To say Townsville automotive identity Adam Carmichael is a Maritimo aficionado is a bit of an understatement with the bluewater boatie now the owner of his third Maritimo in four years. Adam and his family recently took delivery of the first M58 four cabin cruising motoryacht from the Maritimo stable.
Adam’s family business is Key Motors, one of North Queensland’s most successful car dealerships.
His wife Daniella and two sons Drew and Ayrton have been enjoying the waters off Magnetic Island, the Great Barrier Reef and islands in the Palm Group aboard their new vessel.
Adam has previously owned a Maritimo M48 and a Maritimo M50.
“The M48 was a great boat but we wanted a bit more space so we purchased the M50 which was brilliant,” he said.
“It was just one of those things where in a short space of time someone came along and wanted to buy the M50 off me so we sold and then I was heartbroken and lost with no boat to mess about on.”
Adam liaised with Ormonde Britton, Maritimo Australia/ New Zealand Sales Manager and Dealer Principle BMS (Runway Bay), and the team at BMS, about the possibility of designing a four cabin M58. After receiving some initial sketches of the new design, BMS offered him the opportunity to be the owner of the very first one – something Adam jumped at.
The result has been outstanding. “The boat is brilliant and while it is much larger all over than the M50 it is a piece of cake to maneuver and handle. We love it” said Adam.
Adam and Danielle are often on the water with friends who usually have children of around the same age themselves. He said with the four cabin version the adults are adequately accommodated in spacious cabins with Queens sized beds and their two boys and their friends have their own cabins with bunks.
“It is perfect for our lifestyle now as we can take our friends and their kids and no one is tripping over themselves,” he said.
“The amount of space in the boat is incredible and there is even full stand up headroom in the engine room which my boat maintenance guy describes as the best he has ever seen.’
Adam said the large dining table in the main saloon and the Euro transom at the rear, with the built in barbeque, makes the M58 the perfect entertainers’ boat.
He said he was also surprised to find that despite the additional size of the vessel it performs as economically and as fast as the M50 with the same sized motors. Adam’s boat is powered by twin Volvo D13’s 800mhp. Maritimo can also produce the vessel with a range of engines varying from Volvo’s D13 – 800’s to Cats C18-1150’s.
“It is a cracker product and the guys at Maritimo never cease to amaze me with the performance and fuel efficiency they are able to extract from these new hulls.”
BMS were thrilled to be part of the first 4 cabin M58 Cruising Motoryacht sale. Ormonde and his team our now looking forward to the upcoming Sanctuary Cover Boat Show where they will be showcasing this new 4 cabin M58 to all interested buyers.
To register your interest in meeting with the BMS team at the boat show, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info:
– First name
– Postal address
– Email address
– Phone number
Upon receipt of your details we will send you and anyone else on your list a lanyard to the postal address you send us so that you can access our stand a lot more easily than having to cue up and register at the show at a busy period.
We look forward to seeing you at the Sanctuary Cove 2016 Boat Show!