CMS Finishes 2nd at Cocoa Beach

The first race of the 2011 season was held this past weekend in Cocoa Beach, Fl.  where 27 teams competed on Sunday to create a remarkable event. CMS boat owner, Bob Bull and driver, Randy Scism finished second place in the Super Boat Unlimited Class.  Teams, fans, and tourists all expressed their excitement for what…

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Before Boating, Know Your Marine Weather Forecast

Knowing the weather forecast from a local news agency or cable weather channel is not enough when it comes to safe boating. The skies may be clear, and the day warm, but unless you know the marine weather forecast, you don’t know if high winds have worked up large waves, or if a storm is…

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Experience a MTI Catamaran

MTI is gearing up for summer and we want you to participate in the fun!  There is nothing better than a summer on the water, especially when you are in an MTI catamaran!  We have boats to fit different interests and different lifestyles and now is your chance to experience it for yourself.  Whether you…

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Class 1 Abu Dhabi Race

VICTORY CELEBRATE WIN-DOUBLE IN ABU DHABI Friday, 15 April, ABU DHABI (UAE): Arif Al Zafeen and Nadir bin Hendi produced an emphatic performance to make it two wins out of two, storming to victory in race 2 of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Second and third places on the podium went to Spirit of Qatar…

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Lake Havasu Poker Run

Lake Havasu’s Desert Storm Poker Run is taking place April 27th – 30th in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.  Come see two hundred of the fastest high performance offshore powerboats competing at 200 mph! MTI will be participating at the Lake Havasu Poker Run and we hope you will come out to see us!  Come join…

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MTI 42 Race/Pleasure

MOOD ENHANCER Take a ride in MTI’s 42 Race/Pleasure catamaran and try not to smile. Go ahead—we dare you. There’s no question that 120 mph on the water is fast and is the kind of speed that needs to be respected. There’s also no question that in the right boat with the right driver, it’s…

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Experiencing Mercury Racing’s 1350s

During the recent Powerboat magazine boat tests in Florida, I was given the opportunity to experience firsthand the magnificence that is Mercury Racing’s new turbocharged 1350s. The occurrence was made all-the-better by the fact that they were loaded into John Woodruff’s new (as in a week old) Marine Technology Inc. (MTI) 48-foot catamaran, Windship, and…

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How to Select the Best Marine GPS System

Selecting a marine GPS system suitable for your own boat involves some research into the capabilities of the various systems available. There are a number of manufacturers, and each GPS unit may have some features that are different from others. You may find that some of the units have an electronic charting display, and some…

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How To Tie Boating Knots

Uses: The Figure Eight knot provides a quick and convenient stopper knot to prevent a line sliding out of sight, e.g., up inside the mast. Its virtue is that, even after it has been jammed tightly against a block, it doesn’t bind; it can be undone easily. This virtue is also, occasionally, a vice. The…

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Steps to Smooth Anchoring

At some point in your boating career you will probably want to anchor. You may want to stop and fish, swim, have lunch or stay overnight. A second reason to drop anchor may be to control the boat if bad weather is blowing you ashore or if your engine has quit and the wind and…

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Education (and Tuition)

Sometimes education comes unexpectedly. When special designs or capabilities come together in a unique new way, surprises can occur. This just happened: In preparation for the Miami International Boat Show, MTI was testing one of its 48 Race/Pleasure catamarans powered with Mercury Racing’s 1350s and M8 drives. Dry sump. I’ve written before about the purpose…

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MTI 48 foot Cat Sets the Pace

Despite lean economic times, Marine Technology, Inc.’s largest high-performance catamaran (MTI 48 foot) is its hottest seller. Two years ago Marine Technology, Inc. introduced its 36-foot-long catamaran. Based in Wentzville, Mo., the high-performance catamaran builder already had 39-, 42-, 44- and 55-foot long models. The thinking was that new 36 would be an entry-level boat…

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