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.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

New Product: Killer Crab Knife

It is no secret on the American Tug News that we like to go crabbing.  The whole experience from being on a boat, getting the traps rigged, waiting... and the eventual hauling the pots back aboard and filling a bucket is enjoyable.  The best part is cooking and eating.  It is the middle step where some have an issue; dispatching the little fellas.  Scout Trading to the rescue!

The Killer Crab Knife     $29.95
Fast and easy 

The heavily constructed stainless knife has a thick back bone and comes with a rubber mallet to make the dispatch fast and safe.  Just lay your victim on his back where a crab becomes motionless and quickly split the crab into two pieces so it is ready to be cleaned.

Scout Trading has offered our American Tug clientele 15% off and they include free shipping.  You will want two; keep one at home and another aboard your boat.

Discount code 15OFF  at checkout.  See:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Just Launched: New American Tug 485

The Patricia K - new American Tug 485

Just completed; our latest American Tug 485, the Patricia K.  Absolutely beautiful inside and out.  The color is a custom blend of charcoal and blue, on the water she is a smokey blue/grey that has a depth and luster.

Custom asymmetric pilothouse with larger seating area & expanded dash

The clients desired an expanded seating and entertaining area in the pilothouse.  We built an asymmetric pilothouse with a larger L-shaped seating area, sliding table, forward facing co-pilot station with a larger 3-panel electronics console.  It is fantastic!

Expansive salon & galley

Click here to see the full gallery of detailed photos.

Call Steve Scruggs at American Tugs and let's get your boat ordered for 2018 delivery.  Steve@americantugs or 360-466-2961.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sold Boat: 2007 American Tug 34

2007 American Tug 34 #115         Breezy Spirit         Sold!


Breezy Spirit
is a midnight blue beauty.  This late model American Tug 34 is an original owner boat with fabulous maintenance history.   Sapele wood interior with rich Papyrus Ultraleather upholstery and neutrual Oatmeal colored carpeting inside a midnight blue hull; timeless.

Cummins QSB-380 common rail fuel-injected engine with just 1,597-hours and a Northern Lights 6kw genset.  Bow and stern thrusters with radio remote control.  Factory 2,000-watt inverter package with extra house battery.  Tomco has added the new bow storage box and updated the bonding system with large transom mounted zinc.

Click here for details on Breezy Spirit.

Breezy Spirit has just been listed and is now on Trawler Row, Call Steve for more information 206-930-6139 or email steve@americantugs and ask for a link to a complete gallery of high resolution photos of  this yacht.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Factory Open House at American Tugs


What:  Factory Open House

When:  This Saturday - September 30 - 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.  We currently have five boats under construction in various stages of build. 

We have a 365 and 485 nearly complete and will be open for viewing.

Call Steve for full information on the American Tugs 
206-930-6139 or

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Seattle Boats Afloat - Sept 14-17

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2007  American Tug 34       Outlier        Now Sold!
Come and see Outlier, a gorgeous 2007 American Tug 34 on display at  Seattle Boats Afloat Show.   We just listed Outlier and she is the 34 you have been waiting for; teak & maple sole, Furuno instruments, Espar furnace, custom book racks, Aqua Pro dinghy with Yamaha 20.  This is a pretty navy blue hull.
  • Chandlers Cove Marina at South Lake Union
  • Thursday thru Sunday – 11 to 6 weekdays, 10 to 6 weekends
Let’s talk tugs!  Call Steve at 206-930-6139 or  We can build your dream.

Sold Boat: 2007 American Tug 34

2007 American Tug 34      Outlier          Now Sold!

Just listed - Gorgeous American Tug 34

Outlier has been lovingly kept by her owners.  Navy blue hull.  Cummins 380 electronic fuel-injected diesel with only 1,400-hours.  Northern Lights 6kw genset with just 140-hours.  Aqua Pro dinghy with Yamaha 20hp electric start and stainless wheel steering console on a Seawise davit.  Furuno dual screen electronics featuring a 4kw open-array radar & autopilot.


She looks as new; always kept with care.
Newly on the market.  Hurry, Outlier will sell fast. 

American Tugs and Trawlers knows these boats best.  Call Steve Scruggs for full details at 206-930-6139 or
American Tugs & Trawlers is your factory direct American Tug dealer. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Photo Gallery: Manta - American Tug 485

Our latest delivery, the beautiful American Tug 485 "Manta".  Full photo gallery of high resolution images.

