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Redwing 34 Tug


Length 34'-0"
Beam 10'-0"
Draft 2'-6"
Weight 11,000 lbs
Power 40 to 60 hp

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  • Redwing 34 Tug originated as a custom design, or more specifically a redesign of the Redwing 34 with a traditional tugboat style. The client wanted an economical and easy to build hull with a separate pilothouse. The hull form is proven to be efficient to power with an inboard diesel consuming one gallon per hour at 7 or so knots. That’s real efficiency under power for a boat of this size. Fuel capacity of 120 gallons provides a cruising range of over 500 miles.

    The boat shown in the photo below was started by Eric Nelson from Louisiana. He completed the hull and was going to have another builder in Boloxi, MS finish it where upon it took a direct hit by Katrina. It made its way through a shrimp packing house and ended up on the other side, full of shrimp. Eric cleaned it up and had it moved to Seaisland Boatworks in South Carolina where it was finished by Mark Bayne and crew. Eric just finished a 1000+ mi trip back from South Carolina to Louisiana.

    Now that’s a great sea story!

    Estimated cost for quality construction materials (not including power) is $4 to $6 per pound. This cost includes a high level of outfit and finish you can be proud of after putting the effort into building this fine boat.

    How To Order
    Purchase and Download Study Plans for the REDWING 34 TUG for $5.00 in PDF format (zipped file).
    Purchase Construction Plans for the REDWING 34 TUG for $850.00 for delivery by US Postal Service.
    We offer a 30-day from date of purchase no questions asked return refund policy for on-line plan sales. For more ordering information and alternate ordering methods, terms of sale, privacy policy and copyright state.

    *New* Electronic pdf plans.
    Send an e-mail to karl@cmdboats.com with your order to receive an electronic set of construction plans to read on your computer or have printed locally (i.e. at a UPS Store, Office Depot, Staples, etc, that has a wide format printer) instead of USPS mailed hard copy.

    Not ready to buy? e-mail us why at karl@cmdboats.com
    We are interested to know how we can to help you get underway!

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    Severna Park, MD 21146
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