By: Scott Way
The Limestone Boat Company, a beloved Canadian legacy brand that relaunched in 2020, is making moves once again.
Since their relaunch in September 2020 the company has already purchased a manufacturing entity in Tennessee and launched a new model, the L-200 CC. The purchase of manufacturer Ebbtide Holdings in Tennessee also included the acquisition of the Aquasport and Boca Bay boat brands.
Now, the company has just announced the launch of Aquasport's new flagship, the 300CC, as well as the first deliveries of Limestone's new production model, the highly anticipated L-200 CC.
The Aquasport 300CC will be the company's largest model to date and is expected to make its official debut later this summer. The boat is already available for order and is anticipated to begin shipping this fall.
According to Limestone Boat Company CEO Scott Hanson, “The new model showcases a flared bow and deep freeboard that Aquasport’s saltwater models are known for, all on a beautifully-running hull for an incredible ride and performance. Being stable, dry, and sure-footed in just about any chop, this model still has a sporty feel so there’s no compromising. There’s a spacious head, large console for electronics and customization, a vast bow area with comfortable seating, and storage throughout. The large coffin box storage compartment forward is perfect for ice or gear, tackle and tool storage are in the leaning post, and a powder-coated T-top are just some of the noticeable features this AQ3000CC offers. It’s powered with standard twin 300 HP engines, with upgrade options including twin 350’s and an additional long-range fuel tank.”
In addition to the launch of the new model, Aquasport has also unveiled a new website and ambitious plans for the future.
“Our new website will focus on the history of Aquasport Boats, while bringing the quality and integrity of this historic brand to the forefront,” said Hanson. “It will continue to evolve and grow over time, with fresh content and information for the consumer. The website features the model lineup, a dealer locator and updated resources and information.”
As for the all-new Limestone L-200CC, production is already increasing as orders are continuing to be fulfilled.
“With our recent production facility acquisition in White Bluff, TN, we were able to gain control of production efforts for all of our brands, with one of our top priorities being the allocation of resources appropriately across our manufactured lines,” added Hanson. “As we revamp the entire Limestone ® lineup, the L-200CC was our very first Limestone model produced in our facility and it’s exciting to see the fruits of our labor roll out of the facility. The L-200CC is a versatile center console, designed for an array of activities and adventure. As a heritage brand, Limestone Boats is dedicated to quality and innovation, and this new model carries that mission forward.”
There are also plans to continue developing integrated electronic outboard power options for both Aquasport and Limestone models. The R&D is being done in collaboration with Vision Marine Technologies. The expectation is to debut the Aquasport 210CC and Limestone L-250R with EV options by late 2021.
“Our plan is to debut one, if not both, of these models with EV options during the upcoming fall boat show season which will add yet another exciting option for our customers,” said Hanson.
You can check out the all-new Limestone L-200CC in the video below: