Outerlimits Powerboats President Joe Sgro Dies in Boat Crash

The boating industry, and we at Boating, mourn the loss of Joe Sgro, president of Outerlimits Powerboats. The last time I saw Joe, was the summer of 2017, during a press event in New York City. We were aboard the Outerlimits SV 43 on the Hudson River and Joe was at the helm. I'll remember him as a gentleman and a great guy who did much to advance the sport of performance boating and the craft of boat building. We extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats family. Fair winds.

Below is a statement from Outerlimits, originally published at https://speedonthewater.com/in-the-news/4887-outerlimits-general-counsel-issues-statement-on-joe-sgro

Joe Sgro (third from left) with Mike Fiore (left), Nigel Hook (right) and an unidentified racer during the Powerboat P1 Malta Grand Prix of the SeaOuterlimits Offshore Powerboats

"Outerlimits Offshore Powerboat Company and the entire Outerlimits family mourns the loss of our beloved President, Joseph Sgro. Joe, who was 63 years of age, passed away due to injuries sustained during a boating accident in the Florida Keys on Friday, November 9. Joe is survived by his loving wife Eileen, their beautiful five children and soon-to-be three grandchildren. Anyone who knew Joe loved him and his family. His larger-than-life personality and his generosity to his family and friends was unparalleled.

“The entire Outerlimits family is devastated by the loss of our friend and colleague who along with Brian McLaughlin is a shareholder and Director of Outerlimits, and we wish to express our deepest condolences to his entire family and especially Eileen, who is in our prayers. Details on arrangements will be made and released in the coming days.

Per McLaughlin’s request, Outerlimits is closed today as a day in mourning for Sgro."