Check out this recent feature from Speed on the Water, showcasing the newest boat from FPC Sponsor Snowy Mountain Brewery, which is set to debut at the upcoming Key West Poker Run next month!
Best known for his dominant Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats SV 29 raceboat Snowy Mountain Brewery, Michael “Doc” Janssen is the proud new owner of the notable, but seldom used, canopied carbon-fiber 53-foot Outerlimits that he said was the inspiration for his one-and-only 29-foot Superboat Vee-class boat.
Featuring twin Teague Custom Marine power plants that are currently being converted to the Valencia, Calif., company’s 1,365-hp, 5-liter Whipple-supercharged engines, the SV 53 was built in 2010 and was more “work of art” than “pleasure boat” because of its limited use. It was only in the water a few times before Outerlimits took it to New York in early August and the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri at the end of August.
“In 2011 I was interested in coming up with a new design for a Superboat Vee raceboat,” said Janssen, a spinal surgeon from Colorado. “The boat I was amazed by and ended up being used for a template was the newly constructed SV 53 that Mike (Fiore, the late Outerlimits founder) was building for an owner in Russia to be showcased at the Miami International Boat Show.”
Fast forward a few years and a dozen calls to Fiore asking if the owner would be willing to part with the boat, which mainly sat in storage in Bristol, R.I., and Janssen pounced on the opportunity to own the five-seat SV 53 after he got to see it up close and personal. He said he plans to take the V-bottom to poker runs—starting with the Florida Powerboat Club’s Key West Poker Run next month—and use it at his home away from home, Lake of the Ozarks.
Janssen said the project has created a wonderful team atmosphere already and even includes a pair of his past spine-surgery patients, Bob Teague and Joey Griffith.
“I’m really excited about Without Limits,” Janssen said. “The boat is such a showpiece. Between it and Snowy Mountain Brewery, I feel like I have two of the greatest boats Mike ever built.”