Bill Barry-Cotter sometimes jokes that it takes 40 years to build a Maritimo. In all seriousness, he means that it’s the culmination of his lifetimes' work – a career that’s made him Australia’s most awarded boat builder. This experience can be seen all over this beautiful Maritimo 48. A long-range luxury motor yacht with all features of the 60 and 52 marques. In fact, you’ll pinch yourself to make sure you are not seeing double. Two double staterooms, two saloons, two aft decks, two designer-styled bathrooms. You would be hard-pressed to find any cruiser with so many luxurious appointments woven seamlessly into its design.
The Maritimo 48 has vast accommodations for a large family or many guest for extended periods on board. You will find three generous staterooms forward with two heads and separate shower stalls. The master suite feels homely and spacious and enjoys a private ensuited bathroom. The saloon and upper galley combined with a timber floors and a side deck access door and forward windows give the boat a real beach house feel with 360-degree views and abundant natural light.
The well-equipped galley is in the aft starboard section of the deck level. It is positioned to serve forward to the saloon, aft out the sliding doors to the cockpit or across to the stairs to the bridge. The galley is important in a family motor yacht, particularly when spending extended time aboard and as such it’s fitted with a domestic proportioned fridge, dishwasher and ample storage. The galley’s central position to the social spaces on the vessel ensures inclusivity when preparing meals, as with a modern home. One of the many unique features of the Maritimo is the interior stairs to the enclosed bridge which bring the two living spaces seamlessly together and means taking a drink or a dish to the flybridge is an easy task.
The flybridge is another saloon it itself ensuring it’s a social gathering upstairs, not just a functional space for the skipper to operate the boat alone. The rear helm position allows the skipper to look forward and be part of the conversation taking place at the L-settee forward. When spending a lot of time onboard the enclosed flybridge allows for comfort and protection from the elements or spray if punching into a stiff breeze offshore. This penthouse-style flybridge is surrounded by large glass panels allowing wonderful visibility to the surrounds and a bird's eye view to the waterway below. This really is a second saloon boasting a fridge and sink to avoid having to go down below for a refill. The aft sliding doors open to the upper deck which is adorned with teak and a sunshade this creating a parents escape for that private sundowner. These design elements of the enclosed bridge with internal stairs and a rear upper deck really set the Maritimo apart from other boats in this market and make this a true family cruiser.
Back on deck level one of the most desirable things you get on a Maritimo 48 is the deep wide walk-around decks. These decks make this boat very safe for the crew, family, guests, and pets to move around the boat with great ease and security, particularly if offshore. The easy access to the foredeck also allows this area to be utilised to its maximum potential and once again creates another space for the family and guests to spend their time. The foredeck boasts late model Williams Jet tender 325 which is easily launched and retrieved by the electric davit. The aft teak cockpit has a large entertainment area with ample space for outdoor dining or game fishing alike. Unique to Maritimo’s in this vintage, the built in BBQ, sink and cool box make this space usable with minimal fuss. The latches in the deck offer easy access to the masses of lazarette storage for water sports or deck furniture when not in use. The waterfront playground continues aft to the generous swim platform that cleverly includes some additional storage lockers.
The Maritimo 48 has Bill Barry-Cotter written all over it. It’s an Australian built boat designed by an Australian boater. This example has been lovingly maintained by her current owners and is on the market to be sold. The 48 oozes style and luxury at no sacrifice to functionality and quality. Boasting the striking lines of a true Australian flybridge cruising yacht coupled with the design elements and quality of the Maritimo brand this 48 is truly oceans apart.
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