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Scania to power Maritimo Performance Edition

Scania’s high output six-cylinder and V8 marine engines have been chosen to power a special series of performance focused sport motor yachts, built by our long-time partner, Maritimo, on the Queensland Gold Coast.

“I am delighted that Maritimo has chosen the DI13, six-cylinder, and DI16 V8 engines to power the new X50R and X60R Performance Editions,” said André Arm, Scania’s National manager for engines.

“Australia’s leading luxury yacht manufacturer, Maritimo, takes high performance, luxury boating to a new level with these new exclusive upgrades to its highly successful X-Series range of sport motor yachts, and early interest in them is very strong.”

The R Performance Editions combine upgraded power from Scania and tuned propellers to, deliver 36 knot wide open throttle excitement, as well as an extended range of entertainment and living features.

The new Maritimo X50R is powered by twin Tier III 800 hp DI13 Scania engines, delivering breathtaking responsiveness and exhilarating performance.

The larger X60R will be offered with twin Tier III 1150 hp DI16 V8 Scania power units, creating Maritimo’s pinnacle high-speed cruising sport motor yacht.

“The R Performance Edition is born from decades of our racing experience and technology, symbolizing the unearthed advancements of our world champion racing division,” said Maritimo lead designer and current UIM XCat world champion, Tom Barry-Cotter.

“As world leaders in shaft-driven performance, the R Performance Edition is designed to meet the expectations of delivering class-leading fuel economy, range, high-speed cruise and ocean-going comfort in addition to top-end performance.”