The pioneer of the pleasure-tug industry, Nordic Tugs has offered the discerning cruiser high-quality yachts for more than a quarter century.
Handcrafted in the United States of America, Nordic Tugs undergo extensive quality assurance checks and every boat is taken through a full day sea trial to ensure a quality finished product is delivered to each customer.
Every Nordic tug is backed by our exclusive gold standard warranty, which provides one year stem to stern coverage and warrants the hull for a full 10 years against both structural failure and osmotic blistering.
Distinctive styling, quality construction and legendary sea keeping abilities have made Nordic Tugs a modern cruising classic.
Few trawler style yachts available today can match up to the Nordic tug 44, with its remarkable seaworthiness, rugged construction and long list of thoughtful interior and exterior features developed with the cruising boater in mind.
Nordic Explorer, our inventory NT 44 was hulled and had a complete new bottom paint process applied this included sanding off original factory bottom paint, sanding the gel coat, applying two coats of Inter Protect 2000 barrier coat and two coats of Trinidad Pro bottom paint. Prop speed was applied to the running gear.
Bennett trim tabs were added and the entire vessel was compounded and waxed. She’s definitely a better boat today then the day she arrived from the factory.
The Nordic Tug 44 pilothouse features comfortable lounge areas, full 360 degree views and direct access to the decks from both sides of the vessel. The roomy recessed helm station features a large ship style wheel, chart table with drawers and lots of room for all of the latest electronics.
Just steps away from the pilot house is a well-appointed salon with teak entertainment center, 20 inch flat panel TV and Bose sound system that adds to the enjoyment of any day - or night. A comfortable settee with under-seat storage that converts to an additional berth, and the well-equipped u-shaped galley features a full size AC/DC refrigerator/freezer, electric range, microwave oven, and trash compactor. Corian counter tops and handcrafted Sapele Mahogany cabinetry are used throughout and a choice of four interior packages are available for owners looking to personalize their interior decor options.
The comfortable master stateroom features a queen sized bed with ample storage, including hanging locker and drawer space for extended cruising.
The navigation station is located off the companion way and provides a comfortable seat and chart table with convenient access to all power distribution panels.
Installed February 2017:
Garmin 16" Touch Screen Chart Plotter/Sonar Combo - Model 7616xsv
Garmin 20 Smart Auto Pilot w/wireless remote
VU Garmin Forward Scanning Sonar w/dedicated transducer
Standard Horizon VHF w/AIS receiver
Garmin Broadband Radar 18"
GSD 24 Advanced Sonar Module
GHP 20 Reactor w/Smart Auto Pilot
Sidepower Wireless Remote for bow and stern thruster
Powered by a single 600HP CUMMINS electronic control, diesel engine, the Nordic Tugs 44 offers top speed approximately 18.5 knots, with an economical cruising range of reportedly 1900 nautical miles at eight knots, making her the ideal boat for cruising both inland and coastal waters. Inside and out, the Nordic Tugs 44 offers the freedom, security, and comfort to take you just about anywhere you want to go.
Patented Hull Design
Nordic Tugs are known for their seaworthiness, comfort, stability, and efficiency. These traits are due to her unique hull design. The Company has been designing hulls since 1980 and they have refined semi-displacement hulls that are fast and fuel efficient. This has resulted in an incredible hull that provides a quiet, comfortable ride. With a single diesel engine, Nordic Tugs gives you the fuel economy of a displacement hull, with speeds far greater than a displacement hull can achieve.
Nordic Hull Characteristics
A fine-entry bow provides a quiet dry ride in adverse weather conditions.
Her full keel improves tracking and reduces drift when maneuvering.
Hard chines reduce roll, increase efficiency, and add to the inherently stable ride.
The molded mid guard adds strength to an already solid hull.
A flared hull helps keep the boat dry.
A heavy-duty stainless steel shoe protects the propeller and rudder.
A round-reverse transom adds strength and helps shed water in a heavy following sea.
Color - Flag blue Hull w/ white inset & waterline
Structural lamination w/multiple layers of hand laminated knitted fiberglass & resin
Stringers - Continuous full length foam cored hand laminated fiberglass structural stringers
Boarding platform with SS through bolted brackets and under mounted telescopic swim ladder
Hull Guards - UV-stabilized PVC-guards; anchor, hull and sheer, 316 SS inset on hull side guard
Freeboard - Amidships, at pilothouse door 4'11" / 1.49
Height from - Waterline -top to stack top 12' 4" / 3.76m
Displacement Weight - 31,400 lbs / 14,255kg
Headroom - Pilot House 6'4" / 1.93m
Headroom - Forward Cabin 6'10" / 2.08m
Headroom - Salon 6'4" / 1.93m
Engine & Reduction Gear manuals
Owners Manual - w/Schematics
Tug Operators Manual
10-micron fuel filter element for main engine RACOR
Matched gel coat touch-up kit
Wax Paste - Ultra Performance 3M9030
Video - CORIAN care and maintenance
Assortment of srews & snap caps
Multi-Bit Screwdriver & SS Deck Fitting Kit
Shaft Seal Collar O-Ring Kit
Container box w/Lid
Flag blue hull with white inset & waterline
Flybridge canvas covers - color: Captain Navy
Shower - cockpit
Side Power® stern thruster (dual station)
Fuel polishing system - ESI® SFS1000FRE-RF
AMTICO® flooring throughout - all floor surfaces excluding heads. Including solid SAPELE treads for all steps.
Galley - SAPELE overhead cabinet - pass through with four Sapele doors (2 forward & 2 aft)
Salon - Second engine access hatch - located forward starboard side
Pilothouse - SAPELE window frames
Flybridge - hydrauic steering, helm seat, electronic controls, canvas covers, mast and CORIAN® table. Includes 110VAC outlet.
Overboard discharge pump (black water).
Shore power reel - GLENDINNING® Cablemaster model #CM-7, 50 feet of marine grade shore power cable for 50 amp service with wireless remote control. Location: starboard side of transom.
Propane System - FORCE 10® 3-burner LPG cooktop, (2) 10# aluminum tanks, regulator, sensor, shut off valve, vented and drained tank compartment.
Generator - NORTHERN LIGHTS® 12 kW in lieu of the ONAN® 11.5 kW (plus air conditioning option)
Inverter/Charger - MASTERVOLT® MassCombi 12V/2500W/100A with MasterView touch screen monitor. Note: standard charger becomes 12V/50A
Additional outlet, Phone/TV - in Master Stateroom.
Air conditioning package, 115V - MARINEAIR®, 3 units, one 12K BTU & two 16K BTU. Includes: 11-gallon water heater & 12 kW genset. Also includes deletion of the HURRICANE® system & 9 kW genset. This options upgrades the hurricane system and the generator.
Mid stateroom fixed double bed below, upper bunk appointed fore & aft.
Racor drain valves.
Ocean air screens (Pilothouse & Master Stateroom).
Sliding Pilothouse windows.
No charge for 5 additional outlets in various locations.