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Nordic Tug 42

The idea that grew to become today's Nordic Tugs had its origin in the fuel crisis of the mid-1970s: build a fuel-stingy vessel that combined the attributes important to the cruising powerboater. It proved to be one of those rare ideas not only appropriate for its time, but an idea whose virtues are still relevant today...

Our story begins in the early `70s, when Jerry Husted purchased Blue Water Boats, a company that manufactured double-ended ocean ketches of the Norwegian "Ingrid" design, from Jim Musser. Musser introduced Husted to Lynn Senour, the naval architect who designed the interiors and rigs of Musser's boat.


Overall Length:44' 8
Length of Waterline:40' 2
Beam:13' 10
Draft:4' 7
Power:Cummins QSC 500 hp
Weight (dry):31,400 lbs
Weight (wet):37,500 lbs
Fuel tank capacity:600 USG
Range:Approx. 1,700 NM @ 8 knots (varies with load and cruising conditions)
Fresh water capacity:200 USG
Blackwater capacity:45 USG
Grey water capacity:20 USG


With her luxurious appointments, remarkable seaworthiness and rugged construction, few trawler-style yachts available today can match up to the Nordic Tug 42.

Her long list of thoughtful amenities were developed with the active cruiser in mind. Superior craftsmanship is evident in every detail throughout her refined interior. Featuring two spacious staterooms and heads, a nav station, an elegant salon and a well-appointed galley, you can enjoy long-distance cruising without sacrificing comfort or style. The 42’s pilothouse features comfortable lounge areas ideal for entertaining, panoramic views and direct access to the deck from both sides.

Powered by a 500 hp (373 kw) Cummins diesel, the 42 offers top speeds of 16 knots, with an economical cruising range of 1,700 nm at 8 knots, making her the ideal boat for cruising both inland or coastal waters. Her unique semi-displacement hull provides a quiet, smooth ride and strong seaworthy performance, even in unforgiving waters.

Inside and out, the 42 offers Nordic Tugs’ timeless style, luxurious amenities and the seaworthy performance that instills the confidence to cruise where you want to be.

“The Nordic Tugs 42 deserves its reputation as an elegant go-anywhere boat that’s tough as nails…. It has the range, speed and features that give you the ability to enjoy the water on your own terms.”

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