Before his death last month, Outerlimits Powerboats president Mike Fiore had made an agreement to have Eliminator Boats build the Outerlimits SV29 at the West Coast manufacturer’s facility in Mira Loma, Calif. Eliminator will pay Outerlimits a royalty for every boat it sells.
According to Bob Leach, president of Eliminator Boats, the boat will be part of the Eliminator model line. He just hasn’t determined a name for it yet.
Outerlimits had built a couple of the new model with its epoxy resin/carbon fiber laminate while Eliminator plans to use traditional hand-laid techniques with vinylester resin and foam coring. After the new boat was finished at Eliminator, they weighed it and everyone involved was surprised when it weighed 200 pounds less than the boats built on the East Coast.
“It’s a tricky boat to build,” said Leach. “It has 19 molds, it’s foam cored and vacuum bagged.”
While the first hull is sold, Leach said power was yet to be determined as of mid-October. The buyer was choosing among a Teague Custom Marine 850, a MerCruiser HP700 SCi or an Ilmor 725.
Featured equipment includes Livorsi instruments and controls with IMCO steering and Mercury Racing K-Plane trim tabs. Eliminator is building the interiors, which consist of two bucket seats up front and an aft bench with a sunpad on the engine hatch. For more information, visit www.eliminatorboat.com.