Changes were substantial at Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats in Bristol, R.I., in 2012. Early this year, the custom V-bottom and catamaran builder introduced the SV29, the company’s first single-engine V-bottom and its smallest model to date. Near the end of the year, Outerlimits not only opened a West Coast repowering and service operation in Fresno, Calif., but relocated to a new 80,000-square-foot facility just three miles from its existing plant in Bristol. Here’s what Mike Fiore, the owner and founder of the company, offered as his high and low for 2012.
High: For Outerlimits, the high had to be the new SV29 winning the Super V Light World championships. To come out with a brand-new boat and go undefeated to win that championship is pretty cool, especially with such authoritative victories.
Low The low is that the economy has not recovered enough for everybody in the marine industry to stay in business. We lost a few boat brands this year, and that’s sad.