Not even 18 months after Eliminator Boats’ new ownership group, RevLine LLC, took possession of the legendary Southern California powerboat company, it appears like the regime has plenty of things going in the right direction.
With several models on display, Eliminator Boats enjoyed a successful Los Angeles Boat Show in January. Photo by Jason Johnson
Along with a cluster of new boat deliveries, which consisted mainly of the company’s popular Speedster catamarans and Fun Deck models, Eliminator celebrated its 50th year in business in 2019 and even hosted a spectacular 50th Anniversary Party at Pirate Cove Resort in May. And then, to start its next 50 years on a positive note, Eliminator put together an impressive display of boats for January’s Los Angeles Boat Show in Pomona Calif., that consisted of a trio of outboard-powered sport cats, a stern-drive-powered deck boat and a radical 36 Speedster powered by a pair of Mercury Racing 1350 engines and M8 drives.
And that was only the beginning as Eliminator has several model updates planned plus an all-new 30-foot Speedster catamaran that is going to be available with both outboard and inboard power and a new Fun Deck that also is being designed with two different decks to accommodate inboard and outboard power packages.
Taking into account everything in the works combined with Eliminator president Jake Fraleigh’s positive attitude, personnel updates and willingness to listen to the company’s customers, I spent some time interviewing Fraleigh and a couple of other people for a feature article in the upcoming Speed On The Water digital magazine. And here’s some of what Fraleigh had to say about his goals for the business.