Think of Tasmania and a normal image would be of apple orchards, Tasmanian Devils and the annual Sydney-Hobart yacht race. Tasmania is that large island located to the south of the Australian state of Victoria, and sits at the meeting point of the Tasman Strait and the Southern Ocean. However, Tasmania has more recently become well-known for a major maritime product, namely the highspeed catamaran, built by a far-reaching and cutting-edge company called Incat, which is located on the Derwent River in the island’s capital, Hobart. The company itself is owned and run by the marine engineer and businessman Robert (“Bob”) Clifford, a man who is passionate about the sea, his native island and his company.
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