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LUXURY motoryacht manufacturer, Maritimo, is set to increase its product range significantly this year with its already successful M65 cruising motoryacht and a new M48 cruising motoryacht both scheduled for their public debut at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May.

Plans are also on the drawing board for an S48 cruising motoryacht, which will be released later this year.

Maritimo sales and marketing manager Greg Haines said the M65 had proven a hit already with five vessels sold, the majority before the moulds were even produced.

He said the company was hoping for similar success with the M48, the first of which is in build at the Maritimo Coomera factory.

“The new M48 is a magnificent boat and we believe it will hit the sweet spot for boat owners moving up from smaller vessels who are looking for all the facilities and benefits of our larger vessels in a more compact package with a starting price of $1.23 million,” he said.

The M48 will feature Maritimo’s legendary full beam master suite, an enclosed flybridge, internal staircase and an innovative tender garage which sees the transom and part of the aft cockpit lift up on hydraulic struts to reveal a large under deck space for a tender and outboard as well as water sports equipment.

The M48 has walk around decks stretching forward to the front windscreen where there is a step up onto the large front deck which is also capable of taking a davit and storing a larger tender.

The M48 was powered by two Cummins QSC 600’s and would have 3000 litres of fuel giving it a range of approximately 400 nautical miles.

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