When airbrush genius Stephen Miles looks at Jet, the canopied Outerlimits SC 46 catamaran he painted for Burton and Yvette Kirsten of Michigan, he sees more than a massive project he was delighted to tackle. The head of the Owensboro, Ky, custom paint outfit that bears his name, he sees more than a unique graphics package he and his team created on a giant canvas for two satisfied customers.
A self-confessed creature of emotion and loyalty, he sees something bigger when he looks at Jet. He sees family.
The latest 46-foot Outerlimits catamaran speaks volumes about the trajectory of its builder. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
“Sure, Jet looks like nothing else out there, at least for now,” said Miles, who also painted MAX, an Outerlimits SC 39 catamaran, for the Kirstens. “But the best part of painting the boat? The top-two things I enjoyed most about the project? That’s easy—working with Burton and Yvette. They’re family.”
Powered by dual-calibration Mercury Racing 1350/1100 and capable of speeds well north of 150 mph, Jet was docked in Miami alongside Crypto, an equally breathtaking Outerlimits SV 43 sportboat also boasting Stephen Mile Design graphics and twin Mercury Racing 1550/1350 engines. A pair of canopied carbon fiber creations, Jet and Crypto were hands-down the most stunning catamaran-and-V-bottom combo in the 2019 Miami International Boat Show.
And with the early January announcement of longtime Outerlimits investor Bryan McLaughlin becoming sole owner of the company, their Miami showcase timing was perfect.