Not quite a tugboat, but certainly reminiscent of one, the Nordic Tugs 37 is the company’s most popular model. (Where are the old tires hanging off the rail?) With a single Cummins diesel, it can cruise in the upper teens, or amble along at six or seven knots, sipping fuel.
It’s not a tug, and it’s not from Scandinavia, but the Nordic Tugs 37 is almost an object of cult worship: Cruising folks who might otherwise buy a trawler yacht are flocking to this boat, and to her bigger and smaller sisters, like sportfishermen used to grab every Bertram 31 that came onto the market. In New England and the Pacific Northwest, every harbor seems to have a couple of Nordic Tugs – or maybe a raft of them. What’s so special about this boat?