More than four months ago, on the night Larry Goldman, the man almost everyone in the performance industry called a friend, passed away from a stroke, the owner of Xtreme Powerboats had one request for his wife, Jodi.
Although it would rather have its leader around still, the team at Xtreme Powerboats is moving forward with the late Larry Goldman as its motivation. Photo courtesy Xtreme Powerboats
Following several years of pursuing the ultimate facility to run his sales and service business in conjunction with a first-rate marina and storage facility, the last thing Goldman wanted to see was his dream, which was fulfilled with the opening of Westrec Marinas’ Haulover Marine Center in Miami, go by the wayside.
“I feel like I have to fulfill Larry’s one request, which was to continue the business,” said Jodi, who raised two kids, Jilian and Jacob, with Larry by her side. “It’s what he asked me to do, and I’m looking forward to the challenge. My husband created a pathway and I feel like the kids and I and the entire team here are continuing his path and building upon it as we move forward. Larry had been doing this for more than 30 years and he enjoyed the challenges he faced daily.
“So far I’ve experienced the same thing,” she continued. “Every day there is a new challenge or a new opening. It’s been interesting and exciting, especially as we attempt to transition from not just a performance-oriented service center but into a full-blown dealership and service facility for all boat lines.”