In less than a month, the Miami Boat Show will open its doors! In my opinion, Miami is the best high performance boating venue in the world. It’s a chance for me to escape Wisconsin’s winter and catch up with my industry friends and many of our customers. And there’s always something new. This year’s show appears to be no exception.

Custom painted 1350 in a 48 MTI. WOW! Photo courtesy of Robert Brown, Powerboat Magazine.

At least three first class boat builders will have new boats with Mercury Racing 1350 power on display: Cigarette Racing Team, Dave’s Custom Boats (DCB) and Marine Technology (MTI).

Randy Scism told me, today (Jan 24), that he will have a twin 1350 powered MTI on the water in one of Mercury Racing’s slips at the marina. (I’m hoping it will be John Woodruff’s beautiful new 48, but I’m not fussy! I’ll be satisfied with Bob’s or Albert’s.) We’ll also have a 525 EFI powered Sunsation XRT with X-haust silencing and a military Whaler 37 Justice with “cop motors” among others. You have to see this!

Please stop by and say, “Hello! What’s new?”

Source:, Posted in Products by Fred Kiekhaefer – January 24th, 2011