As Miami 2022 gets closer, the prominent performance boater David Landsman is set to display his first MTI boat on a tilted trailer at the Miami International Boat Show. Continue reading below to find out what David Landsman said about his MTI 390X catamaran.
Well-known performance boater David Landsman has had several boats on display at the Miami International Boat Show throughout the years, but next month’s show is going to be a little different for the longtime Florida Powerboat Club member who hails from Maryland and spends a lot of time boating on the Chesapeake Bay, where he hosts the annual Rockin’ The Harbor Poker Run in Baltimore in late June.
First, he’s never owned an MTI so he’s excited to show off his recently delivered 390X catamaran powered by twin Mercury Racing 450R engines; and second, he’s never had a boat on a tilt trailer at the show, which is going to give boat show attendees inside the Miami Beach Convention Center an amazing view of his eight-seat 39-footer loaded with all the goodies the Wentzville, Mo., packs into its boats.
“I’ve had several high-performance cats from the Gold Digger Outerlimits to Nor-Tech Supercats and I’ve had a bunch of center consoles with outboards, but this is my first outboard-powered catamaran,” said Landsman, who, after taking delivery of the 390X last Thursday out of Haulover Marine Center in Miami, added that he now understands why the sport cat market segment is so hot. “I’m happy I went this route and that I went with the MTI. This boat is fast, it’s easy to drive and operate, it’s great on gas mileage and it’s really cool looking. It’s like driving a Ferrari; the performance is just on rails and the acceleration is instant.
“To me the 390 with the 450s is the total package,” he continued. “The boat is powerful, lightweight, reliable and robust enough to handle a variety of conditions. The coolest thing I noticed about the boat when Milton (Calafell, who heads Miami-based sales, service and storage center in Haulover Marine Center) and I were sea-trialing it is that at 70, 80, even 90 mph, it felt like we were on a Sunday cruise. We could have a conversation; heck, I could take a phone call if I felt like it.”
Landsman, who purchased the 390X after taking a demo ride in one last year during the Florida Powerboat Club’s Miami Boat Show Poker Run and Exhibit, said he plans to run his new boat in next week’s FPC Winter Fun Run (January 28-30) from Miami to Islamorada, then do the club’s Miami Boat Show Poker Run following the show and—hopefully—make it to the MTI Owners Fun Run in March in the Florida Keys. He added that it will reside in Maryland for the summer boating season.