Xtreme Powerboats, Miami, Florida
Larry Goldman, President and Owner of Extreme Marine, Inc., aka Xtremepowerboats.com has had a career on and off the water since the age of 21. As young as nine years of age, Larry received his first boat and thus began his love for boating. He and his family boated every summer in the Hamptons in NY and then relocated to Florida. Larry decided to leave his career in the construction industry and pursue the boating industry full time in 1982.
He started as a dockmasters assistant at the Turnberry Marina & Resort in Aventura, FL. This was the changing point of his career and life. He began his own business offering a full concierge service for the “Rich and Famous” with a list of clients like John McEnroe, James Caan, and “Vitas” to name a few. This kick started the next chapter in his boating world. In the early 1980’s, Larry started his first Offshore Race Team; “Blackjack Racing” and starting accumulating win after win. He became obsessed and “in demand” for other well-known Offshore Racing Teams, as well as stunt driving for movies such as Miami Vice 1984, T.V.commercials and various action T.V. series.
He’s earned World and National Offshore Racing Championships and has built a successful business with Extreme Marine. He is a permanent fixture at all major Poker Runs, charity events and all of Florida’s local boat shows. Larry supports his customers every step of the way, from start to finish including transporting the exotic watercrafts to and from the runs, as well as support and maintenance during the actual daily runs. He has been known to follow a newly purchased vessel to its new home, whether it is in the United States, Bahamas, and Virgin Islands or as far as the Island of Ibiza in Spain. Excellent customer service is his main priority.
In 1991 he opened a Mercruiser Dealership and service center in the new Sunny Isles Marina. Later in 1996, Goldman started Extreme Marine, in Miami, Florida. As the business grew and more space was needed to pursue the rigging and sales end of the Industry, Extreme Marine, Inc. was relocated to North Miami, Florida.
Goldman and Extreme Marine partnered with the City of Sunny Isles Beach and Offshore Events LLC to produce the largest Sunny Isles Beach Offshore Challenge Races as well being involved in charity events for Make a Wish, Toys for Tots, Boys and Girls Club and many others. As of recently, Extreme Marine and Larry Goldman was featured on an episode of “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, a segment on CNBC “Secret Lives of the Rich & Famous” and on Nightline News and Good Morning America in an episode discussing boat safety.
Today, Extreme Marine, Inc. is a one stop shop offering sales, service, parts, transport and a storage facility. Extreme Marine also rigs race and pleasure Catamarans like MTI, Motion, Skaters, Eliminators, etc., including service on OuterLimits, Cigarette, Spectre, Fountain, etc. As well as being an authorized dealer for Marine Technology Inc, (MTI) , Mercury/Mercruiser, Motion Marine , Spectre, Livorsi, Cobra Power, and many, many others.
From his 30+ year Offshore Powerboat Racing career and championship titles to his marine industry endeavors, this man with a heart of gold – Larry “Gold”man will do anything he can to achieve perfection on the water for himself and for all of his customers as well!