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Outboard-Powered Outerlimits SV 29 Breaks 100-MPH Mark

In its first test session last week, the second Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats SV 29 sportboat powered by a pair of Mercury Racing 300R outboard engines reached 96.3 mph, not far off the previous best mark of 98.6 mph set by the first 300R outboard-equipped SV 29. But that wasn’t quite good enough for the Bristol, R.I., company’s Dan Kleitz, so he headed back out in the newest 29-footer this morning.

With Outerlimits national sales manager Dan Kleitz in the driver’s seat, a new Outerlimits SV 29 reached 102 mph—a top-speed record for an outboard-powered 29-footer from the Rhode Island company. Photo by Halsey Fulton copyright Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats.

And now there is a new top-speed record for the outboard-powered version of the smallest model Outerlimits offers. With “less than ideal” Mercury CNC propellers putting the power to the water, the boat reached 102 mph.

“I knew I could get it go faster so we did a few setup changes,” Kleitz said. “I ran 99 mph in wind-blown chop yesterday, and the boat handled that really well. But you can also cruise at 75 mph all day long and just sip fuel.”

As previously reported on speedonthewater.com, the boat is going to Dave and Shaliece Cook of Plant City, Fla.

“I’m very impressed with this outboard package on the SV 29,” Kleitz said. “The SV 29 works really well with them.”

While 102 mph is a record for an outboard-powered SV 29, a 600-plus-hp sterndrive-engine-equipped model has topped 110 mph, according to Kleitz.

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