Delivery of Nor-Tech’s new 340 Center Console model, which is based off its successful 390 Center Console, will begin in June. To date, four 34-footers have been sold—two with twin Mercury Verado outboard engines and two with twin 300-hp Yamaha outboards.
“We were about the 30 days behind the most optimistic of schedules,” said Terry Sobo, the director of sales marketing for the Cape Coral, Fla., company. “But we are pleased with our progress and the interest in the 34.”
In related news, the company is building a Southern Kingfish Association tournament version of the 390 Center Console for a team in St. Petersburg, Fla.
“So far, the 390 Center Console models we’ve built have been oriented toward the typical guy transitioning from a performance boat, meaning they have lots of cushy features,” said Sobo. “This one is more toward the hardcore fishing side, with big fish boxes, livewells and stuff like that.”
On the less “hardcore” side, the company is developing a leisure performance cruiser based on the 39-footer, which has a 10-foot beam, dubbed the 420 Monte Carlo.
“We’re going after that Riva-style market,” Sobo explained. “It’s going to be a nice open boat with a walk-through in the sunpad/engine hatch, a spacious cockpit and a cuddy cabin up front, kind of like a nice, open-style runabout with a pair of diesel engines or Mercury 525s.”