Marine Technology Inc. (MTI) customers will chart a course for the Florida Keys this week as part of their Owner’s Fun Run. This year’s run will include as many as 50 MTIs and coverage of around 650 miles, with company President Randy Scism leading the group in a pace boat.
A captain’s party at Haulover Marine Center in North Miami Beach, FL, will officially get the fun started on Wednesday evening. Boats will depart the marina on Thursday morning and rendezvous for lunch at Gilbert’s Resort in Key Largo. From there, it’s off to the Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club on Marathon Key, which will serve as the host marina and hotel for the duration of the event.
On Friday, the MTI fleet will enjoy a Fun Run through the middle Keys. Then, on Saturday, the boats will travel to Key West for the day, then return to Marathon for a special banquet dinner and video presentation party that will feature helicopter footage taken during the event. On Sunday, the MTIs will head back to North Miami Beach with a lunch stop on the way up. “We’re going to have a lot of boating for these guys,” says MTI sales and marketing chief Tim Gallagher.
This will be the fourth time that the Faro Blanco Resort has hosted MTI during their Fun Run.
Fun Run participants, some of whom have traveled from as far away as Utah, Texas and Lake Havasu City, AZ, include Mark Schouten, Shawn Moe, Richard Bennett (in his 57′ center console, displayed at the recent Miami International Boat Show), James Branton (in his 48’) and Chris Avery (in his brand-new 340X). Randy Scism will be piloting a 48’, and Gallagher will drive the silver 340X also displayed at the Miami show.