Maritimo S75 Reviewed

Maritimo's largest Sedan model yet, the S75, is an ocean-ready cruiser with a nearly 800-nautical mile range.
Maritimo S75
Note the davit option on the salon’s hardtop. Courtesy Maritimo

Maritimo’s sedan line has a new flagship: the S75, which joins the S60, S55 and S51 in the Australian builder’s overall lineup of Sedan, Flybridge and Offshore Yachts.

Rest assured, bigger does not mean bulky. The Maritimo S75 has a striking, sleek profile with nearly 75 feet of waterline, including the 194-square-foot space that Maritimo calls the Adventure Deck. Some reverse sheer along the topsides enhances the look, while the tall hull includes elongated, dark windows that match the targa bar, housing radar and satellite domes. All of these design elements help the S75 make a sporty statement, even at rest.

Maritimo S75
The S75’s helm-console setup is ideal for navigation in offshore swells, unlike a flybridge that can sway. Courtesy Maritimo

Of course, style without substance is not much good offshore, so there’s a solid glass hull underwater and an elongated keel, for stiffness and linear stability.

The S75’s signature feature is the Adventure Deck, which has a teak swim platform whose hydraulic after section can float a 2,204-pound tender. The deck also includes a wet bar with an electric barbecue in the forward bulkhead (there’s an access hatch here to the crew cabin too). A step above this area, with transom doors on each side, is the cockpit, which is shaded by the flybridge overhang. A couch and a dinette are here for alfresco relaxation or meals with friends and family.

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The galley is aft with an island bench for meal prep. There is a front bar section for serving drinks. Courtesy Maritimo

A walk along the yacht’s deep side decks with tall guardrails ends at the bow, where a double sun bed dominates the space. At the business end of the bow are an oversize Muir windlass and capstan, and a 132-pound Ultra Marine anchor. The S75’s hardtop can be accessed from the upper part of the cockpit, a feature that allows part of the salon roof to be used for stowage.

Or, go from the cockpit into the salon by using a sliding door that opens into the galley, which is aft. Forward of the galley is a lounge, and the helm is to starboard. The U-shaped galley has Miele appliances: two freezer drawers, a microwave and an oven with a four-burner electric cooktop. In the nearby seating area, windows built at eye level allow for great views from the couch. The dark-wood, high-gloss finish is understated and contrasts with the cream-colored leather furnishings.

Maritimo S75
Top hop: 28 knots. Courtesy Maritimo

The helm console has a Twin Disc EJS joystick and throttles (the EJS controls the yacht’s forward and aft thrusters). Hull No. 1 also was equipped with two 24-inch Garmin screens, radar, autopilot and more, all ergonomically organized.

A staircase forward in the salon leads down to the yacht’s three staterooms. The atrium-style design of the salon windows adds natural light in the stairway, which on Hull No. 1 leads to an optional lounge (instead of a fourth stateroom). The owner’s stateroom has 6-plus-foot headroom, a king-size berth, elongated hullside windows, opening portholes and an en suite his-and-hers head. The forepeak stateroom has a queen berth offset to starboard, with space to walk around it. The third stateroom, with two bunks and a portlight, is ideal for kids.

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The yacht’s lounge is elevated for clear views while seated. Courtesy Maritimo

Underway, fully loaded with 2,641 gallons of diesel, this supersize express cruiser didn’t need trim-tab action to handle the swells. Turning was predictable and confidence-inspiring, and the S75 tracked well. We saw a top-end speed of 28 knots with the standard 1,150 hp Scania diesel powerplants humming in the engine room.

The Maritimo S75 has long range, admirable performance, interior luxury and outdoor spaces that are open to interpretation. The hardest thing to decide about the S75 is where to go first.

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The master stateroom’s quietude is helped by the en suite head, buffering the area from the engine room. Courtesy Maritimo

Performance Highlights

A cruising speed of around 22 knots gave us an optimum 80 percent engine load and fuel burn of 74 gph, allowing a 785-nautical-mile range. Without needing trim tabs, we accelerated to a maximum speed of 28 knots. Noise was minimal at 68 decibels, which is 3 decibels above the level of normal conversation.

Heavy Iron

The standard Scania 1,150 hp engines run straight shafts to five-blade Nibral Veem propellers. Optional engines include twin 1,625 hp MTU 2000 Series V-10s. Electrical power comes from a pair of 22.5 kW Onan generators. At rest, twin ARG250T gyrostabilizers can be deployed for added stability.

Maritimo S75
Alfresco dining is protected. Courtesy Maritimo

One Solid Hull

The S75’s hull is solid fiberglass below the waterline. Rigidity comes from a monolithic GRP liner that is molded longitudinally all the way to the forward stateroom—a Maritimo-patented technique to enhance hull integrity. The decks also have a liner, as does the superstructure, enhancing rigidity and insulation while creating a monocoque structure intended to last. Deep bilges manage water incursion without losing stability.

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