If the MTI-V 42 luxury performance center console pictured below looks familiar to you, it’s because it should. The latest 42-footer delivered by the Wentzville, Mo., boat builder matches Wired Up, the 48-foot catamaran MTI delivered in August 2016 to Oklahoma performance boaters Jake and Gina Nossaman.
The new Wired Up—Jake and Gina Nossaman's MTI-V 42—was delivered just in time for Christmas. Photos courtesy Jake Nossaman
Powered by quad Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines, the MTI-V 42 that was painted to match the 48, which is powered by twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines, is as loaded as they come. The Nossamans ordered the center console in August to replace their 38-foot Statement Marine center console that is currently for sale at Legend Marine Group in Texas. And of course, just like the Statement that the Nossamans purchased earlier in 2016, the MTI-V 42 is chock full of speakers and electronics.
“We wanted a bigger boat so we can do some more adventurous boating to places like The Bahamas and back,” said Jake Nossaman, who also owns a home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “We loved the Statement—it’s a great boat—but we just wanted something larger. We looked at some other boats, like Nor-Tech’s 45-footer, but ultimately we went back to Randy Scism and the crew at MTI. It wasn’t as long of a wait, plus Randy and his team are awesome—they don’t mess around over there. They’ve taken great care of us and this boat is absolutely amazing.”
Check out the slideshow above for more images of the 42-foot center console.
He added that the center console is loaded with more AV stuff than you can “shake a stick at.”
“MTI installed 16 pairs of 8-inch JL Audio speakers, six 10s and four 12s, not to mention all of the amps and a set of pop-up speakers in the bow—it’s over the top,” Nossaman said. “We also have a 50-inch TV that pops up from the console behind the seats. We went all out with this boat.”
Nossaman said he plans on using the boat at various Florida Powerboat Club events as well as some of his favorite events like the Desert Storm Poker Run, the Tickfaw 200 Poker Run, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout and Lake Powell Challenge. He also added that the 42-footer is going to be taken care of by Jason Ventura and the team at Brand X Hi-Performance Marine in Pompano Beach, Fla., and insured by Southern California-based Wozencraft Insurance.
“We’re looking forward to a really fun year with both MTIs,” Nossaman said. “I don’t how many events we’re going to bring both boats to, but definitely Tickfaw and maybe some others. It’s all about logistics when you’re dealing with two boats.”