Just as is the case with automotive giants involved in F1 such as Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes Benz the benefits of experience gained at the very top level of competition find their way onto the showroom floor and in Maritimo’s case, onto the water.
Individual elements such as laminates, weight distribution, hull design, underwater fittings, dashboard design, instrumentation placement, hydraulic steering etc. are all linked back to the knowledge gained through the racing experience.
Barry-Cotter said the ultimate winners were Maritimo’s customers.
He said Maritimo Racing is steeped in a proud history dating back to the early 1980’s when company founder Bill Barry-Cotter started to compete nationally and ultimately internationally.
The trophy wall at the company’s race team headquarters and manufacturing plant at Coomera on Queensland’s Gold Coast stands as testament to the successes achieved over many decades.
“As a race team we are competing against teams with very large budgets including State funded powerhouse teams from the UAE, but through sheer drive and determination we have been able to take on the best in the world and win,” said Barry-Cotter.
“The hunger and desire we have and the fact that our race boat is even better now than it was when we won the title will see that Maritimo is the one to beat when the series starts up again.”