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MTI At 25: Water Street Confidential Season Finale Pairs Randy Scism With Rick Pierce

It wouldn’t be hyperbole to call MTI’s Randy Scism and Rick Pierce of Bass Cat Boats “American Masters” in their given boat-building pursuits. Scism has steered his now 25-year-old catamaran and center console company in Wentzville, Mo., to the top of its game. Likewise, Pierce has led Bass Cat Boats in Midway, Ark., to the top of the tournament bass-boat game. The master moniker simply fits.

Rick Pierce of Bass Cat (left) and Randy Scism of MTI talk shop and swap stories in the final episode of Water Street Confidential. Photos courtesy/copyright Scrapyard Media.

And that is why they are paired in the final episode of the Water Street Confidential video project, an eight-segment interview series inspired by Country Music Television’s’s “Crossroads” program. Water Street Confidential parings saw everything from now-former Mercury Racing director of customer experience Steve Miller jam alongside fellow guitarist and Double R Performance Canadian Nor-Tech dealership co-owner Peters Roberts and legacy offshore racers Nick Imprescia and Brit Lilly talk about their famous fathers and much more.

As it happened, though Scism and Pierce had crossed paths during the years they’d not formally met until the night before at the Water Street location in Fond du Lac, Wis., the home of Mercury Racing. In just one beer and two minutes they had whipped out their smart phones and were sharing boat pictures.

As you’ll see in the video, that fast friendship carried into their interview.

On behalf of the Speed On The Water and Scrapyard Media teams, I thank all of the interviewees who flocked to Fond du Lac for one chilly week in January to be part of the commemorative video series. I also want to thank Miller, who suggested adapting the Crossroads interview concept, as well as his former boss Stuart Halley, for greenlighting the project.

And last but ever so far from least, I also thank Mercury Racing marketing manager Andrea Jansen and her teammates, Kim Bresser and Yvonne Nicklaus, for being the glue that held us all together at Water Street.

For one cold week in January, industry notables converged on Mercury Racing’s Water Street facility to be part of a video series celebrating the Fond du Lac company’s 50th anniversary.

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