Burlington, WA, (May 12, 2010) – Nordic Tugs®, Inc., has unveiled the newest model in its range of pilothouse trawlers, the 2011 Nordic Tug 39. Successor to the popular Nordic Tug 37, the new 39 is built on the same Lynn Senour-designed hull as that of its predecessor, but features a number of significant refinements, many of these in response to suggestions from current owners. The new cruiser is on track to complete sea trials prior to its public debut at the Nordic Tugs rendezvous, June 10th-13th, in Anacortes, Washington. Press previews will be scheduled for June 10 th and the morning of the 11th.
Nordic Tugs President and CEO Andy Lund described the new vessel as an evolutionary advancement developed to offer a better cruising experience. “We began with an enormously successful design, and then contacted our many Nordic Tugs 37 owners for their feedback on how we could improve it,” he said, adding that many of the features offered in the new 39 are in direct response to customers’ suggestions.
Most evident among the changes are larger windows at salon and pilot house levels, designed to offer passengers a more expansive view and to improve sightlines from the helm. A look inside the salon reveals a new U-shaped settee with enhanced cushioning and a pull-out berth similar to that of the 37. Facing the settee is an optional overhead-mounted flat-screen HDTV. In the galley, a Force 10 electric cook top, Sharp convection microwave oven and top-loading freezer are now standard. To help improve ventilation, a new Dutch door and two larger sliding windows, all by Diamond Sea- Glaze, are integrated into the salon. In the pilot house, the helm console has been expanded to accommodate large chart plotter and radar display screens. A standard Llebroc captain’s chair has been specified to provide improved comfort, important for proper watch-keeping during lengthy passages.
Below, the guest cabin of the new Nordic Tugs 39 offers a pull-out lower berth that serves as a settee during the day, and a wide bunk at night. The re-designed head features a new Tecma toilet, a fully molded shower stall with a bench seat, and an innovative sliding door that glides open and closed on a space-saving curved track.
Like all Nordic Tugs models in the company’s 2011 line-up, the new 39 will feature LED lighting, including interior lights from Imtra, selected for their warmer tone compared to the harsher blue cast of earlier fixtures. LED lights, Lund noted, use about one-fifth the electricity required by halogen lamps and produce considerably less heat. LED navigation lights, he added, typically last ten times as long as incandescent bulbs. Other new features for 2011 Nordic Tugs (32’ and up) include a Maretron NMEA 2000® network extending from stem to stern and including the engine room, helm station and signal mast. The network offers “plug-and-play” installation of electronics, gauges and equipment ranging from chart plotters and rudder angle indicators to ultrasonic tank level indicators, depth sounders and the GPS. The system is compatible with the most popular electronics brands for display on the Maretron monitor at the helm.
Standard power is a single 380 hp Cummins QSB 5.9 common-rail diesel paired with the Cummins Vessel View helm display for continuous monitoring of engine and generator operating status.
“Together, these refinements deliver a higher level of comfort, safety and utility,” Lund concluded, “especially on the longer cruises that our customers typically enjoy. Measured by the number of units we’ve built and sold over the years, the 37 was a tough act to follow, but the new Nordic Tug 39 is a worthy successor.”