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Nor-Tech 52-foot Cat to Debut at Miami Show

According to Terry Sobo, the director of sales and marketing for Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats in Cape Coral, Fla., the company will unveil its new 52-foot-long catamaran at the 2011 Miami International Boat Show Feb. 17-20. The cat, which has a 12-foot beam, a functional cabin and a head locker, will be powered by twin Mercury Racing 1350 engines.

“It should touch 150 mph,” said Sobo. “Our plan is to have it tested before it gets to the show.

“We’re using all the goodies from our 4000 Roadster catamaran,” he added. “The cockpit will have seating for eight, a padded sunlounge and our typical wraparound windscreen.”

Sobo also said that Nor-Tech might unveil a specially equipped version of its 39-foot center console at the show.

“If the planets align correctly, we’ll have the world’s first V-8-powered Yanmar boat with Yanmar dual-prop drives in the water at the Yanmar display,” he said. “With the 380-hp V-8 Yanmars, that boat should be incredibly efficient.”