Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats has upgraded its 390 Sport Open center console with comfort-oriented features. First the company redesigned the helm console with a dash panel that can accommodate two 15″ chartplotters and still have space for a 7″ screen and a stereo head in between. Additionally, the T-top frame has a new swept-back design with fewer pipe obstructions. In the bow, the chaise-lounge-style seat on top of the cabin has integrated LED cupholders and fold-down armrests. To make boarding easier, there are steps integrated into the amidships gunwales and the starboard swing-in dive door now comes standard. Finally, to better illuminate the cabin, the console has a skylight and a port light with stainless-steel trim.
The console is wide enough that it can protect three people in individual stand-up bolsters with drop out bottoms. A portable cooler clamps in place in the backside of the bolster base and an aft bench seat has a bottom cushion that pulls out to access all the mechanical accessories.
A hatch in the port side of the helm console accesses the cabin and head area. There’s a berth that’s just shy of 70” long with seated headroom at the aft end. The aforementioned skylight lets in the sun’s rays, opening up the area and the flush commode is there to help you answer nature’s call.
Nor-Tech powered the 390 Sport Open with four of Mercury Racing’s new Verado 400Rs that pushed the boat to a top speed of 93.2 mph and gave it exceptional acceleration. Cruising at 70 mph, I nailed the throttles and in seconds we were at top speed. That’s comfortable, too.