Spend 30 seconds with Dan Kleitz of Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats and you’ll know he bleeds company blood. Kleitz, who is 32 years old and has been with the Bristol, R.I., company since he was a college student in Rhode Island, isn’t brand-loyal. He’s brand-ferocious.
Last Friday’s waterfront wedding was a natural for Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats national sales manager Dan Kleitz and Karly Shea, his partner of almost 10 years.
But for the past 9-1/2 years, his love for Karly Shea, who just turned 29 years old, has easily eclipsed his passion for the custom high-performance powerboat builder. Like most people who know Kleitz and his feelings toward Outerlimits, we weren’t sure that was even possible.
But it was—and it was beyond obvious.
Last Friday, the couple exchanged vows in front of a small group of family and friends in Newport, R.I. Vintage high-performance powerboat aficionado Charlie McCarthy, a deacon at their local church, officiated the wedding. Of course, the ceremony had an Outerlimits moment as after their nuptials the newlyweds enjoyed a low-speed “fly-by” in the canopied SV 43 sportboat that set the existing V-bottom kilometer speed record in 2014.
“It was great to finally tie the knot and I have to thank the Sgro family for loaning me the boat,” said Kleitz, then laughed. “But I’m also happy to have no more wedding planning.”
Kleitz, of course, is back on the job at Outerlimits with several builds in progress and the Florida Powerboat Club Key West Poker Run looming in November.
“We’re trying to plan a honeymoon after Key West and before the Miami show,” he said.
From all of us at speedonthewater.com, congratulations to Dan and Karly Kleitz. May the road rise up to meet you and may all your boat rides find you in smooth water.
And on an Outerlimits, of course.
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