Ever think what would happen if something punched a hole in a pod-powered boat? Maritimo founder and CEO Bill Barry-Cotter did. He reckoned that, with the weight of the engines and pods concentrated way aft, the vessel could go down like a stone, stern-first, possibly trapping crew in the forward cabins. Has this occurred to any other yachtbuilder? Apparently not, because Maritimo is the first builder to install positive buoyancy tanks in an IPS-powered boat’s engine room. Maybe in any boat’s engine room. The company’s new C47 Sports Cabriolet, introduced just a couple months ago, is also the first Maritimo to run with pod power. For more on this slick new express born under the Southern Cross, hit the jump.
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