Thursday, July 9, 2020

Sold Boat: 2008 American Tug 41

2008 American Tug 41   Hull #32    Journey      Now Sold!

Gorgeous teak interior joinery, Raymarine G-Series 15-inch displays, sat dish, dinghy, watermaker,  Volvo D9 500-hp diesel engine, many custom factory details.

Carefully built for experienced American Tug owners. She is well equipped and very meticulously maintained.  Powered by a Volvo 500hp common rail engine with twin alternators, bow and stern thrusters, Tanner mast, factory interior joinery in teak,  Stidd helm chair, Village Marine 600-gpd watermaker, Espar forced-air diesel furnace.

AB 11-foot aluminum hulled RIB with console, Tohatsu 20 electric start with power tilt/trim, Garmin, Steelhead Marine upper deck crane, removable chocks.  Great dinghy package.

Raymarine G-Series glass cockpit displays.  Gorgeous dual Raymarine 15-inch monitors, GPS & chartplotter, 4kw open-array HD radar, high-power fish finder, AIS transceiver, cameras, ST-8000 autopilot, dual VHF radios.  KVH satellite television with HD DVR.  A really nice electronics suite.

This is a very nicely equipped and tastefully commissioned American Tug. Journey has received the very best professional care and looks as new.  Truly impressive and maintenance.  She is ready for immediate use and your family's next Expedition!

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

Click here for full details and over 100-photos of Journey.

Call Steve Scruggs to arrange a private showing of Journey - 360-466-2961
Dry stored in Anacortes, let's go see her.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Sold Boat: 2010 American Tug 34

2010 American Tug 34 Hull #138               Blue Heron                  Now Sold!

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A very late model American Tug 34 with most of the subtle changes of the 365 such as the new dash console, arch topped doors, hardwood trim.  Low hours with 925-hours on the Cummins QSB-380 and 290-hours on the genset.

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Integrated Raymarine navigation package that is loaded with extras including 4kw radar, AIS, high power fishfinder & Icom VHF. Medium blue colored hull with a tasteful Ultraleather interior. Cummins 380HP electronic common rail engine, Hurricane II hydronic diesel furnace, 6kw Northern Lights genset, full-height windows in pilothouse doors, bow & stern thruster, dual Racor filters, Magnum Energy power inverter.  Recent medium blue hull paint and freshly waxed upper decks.

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Well maintained with a very thorough maintenance log. She is ready for your next Expedition!  On Trawler Row.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Sold Boat: 2014 American Tug 485

2014 American Tug 485    Salish Lady       Now Sold!

Carefully built for experienced yachtsman. She is well equipped and very meticulously maintained. 

Powered by a Cummins QSL-405 hp Commercial Duty common rail engine with dual Racor filtration. Sidepower variable speed DC bow & stern thrusters, FCI Max-Q 600gpd watermaker, 120/240 50-amp shorepower system with power retract, Bosch stainless drum washer & dryer, LeBroc custom helm chair with head rest, swivel chair, electric fireplace, Large LED television with elevator, Webasto hydronic furnace, Sunbrella cockpit enclosure.

Huge electronics package with dual Garmin 8215 multifunction touchscreen displays, G2 Vision charts from Puget Sound to Dixon Entrance, 604xHD open-array color radar with 1.8-degree beam width, 600-watt CHIRP digital color sounder,  AIS600 class B, Garmin GHP20 autopilot  with Smartpump and rudder feedback, GMI20 Multi display, Airmar WS110WX weatherstation, Nema 2k,  engine room and rear cameras.  Garmin 300VHF with wireless remote, cell phone /wifi data router with dedicated antenna.

Bullfrog 10-foot rigid PE & aluminum hulled dinghy with interior console, Honda 20hp 4-stroke with electric start and tilt/trim, custom Sunbrella cover.  Hoisted aboard by the 3-function Steelhead Marine ES-1000 crane featuring power jib & rotation for full control when lifting.    Gig harbor sailing dinghy with Sunbrella cover. Weaver stainless removable chocks for both dinghies.

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

Complete details can be found here.

Salish Lady is ready for your family's next Expedition; to the Broughton's, Alaska or Mexico! Call Steve to arrange a private showing 360-466-2961 or

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Factory Open House

Factory Open House at American Tugs

What:   Come see how we build these quality boats
When:    This Saturday – February 8th from 10am to 3pm
Where:   American Tug Factory in La Conner, WA

shop floor 9-27-2017

Tour the factory and see the quality build
Talk to the boat builders and learn about the details

View American Tugs under construction

See the laminate shop, assembly room, wood shop and systems
Brokerage boats on display on Trawler Row, lots to see!

