One of hottest tickets in the performance boating world, the MTI 340X sport catamaran captured attention in an event traditionally focused on much bigger tickets. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
Randy Scism, the man behind Marine Technology, Inc., added something smaller to his display of V-42 high-performance center consoles in this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat, which opened last Wednesday and closed on Sunday. As they had in 2016, Scism and MTI national sales manager Tim Gallagher showcased one of their white-hot—sales- and performance-wise—340X sport catamarans powered by Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engines in the annual South Florida event.
Scism and Gallagher expected the 34-footer to attract some attention at the docks, even in a show—with its impressive and expansive displays of big-dollar yachts, cruisers and offshore sportfishing vessels—that for the most part does not cater to the go-fast powerboating world.
But the results of their efforts greatly exceeded their expectations.