Nordic Tugs are not for those occasional boaters, but for the absolute lover of oceans, lakes, and seas. One buys a Nordic Tug, not because it’s pretty or because it’s “in,” but because they know the secret to quality life on the water and want to experience it.
Quality over quantity is this company's motto. 40 years of trawler manufacturing ensures this company knows what they are doing. The wood is hand-picked, and they are meticulous when it comes to precision control. The company has a crew test each boat on the water only after careful on-land evaluations. They are so sure in their workmanship that they offer a 10-year hull warranty on each ship.
Attention to detail is not just in the process of making these beauties, but in the design as well. The Nordic Tug 44 touts a three-screen display at the helm coupled with professional-grade chairs for optimal comfort. The living area is particularly spacious, with an island separating the kitchen from the rest of the seating space that includes an L-shaped couch, two reading areas.
"From soles to salon roof, Nordic Tugs are built for years of reliable service so you and your family can go where you want, when you want, and know that your boat is ready and waiting for the next journey," as stated on their website.
If attention to the boat itself doesn't convince, let experience speak for itself. Two Floridians, Joe and Pam Hallberg, recently in 2017, completed America's Great Loop aboard their 42-foot Nordic Tug. America’s Great Loop is a 6,000-mile route. In preparation for their trip, they fit two bikes, two kayaks, another boat on the stern.
Nordic Tugs is the result of the combined efforts of Jerry Husted, who purchased the ocean ketches manufacturing company Blue Water Boats in the 70s, and hired naval architect Lynn Senour. Nordic Tugs grew out of the fuel crisis of that time. What was needed then is still need now: a vessel that is fuel-efficient and conscientious of the desired qualities of a cruiser. Nordic Tugs debut at the 1980 Seattle International Boat Show to a frenzy of a crowd with its initial vessel, the Nordic Tug 26. For the duration of the show, thirty-seven tugs were sold, that's one tug every three hours.
Demand has remained high for these beautiful vessels. In 1988, only 8 years after their initial exposure, they already had to move facilities to accommodate higher demand for their product. They expanded again in 2007 and once more in 2014 so that their space became 80,000 square feet in total. In 2007 they also started exporting the vessels abroad to meet international demand.
For comfort and ease of traversing the aquatic wilderness, Nordic Tugs trawlers have always been and will continue to be, fantastic choices, especially for longer trips or liveaboards. Living on the sea is a different experience, only for those who wish to be free. Nordic Tugs trawlers can make that dream happen.