At any speed, the Maritimo S50 is a beautifully crafted hull delivering a stable comfortable ride. Under acceleration the bow can lift a little but this can be compensated via use of trim tabs when at speed. The hull features two chines forward which has the water leaving the hull and staying down most of the time. It’s not much of an issue even if there is a bit of spray with the simple press of a button needed to have the windscreen wipers doing their job.
In reality most cruising will be done at a modest speed and the S50 is a sound platform allowing passengers to move around freely while you are motoring along. Frank has a Gyro fitted to his S50, which made it feel as if you were standing on an island rather than a floating entertainment paradise.
Cornering is similarly comfortable with the boat bedding in nicely and remaining flat to the water. When coming into a berth, the bow thruster makes coming alongside a simple task for one...
The wide swim platform is a favourite in summer, especially when lowered 400mm into the water. I can easily imagine lolling here with a cool drink in one hand – instant sparking soda of course–and a light fishing rod in the other. It has its own BBQ and wet bar with fridge, easy access to the large lazarette and to the cockpit via a single step on either side; gates keep littler kids from straying too far.
Our test boat sported the optional Euro-style transom with a lounge, an ultra-glossy teak table and ample room for deck chairs under an extended awning. Wide and well-protected walkways take crew forward to a bow area with seating on the roof of the forward cabin. Inside, the port side galley has a smooth workflow–from the large slide-out panty to fridge to benchtop, cooktop and sink...
Quality materials and attention to detail is certainly very noticeable
Pacific Powerboat Magazine
Reviewed Oct 2016
If you are going to spend time relaxing or entertaining on board then you need to have a space totally dedicated to the task of looking after you. The S50 provides all that and more in the spacious saloon, which has the helm and galley to starboard and an inviting lounger/dinette space to port.
Being a sedan bridge, some changes had to be made downstairs to accommodate the single helm and Maritimo has done a nice job. The single Raeline helm seat is finished in leather with bolster and footrests. It’s a simple helm station but with plenty of space for your electronics, which in our test boat was a pair of Simrad NSS12 MFD screens. Controls, switches, and instruments are all close at hand and easily accessible...