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Nordic Tug 54
The birth of a classic.
The idea that grew to become today's Nordic Tugs had its origin in the fuel crisis of the mid-1970s: build a fuel-stingy vessel that combined the attributes important to the cruising powerboater. It proved to be one of those rare ideas not only appropriate for its time, but an idea whose virtues are still relevant today...
Our story begins in the early `70s, when Jerry Husted purchased Blue Water Boats, a company that manufactured double-ended ocean ketches of the Norwegian "Ingrid" design, from Jim Musser. Musser introduced Husted to Lynn Senour, the naval architect who designed the interiors and rigs of Musser's boat.
That combination of circumstances proved prophetic.
|Overall Length:||56' 10|
|Length of Waterline:||52' 6|
|Power:||Cummins QSM 11 670 hp|
|Weight (dry):||60,000 lbs|
|Weight (wet):||68,000 lbs|
|Fuel tank capacity:||1,300 USG|
|Range:||Approx. 2,600 NM @ 8 knots (varies with load and cruising conditions)|
|Fresh water capacity:||300 USG|
|Blackwater capacity:||130 USG|
|Grey water capacity:||130 USG|
The queen of the Nordic Tugs fleet has elevated the art of cruising to a whole new level. Her stunning combination of luxury, efficiency and meticulous craftsmanship continues the tradition of excellence that discriminating boaters have come to expect from Nordic Tugs.
Passages of any length are made all the more enjoyable thanks to the comfortable, open flow of the salon and galley. The full-featured gourmet galley with Corian countertops, high-end appliances and hand-rubbed teak cabinetry makes the 54 feel like a luxury home on the water. Her full-beam, mid master stateroom is thoughtfully designed with gracious interior appointments and she boasts an equally elegant guest stateroom.
The 54’s refined semi-displacement hull is expertly matched with a 610 hp (500 kw) Cummins diesel to give you extended cruising ranges ideal for offshore passages and outstanding performance at any speed. Her timeless lines, sophisticated interior and solid, seaworthy performance define the ultimate cruising experience.
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