MTI Still Hot

Just got off the phone with Randy Scism of MTI—I actually interrupted his breakfast in Key West, Fla. Scism and teammate Bob Bull are down there racing a 48-foot MTI with twin 1,500-hp Sterling engines in the Extreme class of the Super Boat International World Championships. The two didn’t fare so well in yesterday’s race, as a broken drive forced them out early, but Scism is optimistic heading into the Friday and Sunday races. “Before we broke, I think our laps we’re pretty close to those of the turbine boats,” he said. In other MTI news, the company ...

12th November 2009.
By Matt Trulio

Just got off the phone with Randy Scism of MTI—I actually interrupted his breakfast in Key West, Fla. Scism and teammate Bob Bull are down there racing a 48-foot MTI with twin 1,500-hp Sterling engines in the Extreme class of the Super Boat International World Championships. The two didn’t fare so well in yesterday’s race, as a broken drive forced them out early, but Scism is optimistic heading into the Friday and Sunday races.

“Before we broke, I think our laps we’re pretty close to those of the turbine boats,” he said.

In other MTI news, the company is on its third boat for All-Pro NFL defensive tackle Albert Hainsworth. Hainsworth started with an MTI 40 called “Pure Evil” and moved on to a 44 MTI dubbed “Hell Raiser.” Now he’s stepping up to a yet-to-be named or painted 48-footer that will be on display at the 2010 Miami International Boat Show Feb. 11-14.

“It’s going to be another wild one, that’s for sure,” said Scism.


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