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Custom Cruising Tug William Garden 30

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Boat REF# 126714
Sold / Unavailable
Length 30'0"
Year 1985
Construction Composite
Underwater profile Planing
Sleeping berths 3
Engine 1 x diesel 108hp, Lugger L4276T (1990)
Lying Anacortes


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Extra Details

Designer Bill Garden
Builder Turtleback Boat Works
Lying Anacortes
Fuel capacity 153.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 75.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 17.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Deadrise unknown
Last survey 00/10/2009


Engine 1 x diesel 108hp
Engine make and model Lugger L4276T (1990)
Engine Hours engine1:   1200
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
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Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots

The engine is a heavy duty commercial grade Lugger Diesel L4276T, 108 HP, 4 cylinder, accompanied with a Walter "V" Drive RV-30 transmission. By using a "V" drive transmission located forward of the engine, the engine can be mounted in the extreme stern of the boat in the cockpit area under an engine box. This keeps engine noise in the interior of the boat to a minimum and provides extremenly easy access to the engine and systems for service. This engine features removable cylinder liners for an "in frame" rebuild and is considered good for well over 20,000 hours between such rebuilds. The current time recorded on the "Hobbs" meter is 1,200 hours and all testing of the engine, including oil analysis, indicates the engine appears to be a low time engine in excellent condition. The cruises to Alaska this boat has done were using the previous 78 HP John Deere engine. Fuel consumption averages 1 to 2 gallons an hour at 1600 RPM with a 600 mile cruising range. The engine is equipped with a electric powered lube oil change pump.

The electrical system has a Heart Link 20 2-battery monitor, with two house batteries and an isolated engine battery. The two AGM batteries were new in 2009 and are maintained by a Xantrex Trucharge 20 on shore power. The boat has a high output, 150 amp, engine driven alternator.


Length 30'0"
LWL 30'0"
Beam 11'0"
Draft Min 3'6"
Draft Max 4'0"
Displacement 10,600.0lbs
Headroom 6'2"
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power 150 Amp Alternator


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Construction Composite
Underwater profile Planing
Finish 2 pack finish

Bon Accord is a hard chine cold-molded construction with triple diagonal fir planking, epoxy saturated 3/4" fir laminates over 1 3/8" x 3" framing. She has ironbark guards and bilge rails. Hull, deck, etc, were sanded to epoxy and then coated with 5 coats of "Alexseal" polyurethane (2009).

The machinery configuration of this boat is a little unusual in that the engine is located in the large cockpit area under an engine box and driving a shaft leading forward to a "V" drive transmission forward of the engine to a conventional shaft drive. This effectively isolates the engine from the interior of the boat for much quieter operation and allows very easy access to the engine for service.


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
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One enters the salon/galley area through a companionway door from the very large cockpit. The galley lays out along the starboard side. At the aft end of the salon on the port side is the head compartment. Forward of that is an "L" shaped seating around the fixed salon table. An additional single seat slides out from under the table against the forward bulkhead. The salon table can be dropped to form a six foot berth.

The combination Wallace diesel glass cooktop / heater keeps the cabin very warm. This unit serves both as a cooktop and a forced air cabin heater. In addition a forced air heater using engine coolant is hidden under the salon seating.

Up stairs forward is the pilot house with the helm to starboard and additional seating to port. A sliding door to the side deck is provided on both sides of the pilot house allowing easy access to the side decks and the bow or stern from the pilot house. The raised pilot house has rear windows allowing a 360 degree view from the helm.

Down stairs forward from the pilot house is the bow compartment with a V-berth and removable center filler making a full width berth. The forward V-berth has excellent storage compartments built in and is very large and comfortable. Internal lights have been well placed to allow for night time reading and dressing.

2 burner diesel Stove

Nav Equipment

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The boat comes equipped with a Sitex Digital Depth Sounder, a Raymarine A70 GPS/chart plotter/depth sound/fish finder, a Uniden ES UN 525 VHF Radio, JRC 3000 Radar (24 miles) and a Wagner Auto Pilot. The helm station includes a working rudder angle indicator.

Deck Gear

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Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
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Electric Le Frans windlass
2 anchors
(Navy 44 lb & Bruce )
300'0" of chain
The deck has an anchor wash system at the bow with a Navy anchor attached to 300' of 5/16" BBB chain.

The custom dingy Davit system can handle a rigid or inflatable dingy. A spare propeller is also included. The dinghy appearing in the pictures is not included with this boat. No dinghy or outboard.


Two folding deck chairs are included.

Safety Equipment

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2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

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Bon Accord is a well known local yacht that has been cruising from Seattle to Alaska since 1985 with many years of service in charter. Bon Accord is usually the star of the local wooden boat shows and has recently been refinished to an absolutely "like new" condition more typical of a concert piano than a well used yacht. She is of cold molded triple diagonal planked fir over sawn frames. Each thin cedar plank is saturated with epoxy. The smooth exterior surface is then covered with five coats of polyurethane. The exterior hull is beautifully faired for a completely smooth and glossy finish. The interior of the hull is epoxy coated showing the natural wood of the hull and framing. As one would expect with a boat designed and built by experienced cruising experts, Bon Accord is full of small details rendered with exquisite craftsmanship that get the most out of every available inch of her thirty feet. The rear mounted engine keeps the interior relatively quiet for peaceful cruising. She is a very useful and economical cruising boat that is an aesthetic delight to experience.

This is a one of a kind high end boat built to exacting specifications with attention to the fine detail required of this class with the strength and durability to handle the rough seas and weather of the Pacific Northwest. Equipment includes a heavy duty Lugger diesel engine and a modern electronics package. In addition to the exterior finish, engine zincs were just replaced and a new heat exchanger and raw water system was installed in 2008. This is a well built boat with the range and capability for extended cruising in the Salish Sea or anywhere else that an adventurer would care to wander.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Custom Cruising Tug William Garden 30 has been personally photographed and viewed by Dirk Nansen of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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