Pass Blocker MTI

Pass Blocker MTI — Photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image.

Brad Benson’s 52′ MTI Pass Blocker catamaran will be part of the stellar fleet during next month’s Florida Powerboat Club Miami Boat Show Poker Run! Learn more about it an excerpt from Speed On The Water below, or click here to read it in full.

As an NFL offensive lineman for the New York Giants, Brad Benson was an immovable object that helped his team to a Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos in 1986. Long since retired, Benson, who owns and operates the Brad Benson Auto Group in South Brunswick, N.J., is still a formidable presence, particularly in Pass Blocker, his 52-foot Marine Technology, Inc. (MTI) catamaran with twin 1,650-hp Mercury Racing quad overhead cam turbocharged engines. The general high-performance boating public got its first view of Benson’s newest ride during the Florida Powerboat Club’s Key West Poker late last year.

In a few weeks, the catamaran, which reportedly has topped 180 mph with “plenty left,” will be part of the fleet heading to Holiday Isle, Fla., during the FPC’s annual Miami Boat Show Poker Run. And’s Matt Trulio will be on board for the second leg of the run after it reaches Gilbert’s Tiki Bar in Key Largo, plus a little “play time” after Benson and his passengers reach Holiday Isle.

Source:; Jason Johnson; January 23, 2014.