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Another World Boat Speed Record

A day later and 7 mph faster!

April 29, 2014
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An Outerlimits 43 throttled by Brian Forehand broke the 180-mph barrier during a record-setting kilo run on the Pamlico River, North Carolina on April 29, 2014. Sistership photo courtesy Outerlimits Powerboats. Outerlimits Powerboats

Outerlimits Powerboats set a new world boat speed record today–beating the record they set just yesterday. The Outerlimits 43 powered by Mercury Racing 1650’s roared to an average speed of 180.470, besting their old world record of 174.938 set on April 28, 2014.

Both record runs took place on the Pamlico River in North Carolina.

The former record of 171.88 mph was set by Reggie Fountain and Ben Roberston in a Fountain Powerboats 42 in 2004, also on the Pamlico River.

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According to the website Speed On The Water, Outerlimits owner Mike Fiore was ecstatic:

“It’s pretty freakin’ cool,” said Mike Fiore, the owner and founder of Outerlimits in Bristol, R.I. “This took 10 years of patience and letting some of the insults roll off our backs to finally reclaim the V-bottom speed record. Step one was to survive, stay in business. Step two was to put the right team together. If it weren’t for Mercury Racing and Brian we wouldn’t have done this.”

Read the whole story at Speed On The Water: speedonthewater.com.

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