American Tug 31 for sale

Wilmington, NC, United States

Listed price $525,000 USD

American Tug 31 - American Tug 41 - Scaliwag - Under Power
General information
American Tug 31
Used power boat for sale
£372,340 GBP | Listed price $525,000 USD
Lynn Senour
Length overall
13.87 metres
Length waterline
11.58 metres
4.83 metres
1.47 metres
Wilmington, NC, United States

About this American Tug 31


     "The 41 is a big, beamy, muscular vessel—that was my first impression upon getting close to her. Her faux-carvel-planked bow seemed enormous and lofty, mostly due to a one-piece deck molding that adds to both gunwale height and stem-to-stern stature. Wide chine flats swept back from a straight, slightly raked stem, promising the sort of transverse stability that typfies the coastal-cruising hulls of Lynn Senour." ~ Power and Motoryacht Review of the American Tug 41     Just returning from the Great Loop Scaliwag is ready for her next adventure. This well maintianed and significantly upgraded 41 foot American Tug boasts recently Awlgriped topsides, new Garmin electronics with (3) multifunction displays at the helm, press button mast that drops down from the pilot station, new 1000 pound Steelhead Marine electric boom, FLIR thermal camera, etc... This boat is loaded and ready to go now. Come take a look, you will not be disappointed.

American Tug 41

     Scaliwag is a semi-displacement trawler with single Cummins QSC 8.3 liter 540 hp power plant. This motor yacht is marketed as a trawler but, with its hull form and a higher horsepower diesel it steps up beyond trawler speeds to achieve v-hull performance.

     "The American Tug 41 shares many of the hull characteristics of the very successful 34-foot design. The 41 is a semi-displacement boat, with hard chines, a deep keel, full skeg, and larger rudder. The stem is just slightly raked, and a gracefully progressive sheer unites a high, flared bow with a relatively blunt transom. It's a chop-busting concept that works particularly well in the Pacific NW, and also performed well when a fleet of 34-footers voyaged down the west coast and up the east coast of the United States. The same hull could be rigged for commercial fishing, and it would look perfectly natural in
such an application. The prominent trunk cabin, tall and reverse-raked pilothouse, square but attractive aft cabin, and extended boat deck suggest the American Tug 41 is destined for coastal cruising duties. The false stack styling element turns this pilothouse trawler into a "tug".
     American Tugs appeal to seasoned and experienced boaters with an appreciation for traditional standards as well as a desire to own a boat that takes full advantage of the latest advances in technology. American Tugs are all single engine designs, with a standard 8HP bow thruster and optional stern thrusters to improve close-quarter
maneuverability. American Tugs still feature exquisitely crafted, hand selected teak interiors but there isn't a square inch of high maintenance exterior brightwork to be found. Decks are non-skid FRP, deck and side rails are solidly affixed 316 stainless steel, and all
door and window frames are powder coated aluminum. A periodic washdown and a minimum amount of waxing and polishing should keep an American Tug in bristol condition. Boat shoppers hoping to spend more time maintaining a boat than enjoying it will need to select something else." ~



     The American Tug 41 is constructed with hand-laid, hand-rolled rove and resin laminate hulls. The bottoms are solid fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP), with coring used above the waterline for additional strength, insulation, and sound attenuation. The molded frames and stringers are constructed as a single, unified matrix and then glassed into the hull to ensure maximum strength, structural integrity, and a perfect fit. 

  • Midnight Blue Awlcraft 200 ~ 2018


     Bronze ball valves in place

  • Engine intake: Starboard, forward in engine room
  • Generator intake: Port, outboard in lazarette
  • Deck wash pump intake: Aft of port fuel tank
  • Air conditioning intake: Port, aft in bow thruster space
  • Rudder ports: FRP tube with face seal in lazarette
  • Engine shaft log: Dripless face seal with rubber billows and clamp attachment to a shaft log tube aft of transmission
  • Transducers: Port forward in engine room


     Molded, cored FRP laminate incorporating the bow pulpit, foredeck, side decks, cabin house, superstructure, cockpit, bulwarks and flybridge in one contiguous structure.


     Primarily with interior bulkheads and built in furniture components finished with veneers and trimmed with hardwood, gelcoated FRP components, cabin soles covered with carpet. Upholstered cushions, 12 and 110 volt light fixtures and receptacles where appropriate throughout.

