• OUTRAIAGIOUS MTI

    When a long time boat owner decides to create a build to top all he has done before, Rather than dive into hours of details, review and approve renderings and proofs. Dennis Raia simply tells Randy Sweers of Fastboats Marine Group to build it and let him know when it's done

    Of course this wasn't the first build for Mr Raia that Mr Sweers has accomplished, but by my estimation it is the very best, and arguably the best 48 MTI done to date.

    The list of current and previous boats owned by Mr RAIA is long and distinguished: His current fleet consists of a 74 Viking Sportfish "Set in My Waves", 42X Cigarette "Purple Haze", with a matching 20 Cigarette,38 Jupiter with Triple 350 Yamahas, 30 Hinckley and of course the new 48 MTI "OUTRAIAGIOUS"

    OUTRAIAGIOUS is Mr. Raia's third MTI and his fifth performance catamaran. Starting out with a 36 Nor-Tech in 2004 then on to a 43 Nor-Tech with Mercury Racing 1075's. The other two MTI's were both 42's with 1075's. I remember being at the Key West Poker Run in 2009 just months after he had taken delivery of his first 42. A new 42 had been brought down to display in poker run village by David Woods of Pier 57 without power and was for sale. Even though he had just taken delivery of the his first 42, Mr Raia liked the paint on the new boat so much he bought it on site and had his engines and drives swapped to the new one.

    The new 48 build had some special requirements and had to be done in a certain way. It could not just be another boat with a fancy paint job. This build had to be special, attention to detail, and a sophisticated style and look. This was achieved by using the styling cues from Fastboats Marine Group who has always brought a leading design and fashion edge to American Powerboating using the familiar black and white theme from their 40 foot MTI raceboat, the design of "OUTRAIAGIOUS" began. The end result was a meticulously detailed high performance cat.

    The Fastboat Marine Group powerboating experience only begins with the build. The team at Fastboats brings the Epitome of "concierge" service. The hauler, the trailer, the scooters, everything is white and everything is spotless. Fastboats even has the mooring lines dry cleaned to keep it all fresh and ready. Under Fastboats care, Randy and Denis have finished every Poker Run they have started since 2004. Randy says his job is to get Mr. Raia and his quests through the Poker Runs "fast and safe".

    Attention to detail. Randy told me he compromised the design and reluctantly ordered grey material for the seats to be more practical. The decision literally kept him awake at night and at 2:30 in the morning he sent an email changing the interior back to white. A decision that Mr. Raia was very happy with, the design and style had to win over the practical approach. The styling cues and subtle elegance of the 165 MPH, 1350 Twin Turbo Mercury Racing Masterpiece. The M8 drives were custom painted to match the boat at the MTI Factory, the Heritage tilt trailer is immaculate.

    I can't wait to see what they do when this boat has 100 hours on it and its time to design a new build.

    Comments 1 Comment
    1. PBN-Brad's Avatar
      PBN-Brad -
      Time to highlight this again! It is that good!
  • Recent Articles

    PBN-Admin

    Country Music Superstar Jake Owen Makes Splash at IBEX Boating Trade Show

    Country Music Super Star Jake Owen made a special appearance at IBEX yesterday, touring the show floor to check out our industry's latest innovations. To kick off Jake's visit, Discover Boating, an organizational part of the National Marine manufacturers organization showed how focused they are on the growth of boating with Jake and talked about the great success of the tour as well as the Stories of Discovery... read more
    PBN-Admin 11 Hours Ago
    PBN-Admin

    The Ultimate Billet Intake Manifold for the King of Engines from Goodwin Competition

    PowerBoatNation continues to keep you abreast of what the heart and soul of a 2000+ horsepower engine from Goodwin Competition is based upon, the true engineering excellence of in house CNC billet manufacturing. Its not really that uncommon in the high end upper echelon of big power engine builders to use billet blocks and cylinder heads.

    What is almost unheard of is a 100% billet aluminum supercharger intake manifold. While a fabricated intake manifold may seem like a logical choice they have no ability to survive the weight of the intercooler,
    ... read more
    PBN-Admin 1 Day Ago
    PBN-Admin

    Huge New Billet Hardware and Accessories Offerings from CP Performance

    CP Performance, already recognized as the industry giant of performance boating accessories has just announced a huge product addition to there already wide array of billet accessories.

    CP pointed out that due to the collapse of so many billet parts vendors in the industry they have taken on an entire division of new billet hardware offerings. From new cup holders, handles, expanded accessory bezels, a new
    ... read more
    PBN-Admin 1 Day Ago
    PBN-Brad

    Clearwater SBI National Championship Produces Very Close Results

    A great race weekend in Clearwater this past weekend. A feet of boats descended upon the west coast of Florida for the final race of the official 2014 season and the National Championships

    Miss Geico cruised the course without any competition after Qatar suffered an engine failure and was not able to compete.

    Some of the closest racing all year took place and some may have been just a little too close. Black Pearl took the National Championship in Manufacturer Production P3 B but only after some full contact action with 2nd Amendment. Both
    ... read more
    PBN-Brad 2 Days Ago
  • Sign Up for Our Newsletter!

    Get Powerboating News in Your Inbox!

  • Recent Article Comments Widget

    RUNNINHOTRACING163.1

    The Ultimate Billet Intake Manifold for the King of Engines from Goodwin Competition

    That's 1 Badd Azz piece :-)
    Ports the size of Pop cans and tested to 100 lbs :thumbsup::cool: Go to last post

    RUNNINHOTRACING163.1 1 Day Ago
    BOATPIX

    Mercruiser's New 540CID Replacement Engine Package

    Those digits 5 4 0 still mean a lot to me. Like when you hear 426 Hemi, 427 L88 and the like. ... Go to last post

    BOATPIX 6 Days Ago
    Wstultz

    Mercruiser's New 540CID Replacement Engine Package

    Any idea on when they will release this? Go to last post

    Wstultz 1 Week Ago