Friday, November 15, 2013

Summer Expedition 2014 to the Broughton's

Explore the Broughton Islands: June 28th through July 14th, 2014

Cruise with friends in the Broughton Island Archipelago.  A loose itinerary allowing lay days, time to explore alone or as a group, to fish, relax and enjoy your tug.

Port Harvey
Port Harvey Marine Resort was new on the scenes a few years ago.  George & Gail Cambridge are now known for a friendly reception, pizza at the Red Shoe Restaurant and fresh cinnamon rolls in the morning.  This will be our first stop and meeting point on June 28th, located just off Johnstone Strait.
Can Am holidays at Sullivan Bay
Sullivan  Bay, BC in the Broughton Islands for Canada Day and/or the 4th of July.  Watch the parade and hit the driving range.  July 1-5, 2014.  This is a fun place to hang out amongst gorgeous scenery and new friends.

Turnbull Cove

Turnbull Cove is an ideal spot for building a “star raft” or “wagonwheel” on July 7th.  A large protected moorage just outside the entrance to Kenneth Passage, one of the prettiest places I have ever been!
Nimmo Bay fire
Nimmo Bay Resort in Mackenzie Sound has extended an invitation to our tug owners for a private fully inclusive dinner on July 8th.  They will send their boat over to Turnbull Cove to pick up those guests that wish a fantastic dining experience in a pristine wilderness.

Jennis buildings

Let’s visit Jennis Bay Marina and  Drury Inlet on July 10th.  Drury offers wonderful crabbing and kayaking on protected waters.  Jennis Bay Marina is a fun stop with a pot luck led by your host Kim.  A good walk to Huaskin Lake is always a fun adventure.

Pierres aerial

A trip to the Broughton’s would not be complete without meeting Pierre!  Pierre’s at Echo Bay has invited our group for July 13-14th, with a private Prime Rib dinner on July 14th for our expedition finale and wrap up.


The American Tug Summer Expedition is open to any and all of those in the American Tug family, come and join us.  Call Steve Scruggs at the American Tug factory to sign up.  Join the fun by calling 360-466-2961 or email

New Publication: The 2014 Waggoner Guide

Fine Edge is now accepting orders for 2014 Waggoner Guide

Last summer Mark Bunzel and Sam Landsman cruised to Alaska and around Vancouver Island to update the Waggoner Guide. Now, after countless hours of work, they are about to send the files off to the printer.
2014 Waggoner
In addition to the multitude of changes to report on, they've improved the guide in several ways:
  • Improved marina diagrams, including additional information on dock numbering/lettering
  • Additional area diagrams clarifying where specific marinas are in certain harbors
  • Basic distance tables included on many area diagrams
  • Several new marinas, anchorages, and attractions are now covered
  • More weather tips are included to make cruising safer and more comfortable
The 2014 Waggoner Cruising Guide is available for pre-order now. They will be be shipping by mid-December. Your credit card will not be charged until your order ships

Fine Edge & Waggoner give all my American Tug clients a nice discount on all their fine publications.  Go to:

Thanks Mark!

Friday, November 8, 2013

American Tug Spotters Guide
 Download the American Tug Spotters Guide as a handy reference for your boats pilothouse, identify these great boats at a distance while cruising.  Great boats build in La Conner, WA.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sold Boat: 2008 American Tug 34

2008 American Tug 34  #119     Calumet        Now SOLD!

This is a very pretty boat!  Flag blue hull with a neutral "papyrus" colored interior.  Powered with the Cummins electronic QSB-380 engine she is a capable semi-displacement hull that is perfect for cruising the northwest waters and Inside Passage to Alaska.

Calumet has all the best factory options including the Buell double trumpet air horns, bow & stern thrusters, full-height glass doors, entertainment package, Magnum Energy 2kw inverter & charger, stainless line and fender racks, line shaft cutter, wood paneling at helm, washer-dryer, and a bunch more.

Fitted with the very nice Steelhead Marine WD-600 hydraulic crane, she carries her Apex A-9 rigid hull inflatable and Tohatsu outboard on the boat deck.

Full details and over 60-photos are here.

Extremely clean and well maintained, she shows a pride of ownership.  Call Steve at 206-930-6139 and arrange a private showing of Calumet.  Located on Trawler Row in La Conner, she is listed with American Tugs & Trawlers, the factory dealership.