Deck Hardware

Fore Deck:

  • FRP bow pulpit/anchor platform
  • Lofrans Tigres TG 011581 1200 watt/12 volt windlass with up/down foot controls
  • Mantus 65 lb anchor with Mantus swivel ~ 2018
  • Anchor rode locker with hatches
  • Stainless steel bow/side rail

Pilot Salon Structure:

  • House windows
  • Windshields with washers and wipers
  • Textilene covers
  • Four stainless steel framed port-lights
  • Three aluminum framed deck hatches


  • Deck plates
  • Cleats
  • Chocks 


  • Salon entry door forward
  • Minimum 28" bulwarks port starboard and aft
  • FRP lazarette hatches
  • Ladder to flybridge
  • FRP module with sink
  • Shower
  • Transom door
  • Overhead light and courtesy lights

Aft Lazarette:

  • Steering system
  • Exhaust system
  • Northern Lights model M753W2-8KW 8 kw generator
  • Bilge pump

  • Seacocks
  • Storage areas

Fly Bridge:

  • Aluminum framed hatch over ladder
  • Stainless steel railing
  • Steelhead Marine ES1000 four-function hydraulics crane ~ 2018
  • Remote controlled from helm articulating mast with radar and satellite platforms ~ 2018


     Cummins model QSC8.3, turbocharged, aftercooled, six cylinder marine diesel engine with 540 horsepower at 2600 r.p.m.

  • Serial Number - 46540354
  • Recorded Hours - 2,890
  • Twin selectable Racor 75900MAX filter/water separators with vacuum gauge
  • Twin single lever ZF controls
  • Water injection exhaust elbow at turbo exhaust with double clamped hose connecting FRP mufflers, FRP tubes and exhaust discharge fitting in the hull bottom
  • Fresh water heat exchange system with a bronze sea water strainer
  • Isolation mounts bolted to weldments that are bolted to laminated stringers
  • Twin disc MG5075A 2.53:1 gearbox serial number 5JR406
  • Cummins Mercury Smart Craft digital display
  • 21⁄2” diameter stainless steel shaft
  • 22 LH 27.5 five blade propeller
  • Reverso oil change pump


     A trial run specific to Scaliwag recorded the following data:

  • Top engine speed of 16 knots at 2550 r.p.m. with a recorded fuel consumption of 27.4 g.p.h.
  • Cruise speed of 8.9 knots at 1800 r.p.m. with a recorded fuel consumption of 11.3 g.p.h. consumption. There were no shaft line vibrations noted



  • Garmin GND 10 Black Box Bridge Nexus integration to NMEA 2000 ~ 2018


  • Garmin AIS installed in the dummy TracVision TV5 dome ~ 2018


  • Garmin GHC 20 Autopilot Display ~ 2018
  • Garmin Reactor 40 course computer unit for auto pilot ~ 2018
  • Garmin Autopilot remote ~ 2018


  • FLIR Thermal camera ~ 2018
  • (4) Garmin Cameras (port side, starboard side, stern and in engine room) ~ 2018


  • (3) Garmin GPSMap 8617 17" inch multifunction displays ~2018
  • Garmin Card Reader ~ 2018


  • Ritchie Powerdamp marine compass


  • Garmin GSD 25 Advanced Sonar Module ~ 2018


  • Cummins Marine Smart Craft engine multifunction display


  • Garmin GMR xHD2 open array radar ~ 2018
  • Garmin GMR 424xHD/426xDH Pedestal ~ 2018

Search Light:

  • Jabsco search light 
  • Jabsco joystick control at helm


  • TracVision KVH TV5 direct TV ~ 2018
  • TracVision KVH TV5 dummy dome houses additional antennas ~ 2018
  • Garmin GXM 53 SiriusXM Weather Module ~ 2018


  • Garmin 115 Marine VHF radio with GPS ~ 2018
  • (2) Antennas ~ 2018


  • Garmin Weather Station on mast ~ 2018
  • Windshield wiper controls at helm

Electrical System

12 Volt DC System:

  • Blue Seas Systems 12 volt DC primary distribution panel with digital battery meter
  • Blue Seas Systems 12 volt DC secondary distribution panel with voltage and amp meter
  • Blue Seas Systems 12 volt DC secondary distribution panel
  • Four 8D AGM 12 volt house batteries
  • One group 27 AGM 12 volt generator starting battery
  • Two 4D AGM 12 volt batteries for engine and thrusters 
  • Charles Solid Power 60 amp battery charger

120 Volt AC System:

  • (2) Blue Seas Systems 120 volt AC distribution panels
  • 50 amp shore service with a marine type shore cord with Cable Master electric cable tender
  • Xantrex ProWatt 1000 inverter

