Despite some unfavorable weather this morning, a speedonthewater.com photo shoot in Key West, Fla., went off as planned and chief photographer Pete Boden snagged some beautiful images of eight different boats that are going to be featured in the Speed On The Water 2017 Year In Review print magazine coming out in January.
While every boat in the photo shoot was quite spectacular, the two MTI catamarans owned by Johnny O’Loughlin of New York were special since we were able to take photos of them running separately as well as together. With O’Loughlin driving the 48-footer powered by twin Mercury Racing 1350/1550 engines and Jimmy McIntyre of Falcon Performance Marine Center in Quogue, N.Y., driving the 340X catamaran powered by twin Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines, the two very colorful and superbly detailed boats looked fantastic running alongside one another.
While we’re saving some of the best photos for the Year In Review magazine and our end-of-the-year digital magazine, we couldn’t help but share one image of “Johnny O’s” twin MTIs blasting along the beautiful waters of Key West.
O’Loughlin took delivery of the 48-foot MTI at the Miami International Boat Show in February and just took delivery of the 34-footer this week in time for the Florida Powerboat Club Key West Poker Run.
Needless to say, the longtime performance boater is pleased with both boats and the attention he’s received at the docks with his matching MTIs has been off the charts.
Complete 2017 Key West Coverage