Written by Matt Trulio Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:07
With one V42 center console delivered to a customer in Miami and three orders for the new model to fill, Marine Technology, Inc. of Wentzville, Mo., reportedly is booked through October with orders for the 42-footer. Once those boats are complete, the company will build it’s own “demo” model to take to events around the country in 2014.
“What people don’t realize is that the prototype 42 that was at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout last year was a finished hull with a plywood deck,” said Tim Gallagher, MTI’s sales and marketing director. “The first finished product, the boat now in Miami, is a world away from the prototype. It’s also a world away from all of the other center consoles out there.
“There are so many cool things MTI did with the boat, “ One of them was the light bar we built into the top with LEDs from Rigid Industries. It’s not like the typical ‘spotlight.’ When you turn it on, you can see channel markers three miles ahead.”