Although initial testing of the plug for SV29 stepped V-bottom from Outerlimits was done with a Mercury Racing 525EFI engine under the hatch, the first complete model—to be unveiled at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show in February—will sport a Mercury Racing 600SCi engine. Mike Fiore, the principal of the Bristol, Rhode Island, custom high-performance V-bottom and catamaran builder, said he expects the boat to pick up 2 to 3 miles per hour with the 600-hp supercharged mill over the 90 mph it reportedly topped with the naturally aspirated 525-hp engine.
“We’re going to keep the boat mostly under wraps until the Miami show,” said Fiore. “We think people are going to be impressed.”
Base retail for the SV29 is expected to be less than $200,000.
Editor’s Note: Look for an exclusive feature on the Outerlimits SV29 in the summer 2012 issue of Sportboat magazine.