You’d never guess it from the photos in this article, but the 40-foot catamaran Broadco MTI pictured is the former Speed Racer race boat that competed in Cat Lite with twin Mercury Racing HP525EFI engines.
Purchased earlier this year from Missouri performance boater Randy Wild by offshore racer Chuck Broaddus, who owns Broadco Property Restoration—the name on the side of the boat—in Michigan, the 40-footer will make its racing debut with a pair 1,000-hp Scorpion Racing engines in a couple of weeks.
Competing in the newly modified Offshore Powerboat Association (OPA) Extreme class, Broaddus and throttleman Jay Muller just started testing the boat, which received the final touches on its complete graphics overhaul yesterday from Kinetic Animation in Sarasota, Fla. According to Broaddus, the boat is en route to North Carolina where Reggie Fountain III of Real Fast Marine will be putting the finishes touches on the MTI.
Source: www.speedonthewater.com; Jason Johnson; April 25, 2013.