Inspired by the Corto Maltese Greek fisherman’s hat, the bespoke OLR30SR encapsulates the spirit of the legendary captain.

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February 2, 2024

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OLR30SR Corto Maltese Customized Boat, Olympic Ribs
OLR30SR Corto Maltese Customized BoatOlympic Ribs

Olympic Ribs has unveiled its first Corto Maltese-inspired boat at the Boot exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany. Embodying full customization, the tailored OLR30SR is crafted with a keen eye for detail and a deep respect for the Corto Maltese saga.

The 30-foot-long Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) is a nautical tribute to the emblematic sailor’s hat, a symbol steeped in the lore of the seafarer. The hat, more than just an accessory, represents the spirit of adventure, the mystery of the seas and the timeless elegance that Corto Maltese embodies. Its distinctive design elements are integrated into the boat’s aesthetics: a pristine white front, echoing the hat’s crown, while parts of the helm area, located at the center of the boat, are adorned in luxurious gold, mirroring the hat’s distinguished gold badge. The rear seating, in a similar gold hue, pays homage to the hat’s band, while the boat’s sleek black finish is reminiscent of the hat’s body and brim. A golden ring adorns one side of the boat’s balloon, reflecting Corto Maltese’s earring, a symbol of his adventurous and free-spirited nature.

“The OLR30SR is a vessel that transcends the ordinary, much like the hat of Corto Maltese,” says Christos Karyofyllis, director, Olympic Ribs. “It’s a symbol of freedom, a nod to the enigmatic and adventurous spirit that Corto Maltese represents. We are thrilled to present this unique creation at Boot Düsseldorf 2024.”

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“The OLR30SR customized version is a perfect example of how a creative vision can transform into a tangible and breathtaking reality,” says Maurizio Distefano, president of Maurizio Distefano Licensing, responsible for the development of the project. “It’s a tribute to the classiest graphic novel ever written and proof of the innovative spirit shared by Olympic Ribs.”

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