240 Volt AC System:

  • Blue Seas Systems 240 volt AC primary distribution panel with digital volt meter
  • Blue Seas Systems 240 volt AC secondary distribution panel


  • Northern Lights model M753W2-8KW, 8kw generator with 3,584 hours

  • Serial numer 7532-37485C
  • Wet exhaust
  • Racor fuel filter

Mechanical Systems

  • Capitano hydraulic system with steering head in the pilothouse

  • Single hydraulic ram attached to a tiller arm on the rudder stock

  • Side Power bow thruster with joystick control at helm
  • Side Power stern thruster with joystick control at helm
  • Side Power Fob for remote control of bow and stern thruster
  • Marine Air systems 16,000 BTU air conditioning in salon
  • Marine Air systems 5,000 BTU air conditioning in forward cabin
  • Marine Air systems 5,000 BTU air conditioning unit is master cabin
  • 110-Volt strip heaters in salon, stateroom and forward head

Freshwater System

  • ShurFlo Aqua King II 5.0 g.p.m. fresh water pump
  • ShurFlo Extreme Blaster 5.3 g.p.m. deck wash down pump
  • Pex plastic tubing
  • Seaward 11 gallon, 220 volt unit with engine heat exchange option

Interior Accomodations


     Stepping through the Outward opening door from the cockpit you enter the open well lit salon that features:

  • Overhead lighting
  • Stereo speakers
  • Chrome plated reading lights port and starboard aft
  • Large opening windows port and starboard forward
  • Large fixed windows port, starboard and aft 
  • Drop down blinds for all windows
  • Drop down dining table
  • L-shaped settee with tan Ultra-Suede upholstered cushions
  • Black Ulta-Suede upholstered Stressless Consul Recliner with Black Ulta-Suede upholstered ottoman 
  • Cabinets behind recliner outboard
  • Side table with storage forward and outboard of settee
  • Additional locker storage forward outboard and under entertainment console
  • Samsung flatscreen TV
  • Sony MEX-M71BT CD stereo with Bluetooth
  • Autopro BD 1208 Blueray Disc player
  • Marine Air airconditioning controls
  • 110 Volt outlets
  • Cream carpeting 
  • Access to engine compartment through hatches in salon floor


     In the salon forward and to ports the well lit, functional and open galley that features:

  • Overhead dome lighting
  • Additional lighting beneath upper cabinets
  • Locker storage forward and above stove
  • Molded composite counter tops
  • 110-Volt outlets
  • Northern Lights generator panel
  • Trash compactor
  • Double basin galley sink
  • Force 10 3-burner electric range
  • Sharp 1200 Watt microwave oven
  • Nova Cool AC/DC full size refrigerator/freezer
  • Drawer and locker storage below work surfaces 
  • Teak and holly sole

Pilot Salon:

     Moving forward up the steps forward of the salon you enter one of the central features of the American Tug 41, the large pilot salon with exceptional visibility, great work space, co-pilot seating on large settee aft with table/desk and the remarkably uncluttered, fully equipped and well laid out helm station with everything in easy reach. Features of note in the Pilot Station are:

  • Overhead lighting
  • Opening windows: (1) port, (1) starboard and (1) aft
  • Fixed windows: (3) forward, (1) port, (1) starboard and (1) aft
  • Port an starboard doors to weather decks with opening windows
  • Ships clock
  • Ships barometer
  • Fusion MS-RA70N Bluetooth stereo reciever
  • Suite of electronics (See Electronics)
  • Electrical distributions panels (See Electrical Systems)
  • Bench settee aft and to port with tan Ultra-Suede cushions and stainless steel foot rest
  • Wood table with stainless steel base for settee
  • Drawer storage below settee
  • 120-Volt outlets
  • 12-Volt oultes
  • American Tug custom tank system monitor
  • Black Ultra-Suede adjustable Stidd seat with armrests and footrest
  • Destroyer type wooden helm with stainless steel spokes
  • Reading light over desk
  • Desk aft and the starboard with drawer storage below
  • Pull out seat for desk
  • ULine ice maker inboard and under settee seat ~ 2018
  • Tan carpet of pilot station sole

Guest Cabin:

    Continuing forward from the pilot salon down the steps to starboard at the first landing is the guest cabin that is the forward most cabin. This cabin offers:

  • Overhead lighting
  • Overhead opening hatch
  • (2) Opening port lights
  • Reading lights above the head of the bunk port and starboard
  • Locker outboard of bunk
  • Hanging locker forward of bunk
  • Double berth to port and outboard 
  • Drawer storage below bunk
  • Air conditioning controls
  • LG flat screen TV
  • Settee forward with tan Ultra-Suede upholstered cushions
  • Tan carpeting on cabin sole

