2007 Nordic Tug 37 Flybridge

£195,000 Tax paid

Extremely rare CE-marked, flybridge Nordic Tug

General Information

Manufacturer/Model Nordic Tug 37 Flybridge
Designer Lyn Senour
Year 2007
Category Power
New or Used Used
Sale Status Available
Price £195,000
Tax/VAT Status Tax paid
Lying Lymington, United Kingdom
Reference 1503008

Specifications

LOA 12.57m
LWL 11.38m
Beam 3.9m
Draft 1.35m
Displacement 10250kg
Engine Cummins QSB 380hp
Engine Hours 1325
Fuel diesel
Fuel Capacity 1226l
Max Speed 30.928kph
Range 1852km
Hull Construction GRP
Berths 7
Cabins 2
Drinking Water Capacity 545l

Description

BROKER’S COMMENTS:

Sharing exactly the same hull as the current model Nordic Tug 40, SINBAD offers an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a fully CE-Certified Flybridge variant of the evergreen Nordic Tug 37. Built in the USA and with a cult following in the challenging waters of North West USA and Canada, the Nordic Tug is a true all-weathers motor yacht with a combination of capability, sea-keeping and performance that leaves most other motor yachts in her wake. Powered by a 6-cylinder Cummins diesel engine, she can either sip fuel at full displacement speeds or pick up her skirts and plough through pretty much anything at up to 16 knots.

Launched in 2008, then purchased by her current owners in 2010 and cruised extensively around Northern Europe, SINBAD features the perfect specification for comfortable and safe offshore and coastal cruising. Her specification highlights includes:-
• 380hp Cummins 6-cylinder diesel engine
• Third throttle and controls at aft cockpit
• Northern Lights low-revving 5kw generator
• Bow & twin stern thrusters
• Rope cutter on skeg-protected propeller
• Eberspacher Airtronic heating system
• Victron 2kw charger inverter
• Twin Raymarine colour plotter/radars with AIS and sonar sounder
• Dinghy stowage on flybridge with tender crane
• Front opening fridge and freezers
• Teak joinery
• Corian counters
• Ultraleather interior upholstery
• Oceanair blinds

Now offered for sale due to her owner’s advancing years and a wish to reduce the size of his fleet, SINBAD is
well priced and well located to attract a quick and simple sale.

OWNER’S COMMENTS:

We first became aware of the iconic Nordic Tugs when sailing in the Pacific North-West in 2008 and 2010. After my wife became disabled we thought they looked ideal for us — seaworthy and comfortable, with good space in the saloon through cleverly designed side decks. Nordic Tugs are superbly constructed in a yard north of Seattle and we were advised by Canadian friends that the NT37 was ‘a perfect boat for a couple used to sailing’; they thought the flybridge would be the best for us.

In December 2010 we were lucky to find one of the few Nordic Tugs in Europe for sale. This was SINBAD, a 2008 boat (CE specification with 230V electrics) that had been little used. We bought her and proceeded to make a number of key modifications including the addition of a boom for hoisting dinghy, extra ventilation, adding more handholds, adding a slide-away Pullman berth to the guest cabin and replacing the original stern thruster with a much more effective twin-thruster solution.

In 2011 and 2012 we enjoyed using the boat locally, not going beyond Weymouth. We also acted as a committee boat for the RTYC and an ICOYC event in the UK. One rough trip round St Albans Head
confirmed SINBAD’s sea-keeping qualities and gave us confidence to go further afield.

In April 2013 we embarked upon a trip round northern Europe. We have spent around three months during each of the last five summers on board — and it has been a great experience. We have sailed over 6,000Nm on the boat; the engine has now run for a little more than 1,300 hours.

SINBAD has behaved faultlessly. The boat has been versatile, utterly reliable, easy to manoeuvre, and has taken us through rough seas in the Baltic and the Channel. We have generally had friends with us on each leg of our voyage, but from time to time I have had to manage SINBAD on my own and there have been no problems when doing so. The bow and stern thrusters, together with alternative control positions, have made it relatively easy, particularly as there are useful doors near the helmsman’s position.

