The Nordic Tug 44 is the big sister to the smaller Nordic Tugs and introduces the cruising community to larger tug yachts that have more space for living aboard, bringing along the family, and cruising without compromises. The larger Nordic Tugs have wide side decks with stainless steel railings and, in the case of the Nordic Tug 44, accommodations that include two staterooms with two heads.
Nordic Tugs builds its larger yachts upmarket for those who desire more convenience and livability for the long haul. Do you want a washer/dryer? No problem. How about a fuel polishing system, aft docking station, watermaker, and motorized reel to manage the 50amp shore power cord? All these systems can be had on larger Nordic Tugs.
The Nordic Tug 44 only resembles the Nordic Tug 42 first introduced in 1995. While both share the same Lynn Senour-designed, semi-displacement hull, there is no comparison beyond that. The Nordic Tug 44 has been completely redesigned from bow to stern over the years with improvements and changes to make the Nordic Tug 44 better in every way. It is more comfortable, has better performance, and is more efficient, while still providing that seakeeping qualities and running economy all Nordic Tugs are known for. It still stands out from the crowd.
Come aboard the Nordic Tug 44 and take it all in. You can enter the boat from the large swim platform with attached handrails for added security, through an optional starboard side door, or even a sliding gate in the stainless railing near the pilothouse door. Getting on and off a boat can be challenging in areas of significant tidal ranges, and while floating docks are fine when they are present, fixed docks and structures can be a different story. It is important to have multiple ways to board a cruising boat, so these features on the Nordic Tug 44 are much appreciated by experienced yachtsmen.
The large cockpit is one of several social spaces on this tug, with plenty of room for chairs and table, and the cockpit is partially protected by the overhanging boat deck. A canted ladder up runs up to the boat deck, with plenty of secure handholds.
To enter the saloon, simply walk through a large Diamond Sea Glaze door into an open concept living space that includes an L-shaped settee on the starboard side, and a couple of free standing barrel chairs and entertainment center opposite. There is a full U-shaped galley just forward on the port side. The feeling is spacious, open, and inviting. This galley will please any cook, with enormous counter space and many optional appliance choices to satisfy anyone’s preferences to outfit a unique, personal galley.
Just imagine your family members or friends lounging in this saloon, large windows bringing in views of the surrounding anchorage, while you prepare a snack or meal for all to enjoy. Notice the many cabinets and lockers in this saloon to store provisions for long term living aboard. The Sapele cabinetry and trim add a feeling of sophistication that perfectly complements the galley countertop, carpeting, and overhead.
The familiar Nordic Tug pilothouse is up a few steps from the saloon, and a companionway leads down into the accommodations.
The lower accommodations begin with a nice desk located under the steps up to the pilothouse. It is ideal for working on a computer without distraction and offers a quiet place to read or work when everyone else is up in the pilothouse or having fun in the cockpit.
Your children will enjoy their own cabin in the guest stateroom with its own guest head across the companionway. Up forward is a large master stateroom, with centerline island queen berth, a great deal of storage in cabinets and lockers, and a full-size head with shower. This is an exceptional stateroom for living aboard, including cedar-lined hanging lockers.
One popular option on the Nordic Tug 44 is the flybridge, which truly transforms the tug yacht. Replacing the faux smokestack, the flybridge is not only a second helm location, but it is a major social center on the boat, with plenty of seating to stretch out while watching the world go by or enjoy the anchorage as evening unfolds. As if to complement the already nice features of the flybridge, access to the boat deck comes in the form of a short set of steps directly from the pilothouse.
Your friends and family will enjoy additional seating in the pilothouse when weather forces everyone inside. This highlights another advantage of a larger boat. The Nordic Tug 44 offers everyone the chance to find their own space, whether in a stateroom, the saloon, pilothouse, aft cockpit or up on the flybridge.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and one look at the pilothouse answers all questions about where to put all of the engine and generator controls, optional electronics, and the displays for all of the optional systems most owners will install. It is a large space, with outstanding visibility, and the two pilothouse doors allow crew to walk out on the side decks, protected by stainless railings, to take care of business.
Unlike the smaller Nordic Tugs, engine room access is through three hatches in the saloon sole, over top of the single, 510hp diesel engine. And all other standard and optional systems are installed for incomparable access.
When you consider how the number of compromises on a cruising boat diminish as the size of the boat increases, it is easy to see that the Nordic Tug 44 has been designed to combine modern conveniences with excellent access. For this reason alone, it is worth coming aboard the Nordic Tug 44.
Not to mention the fun your family will have creating memories to last a lifetime.
|Length Overall:||45' 6"|
|Length at Water Level:||47' 3"|
|Max Draft:||4' 7"|
|Engine Make:||Volvo Penta D-11|
|Cruise Speed:||Approx. 1,900 NM @ 8 Knots|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||640 Gallons|
|Water Tank Capacity:||200 Gallons|
|Black Water Tank Capacity:||45 Gallons|
|Gray Water Tank Capacity:||20 Gallons|