Maritimo boat-building legend Bill Barry-Cotter is set to stun the luxury boating market again with the release of his revolutionary new 440 Offshore Convertible, complete with internal staircase, an enclosed flybridge and a three-cabin layout. It offers an extraordinary level of space and comfort in a 44-foot convertible cruiser, including a revolutionary aft bulkhead design featuring bi-fold doors that tuck away to open the saloon out to the aft cockpit.
This exciting new model offers 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
• Volvo Penta IPS propulsion
The saloon offers an L-shape leather lounge to starboard with an L-shape dinette to port. Forward, three steps down a central companionway, the accommodation includes a master stateroom forward with a walk-around queen double bed and spacious hanging lockers on either side. An en-suite bathroom is on the port side, equipped with a separate shower stall with frameless glass door, electric toilet and a vanity. Fixed portlights in the hull provide plenty of natural light in this stateroom even when the deck hatch is sealed.
A double cabin on the port side and single to starboard are flooded with natural light through large portlights in the hull. The port cabin has the option of an additional single bunk athwartships. These two cabins share the second day bathroom on the starboard side, forward of the midships cabin.
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 visibility both forward and aft. A deck immediately behind the helm is a great viewing platform for game fish action of for soaking up the sun. Seating for guests is forward of the helm.
Powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS 600 systems, the 440 Offshore Convertible has a fully equipped aft galley including four-burner electric cooktop, convection microwave and standing refrigerator/freezer built into a space under the flybridge stairs as well as ample storage. The cruiser comes with a massive fuel capacity of 2,000 liters.
The new 440 Offshore Convertible will be launched at the Sydney International Boat Show this year and is priced at $771,430.