Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Waypoint 36 debut at Anacortes Boat Show

American Tugs is very proud to announce the debut of the new Waypoint 36.
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Please come to the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show and see our latest model; the new Waypoint 36 by American Tugs.
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The Waypoint 36 is a new model being introduced by Tomco Marine Group that is designed around our current 365 hull and deck tooling.  The idea behind this project is to offer the boating public a more affordable, quality trawler that is capable of handling the waters from California to Alaska or the Great Loop.

Waypoint layout with labels

We are building an all-new model, but using the same hull and deck structures of the 365 with the same fiberglass construction process and materials.  The interior will have more molded components but will also use much of the gorgeous wood joinery that American Tug is known for.  This blend of low-maintenance glass structure plus traditional shaker style cabinetry will be beautiful.  We are investing in new tooling, using aerospace developed adhesives and incorporating a streamlined build process.  This efficiency in build allows us to offer a lower price.

Two-staterooms + convertible dinette = Sleeps six!
The layout will include two-staterooms and a salon/galley with dinette that converts to a third bunk.  This layout will offer more accommodations than other boats in class and be a perfect cruiser for younger families, fishing buddies or travelling with grand kids.

This is a 17,000-lb yacht built to American Tug standards, offered for an introductory price of $350,000.   Call Steve Scruggs for more information at 360-466-2961 or

New Product: Crafty Travel Journal - Salish Sea

A new book by Shawn & Corinne Severn is now available.  This is very exciting as I have been watching my friends the Severn's bring this to press for the past year.  Congratulations!

We are delighted to announce that the Crafty Travel Journal – Salish Sea Edition will be available for purchase in May 2018. 

The Crafty Travel Journals are designed to help a you create a lasting memory of your adventure.  The journal has beautiful photographs and thick paper to hold your memories. The journal is yours to write, color, add photographs and other memorabilia to create that lasting keepsake.  We provided color photographs, prompts and ideas to get you started.  Use the journal yourself or share it with your family and friends.   We hope that you will create a great memory and then share it with us.

The journals can be preordered now on our web site at  Watch for our blog and Vlogs to help you with even more ideas and ways to create your journal.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Waypoint 36: Walk thru the full size mock-up video

This is a walk-thru video of the full size mock-up of the new Waypoint 36.

Call Steve at 360-466-2961 or for full information.  We will be delivering boats later this spring.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 analyzes the new Waypoint 36

The crew from Slowboat spent some time with American Tug last week and just published this article. They agree; we are on a excellent path with the new Waypoint 36.

Kevin Morris and Laura Domela came by La Conner last week and asked us great questions about our new model.  Kevin and Laura, along with Sam Landsman publish a well written blog site dedicated to our Pacific Northwest coastwise cruising lifestyle.  They bring an expertise honed by many many miles of Inside Passage/Alaska cruising.

Introductory pricing at $350k, call Steve at 206-930-6139 and let’s firm up your summer plans.

It’s difficult to find a high-quality new cruising boat for a reasonable price…

Friday, February 9, 2018

Open House at American Tug Factory

What: American Tug Factory Open House
When: This Saturday – February 10th – 10am to 3pm
Where: 800 S Pearle Jensen Rd, La Conner WA 98257
  • Come and see how we build these great boats. 
  • View the lamination shop, wood shop & assembly area.
  • Meet the builders – several boats under construction. 
  • View completed 435 & 395 + an AT-34 on Trawler Row.
  • See the new Waypoint 36 in build- full size interior mock-up.
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See the Waypoint 36 under construction on the shop floor.
  • Full size mock-up – see the new cabin configuration.
  • Meet her builders and ask the tough questions.
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Saturday, January 20, 2018

