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MTI had a great time at the Miami International Boat Show last week with a lot of attention on our featured models. The new 440X catamaran was on display and received many impressive comments and high praise from our good friends the Howes’ as they reviewed their new MTI. Keep reading to learn more about this new model!

In case you missed it, MTI debuted its prototype demo boat ahead of schedule during the Florida Powerboat Club Key West Poker Run in November, and has production hull No. 2, which just so happens to be powered by the newly announced Mercury Racing 400R V-10 400-hp outboard engines, on display in the Miami Beach Convention Center at this week’s Miami International Boat Show.

The Howes’ new boat—a gorgeous white, orange, black and gray cat that contrasts the mostly blue color schemes of their previous 390X and 340X models—is powered by twin Mercury Racing 450R engines, the same engines that were on the couple’s 39-footer. While the Howes loved their 34- and 39-foot cats, and they admitted they were doubtful MTI could build anything more impressive than their 390X that starred in many Howe 2 Live adventure videos, the couple from Maine referred to the 440X as “the pinnacle of performance boating evolution.”

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