Nordic Tugs is an American builder of trawler tugs based in Bulrington, WA. Founded in 1980, the company produces six different pleasure tug models ranging from 26 to 54 feet in length. So what exactly is a "trawler tug?" Essentially, it's a boat with a semi-displacement, trawler-type hull and above-the-waterline design cues taken from the same tugs that earn their living pushing big ships around. Those cues include high pilothouses with vertical windows, tall, almost plumb bows, and gently rounded sterns. Inside, the boats offer expansive interiors fitted with sustainable woods aimed at long-distance cruising boaters. Every boat is a single-engine configuration, allowing these tough boats to sip fuel ultra-efficiently underway. Each hull, deck, and superstructure are built with multi-directional stitch mat fiberglass cloth and a special vinylester resin that resists osmotic blistering. Below the waterline, stainless steel is used to reinforce critical areas, while inside the hull, only marine-grade tinned electrical wiring is used on each Nordic Tug's systems The result? A cruising tug that will stand the test of time.
With her luxurious appointments, remarkable seaworthiness and rugged construction, few trawler-style yachts available today can match up to the Nordic Tug 42. Her long list of thoughtful amenities were developed with the active cruiser in mind. Superior craftsmanship is evident in every detail throughout her refined interior. Featuring two spacious staterooms and heads, a nav station, an elegant salon and a well-appointed galley, you can enjoy long-distance cruising without sacrificing comfort or style. The 42's pilothouse features comfortable lounge areas ideal for entertaining, panoramic views and direct access to the deck from both sides.Powered by a 500 hp (373 kw) Cummins diesel, the 42 offers top speeds of 16 knots, with an economical cruising rage of 1,700 nm at 8 knots, making her the ideal boat for cruising both inland or coastal waters. Her unique semi-displacement hull provides a quiet, smooth ride and strong seaworthy performance, even in unforgiving waters. Inside and out, the 42 offers Nordic Tugs' timeless style, luxurious amenities and the seaworthy performance that instills the confidence to cruise where you want to be.