A 1400 nautical mile, 14 day ‘Aussie Adventure’ in March of 2019 for Californians Jeff and Robin Lyall aboard their brand new Maritimo M59 cruising motor yacht was the culmination of a year and a half of planning and decision making, and a lifetime of hard work.
The couple and members of their family took delivery of their new Maritimo on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, early in March and then headed off to the Whitsundays for their ‘once in a lifetime’ adventure.
“It has been a totally unbelievable experience and one we will remember for the rest of our lives,” says Jeff relaxing in the salon of their boat moored back on the Gold Coast this week.
The journey that took the couple from looking for a great family boat, that would satisfy both the family fishing enthusiasts and also be a comfortable cruiser, to arriving at Maritimo this month to take delivery of their vessel started in 2011.
“I have always been involved in boating and with my dad when I was a kid I became an accredited diver at the age of 14 and we would scuba dive for lobster and abalone in the cold waters off the Californian coast,” said Jeff.