The Maori 75 – a new breed of supertender from Nauta
by Tim Thomas
Nauta Yacht Design and Maori Yachts have developed a striking new 23.51m high tech luxury supertender that will be offered with the choice of an enclosed or open cockpit.
The Maori 75’s sleek styling is married to aggressive performance, with a twin MTU engine package driving Arneson waterjets to deliver a top speed of 32 knots. With a cruise speed of 28 knots, range is expected to be 350 miles from the 4,000 litre fuel tanks. This makes the Maori 75 an ideal choice for weekending and exploring – either away from the mothership or as a performance cruiser in its own right. With a draught of just 1m, shallow anchorages will be accessible.
The emphasis is on outdoor living and socialising – the deck areas slip into multiple lounging and sunbathing spaces with a dive area at the back. But in spite of the relatively low freeboard, the design also incorporates an impressive midships owner’s suite, a forward guest cabin and an aft crew cabin, all with separate access.
The infused hull features minimalist design combining straight lines, split segments and flat surfaces with strong colours for the upholstery and other details. Her low freeboard follows part of the ethos behind the design, which, says Nauta, aims to ‘reproduce the close relationship between the people on board and the marine environment that can be enjoyed in smaller tenders.’
Contact: Nauta Yacht Design, Italy
T: +39 02 481 4317