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Team Australia

Husband and wife Brett and Lori Luhrmann founded Luhrmann Powersports International (LPI) in 2015. This year, they are simultaneously managing teams in three of the world’s toughest categories of powerboat racing, based in Australia and travelling the world for international championships in other categories. From an LPI Press Release Lori and Brett’s LPI achievements are celebrated in the cover story of Nautilus Marine Lifestyle Magazine’s latest edition – a widely read publication. The article details the newest and biggest addition to LPI’s Team Australia powerboat fleet: a 42-foot catamaran with 1500 horsepower, aptly nicknamed BIG BLUE ROO. This boat made its debut at the Australian Offshore Superboat Championships in QLD, July 2017. After leading round 1 in Mackay, a disaster struck in round 2 in Bowen. Within 500m of the finish line on the final lap the portside engine caught…

Australia’s Maritimo Racing set for busy racing schedule

Australian based Maritimo Racing is headed into its busiest year ever with new boats, upgraded designs and motors. They have a goal to take out at least two Australian Championships and the World Championships at Key West later in the year. The team won the Australian Offshore Superboat series’ Supercat Extreme category last year, but after issues did not place at the World Championships. This year they aim to be on top of the podium at events from Bowen in North Queensland to Key West in the USA running three individual boats. Race team manager and engine builder Kurt Davies said the team has an action packed year ahead. He said Maritimo would be running three boats in the Australian Offshore Superboat Series including one new boat and two reconfigured boats. The series starts in July and there will be…