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Nordic Tug 26

Nordic Tugs went on to build two versions of the original 26' design, originally named the Red Apple, a cruiser, and the Cricket, a short cabin, open-aft deck model used primarily as a fishing vessel. The two boats were presented at the Oakland Boat Show and over 18,000 people stopped by to check out the newest boating sensation.

The stylish, well-built boats with their fuel-efficient design and flexible cruising speeds proved to have lasting appeal. In 1982, the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) dubbed Nordic Tugs "one of the biggest success stories of a largely depressed pleasure boat construction scene."


Overall Length:28' 9
Length of Waterline:25' 2
Beam:9' 6
Draft:3' 3
Power:Cummins QSD2.0 115HO 115 hp Cummins QSD2.0 115HO 86 kw
Weight (dry):8,500 lbs 3,864 kg
Weight (wet):9,468 lbs 4,295 kg
Fuel tank capacity:75 USG 283 L
Range:Approx. 260 NM @ 8 knots (varies with load and cruising conditions)
Fresh water capacity:40 USG / 151 L
Blackwater capacity:20 USG / 76 L
Grey water capacity:Overboard discharge
Sleep:4 (including dinette)


Nordic Tug 26 A classic reborn.

Introduced 30 years ago and last produced in 1997, the Nordic Tug 26 is back by popular demand. While we’ve modified her to take advantage of advances in technology, she remains true to her roots, and her timeless style attracts interest from curious onlookers at the docks and on the water.

The 26 was the first Nordic Tug model, developed during the oil embargo years of the mid-1970s, with a fuel-stingy design that complimented her nostalgic “slow cruising” tugboat appearance. Though her 115 hp (86 kw) Cummins diesel burns less than one gph at six knots or two gph at eight knots, she can still kick it up when needed to reach a top speed of 14 knots.

Four adults can sleep in comfort with plenty of room for gear, making her the perfect vacation and weekend boat for couples and small families.

ID: 3698

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