Featured Boat: 2015 MTI 48 Catamaran

Offered by Performance Boat Center of Osage Beach, Mo., this 2015 model-year MTI 48 catamaran  is powered by Mercury Racing 1350 engines with M8 drives. According to the listing, the engines have 140 operating hours. The driver and copilot seats in the 48-footer are mounted on shock-mitigating supports, and the cockpit sole is finished with […]

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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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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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Super Stock Class Releases 2023 Competition Schedule

With 15 teams committed to running at least some portion of the seven-race 2023 Super Stock-class owners group internal schedule, fans of the outboard-engine-powered spec catamaran category will not want for offshore racing action this season. The group released its schedule this afternoon via social media, and it includes the following dates and events, five […]

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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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President of Mustang Survival Announces Resignation

Photo by Mustang Survival Burnaby, BC – Last week, Jason Leggatt, President of Mustang Survival, and Andrew Branagh, CEO of The Wing Group, announced together that Jason has resigned from his daily management position as President. Jason has provided valuable guidance to the Senior Leadership team, accomplishing notable strategic achievements, including transitioning Mustang Survival to […]

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JBS Racing MTI Catamaran Coming To PRI Show

<!– Racing: JBS Racing MTI Catamaran Coming To PRI Show –> A 42-foot MTI catamaran powered by Sixteen Power engines, JBS Racing will be a “Featured Vehicle” at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show—better known as PRI—coming to Indianapolis December 8-10. Though the V-16 engine platform itself was displayed at the event in 2019, it […]

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Weather Ends Final Day Of OPA Englewood Beach Worlds

<!– Racing: Weather Ends Final Day Of OPA Englewood Beach Worlds –> Never let it be said that Mother Nature lacks a dark side. After serving up a chamber of commerce forecast for the Saturday rounds of competition at the Offshore Powerboat Association’s world championships in Englewood Beach, Fla., she had other plans yesterday. Though […]

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OPA Worlds Day 1—Jumpstarting the Recovery

<!– Racing: OPA Worlds Day 1—Jumpstarting the Recovery –> When Hurricane Ian hit the southwest coast of Florida on September 28, one of the areas struck hard was Englewood Beach. Since then, the town of about 19,300 residents has been busy repairing their homes, cleaning up their yards and getting closer to back to normal. […]

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OPA Englewood Beach World Championship Essentials

<!– Racing: OPA Englewood Beach World Championship Essentials –> The final offshore races of the 2022 season, the Offshore Powerboat Association Englewood Beach/Waterfest World Championships are tap this weekend. An estimated 40 to 45 teams already are in town and more will be arriving throughout the day in the Southwest Florida waterfront community. OPA president […]

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Key West Worlds Finale: Twice as Nice

<!– Racing: Key West Worlds Finale: Twice as Nice –> After finishing second in day one of Class 1 racing at the offshore racing world championships in Key West., Fla., last Friday, throttleman John Tomlinson and driver Carlos de Quesada in the 49-foot Victory catamaran, Huski/Alegra Motorsports, took advantage of some early chaos to leap […]

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