MANUFACTURER’S OVERVIEW:

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

To understand Nordic Tugs trawlers, a good place to start is with our owners who are experienced mariners. Most Nordic Tug owners have already owned a sailboat and or even a powerboat, but all owners have a clear idea of what they value in their ultimate cruiser. After all, our owners spend twice as many hours on the water each year compared to the average yacht owner. Some of that has to do with the comfort, fuel-efficiency and sense of community, but mostly it comes down to quality of life. Our owners have it.

Every Nordic Tug is born in the U.S.A. and is brought to life by a dedicated long-term work force in a clean and healthy environment. Our 80,000-square-foot facility was purpose-built in 2007 and expanded over two buildings in 2014 exclusively to produce Nordic Tugs.

At Nordic Tugs, the emphasis is always on quality over quantity. Each vessel is inspected at every stage to ensure it meets our stringent requirements for performance, durability, comfort, silent operation and fuel efficiency. Over 120 components and processes are monitored on the hull and deck before the two parts are ever bonded together, and this is only the beginning of Nordic Tugs’ quality assurance. It is the kind of quality you rarely find in production boats — a quality we confidently back with a full 10-year hull warranty.

Designing the hull for a cruiser or trawler is a delicate balancing act. You want a design that offers stability both for comfort and safety, adequate speed so you can get to your destination and have time to enjoy it. Add fuel efficiency into the perfect cruising formula so you can explore without worrying about the next fuel stop. At Nordic Tugs, we have met this challenge with our unique semi-displacement hull, designed to meet the demands of serious inland and coastal cruising. At low speed, it conserves fuel and reduces roll. At high speed, it rises up to reduce drag. A versatility that neither a full displacement nor planing hull can match.

In 2007, Nordic Tugs received National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Certification for its entire product line — an important distinction in the marine industry. While all boats in the United States are required to meet U.S. Coast Guard regulations ABYC certified boats must meet more comprehensive standards and pass a rigorous third-party inspection to ensure that construction adheres to all of the applicable standards.

With interest and inquiries increasing worldwide, Nordic Tugs applied for and received Conformité Européenne (CE) Certification in 2007. The United Kingdom received the first exported Nordic Tug, a 37.

PRESS REVIEWS:

“Perhaps it’s because, as children, many of us had Hardie Gramatky’s classic children’s story Little Toot read to us by our parents and grandparents, that so many boaters are a little bit enamored with tug boats. If you’re such a person who appreciates the workmanlike, stout appearance of this genre, Nordic Tug of Burlington, Washington, has the boat for you.

Designed by the late Lynn Senour, the Nordic Tug 37 was introduced in 1998 and remains in production today. She is a tug boat in style only and, from a performance standpoint, falls into a category with the somewhat oxymoronic name “fast trawler yacht.” Because the swim platform is integral and actually part of the hull, the overall length is 39′ 2″ and 41′ 3″ with optional anchor pulpit, while the on-deck length is 37′ 4″. Beam is 12′ 11″ and although light ship displacement is only 22,600 lbs, her draft is 4′ 4″ owing to the depth of the full keel which protects the prop and rudder.

The Nordic Tug 37 is solidly built to withstand the rigors of extended coastal cruising and heavy use. Just a few of the features that demonstrate Nordic Tug’s commitment to quality include the use of a Vinylester exterior laminate to prevent osmotic blistering, a 1- thick keel laminate that is capable of withstanding the inevitable bump on the bottom, pipe-lined limber holes in stringers, frames and bulkheads to prevent water intrusion and a deck-to-hull joint that is sealed, bolted and then fiberglassed together.

The most notable feature of the deck arrangement is that, unlike many trawler-styled yachts in this size range, she has no deck along the cabin sides of the main saloon. The arrangement allows the full width of the hull to be utilized for interior accommodations and the inconvenience of having to pass through the cabin in order to travel from bow to stern is outweighed by better interior accommodations. The aft deck measures slightly more than five feet deep by 10 feet wide and comfortably accommodates three deck chairs. There is a transom door for easy access to the swim deck and a ladder for access to the cabin top over the main saloon. This area can be used for lounging space or to store a dinghy; beginning in 2005, an optional flybridge helm was offered which is also accessed by ladder from the cockpit. The foredeck area is small but provides secure and easy access for handling ground tackle and dock lines.

