First approach reveals a sense of comfort and shows plenty of smart solutions to improve usability, such as the aft sunbed which uses the seatbacks to become wider, or the driver’s seat that can be adjusted in two positions.
The bow is quite traditional, with a big sunpad which, once deployed, hinders movements onboard. The lock underneath on the contrary is pretty roomy.
The Makò 68 crosses the waves smoothly, and the performance is strong thanks to the Suzuki Df140AP outboard. Progression and maneuverability are excellent, such as is the steadiness in sharp turns. We reached a top speed of 34.5 knots at 6,300 rpm, thoroughly tilting the trim tabs (72%). Neutralize them and you touch 30 @ 5,500 revs. In this case, fuel need is quite low, becoming extremely convenient at the minimum planing speed: 2,400 rpm, for 7 knots and 7 liters per hour (1.8 gph).
The Makò 68 in numbers
Length o.a. 6.80 mt (22 ft 4 in)
Beam 2.80 mt (9 ft 2 in)
Draft 0.98 mt (3 ft 2 in)
Dry displacement 760 Kg
Tubular diameter 0,58 mt (23 in)
Maximum power 200HP
Fuel tank 160 lt (42 US gal)
Design category B