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Whether you own, want, or dream of having an MTI, being able to test out a custom MTI at a fun run is a great way to get accustomed to your new powerboat. Burton and Yevette Kristen were able to do just that. Read more about their experience below.

Last month, at the Performance Boat Center Spring Fun Run at the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri, Burton and Yvette Kirsten of Michigan got their first taste of Jetster, their new MTI 390X catamaran. And they loved it.

“It turned out absolutely beautiful,” said Yvette Kirsten. “Rusty Williams at Performance Boat Center had a lot of input in the build and it was great to work with him.”

Powered by a pair of Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines, Jetster is for all intents and purposes Yvette Kirsten’s boat. Like their Jet Outerlimits SC 46 catamaran and Lil’ Jet, an MTI 340X catamaran also ordered for her, the 39-footer is named for Jet Fiore, the son of Outerlimits founder Mike Fiore and Shonda Whipple, and was painted by Stephen Miles Design in Owensboro, Ky.

The 390X is the couple’s second MTI—the first being the aforementioned Lil’ Jet catamaran. “(The 340X) was a wonderful boat—great to drive—and it got right on plane,” said Yvette Kirsten. “I loved it. But we like the size of the new one even more.”


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