15 November 2016

MARITIMO GOING WELL IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BEFORE MECHANICAL ISSUES

Gold Coast based Maritimo Offshore Racing was running neck and neck with the boat that ultimately won the world championships at the Key West based Superboat World Championships last weekend when a blown steering hose ended their hopes.

The team had run fourth in the first day of racing last Wednesday and was travelling well on Friday when a blower belt to the supercharger failed. The Maritimo mechanical team rushed into action and had the boat ready for the final day of racing on Sunday.

Maritimo Racing Key West

Maritimo’s International Sales and Marketing Manager Greg Haines said the team was going extremely well in the Sunday event until the mechanical failure.

“They were neck and neck with the CMS Offshore Racing boat that ultimately won and had it not been for the steering hose mishap things would have been very different,” said Haines.

“The boat was travelling at more than 120 miles per hour when the failure occurred and the vessel was sent spinning around slamming stern first into the water breaking a tunnel tab completely off.”

Maritimo’s race boat was crewed by long time Maritimo race team member and throttle man, Ross Willaton, and driver Travis Thompson. It was powered by two 1500 horsepower engines and is a tried and proven performer in international standard racing. Prior to heading to the USA Willaton tipped that the Miss Geico and CMS teams were the ones to beat.

Willaton said the Aussie team’s race boat had been set up by Maritimo’s team manager and engine builder, Kurt Davies who, along with Andrew Willaton, were the mechanical crew in Key West.

He said the boat would now be shipped back to Australia where it would be repaired, refined and undergo more testing. Haines said the Maritimo team would be back bigger and better again next year.

He said the experience gained at the coal face of international offshore racing was invaluable in the design and performance of the company’s production cruisers.

Maritimo Racing Key West

“No other Australian manufacturer, and actually very few internationally, have the benefit of the learnings we gain from serious offshore racing which can ultimately be built into our production boats,” he said.

Maritimo had a large on water display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show which started on November 3rd and a significant contingent of owners and Maritimo fans went to the World Championships from the boat show. A Maritimo owners’ muster was held as part of the pre – World Championship activities.

Follow Maritimo Racing on Facebook here > facebook.com/MaritimoRacing


SHARE

GLOBAL REVEAL | MARITIMO S75 SEDAN MOTOR YACHT

GLOBAL REVEAL | MARITIMO S75 SEDAN MOTOR YACHT

Maritimo, is set to begin an exciting new era as it unveils the largest sedan motor yacht in its history, with the global reveal of the brand’s latest flagship vessel, in the form of the new S75 Sedan Motor Yacht.

25 February 2022

GLOBAL REVEAL | MARITIMO M75 FLYBRIDGE MOTOR YACHT

GLOBAL REVEAL | MARITIMO M75 FLYBRIDGE MOTOR YACHT

An exicitng new era begins with the largest motor yacht in history is globally revealed in the form of the new M75 Flybridge Motor Yacht.

9 December 2021

MARITIMO’S SENSATIONAL RETURN TO FT. LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

MARITIMO’S SENSATIONAL RETURN TO FT. LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

The two new 55s were the talk of the show, and underpinned this year’s FLIBS as one of the brand’s most successful boat shows in recent memory

2 November 2021

GLOBAL REVEAL | MARITIMO S60 SEDAN MOTOR YACHT

GLOBAL REVEAL | MARITIMO S60 SEDAN MOTOR YACHT

Maritimo has unveiled its sixth new model in 2021, with today’s exciting global reveal of the all new S60 Sedan Motor Yacht.

11 October 2021