Just in time for the July 4th holiday weekend, MTI’s Tom Stuart cranked out two boat deliveries in the span of 24 hours to customers who were beyond impressed with their new rides, which are both over the top, yet night and day different.
One of the new boats is a bright green and orange 340X catamaran purchased by New Jersey performance boater Nick Lepore and powered by twin Mercury Racing 450R engines. Lepore, who owned a Cigarette Racing Team 36 Gladiator before ordering the impeccably finished 34-foot cat, said he was excited to take delivery of the boat at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks and haul it back home to run it over the holiday weekend in his home waters in and around Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey’s south shore.
“The team at MTI did a great job; from performance to fit and finish, the whole boat is awesome,” Lepore said. “The 450s are amazing. The boat gets on plane in seconds and it is so fast—way faster than my Gladiator. It’s like driving a Cadillac on the water.”
Check out the slideshow above for more images of Nick Lepore’s new 34=foot catamaran from MTI.
Lepore laughed and added that his boat was just the second 340X catamaran to be built without a rubrail. The all-black Black Diamond Express owned by Oklahoma’s Derek Wachob was the first fully capped 34-footer.
“I really like how well the paint and interior came together,” Lepore said. “It was definitely worth the wait. MTI builds an incredible boat.”
Brothers P.G. and Billy Georgiou took delivery of the other boat, a stunning MTI-V 42 luxury performance center console powered by four Mercury Racing 450R engines the day before the Fourth of July on Kentucky Lake. It was the second 42-footer—the first was a 2015 model with Mercury Racing Verado 350 engines—purchased by the Kentucky-based brothers who own three health clubs, a supplement company and Megafit Meals, a high-quality prepped meal business that caters to customers nationwide.
The boat, which is called Megaflexin, has a massive sound system, color-changing lighting throughout and a starlight headliner installed on the underside of the T-top—a first for MTI.
Check out the slideshow above for images of P.G. and Billy Georgiou’s new MTI-V 42 with quad Mercury Racing 450R engines.
“We decided to order a brand new 42 to get the bigger power and completely customize it,” P.G. Georgiou said. “We loved the last one but we wanted the latest and greatest—and I think we got it. We came up with the idea to put the starlights in the ceiling of the canopy and it turned out awesome. The boat is gorgeous—it’s kind of stealthy yet luxurious at the same time. It looks cool in photos, but it’s even more impressive when you see it in person.
“Compared to our last boat, with the quad 450s you hit the throttles and you can feel the power a lot more that’s for sure,” he added. “We love the MTI because it’s such a smooth-running boat that handles any type of water with ease.”
Although they spend much of their time boating around Kentucky, the Georgious are always up for traveling. They plan to take the MTI-V 42, which sits on a robust trailer from MYCO Trailers, to Central Missouri for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in August and then to the Lake Cumberland Poker Run in Kentucky in September before shipping it to Miami for the winter, where the MTI team is going to take care of the 42-footer at its full-service facility within Haulover Marine Center.
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