Here’s something you don’t read about every day. A customer gets his new 1,400-hp, 42-foot boat one day in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and less than 24 hours later drives it to the Bahamas for an extended trip the with his girlfriend and four of their closest friends.
Sound a little crazy? Or maybe a better word is ambitious? Greg Lala of Mandeville, La., understands why you might think that, but said his recent adventure to the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas in his new Marine Technology, Inc., V 42 center console with quad Mercury Verado 350 engines went about as well as it could.
Greg Lala and Yvonne King showed their friends a good time in the Bahamas in their brand new MTI with Mercury Verado 350 engines.
Prompted by their good friends and fellow Louisiana boaters Stephen and Ashley Guidry, Lala and his girlfriend, Yvonne King, decided to tie in the trip across the Gulfstream with the delivery of their new ride. And they’re sure glad they did.
“I was confident in the boat after going to the factory several times to see it being built and knowing how meticulous the MTI crew is throughout the entire process,” said Lala, who owned a 34-foot Nor-Tech center console and a 40-foot Formula Boats cruiser before opting to buy the MTI. “I figured a trip to the Bahamas was a great way to the give the boat a good shakedown. The best part was that the boat exceeded my expectations. Everyone on board was comfortable and the ride was so solid.”
King said the six-night trip in early July required a lot of research and planning because both Lala and the Guidrys, who own a Sunsation Boats 34 CCX with triple Mercury Verado 300 engines, are “safety-first boaters.”
Photo courtesy Yvonne King