The recreational-style Nordic Tugs from Burlington, Washington, are certainly recognizable and numerous in these waters. The line includes boats from 26’ to 54’. The 2018 iteration of the Nordic Tug 34 is a continuation in many ways of the storied line, built for extended cruising in locations like the Inside Passage and Great Loop.
The 34 definitely has the look with the near-plumb bow and the general feel of a Nordic. A large swim step extends aft, perfect for a stowed dinghy while cruising, along with a relatively modest cockpit with bench seating. A short ladder leads up to an open bridge with railing protection and good views. The 34 comes equipped with an optional chariot bridge with second helm station.
Nordic Tugs are generally considered home away from home by their owners, and thus feature a large, cozy interior with lots of fine woodwork. Seating around a dining table sits starboard upon entry to the cabin.
A few steps forward, one enters the open helm station with seating for company. The 34 is catered toward providing accommodations for a couple or two with two staterooms. The 34 is powered by a single inboard 260-hp Volvo D4 engine (diesel). A standard bow thruster should make this pocket cruiser manageable in the tight quarters.
Interested in your own 2018 Nordic Tug 34? More information can be found at the Nordic Tugs, Inc. website, nordictugs.com. Listed base price is $335,065.