A six-cylinder Cummins marine diesel engine is standard on all Nordic Tug 37s. Early models were rated at 330 hp while the horsepower rating on later model engines was upped to 380. The engine room is beneath the bridgedeck and owners who do their own maintenance will find it a delight. Even with the standard auxiliary generator, there is 360-degree access to all machinery.

Lightly loaded, the Nordic Tug 37 has a top speed of about 18 knots. Depending on load, she can cruise at 12 to 14 knots but to do so will consume 13 gallons of fuel per hour. At about 1,200 rpm she should make an honest 8 knots and consume a bit more than 3 gallons per hour.

Nordic Tug 37 offers solid construction, live-aboard space and accommodations, economical operation and if necessary, speed to get out of the way of approaching bad weather. “
BoatUS – Jack Horner – October 2012

SPECIFICATION

CONSTRUCTION:

Classifications:
• Our understanding is that the yacht confirms to Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) category B
• Our understanding is that the yacht is certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association to complied with US Coastguard Safety Standards.

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• GRP hull, deck and superstructure construction
• Multidirectional stitch mat fiberglass cloth and vinylester resins are used for added strength, durability and resistance to osmotic blistering.
• The hull and deck joint is sealed, bolted and then overlaminated with GRP for maximum strength.
• Cored construction for deck and superstructure
• White gelcoat finish
• Foam-cored stringers for enhanced stiffness
• Stainless steel rubbing strake
• Wood planking effect moulding in topsides
• Long keel constructed of 1” thick laminate with protected shaft exit
• Sonihull ultrasonic antifouling system (operated in tandem with conventional antifoul)

MACHINERY

Engine & gearbox:
• Cummins QSB 5.9 litre 6-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine producing 380hp @ 3,000rpm
• Twin Disc gearbox with 2.43:1 reduction ratio driving stainless steel shaft through water-lubricated cutlass bearings
• Three ZF Cruise Command electrical throttle/gear controls, located at main helm, flybridge and aft cockpit door.
• Cummins digital display engine monitoring systems
• Closed-circulation fresh water engine cooling via saltwater intake and heat exchanger.
• Reverso oil change system in engine room
• Twin Racor 75900 Max fuel water seperators with vacuum gauges allowing filter change whilst engine running
• Engine room ventilation, light and 220vAC power point

Maintenance & Performance:
• Date of last engine service – July 2017
• Engine hours: approx. 1,325 as of October 2017
• Cruising speed: approx. 7.5 knots @ 1,400 rpm
• Maximum speed: approx 16.7 knots @ 3,000 rpm
• Fuel consumption at cruising speed: approx. 8.8 lph

Propulsion & Steering:
• 5-bladed 28” Hung Shen propeller
• Lewmar 12vDC 185 6-7hp electric bowthruster
• 2x Sleipner Side Power SE40 12vDC stern thrusters
• Thruster controls at both helms and an additional wireless remote control
• Ambassador rope cutter
• Rudder with full-skeg protection and stainless steel shoe for added grounding protection
• Dripless seal with rudder shaft
• Hydraulic steering with wheels at main helm and flybridge

ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Voltage systems:
• 12vDC domestic system with 220vAC via shore power, inverter or generator

Battery Banks:
• 1x 200Ah 12vDC AGM engine start battery (also powering stern thruster)
• 1x 200Ah 12vDC AGM battery for bowthruster and windlas
• 4x 6vDC service batteries joined in parallel and series to provide 440Ah @ 12vDC
• 1x 120Ah sealed lead acid generator start battery
• Battery parallel switch at helm

Charging & Inverter:
• Victron Multiplus Compact 12/2000/80 80Amp automatic battery charger with integral 2,000w inverter – 2015
• Victron Phoenix Multi Control panel for charger and inverter

