For a rare moment in late June, the paint booth at Stephen Miles Design in Owensboro, Ky., was quiet—at least quiet enough for the company’s namesake to dress a 31-foot Sutphen sportboat for a friend. But that moment has passed.
This SL 44 sportboat is one of nine Outerlimits models slated for paint at Stephen Miles Design.
A new Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats SL 44 sportboat owned by J.P. Toneman and a new Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats 500 Sport center console for Chris Mastronardi have arrived at the shop. Anything resembling “quiet” is long gone.
“I really have to thank Nor-Tech and Outerlimits for providing these incredible canvases for my amazing team and me to paint,” said Miles. “We couldn’t be more grateful.
“Right now, we’re a bit behind schedule at SMD,” he added. “But we’re all busting our butts and on mandatory overtime to close that gap.”
Stephen Miles Design is on a roll painting new 50-footers from Nor-Tech.
Ordered through Nor-Tech’s Terry Sobo, Mastronardi’s Nor-Tech center console will be the second 50-footer to be painted by Miles. The first—hull No. 1 for the Fort Myers, Fla., company—went to Jesse and Stephanie Neumann, who have homes in Minnesota and Florida. Once Mastronardi’s Nor-Tech is out the door, it will be replaced by another Nor-Tech 500 Sport, this one owned by Matthew and Lori Schultz.
Both the Neumann’s and Schultz’s 50-footers were ordered through Midwest Boating Center, a Nor-Tech dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri.
On the Outerlimits side, Toneman’s 44-footer is just the beginning of a cavalcade of models slated to arrive at Miles’ shop from the Bristol, R.I., builder.
Miles created the design for Toneman’s 44-footer.
“We have lots of Outerlimits scheduled and I couldn’t be happier or more grateful for that,” said Miles. “We have a couple of SC 37 sport catamarans, a pair of SL 50s, and SL 52 and an SV 50 on the books.”
“We could really use two more skilled employees,” he added, then chuckled.