485 Extended Pilothouse

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We can build the 485 with a longer pilothouse & the standard 435 salon/galley.  Longer pilothouse would accommodate a larger seating area and/or a pilot berth.

What do you think?  Call Steve and let’s talk tugs. 206-930-6139 or steve@americantugs.com.  Building boats is fun, let us build one for your family!

Fun owner visit at American Tugs

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We are building a new American Tug 435 for a nice couple from Southern California.    Friday we installed the deck on the new boat which was a fun surprise for the owners, who visited American Tug on Monday.

Here is the owner holding the Fourth of July Yacht Club burgee.  Look for this beauty sea-trialing in the fall.

Call Steve Scruggs and “Let’s Talk Tugs!”.  360-466-2961 or steve@americantugs.com.

New build: 435 #12 is underway

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American Tug 435 one-piece deck mold.

American Tug 435 hull #12 is now under construction.

This is our one-piece deck mold, rotisserie mounted for ease of lamination. Hand layup of fiberglass will continue all week. A one-piece mold includes the upper deck and pilothose roofs for strength, no leaks or squeaks, no caulked joints to ever fail. American Tug quality!

Call Steve for more info at 206 930 6139. Let’s build your dream.

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

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 & 1-1/2-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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From La Conner, WA – American made

 

Tugs at Seattle Bell Harbor 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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2004 AT-34 Island Time

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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.

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Buy your tickets in advance and receive free parking at Bell Harbor!

 

Sold Boat: 2004 American Tug 34

2004 American Tug 34     Island Time       Now Sold!

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Island Time has been beautifully kept and nicely updated by her owner.  “Raven blue” colored hull with “Polar White” deck, she looks great and is timeless in appearance.  Ordered from the AT factory with all the best options including; larger 370-hp engine, full-height door windows, shaft line cutter, stainless stern davits, icemaker, bow storage box and custom interior book racks.

Equipped with an integrated Raymarine electronics suite.  Twelve inch E-120 multifunction chart plotter display with external GPS.  Stainless radar mast with 2kw radar.  Raymarine DSM300 and 600-watt fishfinder.  Raymarine ST60 Tridata, Wind and Multi.  She has a fixed Icom VHF radio plus an Icom handheld.  Entertainment electronics include KVH satellite television and LED tv.

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She has a ten foot Walker Bay inflatable RIB hanging on Tomco factory stainless davits.

Hull #63 is a late model boat with teak interior joinery work, excellent interior & exterior colors and all the popular options and excellent upgrades.  Island Time has received professional preventative maintenance and all records kept.  She is in great shape and shows a pride of ownership.  This American Tug is ready for your family’s summer Expedition.

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

Click here for full information on Island Time.

Call Steve Scruggs at American Tugs & Trawlers to arrange a private showing of Island Time.  She is currently moored in Bellingham, WA.  Steve@americantugs.com or 360-466-2961.