Eliminator Boats announced this week that longtime high-performance stern drive repair and manufacturing company The Bravo Shop in Kaiser, Mo., is expanding its marine industry footprint as Eliminator’s newest authorized sales and servicing dealer.
With the goal of selling more boats, including 28 Speedster catamarans such as the one above, Eliminator Boats recently added The Bravo Shop at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks to its dealer network. Photo by Tom Leigh/Tommy Gun Images
“The Bravo Shop is a natural fit to represent our expansive line of performance models in the Midwest,” said Bob Leach, owner/founder of Eliminator Boats in Mira Loma, Calif. “Geographically, The Bravo Shop is ideally situated for our style of upscale performance powerboats as it’s located just minutes from Lake of the Ozarks, the heart of Missouri boating. Not only is The Bravo Shop familiar with our complete product line, but it brings a level of in-house technical expertise that is second to none. We anticipate this will be a relationship generating increased sales and profits for both companies.”
Owned by John Pfahl, The Bravo Shop—a multi-faceted marine propulsion company—has been in business for several decades. Not only is the company considered to be an expert in Mercury Bravo stern drive repair and maintenance, but it is also the exclusive manufacturer of the BMAX drive system popular worldwide for both gas and diesel applications. The BMAX HT (high torque) drive is rated for up to 850 horsepower and 850 foot/pounds of engine torque, and the units are available in four different gear ratios and in standard or 2-inch short lengths.
“This is an exceptional business opportunity for us,” Pfahl said. “I have long admired the quality, workmanship and performance capabilities of Eliminator Boats. They’re a brand with an impeccable national reputation. To join their team upon the eve of their 50th anniversary is quite an honor. We’re anxious to get started. Eliminator has a good thing going now with the team behind it.”
Eliminator currently has more than a dozen boats in production at its Southern California facility.
Although he hasn’t ordered his first a boat yet, Pfahl, who is excited about his first endeavor into boat sales, said he is planning to visit the Eliminator facility this month to get things rolling.
Eliminator’s Jake Fraleigh said there are some cool projects, incentives and more in store to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary of building performance boats. Look for updates to come on speedonthewater.com and if you have any questions, email Pfahl at [email protected] or reach out to the Eliminator Boats factory at 951-332-4300 or via email [email protected].