Written By Bob Brown
Dry Land Evaluation : Chris Hamlin of Prestige Marine, Aaron Fluent of Absolute Speed and Marine
Photos by : Dusty Wooddell (Primary) / Andrew Ruzek (Secondary) / Bob Brown (Back Up)
When Eliminator Boats founder and owner Bob Leach comments "we're building the best boats today in our 45 year history," that says a lot. Looking back at the past five decades of the high performance custom boat industry, Eliminator legitimately has the credentials to make the case that no one has had greater impact or developed more lasting innovation on this marketplace. Front and center is Eliminator's incredibly successful and sustainable Daytona line, an air-entrapment hull configuration that Ron Ehde tooled up and continues to have a profound effect across three propulsion platforms; outboards, jets and stern drives since the mid-1970s.
Initially beginning with a 19-footer, the Daytona Mod-VP style center pod bottom has now evolved into the basic running surface of Eliminator's 28 Fun Deck, a roomy, stable and impressive performing deckboat that's one of the cornerstones of Eliminator's extensive model