It’s clear nobody is shocked by the way the team at Xtreme Powerboats has rebounded after the unexpected loss of company founder Larry Goldman in May 2017. What is surprising is the way the team—led by Goldman’s wife, Jodi, daughter, Jilian, son, Jacob, and the company’s longtime director of operations, Fran Rittner—has continued to progress and evolve at the same time.
The women behind Xtreme Powerboats, Jodi Goldman, Fran Rittner and Jilian Goldman pose by Game Changer, a 38-foot Donzi owned by longtime Xtreme clients Charley and Brett Vaccaro. Photo by Ryan Johnson
It helps that the sales and service center is a major cog in Westrec Marinas’ impressive Haulover Marine Center in Miami. It also helps that the hard-working team is a forward-thinking team and has diversified its business beyond the performance boat market. Not that Xtreme is getting out of the go-fast world—that’s hardly the case as it has quite a few performance boat projects in the works , handles maintenance and more for plenty of go-fast clientele and still is involved in the brokerage of many performance boats.
Since Goldman’s passing, Xtreme has taken on a couple of brands in the Marquis-Larson Boat Group line, including Striper fishing boats and Escape pontoon boats. Earlier this year, the company also became a Formula Boats Authorized Service Center and has grown into one of the Decatur, Ind., boatbuilder’s top service centers in the country.