You can dissect the Altamar 50 and examine her with a microscope, and what you will find is a superbly constructed, luxuriously appointed motor yacht fit to run with the world's finest.
Her exterior styling is clearly European-inspired, with Italianate windows, a cantilevered flying bridge/electronics arch and ovoid ports below the sheer. The Altamar is thoroughly modern-but without the gewgaw design elements that would make her lines feel dated.
The 50's handmaid fiberglass construction is conventional and does not have coring, resulting in a solid construction that allows owners to cruise without fear of rot or water absorption. The grid-like stringers also are free of wood and, after being molded separately, are thoroughly tabbed and glassed in place. Below the waterline, the Altamar 50's exterior is finished with osmosis-inhibiting resins. Even the bilge is finished in immaculate white Awl-grip. The rest of the yacht is a case of importing before exporting. Wood, leather and labor. That's what we provide from Argentina, Everything else is chosen from the best in the world: European hardware and all-American systems and equipment.
Comfortable stairs lead below to a foyer, which is open to the windshield above, creating a skylight effect. The owner's cabin with a double island berth fills the bow. The cabin's two hanging lockers are actually suitable for hanging clothing, and built-in shelves are provided for sundries. A private head with a bull-nosed Corian counter and shower is to port.
Two surprisingly spacious guest cabins are just aft on either side of the stairs. The identical cabins have twin berths and large hanging lockers, and they share an oversize day head with a grated teak sole, Ferrum sink and Lucite shower enclosure.
The lower galley provides access to the crew cabin, which has a single berth, sink and head, all tucked under the saloon. It is also perfect for kids, who will love having their own "apartment close to the snacks. An alternate arrangement uses this space for a pantry.
The shallow flying bridge is tucked behind a wraparound venturi windscreen. A curved settee is opposite the doublewide helm and the console matches the one in the pilothouse. A wet bar with a barbecue is behind the helm seat. A large sunpad is aft, and a stainless-steel rail protects the cockpit stairs. The electronics arch is stylishly low.