Proof positive that time flies when you’re having fun, especially on the water? The first MTI Owners Fun Run to the Florida Keys happened eight years ago. Randy Scism, the founder and owner of the Wentzville, Mo.-based high-performance catamaran and center console builder, wanted to create a memorable and exclusive adventure for members of his customer-family.
And so the first MTI fun run to the Keys was born.
Thanks to the efforts of the MTI team, 15 center console and catamaran owners and their guests are back in the Bahamas this week. Photos from the 2022 event by Tom Leigh courtesy of Tommy Gun Images.
Scism’s youngest daughter, Taylor, joined the company five years ago and took on the role of customer relations manager. Thanks in large part to her efforts, the brand-specific happenings—by all accounts from MTI owners—have gotten better and better. Three years ago, Scism and her team launched an owners trek to the Bahamas.
And that’s where 15 MTI models and 97 guests are right now and will be until this Sunday. That is roughly the same turnout, according to Scism, as the event had last year.
“We are staying at the Atlantis Resort (on Grand Bahama) and making day-trips to the Exumas,” she said.
The fleet departed yesterday out of Haulover Marine Center in North Miami Beach, Fla.
“This one is really fun because we do a lot more of activities rather than just lunch runs,” Scism explained. “It’s also usually a first time trip for a lot of people and it’s cool to see their reactions.”
Said Scism, “We do a lot more activities than just lunch runs.”
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