The MTI family is excited to welcome you to the 4th Annual Owners Fun Run. If this is your first time attending, it is one of the best events of the year! This page includes all the details you should need to plan your trip to join us on this years fun run… Stay tuned for more information to be released!

Please RSVP to taylor@marinetechnologyinc.com.

2019 FUN RUN

March 21st — March 24th


MIAMI


MARATHON


KEY WEST

EVENT SCHEDULE AND DETAILS COMING SOON

Stay tuned for new info to be released including travel dates and full itinerary

Arrival Details

Nearby commercial airports are Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) and Miami International (MIA). The closest private airport is Opa Locka (OPF).

Our departure is in the morning on Thursday March 21st. It will be best to arrive on Wednesday to get your boat prepared to make your Thursday morning easier. There are many hotels in North Miami, and on the beach.

Host Hotel & Marina

Photo Credit: faroblancoresort.com

Hyatt Place Hotel (same as last year)

  • The hotel will now accept your reservation
  • Hotel reservations can be made by logging on here or by calling 1(305) 743-1234.
  • See below instructions to reserve dock space at the resort marina
  • Group Code: G-MTI3
  • When reservations are being made you MUST use the group code, identify you are with Marine Technology Inc, and list the dates of the event.
  • Room rate for our group is $259/night King or Double Queen
  • We have a 75 room block. The code listed above.
  • Regular room rates apply if they have any open rooms

Photo Credit: faroblancoresort.com

Marina and Yacht Club (same as last year)

  • Contact Taylor at taylor@marinetechnologyinc.com or [636] 639-1166 to get an assigned slip. MTI has 19 secured slips and after that, boats will be rafted off on a first come first serve basis. 
  • Docks and rafting locations will be assigned at the end of February. Limited single slips are available and will go to those that reserve them first. Everyone following will be rafting. Rates are set by the marina.
Additional Hotel Information

Marathon Hotel Recommendations
The Courtyard 

  • The Courtyard adjacent to the Hyatt does not have blocked rooms for us however in the unlikely event there are no more rooms available at the Hyatt, this is also a good choice.
  • Rates range from $329-$359/night depending on room type. The phone number for the hotel is (305)289-2100.
  • There are NO docks at the Courtyard.

Miami Hotel Recommendations
While there are no room blocks set up for Miami, we recommend staying at one of the following locations if you plan to arrive before Thursday.

  1. Ritz Carlton- 305-455-5400. Overlooks the Haulover Inlet. Close to Haulover Marina
  2. Newport Beachside- 16701 Collins Ave. 305-949-1300. On the beach, close to Haulover
  3. Doubletree Hilton- 17375 Collins Ave 786-528-2500 On the beach, close to Haulover
  4. Trump International- 18001 Collins Ave. 855-736-9909
  5. Hampton Inn- 1000 S Federal Hwy Hallandale Beach 954-874-1111, On US1 between marinas and Ft. Lauderdale. Across from Gulfstream Horse Track, 15 min to TNT/Haulover
  6. Courtyard Aventura-2825 NE 191st St. Aventura 305-937-0805. Near Aventura Mall. 15 min to TNT/Haulover
  7. Courtyard Coconut Grove- (for those launching at Grove Harbour) 2649 S Bayshore Dr. Miami FL 33133 305-858-2500 Hotel is across the street from Grove Harbour Marina
Additional Marina Information

All of the listed marinas have adequate dockage for boats to launch Wednesday afternoon and tie up for the night. Those that wait to launch Thursday morning will be stressed out; with an estimated 35+ boats, I can not hold the group to wait for those that did not get going early enough. My  recommendation is to put your boat in on Wednesday, with full fuel tanks.

The majority of our group will launch in North Miami: 

  • TNT 1940 NE 135th St. North Miami, FL 33181 (305)944-2118 Launch scheduling contacts: Jamie or Ralph. TNT has forklifts that can handle our boats, 93 and 90 Octane at their pumps and they are Mercury certified. They are always running near capacity. Make your reservations early. Your trailers will need to be transported to their storage lot 1 mile from the marina.
  • Haulover Marine Center 15600 Collins Ave. North Miami, FL 33154 (305)945-3934 Contact marina office for launching reservations. Haulover Marine Center has large forklifts that easily handle our boats. Those needing additional assistance or preparation should contact Milton Calafell at (305)345-6174. They can assist with services, washing, boat prep, etc. Your contact there is Milton. Haulover also has public ramps right across from their marina. The parking is paid by meter, by the day.
  • Grove Harbour Marina 2640 Bayshore Dr. Coconut Grove, FL 33133 (305)854-6444 Grove Harbour is on the south side of Miami, on Biscayne Bay. Our route will bring our group past Grove Harbour on our way south for those that prefer that marina. It is NOT close to TNT or Haulover. Grove Harbour has large forklifts and 90 Octane fuel. There is 93 Octane across the bay on Key Biscayne at the public ramp/park.
MTI Support

As we did last year, we will make this run as fun and stress free as possible.

  • We will have our crew with our support trailer ready to pick up your luggage in Miami (TNT and Haulover) and carry it to Faro Blanco for you. The trailer will be at TNT at 8:30 am, and Haulover at 9 am, and leave Haulover by 9:30. The crew will meet us at the lunch stop to assist everyone with boat maintenance if needed, then head to Marathon to meet you at Faro Blanco. 
  • Our crew will be on hand to help all of the boat owners with washing, cleaning, and maintenance. Our support trailer will have tools and some spares in it, and you’re welcome to add yours to it if you like. Our crew is a very hard working group. They will do everything they can to make the trip easy for you.
  • GAS: We will have a fuel truck in Marathon with 93 octane fuel just for our boats. The fuel supplier can have 96 and Race Fuel by request. The supplier will let us know the price of their fuel the week before our event.
  • The Faro Blanco marina has Rec90 fuel at their pumps.
  • Your range on full tanks from Miami will certainly get you to Marathon.
  • You will receive a gas order form 30 days prior to the event.