Year: 2007 • Make: Formula 400 SS
Category: Media Coverage
Check out MTI’s new 340X catamaran featured on the cover of Speed on the Water‘s 20th Issue Magazine! When Randy Scism, the founder and owner of Marine Technology Inc. in Wentzville, Mo., released the news at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show that MTI was going to build an outboard-powered 34-foot catamaran, it wasn’t a […]
The Wake Effects MTI Catamaran will be just one of the six Superboat Unlimited-class teams on the water for this weekend’s Super Boat National Championships in Clearwater, Fla. There are 28 teams signed up on the Superboat Unlimited-class teams entry list as of September 19, 2016. Several MTI catamarans will be making a splash in Clearwater Florida, including 03 Wake Effects with driver Rusty Rahm, 3 CMS with driver Bob Bull, 7 Team CRC – Sunlight Supply with driver Gary Ballough, and 33 Sailor Jerry/AutoNation with driver Todd Beckman.
The MTI–V 42 was featured on The Boat Show earlier this year. The Boat Show spotlight of our Slot V 42 features many of the highly-favored attributes of the boat, ranging from the latest in boating technology and innovative design, to speed and motor specs, and more! The Boat Show publishes an array of videos focused on on–the–water tests, reports from national and international boat shows, visits to shipyards, boating technology, everyday boat repair and maintenance tips, races, events, celebrities, cooking, safety, charters, and more!
The team’s new boat is an MTI 52-footer that accommodates six people strapped into custom-designed suspension seats in the enclosed cockpit. It flies the Aqua-Mania name and has six fuel tanks with an overall capacity of 1,016 gallons. Power is provided by twin turbine engines maintained mated to BPM surface drives. Merola asked MTI to raise the tunnel by 2 inches to help spill the air when the boat hits extremely high speeds. It must have worked because the second time out, with six people aboard, he and Rosen hit 201 mph.
Beginning with the Wednesday evening Shootout on the Strip—the huge boat display on Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozarks, Mo., that is part of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout—the team at Wake Effects, the local MTI dealer, has been running full-steam ahead, and will continue through the weekend.
There was an obvious sense of excitement amongst Randy Scism, the owner and founder of MTI in Wentzville, Mo., and Tim Gallagher, the company’s sales and marketing manager, at the docks of one MTI’s best customers when we were standing next to the very first 340X catamaran. And for good reason.