After buying out boutique luxury-boat start-up Elandra in June, 2016, we can confirm that the brand name has been laid to rest, but the the luxury designs have been reworked and enhanced to bring about X series, which will be rolled out over the next few years.
The range will include an X5 (based on the Elandra 46 drawings), an X6 (based on the existing Elandra 53 boat), and an all new X7. The ‘X’ nomenclature alludes to the boat’s sizes of 50ft, 60ft and 70ft.
These three new X Series models incorporate the Elandra DNA but will be reworked for a better fit into the production processes at Maritimo on the Gold Coast.
Due for release in late 2017 amid a raft of six new Maritimo models, the first new X6 is based on the foundation of the Elandra 53. But the hull tunnels have been removed, the stem and entry has gained more rake, and 1.4m of hull length or running surface has been added to the boat.
While the accommodation plan remains pretty much the same, the whole aft section of the boat where the hull has been extended has become an immense new cabin or ‘cabana’.
With full headroom and room for a dozen people with the lid or transom boot raised, and a big hydraulic platform to come, the cabana can serve as a beach club, watersports hub, a waterfront bar, entertaining hub, stateroom with island bed, tender garage and/or crew quarters, laundry and so on.
The aft cabana will be the point of difference for Maritimo’s new X Series and the boatbuilder, and is a real game changer
The new X Series is a result of its most extensive customer focus and feedback from its ongoing development program.
Volvo Penta 725hp D11 engines with shaft drives are standard power on the X6, but most boats will probably fit the 800hp variant.
You can read more about the six flagged new Maritimo 2017 launches here.
At-a-Glance: Maritimo X6
Holding Tank: 300lt
Sleeping: Three cabins standard, four optional
Engines: 725hp Volvo Penta D11 standard, 800hp optional