New Big Cats, V42 SS from MTI Set to Debut in Miami

Besides sharing that the company will have a pair of V42 center console models on display at the Miami International Boat Show, which starts two weeks from today, Tim Gallagher, director of sales and marketing for Marine Technology Inc. (MTI), would only say that MTI was going big with some new body styles on its larger catamarans and doing everything it can to maximize its floor space inside the convention center.

lauderdale13 mtivPowered by quad Mercury Verado 300 engines, this V42 from MTI will be available for demo rides at the Miami International Boat Show.

There are rumors no doubt of what boats will be there; heck, I reported back in November that John Rosatti’s new boat—the first non-canopied 52-footer—was expected to be unveiled at the show. But Gallagher isn’t willing to confirm anything as none of the boats are “boat show ready” with move-in day just 10 days away.

Along with a restyled V42 that will feature what MTI is calling its sportier “SS” interior on display inside the show, the Wentzville, Mo., company is going to have a V42 with four Mercury Verado 300 engines at the in-water portion of the show in the Mercury slips at Sea Isle Marina.

After boasting of an MTI presence at the Miami Boat Show Poker Run following the show that could exceed 15 boats, Gallagher added that all the “big cats” at the show feature turbocharged Mercury Racing power. He also said that one of the boats—owned by a well-known performance boater and repeat MTI customer—might be showcased like nothing the company has ever done before.

Other than that, you’ll have to see for yourself at the show, or check out on Thursday, Feb. 13 for show highlights.

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