To no one’s surprise, Marine Technology Inc. (MTI) had a strong showing at the 25th anniversary of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout last week. Practically located in MTI’s backyard on Missouri’s expansive Lake of the Ozarks, the Shootout is always a good place to spot the latest and greatest—as well as some classics—from the Wentzville-based company. Yet this year the MTI presence seemed greater than normal.
Maybe it was because MTI owner Randy Scism—the very first Shootout Top Gun winner in 1989—was one of 10 people inducted into the Shootout’s inaugural Hall of Fame, which he acknowledged as a great honor. Or maybe it was because one of MTI’s 44-foot catamarans, which the company has for sale as it was taken in on a trade recently, won “Best in Show” during Saturday night’s SuperCat Fest awards at Camden on the Lake.