MTI At 25—Looking Back At Speed Racer

Of all the high-performance “theme boats” that were built in the 2000s, precious few stood the test of time, much less commanded top dollar at resale. That’s because no matter how well-executed—and no builder has been better at creating them than MTI in Wentzville, Mo,—theme boats are hyper-personal expressions of a given owner’s tastes, sensibilities […]

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Super Cat Fest West Returning In Late April

Launched in 2022 by  Alvin Heathman—the founder of the annual Super Cat Fest event that runs concurrently in late August with the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Central Missouri—Super Cat Fest West powered by River Dave’s Place returns to Lake Havasu City, Ariz., April 26-29. The Kicker Marine audio-sponsored event will be headquartered at […]

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TNT Marine Center Sold, TNT Marine Still Thriving

Though TNT Marine Center customers officially were informed this week that the Miami facility has been sold to ACME Marinas, clients of TNT Custom Marine can breathe a sigh of relief. The longstanding, legendary South Florida powerboat service, rigging, brokerage and storage business founded by Mike Thomas and John Tomlinson is very much alive. Though […]

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MTI Celebrating Silver Anniversary All Year

In 2004, Powerboat magazine assigned me a profile story of an up-and-coming boat builder. His name was Randy Scism, his Missouri-based company was called Marine Technology, Inc., and it offered one boat, a 42-foot catamaran with sexy hips. A lifelong lover of speed on the water, Scism learned his craft as the general manager and […]

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Michel Sells Cloud IX MTI Catamaran

I almost didn’t believe it myself when Louisiana performance boater Nate Michel informed me in confidentiality a few weeks ago that he was selling his beloved Cloud IX, the “movie star” 40-foot MTI catamaran he had completely redone several years ago. It’s hard to believe, but Nate Michel of Louisiana sold Cloud IX, his incredible 40-foot MTI […]

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Shelby Mattingly Joining The Speedonthewater.com Team

Among the most joyful, gracious and generous members of the high-performance powerboating community, Shelby Mattingly is joining speedonthewater.com as its new sales and marketing manager. The 31-year-old, passionate go-fast boating enthusiast officially starts February 1. She will handle advertising sales for all of the daily news site’s editorial products, from online display advertisements to print […]

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MTI Going With Seven-Boat Fleet For Miami Boat Show

Though the MTI won’t pull the sheet off a new model during the Miami International Boat Show—after all, the Wentzville, Mo., company introduced its 440X catamaran just two months ago—there will be plenty of eye-candy for fans of the brand during the February 15-19 event. The custom high-performance powerboat builder will display V-50 and V-42 […]

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Featured Boat: 2021 MTI 390X Catamaran

Offered by Performance Boat Center at its Hollywood, Fla., location, this 2021 MTI 390X catamaran is powered by two Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines with 100 operating hours. According the listing, the engine warranties are good until June 1, 2024, and also can be extended. Electronics in the eight-seat, carbon-fiber 39-footer include Garmin 8617 and […]

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AllOY Announces First Electric Recreational Boat With Autonomous Software, Names John Dorton to Board of Directors

PHOTO COURTESY OF AllOY As part of its mission to simplify the boating experience, revolutionary marine-tech company AllOY is delivering autonomous technology and electric power to the recreational boating market with the launch of its first boat. The 28-foot power catamaran will feature an innovative helm system, ultra wide helm screens, joystick control and autonomous […]

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