About American Tugboats
All about buying American Tug Boats for sale
When I think about a tugboat, it is hard not to associate it with childhood. From the little plastic boats which we play with in the tub to Disney’s Little Toot, the tugboat is a very big part of our culture. As adults, we do not have to abandon the classic look of the tugboat or the fun of playing in the water with one. American Tug offers an array of Boats for sale, giving boat enthusiasts the chance to tie American History and culture to leisure and luxury.Read More
American Tug’s History
If you look for American Tug, you will not find that there is a lot of information about the specific name. Yet, a deeper look will show you that there is a great deal of history as well as experience behind the Brand. American Tug is actually built upon Nordic Tugs. Nordic Tugs was established in the 1970s under Jerry Husted, who purchased the company from Blue water Boats. In the 80s Kurt Dilworth took a position with Nordic Tugs and eventually became the Head Engineer. The two main heads of the company and its founding are Tom Nelson (alongside Lynn Senour) and Mike Schoppert.
It gets a bit confusing when you start to look at the various companies that these men have worked for leading up to American Tug. Some of the names include Chris Craft, Tolly Craft, Oceanus, Nelson Yacht Corporation, the Tomoco Marine Group, and Nordic Tugs. The thing to note is that all of these companies have high reputations and that many of these companies are stepping stones into the formation of American Tugs (such as Nordic Tugs, Nelson Yacht Corporation, and Tomoco Marine Group).
What types of Tugs are available
There are currently 4 models of American Tug Boats for Sale. These are the 365, 395, 435, and the 485. As expected the model number corresponds with the L.O.A. of the vessel. On the 365 and the 395, the beam is 13’3”. On the 435 and 485, the beam is 15’10”. Out of the four, the 485 is the newest model. However, there are 2 Hulls which are currently being developed by the company.
New boats from American Tug come slowly. This is due to the company’s focus on details and craftsmanship. While there are some companies which try to mass produce the product, American Tug Boats for sale are catered to those who wish to have luxury, durability, and strong craftsmanship.
One look at the American Tug and you will see that it is nothing to be compared to those of the Industrial era. The modern tug boat is furnished with plush leather, wood fixtures, marble tops, LED lighting, and the latest navigational technology. Additionally, due to the experience that the founders have had with other boating manufacturers from around the world, the Hull and the interior designing far exceeds the standards of the market. Again, the company thrives on high-quality American craftsmanship with an attention to details.
Common features of the American Tug
The American Tug has a few features which are common to each boat. These features include the fiberglass hull with the wooden look, large gunwales on the bow, the classic/iconic square window configuration around the captain’s chamber, a two tone color pairing on the boat (generally the hull is one color and the rest of the boat is in white), and as stated an extreme attention to the detailing and fittings.
Finding an American Tug
A new American Tug 365 starts at $465,000 new. The other models are increments of this base price with the largest 485 model’s base price starting at $1,079,500. A pre-owned boat can be acquired for substantially less if you know where to look. For example, one 2006 American Tug 41’ boat was recently listed at $419,000, a 34’ for $119,000.
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