A number of performance-boat manufacturers unveiled new models at the Miami International Boat Show in February, which was held at a new venue on Virginia Key. Marine Technology Inc. (www.marinetechnologyinc.com) had a scale model of its new 34-foot catamaran that will be powered by two of Mercury Racing’s new 400R outboards. The manufacturer also had a short video of its new MTI-V 57, which was powered by four of the same motors, before it was shipped off to make its official debut at the 2016 Dubai International Boat Show.
The 57-footer sports an 11-foot-11-inch beam and displaces approximately 19,000 pounds with the four outboards. Top speed is estimated in excess of 65 mph, and the stepped bottom design should be efficient when it comes to fuel consumption. The MTI-V 57 will be built on a custom basis and can be set up for fishing or with a luxurious cabin, console and seating for cruising. The official introduction for the boat in the United States will be at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.