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Outerlimits Building Offshore Racing Cat

Lamination is underway for the first Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats SC 39 offshore racing catamaran, according to Dan Kleitz, the Bristol, R.I., company’s operations manager. A new model for Outerlimits, the canopied 39-footer also will be offered in an open-cockpit pleasure version. The next two models, said Kleitz, have already been ordered as pleasure boats.

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The first canopied Outerlimits SC 39 offshore racing catamaran is in lamination. Photos courtesy Dan Kleitz/Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats(Click image to enlarge.

The SC 39 is a product of a collaboration of the late Mike Fiore, the founder of Outerlimits, and offshore racing world champion Steve Curtis. While Kleitz said the catamaran will be ready in time for the 2015 offshore racing season, he declined to name the buyer.

“The team will have to remain unnamed for now,” he said. “I am also not a liberty to say what kind of power they’ll be using, either.”

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Just out of the mold, a new SL 44 V-bottom.

The 39-footer is one of several projects Outerlimits, which is gearing up for the 2015 Miami International Boat Show in February, has underway. The company’s second lower-profile SL 50 V-bottom has been equipped with twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines and is nearing the final stages of rigging. The builder recently popped a new SL 44 hull recently from the mold, and work is “ongoing,” said Kleitz, on the company’s first SL 40 sportboat and SL 44-based center console.

“We’re super busy with our current orders and getting ready for the Miami show—we’ll definitely be there,” he said. “We’ll have the second SL 50 with the lower-profile deck on display, and probably a few surprises. We’re not 100 percent sure what other boats we’ll have in Miami, but we’re looking forward to it.”

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The second lower-profile deck SL 50, which is equipped with Mercury Racing 1350 engines, will be on display at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show.

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