one offers options such as convertible berths, relocatable tables and a wet bar – everything you’d ever need, really.
Lounges surrounding the electrically-actuated helm chairs ensure the skipper will always have plenty of company underway, and behind, the skylounge runs aft to a private balcony where table and chairs provide the perfect platform for relaxing when the anchor is down.
On the water, a solid GRP hull carries ample buoyancy aft to create lift and reduced planing speeds that feed into improved efficiency.
Surprisingly agile and light to handle for her size, these features and more reinforce the M70 as a boat for all seasons and one well worth your consideration.
2015 Maritimo M70
LENGTH OVERALL 21.51m (70'7”)
BEAM 5.67m (18'7”)
DRAFT 1.5m (4'11”)
HOLDING TANK 300L
CABINS 4 + crew quarters
ENGINES 2x Scania 900hp
ENGINE HOURS 820hrs
PROPELLERS Nibral five-blade
GENERATORS 2x Onan 17kW
MAX SPEED 26kts
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