April 9, 2010

Project: Maritimo 440 Offshore Convertible

Maritimo's boss Bill Barry-Cotter announced the release of his revolutionary new 440 Offshore Convertible project. This entry level into the Maritimo range and the Offshore Convertible line will come complete with many big boat features like internal staircase, an enclosed flybridge and a three cabin layout. The 440 Offshore Convertible will be launched at the Sydney International Show this year. It offers an extraordinary level of space and comfort in a 44 foot convertible Sportfish Cruiser, including a revolutionary aft bulkhead design featuring bi-fold doors that tuck away to open the saloon out to the aft cockpit. It will also offer a vast array of features only previously seen on much larger boats. These include a three-side enclosed flybridge, internal teak-tread staircase, aft galley, bi-fold doors opening the saloon to the cockpit, three cabin two bathroom accommodation, and Volvo Penta IPS propulsion. Adaptable for big game sportfishing, family weekends away or long-distance cruising, the 440 Offshore Convertible will comfortable sleep five in three separate cabins. Further interior amenities include a fully equipped aft galley with four-burner electric cook top, convection microwave and standing refrigerator/freezer built into a space under the flybridge stairs. The spacious saloon to forward, offers an L-shape leather lounge to starboard with an L-shape dinette to port. The enclosed flybridge is reached via an aft-facing teak tread moulded staircase in the port aft corner of the saloon. It features an aft helm position so the skipper has great visibility both forward and aft. A deck immediately behind the helm is a great viewing platform for game fish action of for simply soaking up the sun. Seating for guests is forward of the helm. Fuel capacity is of 2,000 litres, and twin Volvo IPS600 power should give the 440 Offshore Convertible Maritimo fame of medium long range capability.