Maritimo in a class of its own

Maritimo’s Class One superboat team is in pole position in the prestigious Australian Offshore Superboat Championships after round four of the series, held in Redcliff, Qld on September 18.

The Maritimo team has won five of the seven legs of the Class One offshore series to date, with the latest win seeing the team finish more than one minute ahead of its rivals. Its stellar performance secures Maritimo’s place at the top of the leaderboard heading into the final two rounds in Melbourne later this year, and is a mark of skill and confidence ahead of the team’s international debut at the 31st Annual Key West World Championships in Quay West, Florida from November 6 to 13.

The Maritimo race boat is a 43ft catamaran with 850hp engines and is piloted by Luke Durman, who has had a total of eight first class wins with Maritimo, and throttle man Ross Willaton, who boasts 12 first class wins with Maritimo.

Durman said the same boat and racing team will head to Florida, giving Maritimo the best opportunity to blitz the field.

We will be going up against some very strong competitors, but we have a world-class team and a world-class boat so we are confident, Durman said. We look forward to a strong finish in the Australian offshore championships and a successful run in Florida.

For more information, go to: www.maritimo.com.au/racing.aspx.

Maritimo team races with a 43ft catamaran with 850hp engines.
Maritimo team races with a 43ft catamaran with 850hp engines.

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