Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SeaDek: Now available from Marine Detail Specialists

SeaDek pioneered the use of EVA foam to replace either non-skid or teak decking on boats.  It effectively softens the exterior texture for your feet, your dog's paws or seating areas.  Utilizing precision cut patterns to match and accentuate the boats lines, SeaDek adds a glamorous look without the maintenance associated with wood on the exterior.

Represented in the Pacific Northwest by Marine Detail Specialists, our neighbor here in La Conner, WA.  Jeff Paxson has been a certified SeaDek installer since 2017 and has worked on several American Tugs.  Marine Detail Specialists is also one of the very best boat detail shops in the area, they do a great job on cleaning, polishing and waxing our clients boats.

Add a soft feel to your boats cockpit, make your swimstep dog claw friendly or add non-skid to  your dinghy interior.  Installed with a 3M pressure sensitive adhesive so installation is simple.

Call Jeff Paxson at Marine Detail Specialists in La Conner.  Jeff can be reached at 206-852-4609 or see

Monday, November 19, 2018

Sold Boat: 2006 American Tug 34

2006 American Tug 34  #94        Joint Venture          Now Sold!
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 2006 American Tug 34 with factory updates!
New carpet, upper deck furniture and new electronics mast
Joint Venture has been beautifully kept by her experienced owners, nicely updated and with current maintenance.  Updated at the Tomco factory and now includes new carpeting, new electronics mast, “Skylounge” upper deck stainless furniture, stern thruster, new factory bonding system, and our new bow deck box.  Mechanical maintenance is current and she is ready to cruise.

Built in the gorgeous flag “navy” blue gelcoat color with the polar white topsides, she looks like a new boat.  Teak interior with hand rubbed oil finish is perfect.  Neutral interior colors with Doe Ultraleather upholstery, new carpet was installed at the American Tug factory in spring of 2018.

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Raymarine electronics suite with E-120 display and the larger 4kw “open array” radar, Tridata, Wind and ST-6000 autopilot.  System includes digital fish finder, AIS Class B transponder and aft camera.   Icom M602 vhf and Wave wi-fi booster take care of communications.

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Tomco stainless factory stern davit is mated with an AB 10AL aluminum bottomed RIB with a stainless Unihelm seat and steering, and a Honda 20hp 4-stroke outboard.

Joint Venture is gorgeous and ready for your family’s next Expedition.
Call Steve at 360-466-2961 or for a private appointment to see this beautiful yacht.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Photos: New American Tug 435 - Hull #12

We have just launched our latest American Tug 435.  

American Tug 435-12 - Pilothouse View - Click for photos
435 hull #12 Salon and Galley - click for photos

View the entire gallery of photos - click here
We would like to build your dream boat.
 Contact Steve at American Tugs 360-466-2961 or

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Rollout: New American Tug 435

Congratulations to the crew at American Tug! 

A new American Tug 435 has just rolled out the factory doors and into the sunlight.  This is a gorgeous "charcoal" grey gelcoat that really shines.  This latest hull is built with stabilizers and will be heading down the coast to California next fall. 

For more information, or to make your dream come true, contact Steve Scruggs at   Let's build a boat!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Fish On! Quality time aboard American Tugs

 It is all about that valuable time with the family.  Make the most of it.

Family fishing aboard Prime Time American Tug 34 just off Seattle on Puget Sound.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sold Boat: 2008 American Tug 41 Flybridge

2008 American Tug 41 Flybridge    Celebrate     Sold!

Gorgeous teak interior joinery, great upper station at flybridge, power hinged stainless arch, Raymarine integrated electronics, Village Marine watermaker,  Volvo D9 500-hp diesel engine, new inflatable with 40hp engine, many custom factory details.

Rare flybridge model with a power-actuated hinged arch with integrated bimini.  She is well equipped and very meticulously maintained.    Volvo D9 - 500hp common rail engine with twin alternators, bow and stern thrusters, Tanner mast, factory interior joinery in teak,  Stidd helm chair, Village Marine 400-gpd watermaker, Hurricane hydronic forced-air diesel furnace.

Raymarine E-120 displays plus an E-80 up at the flybridge , GPS & chartplotter, 4kw open-array HD radar, high-power fish finder, AIS, ST-8000 autopilot, Icom VHF radio.  A really nice electronics suite.

New Walker Bay DLX 360 12-foot inflatable with integrated console and seating, ORCA fabric, Yamaha 40hp 4-stroke outboard.  Raymarine plotter/sounder.  She rests on Weaver removable pyramid bases to allow full upper deck usage once the dinghy is launched.  Steelhead Marine 3-axis ES-1000 crane gives you power jib and power rotation for effortless launching and recovery.
This is one of the cleanest and best kept yachts this broker has ever seen. Celebrate has received the professional care and looks as new.

Celebrate is ready for your family's next Expedition; to the Broughton's, Alaska or Mexico!
Call or email for high resolution photos.  She is clean, well maintained and well prepared.  Steve Scruggs 206-930-6139

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Sold Boat: 2007 American Tug 34

2007 American Tug 34    Mostly Harmless   $ Sold!

This well-kept American Tug 34 is gorgeous British Racing Green.  Hull #109 was built with a beautiful blond teak interior and fitted with a traditional teak & holly sole in the salon.

Features include Ultraleather upholstery, Espar forced-air diesel furnace, Racor dual fuel filtration, large galley with Nova Kool refer and Force-Ten stove, large factory bow storage box, factory entertainment package, Reverso oil change system, Magnum Energy 2000-watt power inverter w/ 600 amp-hours of battery capacity, bow thruster, Lofrans power anchor windlass with 275-feet of high test chain & Lewmar 44lb anchor, Diamond Seaglaze doors and windows, Vacuflush equipped head with huge stall shower, fantastic pilothouse with great views and perfected sight lines.

Electronics include an integrated Raymarine suite including a C-120 12-inch color multifunction display with GPS & charts, radar & overlay, high power color sounder, 2Kw radar, ST-6000 autopilot, Raymarine Tridata & Wind.  An Icom-604 Vhf completes this great package.

Mostly Harmless has only 984-hours on her Cummins QSB-380 electronic fuel injected engine, and low hour Northern Lights genset.  This boat is immaculate and ready for your family's next expedition.  She has just had her teak interior freshly oiled and looks fantastic!

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sold Boat: 2002 American Tug 34

2002 American Tug 34  Hull #20     Cindy T        Sold!

The Cindy T is a beautiful American Tug 34.  Nicely kept by her original owners and in nice original shape.  Moored in Bayfield, Wisconsin on fresh water.  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, Depth, RL70c Color Radar RL530 color chart plotter and the very capable ST-5000 hydraulic autopilot.  Side Power bow thruster, Air-conditioning, Reverso oil change system, trolling valve on the marine gear, 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 the Cindy T in Wisconsin.  This is a very nice and low-hour American Tug 34, the perfect cruising boat for the Great Loop, Puget Sound & Alaska, Florida lifestyle or your family's next Expedition.   Call Steve Scruggs 206-930-6139 or

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

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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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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