Tug 34 — By Tim Clark
|The American Tug 34 weds the northwest’s passion for pleasureboating to its workboat heritage.|
Go to the children’s
books section at barnesandnoble.com, type in “tugboat,” and
about 60 titles will pop up—everything from My Grandpa is a Tugboat
Captain by PMY’s own Capt. Ken Kreisler to Roger Burrow’s
The Little Tugboat That Sneezed. From a tender age we learn that
while tugboats may sneeze, they are nothing to sneeze at. Cute, capable,
and confident, these craft are among the most charismatic boats afloat.
Small wonder, then, that this small-wonder concept is making inroads in
pleasureboating. And little surprise that the tugboat trend is headquartered
in the Pacific Northwest, where workboats and motoryachts often share
the same marinas.
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.