With just August remaining in the Wisconsin boating season, Vinnie Diorio can’t get back to his home state soon enough with his new Outerlimits Powerboats SV 43 V-bottom powered by twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines. After a brief test session yesterday near the company’s headquarters in Bristol, R.I., Diorio hooked up the boat-and-trailer combo to his truck and began the 1,200-plus-mile trek home.
Vinnie Diorio’s new Outerlimits SV 43 reportedly reached 140 mph—with more left. Photos courtesy/copyright Halsey Fulton.
Diorio’s SV 43 was a little more than a year in the making. The owner is currently is pulling the sit-down cockpit V-bottom through Ohio.
“I drove straight through all the way Toledo, and now my buddy is driving,” said Diorio in a telephone interview this morning. “I drove all night, so I’m a little tired. But it’s done. Praise the lord.
“It’s amazing,” he continued. “It’s the coolest boat I’ve been in, and I’ve been in a lot of them.”
“We didn’t have much time and conditions weren’t great—there were no long, calm stretches of water—but we ran it up to a quick 140 mph with four guys and a full load of fuel in a short test yesterday,” said Dan Kleitz, the production manager for Outerlimits. “It has a lot more left it in it. But we had to get Vinnie on the road and headed home.
“It handled like it was on rails,” he said. “It was perfect.”
For a closer look at Diorio’s new Outerlimits SV 43, check out the slideshow above.
Highlights of Diorio’s 43-footer include a purple Alcantara interior, a Wave and Wheels Focal stereo system, dual Garmin GPS units in the dash and a Stephen Miles Design custom paint job.
“Stephen is, by far, the best guy painting boats right now—hands down,” said Diorio. “The quality, the pureness of the paint—it’s amazing. I cannot believe how perfect the paint job is.”
Diorio plans to run his fourth Outerlimits—he previously owned one 41-footer and two 39-footers—in the upcoming 1,000 Islands Poker Run, the Outerlimits Owners Rendezvous during the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout and in the Grand Island Poker Run. And he’s eager to strut his new 43-footer’s stuff.
“It’s the hottest boat out there right now, and I’m not saying that because it’s mine,” he said. “It’s just hot.”
Diorio was floored by painter Stephen Miles attention to detail (click image to enlarge).