Although it was far from the simplest delivery for Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats, the Cape Coral, Fla., performance center console, catamaran and V-bottom sportboat builder now has one of its center consoles plying the waters of Russia’s famed Volga River. Powered by triple Mercury Marine outboard engines, a Nor-Tec 390 Sport CC recently arrived at the home of its Russian buyer.
“We got a call from a broker over there with a client who’d been following the 390 and just had to have one,” said Terry Sobo, the director of sales and marketing for Nor-Tech, who currently is in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., preparing for the city’s upcoming annual boat show. “Fortunately, Royal Marine had one in stock.”
A new Nor-Tech 390 Sport CC in front of the Russian waterway it will traffic.
Sobo said the entire transaction was complicated.
“We had to jump through a lot of hoops—there were a number of contracts to handle—to make it happen,” he said. “But now it’s on the River Volga.”
According to Sobo, the new 390 Sport CC is not the first Nor-Tech to make its way to Russia. Roughly 10 years ago, the company delivered a V-bottom and a catamaran to clients in the country. However, 39-footer will more than likely be the only high-performance center console running on the Volga River, at least for the immediate future.
Nor-Tech posted this email from the new owner on its Facebook page: “I would like to let you all know that after travelling half way across the globe, the magnificent Nor-Tech 390 CC was finally delivered to her final destination on Volga River, Kazan, Russia. Despite the cold weather, the boat was launched and tested, hitting 75 mph on her first run. There was a three-week delay caused by a Russian trucking company, but finally she made it. I would like to say special thanks to all the people involved, and we hope that she will be the but not last Nor-Tech boat cruising Volga River.”