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American Tug 485-07 – Manta

Photo Gallery of hull #07 in high-resolution – click here

Call Steve and let's "talk tugs".  We are ready to build your dream boat.   206-930-6139 or

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Kirkland Uncorked - July 14-16

On Display:  Manta - our latest American Tug 485

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Open House at American Tugs - April 8th

American Tug Factory Tours & Open Docks

Saturday - June 3rd 

from 10am – 3pm

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

When: This Saturday – June 3rd – from 10am till 3pm
  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

Great boats on Trawler Row - Please come to our open house

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Electronics console

The electronics console ready for a new American Tug 395.  Hand crafted in America.

Call Steve to arrange a factory tour or to learn more about American Tugs.  206-930-6039 or

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sold Boat: 2011 American Tug 41

2011 American Tug 41      Boy O Boy      Now Sold!

2011 American Tug 41 -  Boy O Boy

Gorgeous interior joinery, Garmin dual touchscreen electronics package, 11-foot inflatable with 15-hp electric start & hydraulic crane.  Cummins electronic fuel injected 500hp engine.  Bow & stern thrusters with wireless remote.   Air conditioned with 44,000 BTU's of 4-season comfort.

Nearly new and very well maintained.  Boy O Boy has just two season of usage.  Your opportunity to enjoy this lightly used American Tug without wait.  This is a great American made yacht.

Cummins QSC-500 engine delivers 7.75-kt cruise at just 3-gph!  The semi-displacement hull and 500-hp engine has the reserve power to move at up to 17-knots allowing you to safely navigate through the many fjords, narrows, and areas of adverse current along the Inside Passage or Intra-Coastal Waterway.

Wonderful Garmin electronics package featuring twin touch screen 5212 displays, integrated autopilot system, HD digital radar, Maretron weather transducer & NEMA 2000 backbone.

Boy O Boy is ready for your family's next Expedition; to the Broughton's, Alaska or Mexico!

Call Steve Scruggs to arrange a private showing, she is on Trawler Row in La Conner!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Predicted log racing in American Tug

Congratulations to Duane and Lynn for participating in the 2016 North American Invitational predicted log race.  They hosted visitors from the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club.  The American Tug 395 is a stable platform for predicted log, I am sure the visitors from Florida enjoyed the ride and precise handling.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sold Boat: 2013 American Tug 435

2013 American Tug 435     Serenity       Now  Sold!

The most heavily equipped American Tug 435 ever built.  Fabulous maintenance.

Carefully built for experienced yachtsman. She is well equipped and very meticulously maintained.  Powered by a Cummins QSC-550 hp common rail engine with dual Racor filtration. Sidepower variable speed DC bow and stern thrusters, TRAC hydraulic stabilizers, FCI Max-Q 600gpd watermaker, 120/240 50-amp shorepower system with power retract, Bosch stainless drum washer & dryer, Stidd custom helm chair with stainless base, Stressless recliner, Hurricane 2 hydronic furnace, air-conditioned master, fuel polishing system, Intellian I3 satellite television and so much more.

Huge electronics package with Raymarine Hybrid Touch e165 multifunction display, separate Raymarine Hybrid Touch e7 in overhead with reverse image aft camera, 4kw open-array color HD radar, 600-watt digital color sounder, Sirius weather receiver, AIS, Raymarine X-30 autopilot, 3ea Multi displays, Raymarine Wind, Nema 2k, dual engine room cameras.  Big Bay DC computer with large in dash 17-inch display and wireless keyboard and mouse running Coastal Navigator software for completely redundant navigation system.  Dual Standard Horizon Quatntum GX5000S VHF radios.  Echomax active radar reflector, Rogue Pro Wifi antenna & router.

Zodiac Yachline 340 inflatable with full interior console, Honda 40hp 4-stroke with just 15-hours, built in battery charger (with waterproof outlet on AT boat deck), custom Sunbrella cover.  Hoisted aboard by the 4-function Steelhead Marine ES-1000 crane featuring power jib & rotation for full control when lifting.  Weaver stainless removable chocks.

This is one of the cleanest and best kept yachts this broker has ever seen. Serenity has received the very best professional care and looks as new.  A truly impressive and well maintained yacht.

Serenity is ready for your family's next Expedition; to the Broughton's, Alaska or Mexico!

Call Steve Scruggs at 206-930-6139 or for a private showing on Trawler Row in La Conner.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Trawler Row: 2009 American Tug 34

2009 American Tug 34 #126       Spica      Sold!

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