Fun owner visit at American Tugs

435-12 Fourth of July YC burgee

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!

Island Time cover shot

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.

American Tug 485 Information

The new American Tug 485

 

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American Tug 485-08 – Patricia K

Photo Gallery of hull #08 in high-resolution – click here

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American Tug 485-07 – Manta

Photo Gallery of hull #07 in high-resolution – click here

 

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American Tug 485-06 – Kama Hele

Photo Gallery of hull #06 in high-resolution – click here

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American Tug 485-05 American Dream with Flybridge

Photo gallery of hull #5 in high-resolution – click here

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American Tug 485-04 with Flybridge

Photo gallery of hull #4 in high-resolution – click here

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Moxie – American Tug 485-03 with flybridge

Photo Gallery of Moxie – click here

Salish Lady – American Tug 485-02 – Just Launched! 

Photo Gallery of Salish Lady – click here

No Zip Code – American Tug 485-01

Photo Gallery of No Zip Code – click here

The new American Tug 485 

– hull #9 is next available!

Pacific Nor’west Boating article on the 485 – June 2014 – Read it here

Sea Magazine article on the 485 – August 2014 – Read it here

At just under 50-feet she is the perfect size for the long distance cruiser.  The new AT-485 offers a large salon with opportunities for owners choice of arrangement and customization.

Using American Tugs time proven Lynn Senour semi-displacement hull form, the 485 will deliver excellent efficiency at speed and incredible stability provided by her hard chines and full keel.  The long keel allows smooth tracking and protects the running gear.

Come on by the factory and let’s talk about your next boat.  Take a look at the builds as they are coming along, we are very excited about our newest model.

 Hull #9 is our next available delivery

Specifications:
LOA: 49-feet   LWL: 45-feet   Beam: 16-feet  Disp: 34,000Lbs  Range: 1700-miles

Contact Steve Scruggs for full information on any of the American Tugs
360-466-2961 or Steve@americantugs.com