Monday, September 28, 2015

Open House at American Tugs - October 3rd

American Tug Factory Tours & Open Docks

Saturday October 3rd  –  from 10am – 3pm

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Come and take a tour & see our quality build.  Made in America!

When: This Saturday – October 3rd – from 10am till 3pm
  At American Tugs – 800 S Pearle Jensen Way, La Conner, WA  98257
At the north basin of the La Conner Marina.  Come around the back to the large doors.
What:  Factory tours, open house, Q&A, open boats, see the build process.
See:  – On the shop floor we have several boats under construction
– See how we laminate the hulls, install mechanical components & wiring, build out the interiors, see the fine finish joinery and add the highest quality hardware.
On Trawler-row:    Our docks are full.  Come and see the brokerage boats and pre-owned American Tugs.
Map to American Tug


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Price Reduction: 2011 American Tug 41

2011 American Tug 41      Boy O Boy      Now $599,500

2011 American Tug 41 -  Price Just Reduced!

Gorgeous interior joinery, Garmin dual touchscreen electronics package, 11-foot inflatable with 15-hp electric start & hydraulic crane.  Cummins electronic fuel injected 500hp engine.  Bow & stern thrusters with wireless remote.   Air conditioned with 44,000 BTU's of 4-season comfort.

Nearly new and very well maintained.  Boy O Boy has just two season of usage.  Your opportunity to enjoy this lightly used American Tug without wait.  This is a great American made yacht.

Cummins QSC-500 engine delivers 7.75-kt cruise at just 3-gph!  The semi-displacement hull and 500-hp engine has the reserve power to move at up to 17-knots allowing you to safely navigate through the many fjords, narrows, and areas of adverse current along the Inside Passage or Intra-Coastal Waterway.

Wonderful Garmin electronics package featuring twin touch screen 5212 displays, integrated autopilot system, HD digital radar, Maretron weather transducer & NEMA 2000 backbone.

Boy O Boy is ready for your family's next Expedition; to the Broughton's, Alaska or Mexico!

Call Steve Scruggs to arrange a private showing, she is on Trawler Row in La Conner!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Seattle Boats Afloat Show - September 16-20

Please come to the Seattle Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union at Chandlers Cove.  September 16-20.


On display is a new American Tug 485, a gorgeous American Tug 41 Flybridge, and an American Tug 365.  Great boats!
Come by and say hello.  Steve, Cindy & Gerry

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Trawler Row

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Full details on any of our listings – click here

Call Steve or Gerry and let’s get you out on the water.   Steve Scruggs 206-930-6139 or Gerry Henson at 253-740-8873.

These are all really nice boats.  Call Steve at 206-930-6139 or Gerry at 253-740-8873 and arrange to see them on Trawler Row.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New American Tug Owners Burgee designed

Update:  New ATUGOA burgee chosen at the 2015 Rendezvous
Congratulations Alan Grube for your submission, the new American Tug Owners burgee.
ATUGOA burgee contest winner 9-2015 Alan Grube entry
Alan has won a new Ring Buoy with graphics donated by Scott Soes of the Anders Sign Company.  Thanks Scott for supporting our fleet.

Let’s design a burgee!  The American Tug Owners need their own unique burgee to fly with pride from the stem fitting.
Burgee contest
Download the entry form PDF here.
Submit your entries to the factory at prior to the big Fall Rendezvous over Labor Day weekend.  We will be displaying all the entrants on Saturday, September 5th and then taking ballots prior to the dinner.
Let me know of any questions.  Steve 206-930-6139 or

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Drone attacks Trawlerrow

Thanks Shawn Severn for your drone flight & video.

You can visit our docks anytime, call Steve Scruggs at 206-930-6139.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Our August Ad: Come to Trawler Row

Call Steve Scruggs at 206-930-6139 - or Gerry Henson at 253-740-8873 - to arrange a private showing of any of our fine boats.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Rollout! American Tug 485 hull #5

American Tugs is proud to announce the rollout of "American Dream"

Click for a time lapse video of her rollout

American Tug 485 hull #5 was launched on July 10, 2015.  Congratulations, she is gorgeous!

Thank you for working with American Tugs!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sold Boat: 2004 American Tug 41

2004 American Tug 41      Prime Time II            Now Sold!

 Built for her current owner; the original Pacific Northwest dealer for American Tugs.  She is well equipped and has been very meticulously maintained by an experienced yachtsman.
The American Tug 41 is a beautifully crafted raised pilothouse motor yacht.

Built in La Conner, Washington on a semi-displacement hull and designed to operate super efficiently at displacement hull-speeds.  When the skipper desires or the situation requires she can be powered up to run in semi-displacement trim allowing her to safely pass the narrows, rapids or areas of adverse current found all along the Inside Passage.  American Tugs are ideally suited for northwest 4-season cruising.

Powered by the Cummins QSC-540 common rail engine with complete maintenance records.  Equipped with bow and stern thrusters, Simrad 17-inch color displays & multi-function repeaters, Furuno NavNet color radar, chart plotter and high-power fish finder, built in PC with Coastal Explorer software, Tanner mast, factory custom cabinetry, abundant engine spares, Village Marine 600-gpd watermaker, Nova Kool refrigerator, Force Ten stove,  Hydronic heat system, Stidd helm chair, 11.5-foot AB inflatable with console and Yamaha 25 engine, etc.. The complete list is impressive.

Equipped to fish and proven lucky; Prime Time II has a trolling valve on the marine gear, two bridge-deck mounted deep freezers, Tanner stainless rocket launchers, custom stainless cleaning station, Tanner downrigger mounts, Simrad multi repeater in aft cockpit, custom rod security locker, and a gorgeous Magma stainless barbecue center.

Click here for a gallery of high resolution photos

Here is the Yachtworld listing with full details

Prime Time II is ready for your next Expedition; to the Broughton's, Alaska or Mexico!

Now moored on Trawler Row in La Conner Marina, just below the American Tug factory.   Call Steve Scruggs to make a private appointment to see her.  Call 360-466-6139 or

Friday, June 19, 2015

Stern reel for smaller boats

In the Pacific Northwest we have a unique need for the stern reel.  Given our summertime light wind and always present tides, boats can swing on their anchors.  To minimize the amount of space that a boat takes up in an anchorage, it is customary to put out a stern line to shore to keep the boat from swinging around the moorage unnecessarily.

Generally the line will be 1/4", 5/16" or 3/8" polypro.  Poly is inexpensive, it floats and is normally in a highly visible color.   The 1/4" line may be appropriate for many boats as it is doubled up between the boat and shore.  The line gets fed from the boat, around a fixed object on shore and is brought back to the boat so you can easily retrieve the line when you are ready to depart.

Here is a recent discovery that may be great on smaller boats (up to 40-footers?) as it can carry about 400-feet of 1/4" poly line.

Alert Stamping 7000WR Pro-Reel Cord Carrier

This cord reel was purchased from Amazon and sells for under $30.  We were able to load about 400-feet of 1/4" poly line.  There were four screws we replaced with stainless in order to make it better for the marine environment.  Quality was good, and it is made in the USA.

My last post with a stern line generated much interest.  Since that time I have heard that Mr. Brooks no longer makes his reels.  See:  That reel held more line and was appropriate for larger boats or those wanting to carry larger diameter line.

The new reel has been sent off with a client aboard his American Tug 395 for field trials in Desolation Sound.  A report will follow later in the summer.

We still are looking for the best stern line reel solutions.  Please submit your solution to:

Thank you,