Between the previous Australian companies he started, Mariner and Riviera, Bill Barry-Cotter has been in the boatbuilding business since 1960. Combined, his companies have built more than 4,500 yachts. And the Australian market demands boats that can stand up to the incredibly rough conditions you often find in the surrounding Indian Ocean, Coral Sea, South Pacific and Southern Oceans. By setting out to design a new model that would satisfy anglers and cruisers, the Maritimo team created a boat that recognizes the compromise required to fill this mission, and yet has built it to perform both functions without compromise. A good trick well executed!