The new Waypoint 36 by Tomco Marine

Waypoint logo small bw   Introducing the new Waypoint 36 by Tomco Marine 

Waypoint Profile Final 2 (Custom)
The new Waypoint 36 - Introductory at $350,000

Waypoint layout with labels

  • LOA:  36'6"               Beam: 13'3"              Displacement: 17,000 Lbs         Draft: 3'5"  
  • Diesel: 230-gallons          Water: 120-gallons          Waste: 45-gallons
Two-cabin Interior + convertible dinette = sleeps six!
  • Master cabin forward - island queen (76x57 berth)
  • Guest cabin on port side - double berth (76x48 berth)
  • Convertible dinette in salon - double berth (76x48 berth) 
  • Raised pilothouse with adjustable helm seat.  Copilot seating for 2 guests.  Great sightlines through nine windows.  Dash electronics console, upper electronics console, sliding pilothouse doors, LED lighting, 120-volt & 12-volt outlets. 
  • Large master stateroom forward with island queen.  Port & starboard hanging lockers.  Storage under bed.  Portlights with screens, Bomar hatch overhead.  LED reading lights.  120-volt and USB power.
  • Guest cabin on port side.  Hanging locker.  Portlight with screen.   120-volt and USB power.  LED reading light.
  • Head is on starboard.  12-volt electric flush fresh water toilet.  Vanity with integral sink and storage.  Large shower with glass door.  Portlight with screen.  Wye valve for waste discharge.
  • The  L-shaped galley is aft on starboard with 2-burner propane stove & oven.  Isotherm drawer refrigerator.  Hard surface countertop with stainless sink.  
  • The salon includes a forward & aft facing dinette that will convert to sleep two.  Dinette with removable pedestal.  Aluminum framed windows with good sight lines, mini-blinds.  Stereo, LED lighting, blinds, and 120-volt outlet.
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  • Twin solar panels on PH roof - totaling 260-watts, battery selector and parallel switches, AC/DC distribution panel with backlighting, auto battery combiner, 2ea 4-D house batteries, 1ea Gp27 Engine battery, shore power system, battery charger with inverter.
  • Volvo electronic fuel-injected 260-hp marine diesel engine, Racor fuel filtration, electronic shift & throttle, seawater strainer, sound deadening package in engine room. Stainless shaft and bronze 4-blade prop & drip-less shaft seal.
  • Side power 6-hp bow thruster, composite rudder & skeg with hydraulic steering.  3ea 2000-gph auto bilge pumps, electric air horn, International LED navigation lights. 
  • Four boats available in 2018 directly from Tomco Marine Group. 
  • Hull #1 is on the shop floor in La Conner, WA and is now under construction for a spring delivery.  
  • Introductory pricing for first boats is $350,000.  
  • White hull with blue boot stripe.
  • Call Steve Scruggs at Tomco Marine  - 206-930-6139 or

Seattle Bell Harbor Boat Show

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Come see American Tugs at the new Bell Harbor Boat Show
on Seattle’s waterfront.  Jan 26th thru Feb 3rd.
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2004 AT-34 Island Time
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New American Tug 485 Patricia K

    On display will be a beautiful 2004 American Tug 34 Island Time that is in our brokerage on Trawler Row.  We will be featuring our latest build, the 2018 American Tug 485 The Patricia K.

Monday, January 8, 2018

New Product: Perfect Tear Paper Towel Rack

Kamenstein Perfect Tear Paper Towel Rack     $15

The perfect paper towel rack for the engine room.  Have you ever arrived at your destination and while checking the engine room found your paper towels had unwound with a pile laying in the bilge?  Ever tried to tear off a single towel with one hand, only to unwind three feet?  Me too...
I found this product while spending time aboard Breezy Spirit, a really nice American Tug 34 that we recently sold.  The rack has a built in "ratchet" or detents that offer resistance as you pull the towels, the perfect amount of resistance to allow for control.  It is a quality product, and ideal for your engine room.  It would also be great in the galley.  Available in wall mount or counter top configurations.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

395 Cookie Cutter

What a nice gift!

The owners of American Tug 395 "Emerald Star II" received a cool Christmas gift from their son Steve, a custom Cookie Cutter!

Steve is very handy and made the 395 profile cookie cutter, his spouse Cameron has a real talent at cookie decoration!  What a fun gift.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Sold Boat: 2004 American Tug 34

2004 American Tug 34     Island Time       Now sold!

Island Time cover shot

Island Time has been beautifully kept and nicely updated by her owner.  "Raven blue" colored hull with "Polar White" deck, she looks great and is timeless in appearance.  Ordered from the AT factory with all the best options including; larger 370-hp engine, full-height door windows, shaft line cutter, stainless stern davits, icemaker, bow storage box and custom interior book racks.

Equipped with an integrated Raymarine electronics suite.  Twelve inch E-120 multifunction chart plotter display with external GPS.  Stainless radar mast with 2kw radar.  Raymarine DSM300 and 600-watt fishfinder.  Raymarine ST60 Tridata, Wind and Multi.  She has a fixed Icom VHF radio plus an Icom handheld.  Entertainment electronics include KVH satellite television and LED tv.

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She has a ten foot Walker Bay inflatable RIB hanging on Tomco factory stainless davits.
Hull #63 is a late model boat with teak interior joinery work, excellent interior & exterior colors and all the popular options and excellent upgrades.  Island Time has received professional preventative maintenance and all records kept.  She is in great shape and shows a pride of ownership.  This American Tug is ready for your family's summer Expedition.

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Tugs, Trawlers and Expedition Sailboats: Ideal for cruising Puget Sound & the Salish Sea! Factory direct American Tugs to the west coast.

Click here for full information on Island Time.

Call Steve Scruggs at American Tugs & Trawlers to arrange a private showing of Island Time.  She is currently moored in Bellingham, WA. or 360-466-2961.