Topless may be the natural state of some yacht users, but in the case of the Maori 54, the boat itself can peel off its top too.
Technically, the Maori 54 is a yacht tender, which you would use to shuttle to and from your main yacht, because it may be too big to approach shore to to dock in some harbors.
But this tender incorporates some yacht-style luxury features, most notably the sunken lounge forward of the helm, which is enclosed by large windows on the sides and a retracting roof on top to give passengers the choice of fresh air or foul-weather security in the same space.
Indeed, this al fresco salon's banquettes convert into berths too, making the space a cabin for overnight trips.
The low transom makes access to the water convenient for diving and watersports.
Standard engines are a pair of 650-horsepower Fiat Powertrain Technologies, while a pair of 725-horsepower Volvo Penta or 800-horsepower MAN engines are available optionally.
The Maori 54 had a coming out party at the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Costa Smeralda, Sardinia.
We can't wait to see where they hold launch parties for the full-size yachts the Maori is meant to tend.