Saturday, April 2, 2011

Maritimo 56

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A few decades ago, it seemed that the conventional wisdom along the waterfront was that for a yacht to be a capable cruiser, it had to be primitive and bulky, with maybe a few streaks of rust running down the hull for good measure. In other words, it had to be hard on the eyes. 

To complement the exterior presentation, the interior should have spartan accommodations. Items such as settees needed to offer the same comfort level as a church pew. The only hint of civility was a few cedar chips glued to the back of a hanging locker to give your wool sweater the scent of a hamster cage.
And what about speed? Ah, well, the slower the better-anything forward of reverse would suffice. If a cruising sailboat or a rowing shell couldn't pass you, then the design must be a winner. 

Don't get me wrong. I'm all about slowing down and enjoying the journey, having made multiple ocean passages on just this type of craft. In fact, I've thought that my next boat may be a salty, commercial-style trawler that will allow me to say goodbye to the world for a while as I roam to distant ports.


However, I'm now anticipating a prickly issue when I start the search process. You see, after spending five days in Australia running and dissecting several Maritimo models, including the new 56, I realize that a good cruising boat with a seakindly hull, lots of comfort, a pleasing profile, and yes, a good turn of speed, is in fact a reality. 

The 56 is perfectly suited for coastal cruising, long stretches down to the Caribbean, or exploring Alaska's inside passage.
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