Maritimo raises eyebrows with stunning new interior designs

Maritimo introduced an exciting new look interior design across its range of boats at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show this year.

Award-winning designer David Stewart has been commissioned by Maritimo CEO Bill Barry-Cotter to audit and update the interior of every one of Maritimo’s 16 models as well as the new Mustang range. 

According to Maritimo Marketing Director Luke Durman, David Stewart’s work has lifted the brand to a new level in interior presentation.

“From the range of fabrics, wallpapers and a greater use of gloss teak, Mr Stewart has had a major impact,” said Mr Durman. “Our boats now look truly world class.”

The most significant changes are in the design of stateroom beds which are more squared giving more room, French-stitched fabric pelmets and mullions, new discrete air conditioning vents and feature wall panels throughout the boats.

Mr Durman said the remodelling extended to custom door catches, LED lighting throughout the boats to save power as well as new choices in leather and fabric colour and in benchtops.

David Stewart said: “We have given the Maritimo and Mustang range a fresh, contemporary look. Balance is the key. We have worked to maximise the feeling of space in the boats. There are new rounded edges on the cabinetry, arm rests on the lounges and larger, more comfortable lounge cushions.”

Mr Stewart is a multi-disciplined designer with more than 40 years of experience in graphic, industrial and interior design.

His projects have included interior design for the new Australian Stock Exchange in Sydney as well as retail design for Nokia and for Proton and Honda car showrooms in Australia.

 “Boating has been a passion for most of my life,” said David Stewart. “I have known Bill Barry-Cotter for many years and was thrilled when he asked me to work with his design team.

 “I am particularly excited about our work on the new Mustang range. I assisted with the cockpit and interior design of the first Mustang 32 and have had much greater involvement in the 43.”

Mr Stewart’s career spans work as head of the design studio for one of Australia’s largest advertising agencies before founding Underline, a highly awarded design group based in Sydney and with offices throughout south-east Asia. He recently sold his share in Underline to return to hands-on design at Stewart Design in Sydney.