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XXX: The Next Chapter

Yesterday I wrote a story on Nate Michel, a Louisiana performance boater who purchased an Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats 47 GTX a year ago and is in the middle of updating the 12-year-old 47-footer to really make it his own. And I’ll tell you what—it’s not easy to write about Michel, who is a regular at poker runs from the Tickfaw 200 in his own backyard to the popular Emerald Coast and Key West runs in Florida, without mentioning his good friend and fellow powerboat enthusiast Michael Pierce, who lives in Prairieville, La.

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Outerlimits built one for the ages with the iconic XXX 47 GTX. Photo courtesy Florida Powerboat Club

You see the two of them do a lot together—in fact, this week they’ve been assisting with the transformation of Michel’s F-650 tow vehicle—but there was really no need to get into their “bromance.” Kidding aside, they’ve been friends since 2001 when they both owned H2X models from Baja Marine. Now the two of them are proud owners of an Outerlimits.

It just so happens that Pierce’s boat—the one he bought as an early Christmas present for himself and Nikki, his devoted wife and fellow performance boat nut—is one most of us are familiar with.

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