Nor-Tech and its New Super 80 Roadster: Could it be a Player?

The high-performance boat company’s second sport yacht is nearly finished—and its open cockpit layout could just make it a winner. (By Matt Trulio)

nortech80A sneak peak at the new Nor-Tech Super 80 Roadster

Let me be blunt: The history of high-performance powerboat builders entering the sport yacht game is miserable. Fountain Powerboats tried it several years back with a 65-footer—and failed. Cigarette Racing Team tried it a few years later with a 55-footer—and failed. Knowing and respecting Reggie Fountain of the company bearing his name and Skip Braver of Cigarette, I wish I could say differently. But I can’t. I’d be lying. Read more.

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