June 26, 2014

New Model: American Tug 485

The all new 485 American Tug is now in the water and in the hands of her owner. Hull's two through four are under production at this time. This exciting new project takes over where the original 49 Limited left off. With additional length in the salon and galley over the 435, this model will lend itself to full time live aboards and extended cruising. The performance will be exceptional with the standard 550hp Cummins engine and optional 405hp commercial rated QSL9. Standard fuel is 2400 liters giving her a range over 1500 nautical miles. The 485 comes equipped with a nice standard list which includes Sidepower variable bow and stern thrusters. Overall, the 485 appeals to yachtsman looking to explore beyond the horizon but one who refuses to leave the comforts of home behind. The sea-keeping ability of the proven Lynn Senour designed hulls will keep you calm in the roughest of conditions. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.16 m (49.9ft)
Waterline Lenngth - 13.4 m
Beam - 4.82 m
Draft - 1.47 m
Displacement - 15,422 kg dry, 19,268 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2422 l
Water Capacity - 794 l
Accommodation - 5 berths in 2 cabins
Engine - 1 x Cummins QSL 8.3L 550hp, or Cummins QSL9 405hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 14 knots fast cruise, 8 knots economical cruise
Range - 1500 nautical miles at 8 knots economical cruise with Cummins 550hp, 2000 nm estimated with 405hp
Construction - solid fiberglass bottom, vacuum bagged cored ship side above waterline
Project - Lynn Senour hull shape