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Inside SOTW Mag: V-57 Center Console Is MTI’s Biggest Deal Yet

Over the last seven years, Marine Technology Inc., has repositioned itself as not only a premier builder of high-performance offshore catamarans but also a leader in the luxury performance center console market thanks to its MTI-V 42 model.

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As expected, the MTI-V 57 with quad Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines was a showstopper— and we got to take it for a spin. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix

From the prototype I had the chance to ride in and drive at the 2012 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout to several other 42-foot MTI models I’ve been aboard at various events, I never imagined that the Wentzville, Mo.-based company would build something that would make the MTI-V 42 look small yet feel like you’re driving a boat that’s not really 15 feet longer than its predecessor.

That’s what happened though and the speedonthewater.com team got to experience it firsthand during the 2018 Miami International Boat Show in February. Test driver John Tomlinson of TNT Custom Marine took the helm and put the 57-footer through the paces by rolling it up on plane with ease and taking it out across a choppy Biscayne Bay and out along Stiltsville, the curious collection of historic hand-built wood stilt houses on the bay.

To read the full story, click the download link for the PDF of the January/February 2018 Speed On The Water magazine, and please share any feedback with us below, via email or on social media.