Friday, March 27, 2015

New Listing: 2004 American Tug 34

2004 American Tug 34   Fly Aweigh    $300,000

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Full details and specification can be found here.

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Fly Aweigh has been nicely updated with new Garmin electronics including ultra fast 7212 display, high-definition radar and color sounder.  New AT electronics mast, new stainless “skylounge” upper deck furniture, new upholstery.

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She has been nicely kept and well maintained.  Ready for your family’s summer Expedition.

Contact Steve Scruggs at 206-930-6139 or Gerry Henson at 253-740-8873 for more information or a private appointment to see Fly Aweigh in Anacortes, WA

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Rich Haynie Insurance for your American Tug



For the first fifteen years of my career I was an insurance agent, after we sold the family's Independent Insurance Agency, I moved my own accounts to Rich Haynie Insurance.  They have always provided me the same high level of customer service that our agency provided. 

I have known Rich for 25 years, now Ron Randall has joined the team as the marine specialist.  This is a small world as I grew up just down the street from Ron.  I am happy to endorse these folks and pleased they have come up with a good program for my American Tug clients.  

Give Ron a call at 1-800-688-7016.




Monday, March 2, 2015

Factory Tours & Open Docks

American Tug Factory Tours & Open Docks

Saturday March 7th 10am – 4pm

Skagit County is in full bloom with Daffodils this week!

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

When: This Saturday – March 7th – from 10am till 4pm
Where:
  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.  The daffodil fields are in full bloom, come on up to Skagit County!

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:   – See Sequel the latest new American Tug 365 & Salish Lady  a new American Tug 485 complete & on display!  Plus we have great brokerage boats; four pre-owned American Tug 41’s & 2 nice trawlers!

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Currently on Trawler Row:

Monday, February 16, 2015

Hull Lamination Time Lapse Video


We just shot this cool time lapse of the lamination of a new American Tug 365 hull.  Start to finish the hull takes 9-days.  There are over twenty laminated parts that make up a complete AT365.  In total the boat will take 16-weeks to complete and will have over 1,100 parts.




Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Four great boats: American Tug 41's



Call Steve Scruggs at 206-930-6139 to arrange a visit & see all of our boats. steve@americantugs.com

Monday, February 9, 2015

Passing of a friend

Bob Lane, former Times reporter and boating expert, dies at 80


Bob Lane, a writer for a yachting magazine and a former Seattle Times journalist, died Thursday from complications of a stroke he suffered in mid-December. He was 80.

Bob Lane, former Times reporter and boating expert, dies at 80 | Local News | The Seattle Times

All of us in the Tomco family are saddened by the passing of Bob.  He was a nice guy and straight-forward journalist.  He reviewed several of our American Tugs and was always a gentleman to have aboard.  I remember a good conversation we shared on the docks at Sullivan Bay, a true yachtsman.    

Steve

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Our February Ad: Come to Trawler Row



Call Steve Scruggs at 206-930-6139 or steve@americantugs.com to arrange a private showing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

American Tugs at Seattle Boats Afloat Show

Come and see us from January 23rd thru February 1st   January 31st 

The Seahawks are going to the Superbowl! The show closes a day early.

January 2015 location

Three American Tugs on display.  Our tugs are located Just inside the south entrance.

See the new American Tug 485 at the show

See the new American Tug 485 at the show

See the 2005 American Tug 41 Justatug at the show

See the 2005 American Tug 41 Justatug at the show

See the newly updated American Tug 365 at the show

See the newly updated American Tug 365 at the show

Come and see us.  Order your new American Tug at the show for show only savings!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cruise to Alaska in 2015 with American Tugs

 http://waggonerguide.com/content/americantug

It is time to go to Alaska with your American Tug friends.  2015 is the year!

We have planned an Alaskan Adventure with Mark Bunzel and his Waggoner Flotilla Cruising trips.  Those that made one of his three cruises this past summer all had a great experience.  We want to draw on his unique expertise for a fun and well executed cruise to Alaska.

American Tug’s Waggoner Flotilla Trip to Alaska
May 16th – June 5th, 2015

Complete information at www.americantugexpeditions.com

We are very pleased to offer the American Tug Owner’s Group a special flotilla trip program to SE Alaska. We call this a program because it includes:
  • Planning Kit with 3 Douglass Cruising Guides covering BC and SEAK, Inside Passage Planning Maps, 2015 Waggoner Cruising Guide, 2015 Ports & Passes, and Local Knowledge books.
  • 3 day Seminar program in March or April
  • 3 Week One-Way Flotilla from Anacortes to Ketchikan with events at a number of locations. Some dinners are group pot-luck dinners. Some are at the most popular marina restaurants on the Inside Passage. We include a “All you can eat – crab and prawn dinner” at Pierre’s Echo Bay Lodge and Marina in the package. All other dinner events are optional and paid for by each boat.
  • All arrangements with marinas are pre-reserved and coordinated for advance notice and potential weather delays. Owners are responsible for their own moorage.
  • Flotilla leader Mark Bunzel will lead the trip providing individual daily briefings including weather and suggested routing with  coordination for all participants. On going communication with all participants before and during the trip. There are also typically 2-3 check-in phone calls with the participants before departure.
  • Flotilla participation is priced at $2500 per boat. A 50% deposit is due upon sign-up. Planning Kits will be shipped and seminar registration confirmed upon first payment. 50% due 60 days prior to departure.

Let’s join Mark for his first trip of 2015 to Alaska.  www.americantugexpeditions.com

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hard water & mineral spots on your windows?

Diamond Magic cleaner really works!

Has your boat developed mineral deposits on the exterior windows or shower doors?  Have you have had trouble getting the glass really clean?

Recently we came across a sample of Diamond Magic cleaner in the American Tugs office. One of our staff took it to their boat and tried it on their windows which they were having trouble getting really clean & clear...Like magic the deposits went away.  She had tried many soaps, CLR, FSR, and other polishes previously.



Diamond Magic "water spot & hard surface cleaner"  -  http://diamondmagic.com 
This product contains real diamond dust.  It is made in Hawaii and sold online.

Some areas have "hard" water, others have "soft" water.  This is a phenomenon that was foreign to me in Seattle as we fortunately had very neutral water.

Hard water feels very strong and harsh.  It has higher levels of dissolved calcium carbonate and other minerals.

Soft water does a poor job of washing away soaps and leaves a residue.  It has lower levels of minerals.

If your area has hard or soft water you will find it tougher to keep your boat clean, either soap scum or mineral deposits can accumulate over time.  The right products will make your maintenance routine more efficient.

If you hear of a great product please let me know at steve@americantugs.com .

Thank you!  Steve