New Nor-Tech 450 CC Gets Performance-Inspired Paint from Boat Customs

It’s no secret that Texas performance boater Jeff Campbell loves to boat. It’s also no secret that he loves to take friends and family with him whether it’s to a local event like the Texas Outlaw Challenge, the Key West Poker Run in Florida or The Bahamas for a weeklong excursion. For that reason alone, Campbell decided it was time to go a little larger and order a new Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats 450 Sport Center Console.

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Jeff Campbell's new Nor-Tech 450 Sport CC received a custom paint job from Boat Customs in Michigan before returning to the Nor-Tech factory in Florida. Photos courtesy Boat Customs

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Technohull Offers Performance-Oriented RIB With Twin Or Single Outboards

With a reported top speed of 72 mph, Technohull’s rigid inflatable SV909 model powered by twin Mercury Marine 200-hp outboard engines rides on a nine-meter—29-1/2-foot—hull with a ventilated running surface. The performance-oriented RIB’s infusion-built hull is made of epoxy resins and multi-directional fibers and “ensures a solid platform for the standard ORCA Penel Flippo 1670 tubes,” according a press release from the manufacturer.

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With twin 200-hp outboard engines, the the SV909 from Technohull reportedly runs 72 mph.

Twin outboard power options include the aforementioned 200-hp setup, as well as 300-, 250-, 150- and 115-hp packages. Single outboard offerings include 400-, 350- and 300-hp options. The SV909 also can be ordered with a single 220- or 370-hp inboard engine or two 170-hp inboard engines.

The forward section of the cockpit features a sunpad. Shock absorbing seats are provided for the driver and copilot at the center console. For yacht tender duty, the boat can be ordered without its standard T-top .

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The SV909 features a versatile cockpit with shock-absorbing seats for the driver and co-pilot.

A sunpad is supplied in the forward section of the cockpit. In aft the section of the interior, the SV900 features a full-beam settee that converts to a swim pad. A pair of “lateral swim platforms” makes getting in and out of the water easy.

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Performance Boat Center Bringing Two Wright Performance 360 Cats to Key West

A dedicated demo boat for Performance Boat Center, the first Wright Performance Powerboats 360 sport catamaran already has 57 hours on its twin Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engines and some 1,800 miles on its hull. The Osage Beach, Mo., full-service dealership will be taking that already well-traveled 36-footer on the Florida Powerboat Club's annual poker run to Key, West., which runs concurrently with the Super Boat International Key West Offshore World Championshipsin Nov. 5-12. The catamaran will be on display at the docks in front of the Conch Republic restaurant, which is adjacent to the FPC Poker Run Village. 

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The first Wright Performance 360 catamaran will be available for demo rides in Key West next month. Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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Meet Predator’s New Widebody Cat

The fact that the all-new widebody 30-foot 6-inch catamaran from Predator Powerboats in Patchogue, N.Y., hit the water for the first time almost two weeks ago in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., may seem out of the ordinary being that the West Coast hot spot is some 2,000-plus miles away from New York’s famed Long Island.

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Predator's new C306WB catamaran is powered by a pair of Mercury Racing Verado 400R engines. Photo courtesy Predator Powerboats

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First Mystic M3800 Luxury Center Console Hitting The Road

With the final cabin interior details complete on the new Mystic Powerboats M3800 luxury center console, Scott Sjogren of Mystic Powerboat Sales is beginning a demo tour with the boat that starts this weekend at the Fort Myers Offshore season-opener on the west coast of Florida. A trio of Mercury Marine Verado 350 outboard engines powers the 38-footer.

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The new Mystic M3800 begins its demo tour this weekend.

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Skater Powerboats Reports Upturn In Larger Model Orders

The ongoing surge in outboard engine-powered sport catamaran sales continues to lead orders at Skater Powerboats in Douglas, Mich., but according to Tony Cutsuries, the company’s national sales manager, larger stern-drive-powered models sales have picked up as of late. The company currently has several big catamarans from 38 to 46 feet in production.

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Another Skater 438 catamaran is in production and will join the stunning Rockette creation (above) on the water next year. Photos courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

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Formula Offering Watersports-Oriented Sportboats

While Formula Boats of Decatur, Ind., made its name on high-performance V-bottoms and still offers its FAS3Tech model line, the company continues to expand into other segments of the powerboat market. Announced in a press release this morning, the company’s 270 and 240 XS are the most recent examples of that expansion.

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Abundant and versatile interior space is a key feature of the 270 XS and 240 XS models.

Based of the company’s popular 270 and 240 Bowriders, the XS versions of the 27- and 24-footers are equipped for family-oriented, towed watersports such as tubing and recreational wakeboarding. Each day boat/tow boat hybrid model is equipped with a towing tower outfitted with wakeboard racks, stereo speakers and lights, as well as an expanded swim platform.

The 27- and 24-footers are powered by Volvo Penta engines with the company’s forward-facing drive. To reflect their recreational watersports purpose, both offerings are dressed in aggressive “Xtreme” graphics.

According to the press release, abundant and versatile interior space is a key feature of the 270 XS and 240 XS models.

“Now you can enjoy the latest on-water adventures without compromising space, performance or amenities, and eliminating the need for a second day boat,” the release stated. “A larger swim platform, convertible aft sunpad, backrests that adjust for seating in the round, and table arrangements that serve you throughout the day make lasting memories for all.”

Pricing was not included in the release.

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