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Nordic Tug 49

The birth of a classic.

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.

That combination of circumstances proved prophetic.


Overall Length:52' 3
Length of Waterline:48' 4
Beam:16' 1
Draft:4' 2
Power:Cummins QSM 11 610 hp Cummins / QSM 11 455 kw
Weight (dry):45,000 lbs
Weight (wet):54,030 lbs
Fuel tank capacity:800 USG
Range:Approx. 1,645 NM @ 8 knots (varies with load and cruising conditions)
Fresh water capacity:300 USG
Blackwater capacity:60 USG
Grey water capacity:60 USG


Long off-shore cruises. Weekends anchored in shallow bays. Quick trips to the islands. The Nordic Tug 49 has the versatility to take you there. Her renowned Nordic Tugs construction provides the confidence to cruise open waters, yet she draws only 4′ 2″ (1.3m), giving you room to explore shallow waterways. The all-new hull features an advanced split chine design that’s as pleasing at speed as it is at anchor.

The 49 is superbly appointed with an expansive gourmet galley, teak and holly floors, full-beam master stateroom and an impressive pilothouse that even the most experienced skippers will envy. Every inch of her interior was thoughtfully designed for maximum livability in luxurious style, making her the ideal home on the water that will deliver you in comfort to your next destination.

The boating media agree:

“So while the new Nordic 49 is clearly a Nordic Tug, it’s a Nordic with a difference. If a boater is looking for a vessel for serious cruising or as a very comfortable liveaboard, the new Nordic 49 should make his or her short list.”

“If you’re in the market for a new power cruiser in this size range and compare its features, performance, American craftsmanship, 10-year hull warranty, and strong dealer network, this tug’s … base price represents real value.”

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