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Image of the Week: MTI-V 57 Makes its Mark in Miami

Following a Friday morning test ride in the gigantic 57-foot center console from Marine Technology Inc.TNT Custom Marine’s John Tomlinson idled back into the Miami International Boat Show docks on Virginia Key and slowed up to allow a couple members of the speedonthewater.com team to get a closer look at the downtown Miami skyline.

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The MTI-V 57 was a major highlight of the 2018 Miami International Boat Show (click to enlarge). Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix

Although the buildings of all different shapes, sizes and colors are plenty visible from the boat show docks in front of the dilapidated Miami Marine Stadium, the view was a little better from the water and behind the helm of the gorgeous MTI-V 57.

Randy Scism, owner and founder of MTI, was proud to have the new 57-footer, which has a top speed of 67 mph with quad Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines, on display at the boat show along with a trio of beautiful catamarans between 34 and 48 feet and a pair of MTI-V 42 performance center consoles.

“We brought everything from our 34 outboard cat and our 57 V-bottom and everything in between,” Scism said. “Everyone is loving the 57. The reaction so far at the show has been great. We still have a few days to go but if the first day is any indication, I think Miami—like the Fort Lauderdale show a few months ago—is going to be better than last year. Actually it’ll probably be the best show we’ve had in several years.”

Editor’s note: Look for a feature on the 57-foot center console in the January/February 2018 issues of Speed On The Water digital magazine.

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