Although Nebraska’s Charlie Roll and Jenny Davis would have preferred to drive their new 340X sport catamaran from Marine Technology Inc., a little more on Friday when they took delivery of the new boat with MTI owner Randy Scism, the weather—more specifically the wind on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks—prevented that from happening.
Charlie Roll and Jenny Davis were all smiles after taking deliver of their new MTI 340X sport cat last week at Performance Boat Center in Osage Beach, Mo. Photos courtesy Randy Scism.
Still, the couple was able to log a little seat time in the carbon 34-footer that features an orange, silver and black paint job plus twin Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines. Roll wasn’t too disappointed with the abbreviated delivery day since he used to own a 340X with the same power. He’s also owned one of MTI’s 42-foot cats with twin Mercury Racing 1100 engines and a MTI-V 42 luxury performance center console with quad Verado 400R engines.
And get this—his matching MTI-V 42 is currently in production at the Wentzville, Mo., company’s headquarters.
“From the quality of the product to the customer service, I’ve liked everything about the MTIs I’ve owned, which is why I ordered the new boats,” Roll said. “MTI’s center console is phenomenal and the 340X is awesome. This new 340 is incredible—it’s a big difference between the 18 and 19 models.”
Roll pointed out that the seating throughout the cockpit is enhanced in both design and appearance, and that the storage in the new boat versus his old one is noticeably improved. He also stressed a couple of other updates—a 24-inch Garmin display centered in the dash and the fully upholstered dash and side panels.
Check out the slideshow above for some more images of the new MTI 340X powered by twin Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines.
The most noticeable difference with the boat, Roll said, is the carbon layup, which made the boat about 800 pounds lighter than his first 340X.
“We took the boat out for about 30 minutes and it ran great,” Roll said. “It was super windy but it was easy to feel how much harder the new boat accelerates thanks to the weight savings. We’re very happy with the boat and can’t wait to get the new center console.”
Davis said she loves the style of MTI’s models as well as the speed and stability the company’s boats offer. Her favorite part, however, about having an MTI is the family-oriented experience that comes with it.
“They really do treat you like family,” said Davis, who has participated in events with MTI’s extended family of owners at both Lake of the Ozarks and Key West, Fla. “The people at the company and the other owners we’ve met have been great. I love the way MTIs look, and I love how safe I feel in them.”
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