Alternators:
• 12vDC 160Ah engine-mounted alternator

Generator:
• Northern Lights M673L2 220vAC 50Hz 1,800rpm 5kw generator
• Generator hours – approx. 270hrs as of October 2017
• Date of last generator service: October 2017

Shore Power:
• 220vAC shore power connection with 220vAC sockets in interior

Other Electrical:
• 12v sockets at upper and lower helm
• Wiring and cables are marine grade tinned-copper for reliability and longevity

PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS

Fresh Water:
• Water is pressurised by 12v DC high-pressure pump system
• Hot water provided by engine driven calorifier and 220vAC immersion heater element in insulated stainless steel hot water tank
• Hot & cold freshwater pressurised water supply throughout
• Seagull fresh water filter in galley

Bilge Pumps:
• 3x Rule automatic electric submersible bilge pumps with override switches at lower helm
• Manual bilge pump
• Rule high water bilge alarms at both helms

Other Plumbing:
• Sea water deck wash connections on foredeck and in aft cockpit
• Bronze ball-type valve seacocks with six primary outlet below waterline

Gas System:
• Gas system is set up for Butane and there are both a Camping Gaz and 7 Kg Calor cylinders to cope with different supply options
• 12vDC solenoid for gas connection

TANKAGE

Fuel:
• 1,226 litres fuel capacity in 2x aluminium tanks
• Fuel tank sight gauges

Fresh Water:
• 545 litres water tank capacity in 1x aluminium tank

Black Water Holding tank:
• 121 litre blackwater holding tank
• Tankwatch 4 holding tank level monitoring system
• Tank pumped out or discharged by gravity

Grey Water Holding tank:
• 34litre grey water holding tank
• 12vDC grey water tank discharge

NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

At lower helm:
• Raymarine E120 wide-screen GPS, radar chart plotter display
• Raymarine DSM30 digital sounder module
• Digital Yacht AIS1000 Type-B AIS transponder integrated to plotter display
• Raymarine Raystar GPS antenna
• Raymarine ST6002 autopilot control with gyro compass and S2G course computer
• Raymarine ST60+ depth display
• Raymarine ST40 wind display
• Raymarine ST40 speed/log display
• Ritchie steering compass
• Chrome finish clock & barometer

At Flybridge:
• Raymarine E80 GPS, radar chart plotter display
• Raymarine ST6002 autopilot control
• Raymarine ST60+ depth display
• Ritchie steering compass
• Raymarine closed array radar scanner mounted to antenna mast

Communications Equipment:
• Raymarine 240e dual station VHF with DSC and external speakers
• Raymarine loud hailer

DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT

Galley Equipment:
• Force 10 stainless steel 3-burner gas cooker with oven and grill
• Panasonic 220vAC microwave oven
• Sink with pressurised hot & cold water supply and filtered fresh water supply
• Isotherm dual voltage 12v/220v front loading refrigerator
• Isotherm dual voltage 12v/220v front loading freezer

Heads:
• Jabsco manual marine heads
• Sink with hot & cold water supply
• Separate shower cubicle

Heating & Ventilation:
• Eberspacher Aitronic diesel-fired hot air cabin heating system with outlets throughout interior

Entertainment:
• Toshiba 19” LCD TV with DVD (stored under saloon floor when not in use)
• Glomex amplified TV/FM aerial
• Fusion MS-RA200 marine stereo system with Bluetooth connection
• Fusion Ipod/Iphone dock
• Fusion speakers in deckhead
• Digital Yacht Wifi booster aerial

ACCOMMODATION

Summary:
• Up to seven berths in master cabin forward, double guest cabin with Pullman berth and further occasional converting double settee berth in saloon.
• Light teak interior joinery throughout
• Teak and holly floors with carpeting in accommodation cabins
• Steel blue Ultraleather upholstery throughout
• Corian counters in galley and heads
• Oceanair Skyscreens and blinds for windows and hatches
• Oceanair venetian blinds in saloon
• White vinyl headlinings with teak battening
• Chrome deckhead halogen lights and reading lights

Description of Interior Layout:

