FLIBS 2018: Nor-Tech celebrates its 200th 39-foot center console

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The 200th 390 Open lit up for the celebration

The 200th 390 Open lit up for the celebration

Nor-Tech High Performance Boats is displaying hull No. 200 of its popular 390 Sport at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The company celebrated the milestone with a gathering on the docks at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.

“We had center consoles at this show in 1995,” Trond Schou, co-founder of Nor-Tech, told Trade Only Today. “We took the company in the right direction at the right time.”

Based in Cape Coral, Fla., Nor-Tech was one of the first high-performance manufacturers to build a center console. The 390 Sport is typically powered with triple Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboards.

Nor-Tech is close to reaching 200 hulls of its 34-foot center console and hull No. 15 of the 450, which debuted at the Miami International Boat Show in 2016. Most recently, the company introduced a 56-foot center console that can be powered by quad Seven Marine 627-hp outboards or diesels with Arneson surface drives.

Nor-Tech’s builds center consoles on a semicustom basis. “We build many different models on the same platform,” said co-founder Nils Johnson. “They key is platform sharing.”

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