Nordic Tugs Nordic Tug 32 (2009-)
(w/ Currently no test numbers)

Already a member?
Login with your email address

Not yet a member?
To get full access to videos, test results and FREE Newsletter join now.
Join

Text Size: AAA
Nordic Tugs Nordic Tug 32 (2009-)
Nordic Tugs Nordic Tug 32 (2009-)
Who doesn’t want to cruise off into the sunset for weeks at a time with friends and family? The trouble is that very few of us can afford a boat large enough, or to take enough time off to live that dream. But a 32’ cruiser for a couple with a single engine, a 500 nautical mile range and an MSRP of $281,600 is within the reach of many. As we cruise up and down the ICW each year we see more and more Nordic Tugs on the waterways, and we have to admit that they look shippy, practical, and – just plain fun. So why put off some serious cruising with your honey any longer?

Key Features

  • Color - Oyster gel coat hull with colored inset and waterline
  • Windows - Diamond Sea Glaze Oyster powdercoated: sixteen windows (five opening with screens)
  • Doors - Diamond Sea Glaze Oyster powder-coated: two sliding pilot house entry and one aft hatch-style entry
  • Engine - Single 280-hp Volvo Penta D6 electronic
  • Potable Water Pump - Jabsco SensorMax-17 constant pressure
  • Engine Heating System - Heatercraft with three outlets
  • Fully Equipped galley
  • Full width island berth with four drawers under, upholstered foam mattress

Specifications

Nordic Tugs Nordic Tug 32 (2009-) Specifications
Length Overall 34' 11''
10.64 m
Dry Weight 15,700 lbs.
7,136 kg
Beam 11' 1 ''
3.38 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 11''
1.19 m
Fuel Cap 205 gal.
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap 100 gal.
Max Headroom 6' 6''
1.98 m
Bridge Clearance N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Nordic Tugs Nordic Tug 32 (2009-) Engine options
Std. Power 1 x 280-hp Volvo Penta D6
Tested Power Currently no test numbers
Opt. Power Not Available

Nordic Tugs Nordic Tug 32 (2009-) Captain's Report

Nordic Tug 32

The Nordic Tug 32 is well suited for a cruising couple, and adapts well to cruising slow or at planing speed.

Capt. Steve Says --

I’m certainly one of those dreamers that wants to circumnavigate the globe. Unfortunately, that dream has to wait its turn behind my dream of paying off my mortgage, putting my daughter through college, and financing my upcoming mid-life crisis. But coastal cruising...that’s closer to reality. And the Nordic Tug 32 is a comfortable size for anyone to handle.

Nordic Tug 32

The Right Tool for the Right Job...

The Nordic Tug 32 really has found its niche in the cruising world. It’s not going to head off to the Med or the Azores, and that’s just fine with her. She’d rather stick closer to home where the groceries and fuel are. Her one stateroom/one head layout is ideal for a cruising couple. If you need to have overnight guests then the salon will have to do. Besides, that’ll convince the guests that they can’t stay forever so... win/win.

As with most cruisers, the accommodations are forward, and are roomy enough for the couple that isn’t trying to pack everything that the house held into a smaller space. It’s roomy enough for its purpose with adequate storage. Remember, it’s still a boat that is just under 33’.

Nordic Tug 32

The Nordic Tug 32 stateroom features an island berth with four drawers beneath. Overhead is a hatch for letting in natural light and it also serves as an emergency exit. We'd install two single berths here, or a double and a single.

The Living Space...

The salon is where the heart of the cruiser is and where you’ll be spending most of your time, at least when the boat is not underway and you’re not cavorting about town. On the Nordic Tug 32, the salon shares a roomy space with the galley. This is a nice arrangement, again keeping in mind that we’re on a cruising couple’s boat, not a boat for entertaining a large number of guests. The settee is off to port, and yes it serves as a sleeper. To starboard is the galley, just a few steps away.

Nordic Tug 32

The salon and galley occupy opposite sides of the same room. Three steps up is the pilot house. Note the visibility all around, and check out the clever use of space for the refrigerator.

You’re not going to find a wide screen LCD, or a dedicated entertainment center. You can add these things if you’d like, and the room is wired for speakers. The galley features an alcohol/electric stove, microwave, refrigerator, a single basin stainless sink, plenty of storage and teak trim is everywhere. It’s not a galley for cooking a five course meal, or carrying stores for months at sea. It is however, functional and well laid out for its purpose. Nordic Tug seems to be harboring no illusions about the 32’s place in the world, and all around is evidence of a down to earth working cruiser looking to get the job done.

Helm Station...

The helm is raised high enough to give all around visibility, there are two doors to either side, dual two person seats, and a control station to starboard. There is plenty of room for mounting electronics of choice and even having backups where desired. Teak is everywhere and looks very ship like and ship shape. Added points to Nordic Tug for including a chart table to the port of the helm. Some of us still rely on paper to back-up the software.

Nordic Tug 32

A roomy and efficient pilothouse with exits to port and starboard, and yes, a chart table to port.

Semi-displacement...

When I see these boats, I automatically think of operating them like I did offshore fishing trawlers and draggers. Run about 10-12 kts seemingly forever. You don’t get there fast, but you do always get there, and it’s cost effective. That said, with her standard 280-hp Volvo Penta turning a 24” four bladed prop, she is capable of much more, but it just seems out of place to me. Of course, I realize I’m in the minority on that page, so having a comfortable cruise in the early 20’s serves a much broader audience and nothing says you can’t pull the throttle back when you’d like, or when I’m at the helm. So we’re all happy.

Nordic Tug 32

While able to get up and go, the Nordic Tug 32 is still able to cruise along slower, and more sedately.

While we haven’t done any test numbers on this boat yet, a simple calculation will give you a hull speed of 7.6 kts or 8.7 mph that the Nordic Tug will find most comfortable. Nordic Tug tells us that at 8 kts the 32 will have an approximate range of 500 nm.

Specifications...

The Nordic Tug 32 has a length overall of 34’11” (10.6 m), a beam of 11’4” (3.4 m), and a draft of 3’11” (1.2 m). She has a dry weight of 15,700 lbs (7,121 kg), a fuel capacity of 205 gallons (776 L), and a water capacity of 100 gallons (378.5 L).

Clearly the Nordic Tug 32 is a working boat that is purpose built for carrying two people long distances in comfortable surroundings. You can spend several days onboard without having to hit a dock for resupply, but most will be traveling to distant ports, exploring for a day, and moving on to the next. In that manner, the Nordic Tug 32 can take you to far off places that few can only dream about.



Standard and Optional Equipment

Nordic Tugs Nordic Tug 32 (2009-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Marine Electronics
Autopilot Standard
Systems
Air Cond./Heat Optional
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
Dripless Shaft Seals Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
Shore Power Standard
Washdown: Raw Water Optional
Water Heater Standard
Windlass Optional
Galley
Microwave Standard
Refrigerator Standard
Stove Standard
Exterior Features
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Transom Shower Optional
Canvas
Cockpit Cover Optional
Boats More Than 30 Feet
Bow Thruster Standard
Freezer Optional
Generator Optional
Oil Change System Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Nordic Tugs Nordic Tug 32 (2009-) Warranty

Nordic Tugs Nordic Tug 32 (2009-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.

Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

Nordic Tugs Nordic Tug 32 (2009-) Price

Nordic Tugs Nordic Tug 32 (2009-) Price
Pricing Range $281,600.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.


Members must log in to view the test results section.