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Puget Sound Boat Builders Tug Live Aboard  Charter

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Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 1300hp, EMD 645 (unknown year)

Puget Sound


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Extra Details

Designer US government
Builder Puget Sound Boat Builders Corp. Tacoma
Lying Puget Sound
Fuel capacity 7,000.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 2,500.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 1,000.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 09/07/2014


Engine 1 x diesel 1300hp
Engine make and model EMD 645 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) SS five blade 78" diameter
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Generator output 120KVA

The Electro-Motive-Division of General Motors introduced this engine model in 1965 with its intended use being for locomotives, marine applications and stationary uses. It is a 12 cylinder, air start turbocharged engine.
The engine was inspected at survey by the Haven Boat Works mechanic in Port Townsend. He reported little to no wear visible in the main engine and that it appears to be in excellent condition with relatively low hours. The engine is connected to a 9" diameter shaft with pillow blocks. It is reported to produce 1300 hp at 1100 rpm.


Length 90'0"
LOD 87'0"
LWL 84'0"
Beam 24'0"
Draft Min 12'0"
Draft Max 12'0"
Airdraft 26'0"
Displacement 103,436.8lbs
Headroom 6'4"
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 12 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator Trace 2512 inverter-charger and two on board generators.


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

The TP–class tugs were all purpose support vessels used in towing and tendering and general utility work for the US Army. 43 TP's were constructed all with low power as a wartime economy measure and almost all were sold into commercial use after the war ended. They were 91.4’ x 14.10’ with 450hp Fairbanks–Morse six cylinder engines. Built with 12" x 14" deck beams on 18" centers and 12" x 14" ribs. All hull planks were through bolted and the hull treated with coal oil and sheathed in ironwood. All had extra cabins with a large 40 ton capacity hold in the stern. It has been told that this particular T/P was used to tow barges to and from Hawaii during WWII. Following the war it was used by several commercial Tug companies in Oregon and Washington. A 1000 gallon ballast tank had been converted to a holding tank. There is a deck level fitting for pump out and an electric pump with macerator for overboard discharge.


Total # of berths 10
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 8
No. of crew berths 8
Cabin(s) 5
Sink 5
Shower 3
Heads 3 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Microwave tick
Compactor tick
Dishwasher tick
Washing Machine tick

Starting in the Pilothouse - there are doors port and starboard to outer upper decks. Aft and down two steps is the master double cabin with in-suite head / shower. There are two access doors to the outer deck and a stairway down to the fiddly. Forward in the fiddly are four crew cabins that sleep two each in upper and lower bunks. Each of two cabins shares a head. A stair way leads down to the engine room and access to the bilge areas. The fiddly contains a washer and dryer with two access doors to the side decks. Heading aft through the companionway is the galley that is athwart ship with dutch doors at each end. The galley features a large double sink, trash compactor, dishwasher, full size refrigerator with freezer, propane stove with oven, and a microwave. There is ample counter space with many built in cupboards for storage. A dinning area sits aft of the galley followed by the main saloon with large windows, a wood fireplace and door to the aft deck. The original aft towing windlass has been removed from the aft deck to accommodate the extended main saloon.

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Radar, Furuno Model 1832
GPS, Model GP 1850
Furuno, Model LS-6000 digital depth finder
Sperry, Automatic 8 auto pilot
Sperry, 9" magnetic steering compass
Icom, IC-M VHF marine radio
Fuzzmaster, Z-80 CB marine radio

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick

1 anchors
300'0" of chain
1" by 3/8" stud link chain of approximately 300'

Broker's Comments

This tug is now being offered on a first come as is where is.
It must be removed from the current marina. Please do not call for additional information as I feel the stated information is adequate enough to schedule showing.
The title transfer will be at buyers cost with a local title company. Be sure to review the video and photos.

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

This Puget Sound Boat Builders Tug Live Aboard Charter has been personally photographed and viewed by David Carleson 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.

Comments (2)

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Dave Carleson
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This vessel is under contract to a buyer at this time. Moorage at the present location is not possible.
2018-04-18 19:32:58
Noam Shamay
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what is the moring cost at the location?
2018-04-17 14:27:37
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