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maori yacht 54 ft custom boat

MAORI 54 ft 2017 from Maori Yacht on Vimeo.


Maori continues to hit a stylish note with their new 54’ project. Created to meet the various demands required of a versatile tender, the in-house design is a distillation of the expertise the yard has accrued to date. Versatility and openness are obviously two watch- words of the design, with a clear flow of communication between all spaces onboard. Obviously 54’ is a considerable size for a tender, so in addition to the practicalities of safety and protection required during the shuttling of guests between the primary yacht and the shore, the Maori 54 is also fitted out to act as a comfortable and fast day cruiser. From the open transom and aft sun-pad, through the dinette protected by the hardtop, through the open helm and into the social area in the bow, the Maori 54 is the quintessential open day boat, but she packs a fantastically innovative surprise too! Forward of the helm station and sunk into the deck is a social area that cleverly allows for more intimate division of the parties onboard during the day. Maori’s incorporation of a convertible top however similar to that used on cabriolet cars ingeniously converts this are into a versatile space. If protection is required during rough or longer transfer passages, the guests are well protected in an enclosed salon. If overnight accommodation is required for an adventurous weekend exploring remote beaches without primary yacht, then the banquettes convert into berths and the salon becomes a cabin. With the lateral glazing of the space matched by glass inserts in the hull, guests within the salon/cabin/open social space, maintain a sense of contact with the ocean too.

Guest comfort and convenience on the 54 is enhanced by the inclusion of a head and galley area, and the low transom provides easy access to the ocean for watersports activities and diving.

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