Surviving 30 years in the high-performance powerboat-building world is an accomplishment to celebrate. So it’s only natural that if you visit the website for Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats and head for the Limited Edition apparel section, you’ll find some cool gear commemorating that milestone for the Fort Myers, Fla., center console, V-bottom sportboat and catamaran builder.
Nor-Tech’s 30th anniversary “Year of Giving” continues.
But in keeping with what has been a year of giving for Nor-Tech, proceeds from the sales of that limited-edition apparel this month will go to the Southwest Florida-based Tommy Bohanon Foundation.
Nor-Tech founders Trond Schou and Nils Johnsen and their team dedicated this year to charitable outreach in the Southwest community. From this week’s toy donation to the Salvation Army Tree Program, which also saw DCB Performance Boats and Mystic Powerboats participate at Nor-Tech’s request, to additional scholarship fund donations to Fort Myers Offshore at the end of 2020, the company’s “Charity of the Month” effort has been consistent throughout 2021.
While Nor-Tech’s “Year of Giving” charitable outreach has run the gamut, all of its have made an impact on the local Fort Myers area community. In early May, the company raised more than $80,000 through live and silent auctions during its 30th anniversary weekend celebration for local charities. Last month, the company launched a successful Thanksgiving food drive for the Cape Coral Caring center, a local food pantry.
Nor-Tech co-founder Trond Schou and his entire team have focused on charities in their community to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary. Photo by Kevin Lane copyright Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats.
Leading up to this milestone year, Nor-Tech was particularly active in 2020 with collecting and donating—and even producing— protective equipment for frontline COVID-19 pandemic workers. Throughout that challenging year, the company also gathered food for local food pantries.
“All of us at Nor-Tech, as well as our incredible clients, dealers vendors and partners, have always believed in giving back to our communities,” said Schou. “We could think of no finer way to celebrate our company’s 30th birthday year by doubling down on those efforts.
“Of course, it doesn’t end here,” he added. “Being part of this community means doing what we can to help those who are less fortunate. That never changes for us.”