Video: On Board the Maritimo S59

The Australian sport cruiser impressed in Sydney.

We were able to get on board the Maritimo S59 recently down in Sydney, Australia, and the sturdily built sport cruiser impressed with style and performance as we wheeled her around the city's harbor.

The yacht has the same hydraulic steering system as seen on Maritimo's high-performance race boat. The wheel spins just two and a half times lock to lock, which helps the captain get a real feel for how his hull is interacting with the sea conditions. This boat comes standard with twin 725 hp Volvo D11s, though more powerful D13s are also available.

The S59's fit and finish is admirable and her layout, with an aft galley on the main deck, is highly conducive to entertaining and the active at-sea lifestyle that so many Australians (and Americans) enjoy.