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Maritimo set for Sunday's race in fast, new rig


Following on from its world championship offshore powerboat win late last year Gold Coast based luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo has been fine tuning its new $1 million offshore powerboat and it says initial trials have been exceptional.

The boat will have its first competitive run at Hervey Bay this Sunday and the team is quietly confident.

Maritimo Offshore Racing spokesperson Kurt Davies said the new boat was like a Formula One race car on the water and featured refinements and design changes that were cutting-edge.

'We ran it last week for the first time and then came back and did some fine tuning and then ran it again this week and I am very pleased to say that the way it has responded is exciting,' he said.

'It has excellent top speed, good acceleration and importantly stays on track when you set its course and given we a running a totally new set up with engines, gears and props we are very encouraged.

'I don’t want to give too much away, but we will be very competitive and I think this is the best race boat we have had come out of Maritimo so far.'

He said the team was confident it will be capable of speeds of almost 150 miles per hour.

He said a newly created a trim system that uses accumulators which store energy in canisters and can deliver pressures of around 3500 psi enabling the trim to go from minimum to maximum trim and back in one second was leading edge.

'We are having to write new programs for all this technology and I’d say we are about one third of the way done with the next third being the most challenging,' he said. 'Things are happening so quickly we have to create programs to accommodate the equipment'

Davies said the new race boat had been about 18 months in the planning, design and construction stages, but only really active in the last five months.

He said its first hit out would be in the supercat series in Hervey Bay on Sunday running two Mercury 525 hp engines.

In 2014 or 2015 the boat will compete internationally running a UIM engine rated at 850 horsepower.

'The boat has been designed by Michael Peters and overseen by Bill Barry-Cotter and the fine tuning and adjustments that have been made to increase its performance have come from Bill and until his recent passing Phil Frazer,' he said.

'When you race internationally it is the cost of getting everyone and everything to the race that is the majority of the spend, it is not the actual racing, so you have to ensure that the chances of breakdowns or failures are at an absolute minimum.

'Hervey Bay will be its first real test and we can’t wait to get it into a race scenario and see what she can do,'he said. 'It will be quick trust me.'

Long term Maritimo skipper Ross Willaton will control the throttles and Davies will be responsible for steering.

Maritimo sales and marketing manager, Greg Haines, said the expertise gained through the race team ultimately transferred over to the production boats.

'Steering systems in our production cruisers have already benefit from race team experience and engine positioning to lower the centre of gravity and minimise shaft angles also stems from the race shop,' he said.

'Bill’s skills and expertise and ability to think way ahead of the pack in the race environment with the set up of the boat and innovative features are all tested in race conditions and then ultimately make their way through to production'.

'This is Maritimo’s point of difference and something that none of our competition can lay claim to.'

'The lessons learnt with this new race boat will ultimately benefit our customers when they purchase a family cruiser.'

More at www.maritimo.com.au


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