40′ Tugboat video

Some years ago I designed a tugboat for a customer in Norway. The boat was constructed in Turkey and delivered to the Norwegian customer who used it as a live aboard and for cruising the fjords and sounds.

40' Tugboat boat plans

The description of the tugboat is as follows:

This 40′ Tugboat is a full displacement yacht suitable for cruising and living. It is spacious with a master cabin, saloon and wheelhouse.

This tugboat has a 200 HP engine giving it a cruising speed of 8 knots and a top speed of around 10 knots. A bow thruster gives full maneuverability when entering ports.

The accommodation in the master cabin is luxurious with lots of space, plenty of closets and nice wide beds. There’s even a bathroom with a shower. There’s also room for a laundry with both washing machine and dryer. The aft cabin is somewhat cozier than the master cabin but still offers plenty of room for 1-2 people.

The saloon has a nice large L-settee and the pantry offers the perfect setting for dining or just relaxing with a cup of tea or coffee. The saloon roof can be enclosed with a rail.

The wheelhouse is fully equipped with everything necessary for controlling the yacht.

When launching the first tugboat we did a video of the launching. I have now uploaded the video to YouTube. There is a short 1 minutes version and a full 5 minutes version. Enjoy the videos 🙂

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If you want more information about the boat plans please click the following link:

40′ Tugboat boat plans

Happy boat building,

Morten Olesen, Naval Architect

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