Apr 20, 2021

Limestone L-200CCThe Limestone® Boat Company, a heritage brand recently re-launched with new ownership, ideals and a revamped model line-up, has announced the first new model introduction to roll off the production line will be debuted and on display at the 2021 Bay Bridge Boat Show – the L-200CC center console. The Bay Bridge Boat Show will be held April 15-18, 2021 in Stevensville, MD.

Dimillo’s on the Chesapeake is the participating dealer representing the Limestone brand during the show and will have the new model on display for the public. Limestone representatives will also be on hand. The model is rigged with a 200 HP Yamaha outboard.

“As we move through the design and production phases of our brand relaunch, it’s exciting to see the first new model completed, and even more exciting to have our first new Limestone model on display for the boat show public,” said Limestone CEO Scott Hanson.

“As we looked to reinvigorate the Limestone L-200CC offering - as well as our entire revitalized model line-up debuting soon as well – we wanted to ensure we continue to build on our reputation for performance, durability and safety,” added Hanson. “The focus turned to providing arrangements that best aligned with today’s boating lifestyle and improved fishability while out on the water with family and friends. Additionally, as we looked to step up our commitment to outboard power having cut our teeth with coastguard and law enforcement in years past, we’ve integrated several new features like an ergonomic leaning post with comfortable seating for two, independent flip up bolsters and armrests and many more features/options for the avid fisherman. We also upgraded the console layout with improved functionality, insulated storage, cup holders, and an abundance of space for electronics, accessories and rod storage.”

Limestone, a heritage brand primarily recognized in the northeast United States and parts of Canada for the past 35 years has re-launched with new ownership and ideals under The Limestone® Boat Company. Its revamped model line-up spans 17’-29’ complete with runabouts, cuddies, center & dual consoles with classic day boat and fish arrangements. Limestone models carry forward its renowned dedication to quality, durability & functionality. For more information, visit www.limestoneboats.com

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