Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas

A cookie mini-rendezvous!  The sea shell green American Tug 395 in the lower right is hull #12.  Thanks from Tomco to the Beard's, the talented bakers of the cookies.  Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Rollout: American Tug 395-11 - Single cabin

Just rolled out and undergoing her sea-trials.  The new 395 "single cabin" model.

    Call Steve for full details at 360-466-2961.

Monday, November 21, 2016

New Listing: 2001 American Tug 34

2001 American Tug 34    Jayhawk    $   239,500

Jayhawk has been well kept and upgraded by an experienced yachtsman.  She is ready for your family's next cruise. 
Her engine has just been serviced in October 2016 including having the raw & fresh water cooling system removed and serviced.  Oil change in both the engine and genset with new filters in June 2016.  She is ready to go!

Equipped with the most popular factory options including: Grey hull,"Platinum" Ultraleather and neutral Silverado carpeting. Cummins 370HP engine, Northern Lights genset, bow thruster, dual Racor filters, front deck storage box.  Heated with a new Wallas 40DT 4kw diesel forced air furnace and cooled with Ocean Marine reverse-cycle air-conditioning. Updated electronics include a 12-inch Standard Horizon multifunction panel, AIS, Rogue Wave WiFi extender and Standard Horizon VHF radio.

She has a Zodiac Yachtline 310R Rib dinghy with a Tohatsu 9.8hp electric start outboard hung from an American Tug / Tanner stainless stern davit.
Jayhawk is ready for your family's next vacation.

Now moored on Trawler Row in La Conner, WA at the American Tug factory.  Call Steve and arrange a private showing or for more information.  Ask for a link to high resolution photo gallery with over 100 pictures.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Open House at American Tugs - June 4 & 5

American Tug Factory Tours & Open Docks

Saturday - October 1st 

from 10am – 4pm

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Come and take a tour & see our quality build.  Made in America!

When: This Saturday – October 1st – from 10am till 4pm
  At American Tugs – 800 S Pearle Jensen Way, La Conner, WA  98257
At the north basin of the La Conner Marina.  Come around the back to the large doors.
What:  Factory tours, open house, Q&A, open boats, see the build process.
See:  – On the shop floor we have several boats under construction
– See how we laminate the hulls, install mechanical components & wiring, build out the interiors, see the fine finish joinery and add the highest quality hardware.
On Trawler-row:    Our docks are full.  Come and see the brokerage boats and pre-owned American Tugs.
Map to American Tug


Monday, September 12, 2016

American Tug Trivia - Home Edition!

At the recent American Tug Rendezvous we had a trivia contest.  See how well you can do?

Download a pdf of the quiz here:

Send me your answers and I will score it for you.  This is a "closed book" test... no internet assistance!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

New Listing: 2009 American Tug 34

2009 American Tug 34 #126       Spica        $339,500

Equipped with the most popular factory options and a Furuno navigation package with open-array radar, Icom VHF and Icom 802 SSB radios. Midnight Blue hull with a tasteful Papyrus Ultraleather interior. Cummins 380HP electronic common rail engine with just 1,115-hours, 6kw Northern Lights genset,  full height windows in pilothouse doors, bow thruster, dual Racor filters, Magnum Energy power inverter.

She has an AB aluminum hulled inflatable mounted with a Lehr 5-hp propane powered engine.  Dinghy is hung from an American Tug factory stainless stern davit.

Full information on Spica is here.

Hull #126 was built with many of the enhancements that we included in the 365 including the sliding side doors with longer stainless side rails, interior doors with milled arched top doorways, larger aft lazarette locker.  We included the Hurricane II diesel fired hydronic furnace with zone heat and independent thermostats in the salon and master stateroom.

This is a very well maintained low-hour boat with the best options!  Hurry as she will sell fast.  Call Steve or Gerry and arrange a private tour.  360-466-2961 or

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sherwood Impeller installation tool

The pro's use it!

Sherwood Pumps has been innovating marine products since 1903.  Before making cars, David Buick and his partners made marine castings and pumps.

The impeller installation tool makes installing a raw water impeller an easy task.  Just screw the threads into the impeller, driving it off its axle, then give her a tug.

Available at Fisheries Supply.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

American Tugs at TrawlerFest Anacortes

TrawlerFest Anacortes      May  19-21, 2016    Thurs-Sat     Cap Sante Marina
Come see the American Tugs at TrawlerFest Anacortes.

2011 American Tug 41   Boy O Boy    &   2006 American Tug 34   My Sharona
Boy O Boy

2011 American Tug 41 #43    
Boy O Boy      Now Reduced  $599,500
Capable American Tug 41 with all the best factory options.  Navy blue hull with a gorgeous neutral colored interior featuring dual “Stressless loungers”.  Cummins QSC-500 engine sips just 3-gph at 7.75-knot cruise, yet can wake up and deliver 12-15 knots when needed to safely navigate the Inside Passage.  Well kept and ready to cruise.  Dual display Garmin navigation suite with autopilot.  Air conditioned for your comfort.  Upper deck crane with Mercury inflatable & 15-hp Mercury.  See her at TrawlerFest Anacortes.

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2006 American Tug 34 #98    
My Sharona      Now Sold!

British Racing Green beauty.  Cummins QSB-425 powered.  Fitted with solar panels, wind generator, Rocna anchor & watermaker for prolonged “off the grid” wilderness cruising.  You will still be comfortable with satellite television and a gorgeous American Tug interior.  Upper deck crane, Achilles dinghy with Yamaha 20.  Excellent maintenance.  See her at TrawlerFest Anacortes.
Come say hello and see the American Tugs at TrawlerFest Anacortes 2016.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Suncor Stainless Ratchet Straps

Secure your dinghy with Suncor stainless ratchet straps

We regularly see dinghies secured to decks or davits with a variety of tie-down methods, some are tidy and solid, others maybe a bit more "freestyle" in their technique.  It is important to keep the dinghy held firmly so that it stays in place in rougher sea conditions.

I have always liked to use ratchet straps when securing a load in my truck or on a trailer, but these are generally made of mild steel and susceptible to rust in the marine environment.  Suncor to the rescue!

They have a full line of stainless ratchet straps in 1-inch, 1.5 & 2-inch widths and a variety of lengths.

Sold by Fisheries Supply:  Click here.