Master Cabin:
• Island double berth with padded upholstered headboard
• Stowage cupboards to port and starboard
• Shelf stowage to port and starboard
• 4 large stowage drawers beneath bunk
• Additional stowage for suitcases etc under bunk
• Hanging lockers to port and starboard
• Full length mirror
• Deckhead hatch with Skyscreen
• 220vAC sockets

Guest Cabin:
• Lower double berth with padded upholstered headboard
• Pull-out upper single berth
• Bedside table with three drawers
• Hanging locker
• Stowage cupboards above hanging locker
• Opening side-port
• 220vAC socket

Heads Compartment:
• Shower cubicle completely counter moulded with folding door
• Manual marine heads
• Opening hull porthole in shower cubicle and heads areas
• Mixer tap with hot/cold water under pressure
• Mirror
• Cupboards and lockers

Lower Helm Station:
• Raised steering station with excellent forward and side vision
• Trawler-style windscreen with 3 screens, each with wiper (replaced 2017), washer and demister
• 2 Sliding doors for access to sidedecks
• Opening windows either side of wheelhouse and aft
• Inside access stairs down to accommodation forward and salon/galley aft
• Bench settees to port and starboard with foot-rests
• Helm position to starboard with wooden wheel, throttle control, gauges and navigation equipment
• Full size admiralty chart table to port with stowage for unfolded charts
• Electrical panels for DC and AC systems beneath seats
• Engine space access beneath sole

Saloon:
• L-shaped settee seating to port with dining table
• Settee coverts into large double berth
• Two folding occasional chairs
• Locker at aft end of saloon with second throttle/gear control
• Stowage locker and plate rack at forward end
• Additional stowage under saloon floor and settee
• Door access to aft cockpit

Galley:
• L-shaped galley to starboard with cooker and oven inset in worktop’
• Front opening fridges and freezer
• Inset sink with Corian cover
• Cupboards and drawers

DECK EQUIPMENT

Flybridge layout:
• White painted mast & boom acting as antenna mast and tender crane with Lewmar 30 self-tailing winch
• Stainless steel ladder from aft cockpit to flybridge
• Aft flybridge area for tender stowage
• Steps up to upper helm position
• L-shaped seating aft to starboard with drinks table
• Steering console with retractable instrument panels
• Adjustable pilot seat with armrests
• Cloth cushions and backrests
• Stainless steel handrails

Cockpit Layout:
• Self-bailing aft cockpit with fender stowage
• Large cockpit locker for warps
• Hot & cold pressurised hand shower
• Access door to aft swim deck
• GRP decked swimming platform with retractable bathing ladder

General:
• Stainless steel rubrail on bulkwark
• Seawater deck wash pumps (2 outlets)
• Stainless steel pulpit with stainless steel guardrails aft to side-doors at lower helm station
• Pushpit in stainless steel
• Stainless steel cradle on foredeck for liferaft

Tender & Outboard:
• Avon 310 Lite RIB

Anchoring & Mooring:
• Stainless steel bow fitting with twin roller
• Lofrans 1,200w 12vDC reversing anchor windlass with deck buttons and control at both helms
• Sampson post
• 25kgs Delta anchor with 60m of 10mm galvanised chain
• 8 Stainless steel mooring cleats (bow, stern and forward amidships and aft amidships)

Covers & Canvas:
• Flybridge helm cover
• Upper helm seat cover
• Flybridge seating cover
• Dinghy cover
• Exterior cushions for flybridge
• All over winter covers

SAFETY EQUIPMENT
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Lifesaving Equipment:
• Avon 4-man canister liferaft – next service May 2020
• ACR Rapidfix 406 EPIRB (serviced required)
• Sea-Me active radar enhancer
• Horseshoe buoy with light

Fire Control:
• Fireboy CG2-500-227 HFC fire suppression system in engine room with remote engine shutdown
• 2x smoke alarms
• 2x carbon monoxide alarms
• Two manual fire extinguishers (within date) plus one (date of expiry unknown)
• Fire blanket

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS

Lying: Lymington, UK

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

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Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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2007 Nordic Tug 37 Flybridge for sale

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