Out There: Outerlimits SX-39

The Outerlimits SX-39 is a fast and nimble center-console that can get you on the fish.

The SX-39 comes with three or four Mercury Verados with horsepower up to 1,800.Courtesy Outerlimits

Outerlimits has made its bones by building some of the fastest boats in the world. The builder’s SV-43 currently holds the world record for fastest V-bottom, with a speed of 180.47 miles per hour. But lately, Outerlimits has turned its attention to producing fishing boats as well, the first of which is the SX-39 Center Console, which has a similar hull to the speedy SV-43. That hull has a five-step FVS (Fiore Ventilated Steps) system that Outerlimits credits its speed and nimbleness with.

The hull was designed by Outerlimits’ in-house designer Mike Fiore. It’s epoxy resin-impregnated e-glass with carbon fiber reinforcements, and is built using a vacuum-bag process. The SX-39 comes in either triple or quad Mercury outboard iterations, with a max of 1,800 hp. That should be enough giddy up to get this boat out to the fish before everyone else.

The SX-39 has a similar hull to a world-record-holding speedboat also built by Outerlimits.Courtesy Outerlimits

But this boat isn’t just a rocket ship. She’s got plenty of amenities and equipment to keep everyone happy. That list includes a carbon-fiber T-top with a JL Audio sound system, a head, sink and v-berth in the console and a dive door. There’s also a cockpit wetbar and a Garmin GPSMAP 1242XSV Touch multifunction unit at the helm. As for fishing amenities the boat has plenty of rodholders, two drained in-sole fish boxes and a built-in cooler aft.

The Outerlimits SX-39 is a stylish, fast and fun-to-drive boat that should make a good fit for fishermen and sandbar enthusiasts alike.