While the long-term plans for Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats in Bristol, R.I., since the death of company founder Mike Fiore in late August (read the story) have not been formally announced, the company is continuing to work on and complete existing orders. Yesterday, the builder finished an SV 50 V-bottom with a pair of Mercury Racing 1100 engines. The boat currently is being transported to Baltimore, where it will be shipped to a client in Spain—using the logistical services of Peters & May—this week, according to Outerlimits’ Dan Kleitz.
This new Outerlimits SV 50 is headed for a client in Spain.
Equipped with a five-seat sit-down cockpit, the boat was ordered in March. The 50-footer features Mercury M8 drives color-matched red to its engines. The gauge-free helm station is equipped with three Raymarine GPS units and a Mercury VesselView 7 monitor in the leather-wrapped dash with Alcantara accents. The boat has no cabin—the carpeted under-dash area is designed for stowage, and to that end it is equipped with propeller holders.
“This boat is built to sit down, hold on and go fast,” Kleitz said. “In testing last week, it ran over 130 mph.”
For a closer look at the latest Outerlimits SV 50, check out the slideshow above.
According to Kleitz and Paul Fiore, the father of Mike, the principals involved with Outerlimits will make a formal announcement regarding the company’s future sometime following Mike Fiore’s Celebration of Life event (Sept. 20) in Fresno, Calif. In the meantime, the staff members at Outerlimits reportedly have plenty to keep them busy.
“Right now, we’re finishing up the next 46 cat,” Kleitz said. “We have an SL 50 in the mold and another going into the mold after that one. We have two 39 cats to build—that’s a new model—a new 40 V-bottom and handful of center consoles based on the SL 44. We’re staying very busy.”