a 19' high-performance tug cruiser
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CATEGORY: Tug Yachts
CONSTRUCTION: Sheet plywood/wood framing, or welded aluminum
Amaze your friends, family, and open-mouthed on-lookers as your "little ole tug" rises to the surface and blasts past at ski-boat speeds. It’s possible because these trailerable designs look like authentic tugs above the waterline. But below, they’re modern out-and-out planing boats capable of high speeds with either I/O or outboard power. And they’re dry and smooth riding too. Their variable v-bottom hulls include a wave-flattening 45º bow entry leading to a semi-deep-v 13º stern. A full-length integral chine flat deflects spray and assures stability.
Other features include roomy self-bailing cockpit, side decks with raised bulwarks, 6'3"+ pilothouse headroom, 2 berths in the trunk cabin with sitting headroom above, and space for a head and galley. Construction is aimed at the do-it-yourselfer in either plywood or aluminum. Frame and backbone member contours are given as FULL-SIZE PATTERNS, while plans include sequential instructions with material lists.
- Length overall:
- Draft (hull w/skeg):
- 3800 lbs.
- Fuel capacity:
- 80 gals.
- Sleeping capacity: