In the News: Nor-Tech 460 Flyer Open Bow Bound For Boyne Thunder
As beautiful as it photographs—and you can find proof of that in your copy of the 2021 Speed On The Water Year In Review print magazine—you haven’t really seen the Nor-Tech 460 Flyer Open Bow sportboat until you’ve seen it in person. And unless you’ve been boating in Florida, you’ve never seen it in person because the 46-footer powered by quad Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines has never been out of the Sunshine.
At least until this weekend.
The mid-cabin beauty will take center stage Boyne Thunder Poker Run, July 8-9, in Northern Michigan. The first 460 Flyer built with an open-bow/mid-cabin configuration, the 2022 model-year boat is for sale and available for immediate delivery, and will be housed at American Custom Marine in Kimball, Mich. Nor-Tech’s Great Lakes dealer, American Custom Marine is owned by Michael Knoblock.
“Tyler Blankenship and I are eager to showcase the 460 Flyer, a one-of-a-kind boat, in the Boyne Thunder Poker Run,” said Knoblock. “
As previously reported on speedonthewater.com, American Custom Marine is a longtime backer of the event while Nor-Tech, which is based in Fort Myers, Fla., is a first-time sponsor this year.
Geoff Tomlinson, Nor-Tech’s dealer manager, and his family will be joining Knoblock on the 460 Flyer this weekend.
“Nor-Tech is excited to sponsor this event along with American Custom Marine,” he said. “Mike Knoblock has gone to great lengths to ensure everyone has a fantastic time—including shipping our 460 Flyer up to Boyne.
“This will be the first time this event has seen anything like this on the water,” he continued. “Personally I’m looking forward to having my wife and daughter with me to explore such a unique venue.”
Shown here during the 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the 460 Flyer will light up the docks at Boyne City Marina.
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