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Nordic Tug 26


Marissa Mae

Anacortes, Washington

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Every once in a while, a new boat concept comes on the market and creates a sensation. That’s exactly what happened in 1980 when the Nordic tug 26 was introduced at the Seattle boat show.  Hundreds of Nordic Tugs have been built during the ensuing years, a fitting tribute to the first design in the series that created this phenomenon.

Marissa Mae is hull number 162, a well-loved example of the fine craftsmanship and lasting value inherent in all Nordic Tugs.  Her red hull color makes her easy to spot underway and in a crowded marina.

Nordic Tugs are built in Burlington, Washington and Marissa Mae is moored nearby in Anacortes, Washington and she now has twenty years of adventures since her original splash.  You will be impressed with how she has stood the test of time.

The Achilles 7′-7″ inflatable tender is perched on the swim platform with an easy to use davit system that conveniently stows the dinghy out of the way when you are traveling to your next destination or at the dock.

The aft deck has an overhead awning cover for shade and rain protection. This is a cozy area to relax.

You enter the interior through the varnished teak double doors with sliding overhead hatch.  Inside you arrive in the salon/galley entry area which is surrounded with glass windows that afford tremendous visibility of your outside surroundings. There is a dinette seating area on the starboard side and to port a galley counter with refrigerator and sink.

Up a couple of steps to the raised pilot house area you have seating outboard on both sides. The helm area has easy to see navigation electronics above the wheel and because you are elevated the visibility is excellent.  The pilot house level also has port and starboard doors which conveniently allow you to move around outside for docking access and to let in fresh air. The pilot house has a floor hatch to provide easy access to the engine compartment below.

Down a couple steps forward you’ll find the master stateroom complete with hanging lockers and drawers, etc. for ample storage.

The 26’ Nordic Tug size includes a surprisingly large amount of interior volume to make time aboard more enjoyable and her compact overall length makes it easy for single handing – truly an ideal couples cruiser.

The foredeck has stainless railing for safely moving around. It is simple to deploy or retrieve your anchor and chain using the electric windlass on the bow.

If your cruising plans necessitate that you acquire a boat under 30 feet in length, the Nordic Tugs 26 is certainly worth a closer look.

Greg Mustari, CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) and Kelly Libby have extensive product knowledge of the trawler market and have intimate knowledge of the Nordic Tug 26.

All inspections are by appointment only. Please contact listing brokers, Kelly Libby or Greg Mustari, CPYB by phone, text or email for additional information or to schedule your personal showing.

Kelly is always available via Mobile +1 425.359.7078 (call or text) and Greg is always available via Mobile +1 360.507.9999 (call or text). You can send a detailed Email to: or

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Greg Mustari

Greg Mustari, CPYB
+1 360.507.9999

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Listing Broker

Kelly Libby

Kelly Libby
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HULL COLOR: Red (Hull and Cockpit repainted 2016 | Bottom paint 2019)
DESIGNER: Lynn Senour
BUILDER: Nordic Tugs, Inc., Burlington, Washington
HULL MATERIAL: Solid Fiberglass
DISPLACEMENT: 7,500 lbs. | 3,401 kg
SPEED: Cruise speed 7 – 7.5 knots | Top speed 12 – 14 knots
LOA: 28′ | 8.5M
LWL: 26′ | 7.9M
BEAM: 9’6″ | 2.9M
DRAFT: 3’6″ | 1M
AIR DRAFT: 9’6″ | 2.9 M bridge clearance
MAIN ENGINE: Yanmar diesel RJH2-UTE | 100 HP (Main hours: ~ 2,101 May, 2019)
EXHAUST: Wet exhaust
MACHINERY EQUIPMENT: High water alarm and bilge pump counter installed 2014
THRUSTER: Lewmar Bow Thruster
ELECTRICAL: 120 AC/ 60 Hz, 30 amp 125V shore power | Samlex solar panels 150W
INVERTER: Statpower 600W | Statpower 300W | ProMariner Pro Tech 1220i battery charger
CLIMATE CONTROL: Espar diesel forced air heating and Red Dot Bus heater
WINDLASS: Simpson Lawrence horizon 600
CANVAS: Cockpit Bimini with stainless steel supports new 2013
GROUND TACKLE: Bruce claw anchor 22 lb. with 30 feet 5/16″ anchor chain, 260′ nylon rode
TENDER: 7’7″ Achilles hypalon inflatable with Adventure Marine swivel bracket | Honda 2.3 HP outboard
DAVIT: Weaver stern mounted hinged davits
NAV/COM: Standard Horizon CPF 390i | Raymarine SL70 Pathfinder | Standard Horizon Matrix AIS+ | Ritchie compass | Pioneer stereo with Sirius XM satellite radio | Radar reflector in smoke stack
STATEROOM: (1) V-berth Pullman double and dinette double (sleeps 4)
HEAD: Manual flush (holding tank and macerator discharge)
SHOWER: Shower compartment enclosed with head
GALLEY: Hillerange two burner propane oven and cooktop | Hot and cold pressurized water
REFRIGERATION/FREEZER: Norcold 12V/120V AC refrigeration
INTERIOR FLOORING: Teak and holly flooring | Carpeted stateroom
TANKAGE: (approx.)
FUEL: 93 US gallons | 352L aluminum (fuel tank replaced 2015)
HOLDING BLACK: 20 US gallons | 75L plastic (tank and all hoses replaced 2014)
FRESH WATER: 50 US gallons | 189L plastic with Sensa water tank monitor (two 25 gallon tanks)
Note: All information is believed accurate, but should be verified.

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