316 American milled stainless steel – the real deal

At boat shows I hear a lot of interesting questions.  Under the bright lights and with all the boats shined up, it is a bit of blur trying to find distinctions between manufacturers.  The question that many first time shoppers is trying to answer, “is this a good boat?”.

I have suggested that you can quickly ascertain the quality of a boat by looking at the stainless steel and the sound deadening package.  A boat builder can scrimp and save money here, or he can choose the best materials and build a real yacht.

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American milled 316 fully polished 1.25 inch stainless rail

We have just installed the bow rail on the new Waypoint 36.  This is American milled 316 fully polished stainless steel, not imported fake stainless but the real marine grade.   We use the heavier 1-1/4 inch railing with coped joints and TIG welded so the railing is rock solid and does not rattle or get loose.   We are building yachts, not boats.

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Sound deadening – generous use of multi-density foam

We use a great deal of thick multi-density foam sound deadening material in building our tugs.  No corners cut here, you need to be thorough to build a quality yacht as 80% of the noise can escape through just a 5% opening in the envelope.  Air transmitted and structurally transmitted noises are addressed with the American Tug comprehensive approach.  Our supplier, Soundown, is the industry leader in acoustic control.

For information on the American Tugs or Waypoint 36 construction please give me a call.  Steve Scruggs at 206-930-6139 or steve@americantugs.com.

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Waypoint 36 debut at Anacortes Show

American Tugs is very proud to announce the debut of the new Waypoint 36.

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Please come to the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show and see our latest model; the new Waypoint 36 by American Tugs.

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The Waypoint 36 is a new model being introduced by Tomco Marine Group that is designed around our current 365 hull and deck tooling.  The idea behind this project is to offer the boating public a more affordable, quality trawler that is capable of handling the waters from California to Alaska or the Great Loop.

Waypoint layout with labels

We are building an all-new model, but using the same hull and deck structures of the 365 with the same fiberglass construction process and materials.  The interior will have more molded components but will also use much of the gorgeous wood joinery that American Tug is known for.  This blend of low-maintenance glass structure plus traditional shaker style cabinetry will be beautiful.  We are investing in new tooling, using aerospace developed adhesives and incorporating a streamlined build process.  This efficiency in build allows us to offer a lower price.

Two-staterooms + convertible dinette = Sleeps six!

The layout will include two-staterooms and a salon/galley with dinette that converts to a third bunk.  This layout will offer more accommodations than other boats in class and be a perfect cruiser for younger families, fishing buddies or travelling with grand kids.

This is a 17,000-lb yacht built to American Tug standards, offered for an introductory price of $350,000.   Call Steve Scruggs for more information at 360-466-2961 or steve@americantugs.com

New tooling for the Waypoint 36

Update 3-21-2018:  More tooling photos

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New salon floor mold just released from its plug

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New pilothouse floor – this is the tooling gelcoat applied to the plug

New Dinette mold under construction

New dinette mold under construction

The crew is working hard developing the new Waypoint for spring 2018 deliveries.

We are building several new pieces of fiberglass tooling that will enable us to build high quality parts efficiently.

Call Steve for complete information at 360-466-2961 or steve@americantugs.com.  Let’s get your family out on the water this summer!

Slowboat.com analyzes the Waypoint 36

The crew from Slowboat spent some time with American Tug last week and just published this article. They agree; we are on a excellent path with the new Waypoint 36.

Kevin Morris and Laura Domela came by La Conner last week and asked us great questions about our new model.  Kevin and Laura, along with Sam Landsman publish Slowboat.com a well written blog site dedicated to our Pacific Northwest coastwise cruising lifestyle.  They bring an expertise honed by many many miles of Inside Passage/Alaska cruising.

Introductory pricing at $350k, call Steve at 206-930-6139 and let’s firm up your summer plans.

It’s difficult to find a high-quality new cruising boat for a reasonable price…
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