Nordic Tug 26CR
$199,900 Ready To Cruise
All new redesign for 2012
solid wood faces, lots of storage and drawers, new berglass liner for
ease of cleaning, powerful bow thruster, windless, inverter and more.
• Hand built in the USA to Nordic Tug’s high quality standards.
• Full-length keel for stability, tracking and protection of the prop.
• Large, open cockpit providing almost 40 square feet of space.
• Includes a Raymarine e7 with GPS, 4kw Radar, VHF and depth.
• NMMA certi ed, ABYC certi ed, plus a ten-year hull warranty.
• Diesel powered with a 110 hp Yanmar for longevity and efficiency.
• Packed with features like 2 sliding pilot house doors, cabinets with
• Can be shipped anywhere in the USA at no additional charge.
• See the NT26cr at the New England Boat Show or at our docks.
“We haven’t seen a ready to cruise Nordic Tug priced under
$200,000 in years. Now you can experience the same build
quality, comfort, and sea-going ability that Nordic’s big boat
owners have grown accustomed to year after year - all at an
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husband, Earl Voorhees, aboard their (
engineless) 28-foot wooden Rozinante, designed
by L. Francis Herreshoff. The pair built a
house made from antique barns that they
dismantled in upstate New York, then moved
to East Hampton, near her childhood home
of Montauk. Voorhees handled the carpentry;
she did the rigging to assemble the large mor-tise-and-tenon structure with come-alongs,
tackles, and a good deal of brute force. “I’m
not the first wooden-boat person to also be
a barn person. It’s about classic architecture
and hand-craftsmanship,” she says.
After she retired, the pair devoted their
time to rebuilding and then sailing Surprise,
a 52-foot wooden yacht designed by
F. Spaulding Dunbar.
Mundus balks, though, at the notion that
there is anything romantic about her love
for wooden boats. Her interests run more
toward the historical value. “People always
say it’s about romance. It’s not. It’s about
— PAT MUNDUS
history. Where did the materials come from?
What happened to the environment that we
don’t have those materials anymore — they
just don’t exist? When you understand the
history of a wooden boat and what went
into building it, you understand the environ-
ment, the local economy. I think it’s a lot
more cerebral than just romance.”
It was her interest in history that led
her to the Shelter Island Historical Society,
where she became the society’s executive
director in January 2010. Last year’s exhib-
its at the historical society, designed and
curated by Mundus, focused on the mari-
time past of the island, coinciding with the
125th anniversary of the Shelter Island Yacht
Club, which is home to a huge fleet of 12
1/2-foot sailboats (built both in wood and
fiberglass) designed by Nathaniel Herreshoff
(father to L. Francis). “Shelter Island has a
lot of important maritime history, so we’re
trying to focus on that this year,” she says.
“Next year, we have to give equal time to the
farmers.” — CHRIS LANDERS