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Looking at a Maritimo M64

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by RPM'S, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. RPM'S

    RPM'S New Member

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    Anyone have any feed back on the Maritimo M64 yacht? I have a 60 Princess and am thinking of a M64. Thank you for nay feed back.
  2. Capt J

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    I ran a 58 or 59' once at slow speeds and loaded it on a freighter. It had a very nice open layout. Other than that I know nothing of how they handle a sea or build quality.
  3. Iknownothing

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    I worked on a few dozen Maritimos over the years as an independent subcontractor. Certainly the easiest boats I have ever seen as far as maintenance and repairs are concerned.

    Feel free to pm me with any specific questions you have about them.
  4. bayoubud

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    I was on a m48 a year ago. Was impressed with the layout. Liked the uncluttered er, side decks, cockpit, and side saloon door. Galley was tight and the eb helm station was to stab...prefer center. Saw a m52 at the dock a few months back which was a bit larger than the 48. The m64 should be much roomier.
  5. Iknownothing

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    One of my favorite boats ever is the 52. The engine room is absolutely massive and it has long legs due to tankage and shallow shaft angle. Certainly not fast compared to a sportfish but 28-30knts on a good day with QSM11s.

    First time I saw one I kinda did the "wtf is this?" due to the enclosed bridge and internal staircase. Made a lot more sense after I started running them for 8-12hr trips.
  6. bayoubud

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    Make a good cruiser or sf. After seeing one, wondered why more sf's have not copied the side decks. You could easily walk a big fish around the boat. Nothing wrong with that speed.
  7. Capt J

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    You should never have to walk a big fish around the boat.......it should always be behind the transom if you have a captain that knows how to fish.
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    Guess you have never fished out West. Many boats have bow bait tanks, extended handrails, and outriggers mounted off the sides of the bridge.
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    That is the way it is supposed to work. At one time we got into light tackle fishing offshore and had a few BM's teach us a thing or two. Could not backdown fast enough so we needed to run them down and could not get past the riggers/tower and narrow side decks quick enough. We would also get multiple WM's on which decided to split up and go opposite ways. Would have been great to have walk around decks like the Maritimo's. That was the first thing I thought of when boarding the M48. Of course not a problem with heavier tackle.

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