When Colorado performance boater Jon Wright purchased the 2004 Eliminator Boats 38 Eagle last year, he knew the boat needed a little TLC. Since that is Wright’s forte—he owns Diamond Marine, a private shop in the Denver area that specializes in buying used boats, restoring them and finding new homes for each one—he wasn’t too worried.
Thanks to Aero-Marine and GT Performance in Upland, Calif., Jon Wright’s 2004 Eliminator 38 Eagle looks like a whole new boat.
What Wright didn’t know was how much work the V-bottom would really need, including gelcoat restoration, fiberglass repair, an interior overhaul and a new power package. He also found out upon purchasing the 38-footer that its 10-year-old quarter canopies were practically worthless as they were cracked, chipped and faded.
Because canopies and windscreens don’t fall into his areas of expertise, Wright knew he had to find someone to help him out. After searching online, he came across Carmen Bélanger-Martin, owner of Aero-Marine in Fontana, Calif.