Kadey-Krogen group acquires U.S. shipyard American Tugs

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American Tug 395

American Tugs’ U.S.-style fishing boats change ownership

The Kadey-Krogen Group , manufacturer of Krogen trawlers and Summit Motoryachts cruising boats, has acquired the American Tugs shipyard. Founded in 1999, the U.S. shipyard American Tugs currently produces five different models from 36 to 48 feet at its 28,000-square-foot facility in La Conner, Washington, and has delivered more than 250 boats to date. The brand will retain its autonomy and management will remain the same, with co-founder and CEO Kurt Dilworth at the helm. American Tugs thus adds to the Kadey-Krogen Group’s production line its models reminiscent of fishing boats and small tugboats, much loved by the North American public.

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American Tug 395 – What a boat it is

American Tug 395

Among the American shipyard’s flagship boats is the
American Tug
395
, a boat designed for sailing in North American waters, with a very solid and sheltered flybridge and interesting features. It is a 12-meter cruising shuttle that you can customize to suit your needs. In fact, as far as the interior is concerned, two cabin layouts are available, single cabin or single more secondary, and for the interior layout in the salon, with either an L-shaped sofa and galley and double sink or an in-line galley and U-shaped sofa. Two options are also available for inboard motorization: engine Cummins 380 or 500 hp to propel the boat respectively to 14-18 knots of cruising speed. Aboard the
American Tug 395
we find a generator, bow and stern thrusters, and davit as standard, while optional features include diesel heating or reverse cycle air conditioning, propane or electric stove and oven.


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