Center-console boats have been the lifeblood for Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats, which started out 30 years ago building go-fast catamarans and V-bottoms. Its latest creation, the 400 Sport, made its debut in February at the Miami International Boat Show.
The new boat is based off the company’s popular 390 Sport, which is the most popular boat in the history of the company.
“The 39 is a great size, so we made (the 400) a little bigger and did a lot of new features on the boat like a glass windshield, entrance from the front going into the cabin and the table goes all the way down to the floor,” said Trond Schou, Nor-Tech Boats’ co-founder. “It’s close to a 100-mph boat with the quad set, which a lot of people are going for now.”
The V-bottom will be available in a triple or quad configuration with power exclusively through Mercury Racing. The new model was so popular, Nor-Tech reportedly had more than 50 new orders including a Canadian dealer who snapped up 14 boats.
The 400 Sport will offer many of the same features including a helm dominated by a pair of Garmins and a large glass windshield. The spacious cabin includes accommodations for two people and an enclosed Vacu-Flush toilet.
“We like that size because it’s very trailerable, it’s user-friendly, it fits in spare houses where they have storage,” Schou said. “It’s a great size boat.”
Nor-Tech now has six center-console models, spanning 34 to 55 feet.