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2020 Maritimo X50

Based on feedback from Maritimo dealers—who loved the X60 but felt there was a market for something smaller—the X50 is at first glance a more compact version of its bigger sister and retains much of the same layout and styling, including the massive beach club door. Restyled forward quarter panels in the cockpit and a more extended hardtop over the cockpit soften her lines. But there are some significant upgrades.
The X50 is the first Maritimo to have a full structural inner liner that goes into the hull from the rear of the lazarette to the forward end of the head. This fiberglass component runs 80 percent the length of the hull and adds stiffness and structural integrity. There are only five major mold components in the X50, which streamlines the construction time and the way the boats are built.
Another first is the pair of helm seats designed and built in-house, now standard on all X-Series models. The dash is a continuing development of the style and features as found on the X60, but slightly more compact; Simrad and Garmin electronics packages are available.
While there’s a multitude of equipment, colors and fabric options available, the layout of the X50 is restricted to one design: a full-beam master and a forward VIP, both en suite. Where the variation is possible is the aft cabin, which, like her bigger sister, can be configured as a beach club, third cabin or tender garage. The aft en suite remains the same for the beach club and third cabin but is removed if you go for the full tender garage. To date, of all the X50s sold, the majority of owners have chosen the beach club concept.
With both models garnering success at home in Australia and in the U.S., expect more X-Series vessels to fill out the model line.
—Barry Thompson

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