Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New Model: Really!

Just arrived at American Tug is a very beautiful model of Endeavor, American Tug 34 hull #100.

The scale model was built for the late Carrol Walker who commissioned model builder Gary Isaksen to create this masterpiece.  It is a very exacting representation of Endeavor.

Carrol was a great guy and always had a positive word.  We will think of Carrol every time we have a moment to enjoy the model here in the American Tug office.  We are proud to put it on display.

Monday, July 7, 2014

New Listing: 2004 American Tug 41

2004 American Tug 41      Prime Time II         $517,500

 Built for her current owner; the original Pacific Northwest dealer for American Tugs.  She is well equipped and has been very meticulously maintained by an experienced yachtsman.
The American Tug 41 is a beautifully crafted raised pilothouse motor yacht.

Built in La Conner, Washington on a semi-displacement hull and designed to operate super efficiently at displacement hull-speeds.  When the skipper desires or the situation requires she can be powered up to run in semi-displacement trim allowing her to safely pass the narrows, rapids or areas of adverse current found all along the Inside Passage.  American Tugs are ideally suited for northwest 4-season cruising.

Powered by the Cummins QSC-540 common rail engine with complete maintenance records.  Equipped with bow and stern thrusters, Simrad 17-inch color displays & multi-function repeaters, Furuno NavNet color radar, chart plotter and high-power fish finder, built in PC with Coastal Explorer software, Tanner mast, factory custom cabinetry, abundant engine spares, Village Marine 600-gpd watermaker, Nova Kool refrigerator, Force Ten stove,  Hydronic heat system, Stidd helm chair, 11.5-foot AB inflatable with console and Yamaha 25 engine, etc.. The complete list is impressive.

Equipped to fish and proven lucky; Prime Time II has a trolling valve on the marine gear, two bridge-deck mounted deep freezers, Tanner stainless rocket launchers, custom stainless cleaning station, Tanner downrigger mounts, Simrad multi repeater in aft cockpit, custom rod security locker, and a gorgeous Magma stainless barbecue center.

Click here for a gallery of high resolution photos

Here is the Yachtworld listing with full details

Prime Time II is ready for your next Expedition; to the Broughton's, Alaska or Mexico!

Now moored on Trawler Row in La Conner Marina, just below the American Tug factory.   Call Steve Scruggs to make a private appointment to see her.  Call 360-466-6139 or

Saturday, June 21, 2014

New Listing: 2008 American Tug 41

2008 American Tug 41         Intermezzo          $599,500

Intermezzo is a beautiful American Tug 41.  Well kept and ready to cruise.
Beautiful warm colored interior.  Pilothouse features a Stidd helm chair and tremendous sight lines.  The joinery and wood is gorgeous sapele.
Equipped with high quality gear:  Cummins QSC-540 common rail engine,  Dual Raymarine E-120 multifunction displays, 4kw open array radar, Raymarine autopilot, AB aluminum hulled inflatable with Tohatsu 18hp 4-stroke, stainless stern davit, 50 amp shorepower with Bosch stainless washer & dryer, bow & stern thrusters, HRO watermaker, 2000 Magnum Energy inverter.

Click here for full details and over 75-photos

Intermezzo was built for her experienced owner with many extras and custom options.  She has been professionally kept and is in fantastic condition.
Maintenance is current, her hull is waxed and the fuel tank is full; she is ready for your families summer cruise.

I have known Intermezzo since she was first commissioned and constructed.  She has always been well kept and professionally maintained.

Call Steve Scruggs to arrange a private showing of Intermezzo.

American Tugs & Trawlers knows American Tugs; we build them!   We offer the highest level of service. or anytime at 206-930-6139. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Cover Girl: American Tug 485 Review

American Tug 485 hull #1 is reviewed by Pacific Nor'West Boating Magazine.

Click here to read Sam Landsman's review of the AT-485.

Pacific Nor'West Boating has become a very good online magazine. 

Here they are:  You can subscribe.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Price Reduction: 1999 Camano Troll 31

1999 Camano Troll 31      Murphy's Law      Now $119,500

Murphy's Law - A nice Camano Troll 31

Super clean Camano Troll 31.  Great colors, well maintained & ready to cruise!

