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
Ultraleather interior upholstery
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.
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 Headconfirmed SINBAD’s sea-keeping qualities and gave us the confidence to go further afield.
In April 2013 we embarked upon a trip around 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.
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