There’s no doubt the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, and all of the festivities surrounding the weeklong event in Central Missouri, is always a big deal for the team at Marine Technology Inc. in Wentzville, Mo., but this year the MTI crew appears to have even more in store for its current and future customers.

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New York's Ken Lalonde, the owner of a 48-foot MTI, is going to be in Central Missouri all week for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. Photo by Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix

“We’re going to be everywhere at the lake this week,” said Tim Gallagher, MTI’s sales and marketing manager. “For Wednesday’s Shootout on the Strip, we will have something new with some carbon fiber on it as well as our 40-foot cat with the new G7 deck and cockpit, and of course several other boats owned by our clients. On Thursday, we have an early and late MTI fun run planned so our owners can get in some good miles on the lake while they’re in town.”

Gallagher said MTI also is planning to have a good presence at Super Cat Fest at Camden on the Lake Resort with an array of customer boats as well as MTI’s 340X outboard-powered catamaran.

“On Thursday evening we are hosting a dock party for our MTI owners and friends,” Gallagher said, adding that if anyone did not receive the invite to e-mail or call him to get on the list. “The next day we are going to do the historical Friday fun run to Big Dicks.”

As usual, MTI is going to have a huge presence at Captain Ron’s on Saturday and Sunday for the Shootout with many company boats and customer showpieces on display at the covered dock closest to the channel.

“We always look forward to spending some time with everyone on the dock at the Shootout,” Gallagher added. “We will be up early and staying up late—we will certainly be easy to find.”

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