Maritimo Australia

Supercat Extreme (Class 1)
Base Gold Coast, Queensland
Driver Tom Barry Cotter
Throttleman Andrew Willaton
Boat Manufacturer Maritimo 40ft - 12.2m
Engines 2x 510ci / 8.3L Maritimo Racing V8
Sponsors Maritimo Australia, Boat Master

Maritimo Racing is the oldest active team competing in the Australian Offshore Superboat
Championships. Founded by Bill Barry-Cotter in 1990, the team was rebranded as Maritimo
Racing in 2003 in parallel with the establishment of Australian long range motor yacht brand,
Maritimo.
Maritimo Racing has been a competitive force in Australia and around the globe with a
record 16x Australian Offshore Superboat ‘AUS1’ Championships, UIM World
Championship, APBA Key West World Championship, and UHPBC Hawksbury Bridge to
Bridge Offshore Record.
Maritimo is unique within the boating industry being the only major luxury motor yacht builder
in the world with a dedicated racing division within the company. Maritimo Racing sets
Maritimo apart and as one of the only manufacturers around the globe to gain the
technological benefits derived from racing experience, advancing Maritimo motor yachts to
new levels in engineering and performance.

TEAM
Kurt Davies
Ross Willaton
Andrew Willaton
Tom Barry-Cotter

 

Driver

Tom made his Offshore Superboat Championship and powerboat racing debut in 2006,
securing two victories and two podiums for team ‘Maritimo’ in his rookie season.
In 2007 Tom became one of the youngest competitors to ever compete in the Class One
World Powerboat Championship, joining the World Champion Team ‘Spirit Of Norway’.
Tom claimed his first Australian Offshore Superboat Title in 2008.
Defending his Australian Offshore Superboat title in 2009, Tom also claimed 3rd Place
Overall in the Class One European Championship, scoring numerous World Championship
podiums throughout the season.
In 2010, Tom won his third straight Australian Offshore Superboat Title.
After winning the prestigious UHPBC Bridge to Bridge and setting the Offshore Record in
2012, Tom decided to take a break from the sport.
In 2013, an opportunity arose for Tom to join Team ‘Dubai Duty Free’ in the UIM XCAT
World Championship, prompting Tom to return to international competition, and eventually
head the successful team ‘Gold Coast Australia’ in the UIM XCAT World Championship from
2015 - 2016.
Tom claimed numerous Australian Offshore Superboat Class Titles with ‘Team 3’ between
2014-2016 and after reuniting with team ‘Maritimo’ in 2017, claimed his fourth Australian
Offshore Superboat Title.
In 2018, Tom and Maritimo Racing were able to design and construct the first Maritimo built
XCAT catamaran and enter the 2019 UIM XCAT World Championship.
Tom and the Maritimo R30 XCAT clinched the 2019 UIM XCAT World Championship and
Pole Position Championship.
Outside of racing, Tom holds a Bachelor of Design Degree (Industrial Design) from
Queensland University of Technology.
Tom now oversees marketing, communications, new product development, and design as
the Design Director and Brand Director for Maritimo.

Tom Barry Cotter

 

 

Throttleman

Andrew made his Offshore Superboat Championship and powerboat racing debut in 2009 as reserve driver for the team ‘Maritimo’ Class 1 catamaran. In 2014, Andrew competed in the Offshore Superboat Championship Supercat Outboard class for ‘The Loaner’ team. In 2016 Andrew joined team ‘Maritimo’ as a full-time driver, securing multiple podiums and race victory in the Supercat 1000 class in his first season with the team. Since 2017, Andrew has been driver for ‘Maritimo’ in Supercat Extreme class, securing multiple race wins, podiums, and the Australian Offshore Superboat ‘AUS1’ Title in 2019. Andrew has been reserve and test driver for team ‘Maritimo’ in the UIM XCAT World Championship for multiple seasons, helping Maritimo dial in their boats, to their most competitive state, and ultimately help secure the 2019 UIM XCAT World Championship for the team. Andrew comes from a heralded powerboat racing bloodline, as the son of Australian power boat racing legend, Ross Willaton. Outside of the driver’s seat, Andrew works full time as an engineer in Maritimo Racing.

Andrew Willaton

 

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