Friday, March 2, 2018

Waypoint 36: Walk thru the full size mock-up video

This is a walk-thru video of the full size mock-up of the new Waypoint 36.

Call Steve at 360-466-2961 or for full information.  We will be delivering boats later this spring.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 analyzes the new 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 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…

Friday, February 9, 2018

Open House at American Tug Factory

What: American Tug Factory Open House
When: This Saturday – February 10th – 10am to 3pm
Where: 800 S Pearle Jensen Rd, La Conner WA 98257
  • Come and see how we build these great boats. 
  • View the lamination shop, wood shop & assembly area.
  • Meet the builders – several boats under construction. 
  • View completed 435 & 395 + an AT-34 on Trawler Row.
  • See the new Waypoint 36 in build- full size interior mock-up.
Map to American Tug
See the Waypoint 36 under construction on the shop floor.
  • Full size mock-up – see the new cabin configuration.
  • Meet her builders and ask the tough questions.
Waypoint Logo test copy
WPGuest Cabin

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The new Waypoint 36 by Tomco Marine

Waypoint logo small bw   Introducing the new Waypoint 36 by Tomco Marine 

Waypoint Profile Final 2 (Custom)
The new Waypoint 36 - Introductory at $350,000

Waypoint layout with labels

  • LOA:  36'6"               Beam: 13'3"              Displacement: 17,000 Lbs         Draft: 3'5"  
  • Diesel: 230-gallons          Water: 120-gallons          Waste: 45-gallons
Two-cabin Interior + convertible dinette = sleeps six!
  • Master cabin forward - island queen (76x57 berth)
  • Guest cabin on port side - double berth (76x48 berth)
  • Convertible dinette in salon - double berth (76x48 berth) 
  • Raised pilothouse with adjustable helm seat.  Copilot seating for 2 guests.  Great sightlines through nine windows.  Dash electronics console, upper electronics console, sliding pilothouse doors, LED lighting, 120-volt & 12-volt outlets. 
  • Large master stateroom forward with island queen.  Port & starboard hanging lockers.  Storage under bed.  Portlights with screens, Bomar hatch overhead.  LED reading lights.  120-volt and USB power.
  • Guest cabin on port side.  Hanging locker.  Portlight with screen.   120-volt and USB power.  LED reading light.
  • Head is on starboard.  12-volt electric flush fresh water toilet.  Vanity with integral sink and storage.  Large shower with glass door.  Portlight with screen.  Wye valve for waste discharge.
  • The  L-shaped galley is aft on starboard with 2-burner propane stove & oven.  Isotherm drawer refrigerator.  Hard surface countertop with stainless sink.  
  • The salon includes a forward & aft facing dinette that will convert to sleep two.  Dinette with removable pedestal.  Aluminum framed windows with good sight lines, mini-blinds.  Stereo, LED lighting, blinds, and 120-volt outlet.
WP Salon-Galley (Custom)
  • Twin solar panels on PH roof - totaling 260-watts, battery selector and parallel switches, AC/DC distribution panel with backlighting, auto battery combiner, 2ea 4-D house batteries, 1ea Gp27 Engine battery, shore power system, battery charger with inverter.
  • Volvo electronic fuel-injected 260-hp marine diesel engine, Racor fuel filtration, electronic shift & throttle, seawater strainer, sound deadening package in engine room. Stainless shaft and bronze 4-blade prop & drip-less shaft seal.
  • Side power 6-hp bow thruster, composite rudder & skeg with hydraulic steering.  3ea 2000-gph auto bilge pumps, electric air horn, International LED navigation lights. 
  • Four boats available in 2018 directly from Tomco Marine Group. 
  • Hull #1 is on the shop floor in La Conner, WA and is now under construction for a spring delivery.  
  • Introductory pricing for first boats is $350,000.  
  • White hull with blue boot stripe.
  • Call Steve Scruggs at Tomco Marine  - 206-930-6139 or

Seattle Bell Harbor Boat 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.
Island Time cover shot
2004 AT-34 Island Time
Patricia K
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.

Monday, January 8, 2018

New Product: Perfect Tear Paper Towel Rack

Kamenstein Perfect Tear Paper Towel Rack     $15

The perfect paper towel rack for the engine room.  Have you ever arrived at your destination and while checking the engine room found your paper towels had unwound with a pile laying in the bilge?  Ever tried to tear off a single towel with one hand, only to unwind three feet?  Me too...
I found this product while spending time aboard Breezy Spirit, a really nice American Tug 34 that we recently sold.  The rack has a built in "ratchet" or detents that offer resistance as you pull the towels, the perfect amount of resistance to allow for control.  It is a quality product, and ideal for your engine room.  It would also be great in the galley.  Available in wall mount or counter top configurations.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

395 Cookie Cutter

What a nice gift!

The owners of American Tug 395 "Emerald Star II" received a cool Christmas gift from their son Steve, a custom Cookie Cutter!

Steve is very handy and made the 395 profile cookie cutter, his spouse Cameron has a real talent at cookie decoration!  What a fun gift.

Friday, December 22, 2017

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. or 360-466-2961.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

New Product: Killer Crab Knife

It is no secret on the American Tug News that we like to go crabbing.  The whole experience from being on a boat, getting the traps rigged, waiting... and the eventual hauling the pots back aboard and filling a bucket is enjoyable.  The best part is cooking and eating.  It is the middle step where some have an issue; dispatching the little fellas.  Scout Trading to the rescue!

The Killer Crab Knife     $29.95
Fast and easy 

The heavily constructed stainless knife has a thick back bone and comes with a rubber mallet to make the dispatch fast and safe.  Just lay your victim on his back where a crab becomes motionless and quickly split the crab into two pieces so it is ready to be cleaned.

Scout Trading has offered our American Tug clientele 15% off and they include free shipping.  You will want two; keep one at home and another aboard your boat.

Discount code 15OFF  at checkout.  See:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Just Launched: New American Tug 485

The Patricia K - new American Tug 485

Just completed; our latest American Tug 485, the Patricia K.  Absolutely beautiful inside and out.  The color is a custom blend of charcoal and blue, on the water she is a smokey blue/grey that has a depth and luster.

Custom asymmetric pilothouse with larger seating area & expanded dash

The clients desired an expanded seating and entertaining area in the pilothouse.  We built an asymmetric pilothouse with a larger L-shaped seating area, sliding table, forward facing co-pilot station with a larger 3-panel electronics console.  It is fantastic!

Expansive salon & galley

Click here to see the full gallery of detailed photos.

Call Steve Scruggs at American Tugs and let's get your boat ordered for 2018 delivery.  Steve@americantugs or 360-466-2961.