Thirty-seven years ago at the Seattle Boat Show, Jerry Husted debuted his 26-foot Nordic Tug. It was powered by a three-cylinder, 36-hp Volvo diesel and cruised at 6.5 knots, using about two quarts of fuel an hour. He sold 33 within 10 days and launched the Nordic Tugs brand into history.
The tugs are comfortable and efficient cruisers, and the Washington state company has since built hundreds of them, ranging from 26 to 54 feet.
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Soundings reviewed the Nordic Tug 44 in the January issue.