Since creating the ultimate range of luxury motoyachts Bill Barry-Cotter and his team of desginers haven't put their feet up for a moment. In fact, they keep challenging each other to go one better. One the new Maritimo 56, a raked bow and longer flybridge has created a sleek new look. By not accepting the status qup, a superb interior design has become even more spacious and luxurious. Open the three-way sliding doors from the vast cockpit and you'll see a superbly appointed galley in just the right position for easy entertaining both inside and out back. The saloon is spacious and light thanks to sliding picture windows but if you ever tire of the water views, there's a flat screen TV/ DVD and surround sound system to be enjoyed in climate-controlled comfort. Below deck, the sleeping quarters satisfy every indulgence in a three-cabin, two-bathroom layout that features an enormous owner's stateroom with private ensuite. Unshackle the Maritimo 56 and you'll soon see how a motoryacht's 'ride' contributes to the pleasure of cruising. Designed with an advanced variable deadrise hull, engines mounted forward and long-range fuel tanks positioned amid ships, the 56 has superb balance and poise, and a more efficient propeller shaft angle of just 9 degrees. Apply the power and you'll never bury the stern, ride bow high - or use fuel inefficiently. Which is probably why you can expect a minimum of 400NM range at planing cruise speed of 25knots.