The many mansions lining the harbor as we cruised closer to downtown Sydney could make for a premium architectural tour. The multimillion-dollar dwellings range from modern to Mediterranean, all with expansive ocean views. There is a theory that water views are so sought after because human beings are wired to associate water with a continual food source, creating a calming effect on the psyche. That may or may not be true, but either way, Maritimo designed the X50 to have the same effect. That calming sensation of being near the water is especially found in the X50’s optional beach club, which is a noteworthy feature on a yacht that’s 52 feet, 7 inches length overall. The space can be arranged in a few ways, including as a third stateroom; this hull had two director’s chairs facing aft at a leather-embossed desk, creating a unique way to pound out those last few hours of work (had the yacht been on the hook). Forward in the beach club, a flat-screen TV was above a sink, counter and wine chiller, for when the work was done. A head to port lent the beach club a bit more autonomy, while the hydraulic swim platform was three steps up, allowing for an easy dip.