800 S Pearle Jensen Way, La Conner, WA  98257
at the north basin of the La Conner Marina
Map to American Tug

Come visit us on Saturday from 10am to 3pm

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

26 Knots in an American Tug - 395 Twin

Sea Trialing at 26-knots

Twin Volvo D4-300hp engines - conventional drive

She handles beautifully

Call Steve at American Tugs for full information.  206-930-6139 or

Desolation Sound in one day?  From Seattle?   The Broughton's in one day from Vancouver?  Let us help you fulfill your boating dreams.  Tug luxury, family size, fast cruise speed.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Sold Boat: 2002 American Tug 34

2002 American Tug 34  Hull #19   Alegria     Sold!

Alegria is a beautiful American Tug 34.  Nicely kept by her owners and in nice original shape.   This is just the way you want to find an AT-34; they were great boats coming out of the factory in La Conner, WA and are best if preserved by a careful owner without modifications.

Equipped with the Cummins 6BTA5.9 330-hp 6-cylinder diesel, she will cruise all day while just sipping fuel at 7.3-knots, or you can utilize the semi-displacement planing hull and take her up to about 16-knots if needed to avoid adverse current or cross the Straights in style.  A range of 1600 miles will make extended cruising easy.

She has a Raymarine electroncis suite including ST-60 Tridata, RL70c Color Radar, RN300 GPS and the very capable ST-5000 hydraulic autopilot.  A laptop computer with nav/charting software provides the chart plotting.  Side Power bow thruster, Espar forced-air diesel furnace, Reverso oil change system, Racor dual fuel filtration, automatic fire extinguisher, AGM battery bank with Blue Seas electrical panels.  She has all the good gear.

Let's go see Alegria in Everett, WA.  This is a very nice and low-hour American Tug 34, the perfect cruising boat for Puget Sound & Alaska, the Great Loop, Live Aboard or your family's next Expedition.

Full Information - click here

Call Steve at 206-930-6139 or to arrange a private showing.   She is moored in Everett, WA

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Sold Boat: 2006 American Tug 34

2006 American Tug 34    Hull #91     Peter D     Now  Sold!

Navy hull with white decks.  Teak interior that looks like new, neutral Doe colored Ultraleather upholstery, neutral colored carpeting.  Bow & stern thrusters, stainless portlights, cross pin cleats, downrigger pads and wiring in the cockpit, upper deck freezer chest, icemaker, Force Ten LPG stove, Magna BBQ plumbed to to the tank, Hurricane II hydronic furnace with zone controls, Village Marine 400gpd watermaker, Reverso oil change system, Reverso fuel polishing system, Northern Lights 6kw genset with under 600-hours, Magnum Energy 2000-watt inverter & charger, recent batteries, full height windows in the doors, shaft line cutter, lots of spares, Seawise stainless stern davit, 10-foot Endeavor inflatable RIB, Tohatsu 6-hp 4-stroke that has just been serviced. 

Cummins QSB-380 electronic fuel-injected engine, under 2,000-hours, trolling valve, fantastic service records, oil analysis records, recently service in March 2019 and ready for this season Expedition with your family. 

Raymarine E-120 multifunction display with radar, chartplotter, fishfinder module, Raymarine autopilot, Icom VHF. AIS send and receive.  Wired for laptop to also receive AIS. 

Hurry as these fantastic boats sell fast.  She has been kept in covered moorage in La Conner - come and see her on Trawler Row!  

Full details - click here

Steve an email at or call 206-930-6139. 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Canada rescinds tariff on US made boats


Canada has lifted their tariff on American made powerboats! 
The Order Amending the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods) was approved and registered earlier this week (registration #SOR/2019-111).  This Order amends the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods) to remove boats (tariff items 8903.10.00, 8903.91.00, 8903.92.00 and 8903.99.90) from the list of goods subject to Canada’s countermeasures against certain imports from the U.S., effective April 30, 2019.  As such, all boats imported on or after April 30, 2019, are no longer subject to surtaxes on a forward basis.

We have always valued our friendships with our Canadian neighbors. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

American Tug 395 on display at TrawlerFest in Stuart Florida

See Esmeralde on display at TrawlerFest in Stuart Florida this week Thursday thru Saturday. Kurt will be aboard this gorgeous American Tug 395.
American Tugs

Show open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Trawlerfest in Stuart Florid...a
It’s happening now through the end of week.
Kurt Dilworth partner and one of the founders of Tomco Marine Group builders of the American Tug is in Stuart Florida right now. On display at the show will be an American Tug 395. Owners Bruce and Dorsey are great supporters of the American Tug Family and we cannot thank them enough. Please take time to visit with them while you are attending Trawlerfest, they are “good people”.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Karcher Power Squeegee

The Karcher Power Squeegee; It does windows!

Definitely one of those gadgets you did not know you needed.  The Karcher WV1 Vacuum Squeegee.  It sucks the water off the glass as you wipe.

One of our American Tug owners showed me this device, I had just finished the Seattle Winter Boat Show where I had spent each morning detailing the cockpits of the boats prior to inviting another days group of show attendees aboard.  This would ease my morning ritual of using a chamois to rid the cockpit of the morning dew, towel drying the nonskid so folks did not get wet feet or track water into the boats, and removing excessive condensation from the pilothouse windows on very cold days.

It should work equally well on fiberglass or window glass, bonus for us boaters!

Karcher is a German manufacturer of high quality pressure washers, commercial and residential cleaning equipment.

Available from Amazon, click here.  About $45.