Guest/Day Head:

     To starboard of the guest cabin is the large guest/day head. In the head you will find:

  • Overhead lighting
  • Molded shower stall with opening port light and shower wand with flexible hose
  • Vanity with lights
  • Composite molded countertops
  • Single basin sink
  • Vacuflush electric marine head
  • Locker storage below sink and above head
  • Teak and holly sole

Owners Cabin:

     Returning to the upper landing you find the SeaVac central vacuum hookup outboard. Turning to port are steps down to the lower level landing where the owners cabin is located through the door aft. At the bottom of the steps and forward is the Splendide 2000 washer and dryer located in a dedicated locker at the bottom of the steps and outside the owners cabin door. Stepping into the large owners cabin you will find:

  • Overhead lighting
  • Large drop down flat screen LG TV in recess above bunk
  • (2) Opening port lights above the bunk
  • Standing vanity with large mirror, work surface and drawer storage froward and inboard
  • Full length mirror on the aft bulkhead
  • Hanging locker storage with cedar lining forward
  • Shelf storage above bunk outboard
  • 110-Volt outlets
  • Reading lights forward and aft of of the head of the bunk
  • Large double bunk athwartship with custom mattress and topper
  • She board tables forward and aft of bunk outboard
  • Storage below bunks
  • Tan carpet on owners cabin sole

Owners Head:

     Opposite the athawartship double bunk in the owners cabin is the owners head that features:

  • Overhead lighting
  • Opening port light over head
  • Large vanity mirror
  •  Locker storage above and below counters
  • Composite molded counter tops
  • 110-Volt outlets
  • Single basin sink
  • Vacuflush electric marine head
  • Teak and holly sole in owners hea
  • Molded seperate shower stall with opening port light, shower wand on flexible hose and molded seat



     Two tanks of welded aluminum construction located outboard port and starboard in the engine room with a total capacity of 640 gallons.

Fresh Water:

     Two tanks of aluminum construction located outboard port and starboard aft in engine room. Capacity is 210 gallons. Tank fitted with shutoff valves and sight tubes.

Holding Tank:

     The holding tank is reported to be 100 gallons.

Tender and Outboard

  • Mercury M-Series 350 4 person RIB ~ 2018
  • Mercury 40HP Four Stroke outboard engine 

Safety Equipment

  • ACR Satellite 3 406 EPIRB
  • Rule 2000 g.p.h. 12 volt submersible and float switch in the engine room with elevated float switch activates audible high water alarm.
  • Rule 2000 g.p.h. 12 volt submersible in the keel bilge area below sole forward of stateroom with elevated float switch also activates audible high water alarm.
  • Rule 2000 g.p.h. 12 volt submersible and float switch in the keel bilge area forward in the lazarette
  • Navigation lights
  • Life ring
  • Horn
  • Fireboy MA2-275-F241 engine from fire supression  

Recent Maintenance and Upgrades


  • Installed new rails on swim platform to allow for grill installation
  • Swim ladder replaced with larger ladder on centerline
  • Mantus 65 lb anchor with Mantus swivel added


  • New Mercury M-350 4 person RIB
  • Garmin Striker Plus 4 3.5” depth finder installed in Dinghy


  • Topsides painted Awlcraft 2000 Midnight Blue 
  • Bottom soda blasted to gelcoat
  • Pettit Trinidad Pro black bottom paint 
  • (3) Ocean LED Pro 3010 TH H-Gen2 Midnight Blue underwater lights added


  • Replaced pilot house air-conditioning unit with Dometic 16,000 230VAC
  • Genset serviced
  • Engine serviced
  • New raw water pump
  • Replaced airhorn with Seadog Horn Dual Air 12V CHR
  • Replaced ice maker with Uline ULN-B195FCB-03A


  • New electronics (See Electronics)
  • Dashboard rebuilt to facilitate new electronicsSeadog Horn Dual Air 12V CHR


  • Steelhead Marine dinghy lift/crane installed
  • Added Sounddown shart razor 2.5” rope cutter to prop shaft
  • American Tug 435 articulating radar mast with linear actuator controlled from the helm installed
  • LG 43’ 4K UHD HDR Smart TV installed in owners cabin
  • LG 28LJ430B-PU LED TV installed in forward cabin
  • KVH TV5 installed

Service Records:

  • Available upon request

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     The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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106 Lafayette Street
United States
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