A little more than three years ago, Alan Wise, a Tennessee performance boater and avid fisherman who got his hands on the Sunsation Boats company demo model 34 CCX powered by three Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines, filled me in on his plans for the 34-footer he purchased a couple of weeks after Sunsation’s Jared Morris ran it to 88 mph at the 2016 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Central Missouri.
He took delivery of the center console through Sunsation’s Central Missouri dealer Performance Boat Center, and was as happy as can be. In fact, you can read all about it in the column I wrote in October of that year.
From that day forward—well even before he picked up the Sunsation that he still owns—he’s had his sights set on owning an outboard-powered sport catamaran.
Not anymore. Wise took delivery of his remarkably cool new MTI 340X catamaran powered by twin Mercury Racing 450Rs the weekend before Thanksgiving and hauled it home from Lake of the Ozarks after he and his fiancé, Denise, got the full rundown courtesy of MTI owner Randy Scism with assistance from Performance Boat Center sales manager Jason Taylor.
Maybe you’ve already seen pictures. I saw a few last week and was pretty impressed by the somewhat stealth-like, kind of industrial, angular paint design with the matte black, gray and red color scheme that was handled by Wes Jones and the talented team at MTI with a significant amount of input from Wise.
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