Equipped with quality gear:  Webasto diesel furnace, Raymarine integrated electronics with autopilot, Icom vhf, AB rigid hull inflatable with Nissan 4-stroke 9.8 and a new Weaver Leaver davit system, Statpower inverter, Bruce anchor & Maxwell windlass, Sunbrella bimini, upper deck privacy and aft deck covers, bow thruster, new ACR epirb, Vacuflush, etc.

The Camano 31 is a great design semi-displacement trawler; ideal for cruising the northwest.

Full Details on Murphy's Law are here.

Murphy's Law has been well kept and is very original.  This is the Camano that you have been waiting for.  Call Steve Scruggs at 206-321-2164 and arrange let's go see her on Trawler Row in La Conner, WA.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Factory Tours & Open Docks - June 14th

Factory Tours & Open House
Saturday - June 14th

From 10am until 4pm

Come to the American Tug factory and see how our boats
are built, ask questions, see our quality inside & out.

When: This SaturdayJune 14th - from 10am till 4pmWhere:  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.

- On the shop floor we have seven 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: 
 - Salish Lady - New American Tug 485 - Complete & On Display!
- We have great brokerage boats.  See our pre-owned tugs & trawlers

See Salish Lady - New American Tug 485 - Your only chance to see her in person

See boats under construction, learn the details of our quality yachts

A short drive from Seattle or Vancouver in beautiful Skagit Valley

Monday, May 19, 2014

New American Tug website!

Kurt has just finished our new website!
See the latest specs and information on the boats.  Photos of the new AT-485, and links to our dealers.
Please spend some time aboard the new site and let us know your comments.
Thank you!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring Fling 2014 a great success!

The American Tug Spring Fling 2014 was a huge success.  A big thank you to Susan & Rex Chadwell for arranging the event for the third year.  With 36 boats in attendance and nearly 80 guests the docks were hopping.  The Deer Harbor staff was very gracious and we would like to thank them for their hospitality. 
A fun kick off to the 2014 cruising season!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Notice to Mariners: Submerged Tree at Swinomish

I have heard that several boats have sustained damage by hitting a submerged log at the south entrance to the Swinomish.  If you are bringing your boat to the American Tug facility in La Conner this is on the route.  The USCG recently published this in the District 13 Notice to Mariners.  These submerged items can be particularly dangerous to twin-screw or inboard/outboard configurations where the prop is exposed.

The USCG has verified a submerged tree is in the Swinomish Channel South Entrance in the vicinity of the northeast side of Swinomish Channel
South Entrance Lighted Buoy 2 (LLNR 18790). The tree was photographed at a +0.4 foot tide at approximately 48-21.6676N, 122-33.2537W.
The USACE is working on removing the tree. If the tree can be removed from the channel, a BNM will be released informing mariners of the
channel status. Mariners transit at the slowest safe speed, and use extreme caution.

Chart 18427 LNM: 13/14
via USCG Local Notice to Mariners

Thanks to Bitterend Blog for the graphic, I just want to get the message out.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Fling at Deer Harbor - April 24-27th

The Deer Harbor Marina will again host the local American Tug Owners’ and their fleet of tugs for "Spring Fling".  This year a record 34 boats and 75 folks will be in attendance to celebrate the start of the season.

The American Tug Owners Association is a very active group with three events planned for 2014:  The season kick off “Spring Fling” at Deer Harbor, the Summer Expedition to the Broughton Island Group near the north end of Vancouver Island,  and the large annual Rendezvous which will be held in Anacortes this year.

American Tugs are a locally made expedition yacht, built in La Conner, WA. Since 2000 Tomco Marine Group has built over 218 of the Lynn Senour designed hulls.  Northwest vendors make or supply the bulk of parts used in the vessels, as Tomco puts a  large emphasis on utilizing the highest quality materials.  The Tugs are easy to spot on the water with their bluff bows and colored hulls.

Deer Harbor has proven to be very popular amongst the owners with comfortable docks and an accommodating staff.  The fleet is happy to see the marina repairs coming along smoothly and wish everyone at the facility a fast recovery. This will be the first large event on the docks since the recent fire.  This year the Deer Harbor Inn has invited the group for a Saturday night dinner. Other events include a golf tournament, Chicago style hot dogs on the new party dock, and a marine swap meet. Orcas locals Susan and Rex Chadwell, owners of the American Tug 41 "Flexible", have arranged the event for the past five years.

Additional information on the event or American Tugs is available from Steve Scruggs of Tomco Marine Group at 360-466-2961.