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New Nordic 24-foot Catamaran Tops 100 mph

Equipped with a Mercury Racing 565 engine featuring digital shift and throttle, Nordic’s new 24 SX catamaran runs more than 100 mph, according to Kevin Doane, the general manager of the custom go-fast V-bottom and catamaran builder in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

“We’ve run it over 100 mph several times,” said Doane. “It’s definitely a 100-mph boat with a 565.”

Nordic's latest offering in front of the company's support trailer.

Nordic’s latest offering in front of the company’s support trailer.

The 24-footer reportedly also is the first model west of the Mississippi to be completed and tested with the new 565-hp engine, which debuted (Read the full story) at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show. The cat was unveiled at the Lake Havasu Boat Show and later displayed at the Desert Storm Street Party in late April.

“We’re looking for great things from this model,” said Thane Tiemer of Nordic, who designed cat. “We’re very happy with it.

Editor’s Note: A comprehensive feature on the Nordic 24 SX catamaran will run in the fall issue of Sportboat magazine, which will be on newsstands in late summer.

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