Jason Ventura, founder and president of the 12-year-old custom marine shop Brand X Hi-Performance Marine (Pompano Beach, FL) has announced his company’s accreditation by Mercury Racing as a Certified Mercury Racing Dealership.

Brand X earned its reputation as a top custom mechanical, electrical and rigging company among the most discerning powerboat aficionados. Ventura’s extensive background in marine service, racing and with builder, Outerlimits, where he worked for eight years, together with renowned powerboat builder and founder, Mike Fiore, provided the background to move to Florida in 2008 to create his own company.

His concierge service for exclusive powerboat racing and poker run teams has dominated the custom-marine service industry and Ventura and his team work on all types of inboard and outboard engines. However, as the industry became more outboard dominant, Ventura recognized that Mercury Racing, as his clients’ top choice, required some additional designations. The program, started by former Mercury Racing President Fred Kiekhaefer, was intended to protect boaters–owners, who wanted to be sure that all the subtle differences in installing and servicing the top-performing engines were completely understood and followed by their mechanics. The certification is costly and time consuming, including online, onsite and continuing education on new products, but to Ventura was worth the investment.

“We’ve been working on Mercury Racing engines for years,” says Ventura. “We’ve rebuilt, re-powered and installed countless Mercs over time, but to earn Racing’s recognition as ‘certified’ to their specific standards, now sets us above other shops.”

Brand X Hi-Performance Marine also handles paint, fiberglass and metal fabrication as well as drives, custom rigging and set-ups to improve overall engine performance. Ventura’s experience with Outerlimits gives him unsurpassed edge in service on that brand and his license with the State of Florida DBPR enables him to do brokerage as well.

For more information visit www.BXPMarine.com or call (954) 366-1800.