The Wentzville, Mo.-based team at Marine Technology Inc., is hosting a sold-out MTI Owners Fun Run in the Florida Keys for the seventh straight year during the next few days and, once again, the company is delivering several new boats in conjunction with the event.
Another impressive fleet of MTI catamarans and center consoles showed up for this week’s MTI Owners Fun Run in the Florida Keys. Photos by Tom Leigh/Tommy Gun Images
To be exact, MTI is handing over six new boats in time for the delighted owners to break them in while exploring the peaceful archipelago paradise with dozens of like-minded individuals.
According to Taylor Scism, MTI’s client relations manager, 59 MTI clients and boatloads of their friends were on hand for Thursday’s fun run that left North Miami’s Haulover Marine Center—home of MTI’s concierge and service team—and landed at Gilbert’s Resort in Key Largo for lunch followed by the group’s home base through Sunday (or Monday for some), Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key.
It’s always a cool sight as the MTI fleet leaves Miami toward its Duck Key destination.
The list of new MTIs hitting the water for the first time this week, includes the company’s latest MTI-V 42 demo model powered by quad Mercury Racing 450R engines and a couple of fresh MTI-V 50 luxury performance center consoles featuring five Mercury Racing 450R engines owned by Las Vegas’ Patrick Clark and Texas’ Zane Mead.
Along with a bevy of sterndrive-powered catamarans from 36 feet to 52 feet that were part of the run, Oklahoma’s Jake Nossaman got to a chance drive his new 48-foot catamaran powered by a pair of Mercury Racing 1100 engines. The radical boat is a nice complement to his five-engine MTI-V 50 that he took delivery of last summer and was featured as the fold-out spotlight model in the Speed On The Water 2021 Year In Review magazine.
MTI also delivered a couple of stunning new 390X catamarans, both powered by twin Mercury Racing 450R engines and both owned by Arizona-based customers—John Angal and Gary Lange.
Check out the slideshow above for more images from the first day of the MTI Owners Fun Run.
The event was originally capped at 50 boats back in September when registration opened and booked up the next day, but MTI was able to find some extra space for more customers and make several people happy they didn’t miss out on what is expected to be an amazing experience.
Editor’s note: Look for a full recap of the MTI Owners Fun Run following this weekend’s adventures.
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