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Outerlimits Celebrating 20th Anniversary

Twenty years ago this month, Mike Fiore, the founder and owner of Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats in Bristol, R.I., was in the thick of scouting locations for the custom high-performance boat company he would officially open on July 5 in Holbrook, Long Island, N.Y. He had already designed his first model, the 37’ Stiletto stepped V-bottom, and was looking for the right place to start his fledgling operation.

“Between building boats I did service work for the first couple of years,” said Fiore in a telephone interview this morning. “Anything to keep the doors open.”

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Fiore on the new SV50: “The newest one is always my favorite.”

That was approximately 450 boats ago, according to Fiore. After the 37-footer, the company went bigger with a 47-foot model and then split the difference with a 42-footer. Today, the Outerlimits line includes V-bottoms from 29 to 52 feet long and 43- and 48-foot catamarans.

When asked if he had a “favorite” model, Fiore laughed. “The SV50, our newest one,” he said. “The newest one is always my favorite. It’s always that way.”

Fiore said Outerlimits will celebrate its official opening-day anniversary in July, but had not yet decided what form that celebration would take.

Editor’s Note: Look for a complete Speedonthewater.com feature on the history of Outerlimits in July.

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