Olympic Ribs and Corto Maltese Join Forces to Redefine Nautical Experience

Fantasy graphic novel character Corto Maltese will inspire Olympic Ribs OLR line customization.
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January 27, 2023

Promotional image for Olympic Ribs and Corto Maltese.
Promotional image for Olympic Ribs x Corto Maltese.Maurizio Distefano Licensing

Boat builders Olympic Ribs has announced a long-term, global partnership with CONG in Switzerland, guardians of the fantasy graphic novel character, Corto Maltese, eminent heritage for bespoke customization on its luxury rigid inflatable boats (RIBs).  

This synergy will allow for the unique incorporation of Corto Maltese's traits into the OLR lineup. The Corto Maltese upgrade will be available for the OLR 30SR, 45SRC and 45SRC Stern Drives models. 

This deal was facilitated by FMC, an Athens-based boutique strategy consulting firm and finalized by

Maurizio Distefano Licensing

, the agency managing the Corto Maltese rights in Milan, Italy. 

"Always ready to defend the principles of liberty and independence, Corto Maltese personifies indefatigable exploration, a perfect match for our DNA," says Christos Karyofyllis, director, Olympic Ribs. "We are excited to embrace the Corto Maltese philosophy and open new seaways together." 

"When a brand and a licensee share the same values, a licensing project

can truly write history," says Maurizio Distefano, president, Maurizio Distefano Licensing. "This makes us extremely eager to see the outcome of this pioneering and one-of-a-kind partnership between Olympic Ribs and Corto Maltese." 

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