Australia’s best offshore racers to take on America

Australia’s premier offshore powerboat team, Maritimo Offshore Racing, will compete in this year’s Key West World Offshore Powerboat Championships in the United States in November.

The Maritimo team of Luke Durman and Ross Willaton is currently leading the Australian Superboat Championship with three wins from three races.

“We are looking forward to taking on the best the US has to offer at the three-race series in waters off Florida,” said Durman.

The boat, designed by Michael Peters and maintained at the Maritimo factory on Queensland’s Gold Coast, is powered by modified twin Mercury Racing 1075 SCi supercharged engines rated to 1200hp, complete with SCS drop boxes and BPM surface drives to compete in the Unlimited Class.

Durman, Willaton and the entire race team work full-time at Maritimo. In his day job, Durman is Marketing Director for the boat builder and Willaton works in the service division. Both have been with the company since it was founded in 2003.

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