This Australian company made waves when it was founded in 2003 because the man at the helm was boating industry veteran Bill Barry-Cotter, who serves as CEO today. Barry-Cotter has been around the dock with some 45 years in the business (he also founded Riviera Yachts). And as a Class 1 offshore boat-racing enthusiast, he has more nautical miles in his wake than many of his peers. Barry-Cotter built Maritimo around a singular philosophy: design simplicity. His goal was to offer boats that are practical and easy to maintain, cruisers that won’t let you down when conditions head south. Maritimos are built for serious cruising, too, a point that’s proven by the owners. They’re people who like to go to sea, which is why this brand is designed to be durable, seaworthy, and relatively easy to run and maintain. The lineup is broad, as it ranges from motoryachts and sedans to convertibles, sport yachts and sport coupes. The length overall range extends from 32 up to 73 feet. Notable is the fact that Maritimo has a presence in international offshore racing and that experience means this manufacturer brings a competitive level of technology and performance to every build.