Marine Technology Inc. (MTI), the Wentzville, MO-based high-performance boat builder, reported strong demand from the Miami International Boat Show, with at least six orders received and more than 70 demonstrations performed.
MTI, celebrating its 25th anniversary, made a deliberate and compelling presence at the show, featuring a 390X catamaran, V-42 center console, show-stopping V-50 center console delivered to repeat MTI customer Bill Pyburn, and the new 440X catamaran at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Another V-42 and 390X, both powered by the just-announced Mercury Racing V10 400R engines, took part in Mercury Racing’s in-water exhibit at Grove Harbour Marina.
MTI principal Randy Scism provided demonstrations by appointment out of Haulover Marine Center, where the firm maintains an office and white-glove service program for its customers. The MTI 440X catamaran, which debuted at the Key West Poker Run in November, garnered the greatest interest in at the Miami International Boat Show, resulting in the most orders of MTI models on display.
“We are thrilled with the interest we had in Miami," Randy Scism said. "It’s always an important show for us and for our customers, and this year was no exception. I scheduled more demos on the first day than I did all of last year. I was pleased with the level of interest we had in the 440X—there was some commentary that this boat was too big, and it turned out to be the biggest hit for us at the show. We had enough demand that I stayed behind in Miami after the show to continue giving demos
while the rest of the team traveled back to Missouri. I anticipate more orders to follow after the conversations we’ve had.”
Added Taylor Scism, MTI's head of Client Relations: “The level of engagement we had in Miami was staggering. It’s important to get in front of the consumer at this show, educate them on our product, and tell our story. It was poignant to me how familiar people are with our brand, and the difference and quality that comprises not only how we build boats, but also how we connect with our customers and promote community. That’s really what we’re about – building a community and sharing an experience. We had the pleasure of delivering Bill Pyburn’s new V-50 to him at the show and celebrated with a champagne toast. It’s an honor to have someone of Bill’s caliber and profile not only order an MTI, but become a repeat customer.”
Marine Technology Inc. specializes in crafting top-of-the-line high-performance racing and pleasure catamaran-style boats, center console vee-bottoms, and twin-outboard catamarans. Each boat is custom-built to meet the specific needs and desires of the client. The company is known for its superior craftsmanship and the incorporation of the latest technology in electronics and modern features in the marine industry. MTI boats are the go-to choice for boaters looking for luxury and performance, whether they’re participating in offshore racing, fishing, poker run events, or enjoying family boating trips around the world.