American Tug 485
Sometimes it’s all about the journey.
Biggest in the lineup from West
Coast builder American Tug, the
485 is designed for the long haul.
With full tanks, the boat can run all
the way down the East Coast without refueling. Most definitely in the
trawler style, the boat has a single
Cummins 550-hp diesel, raised pilothouse, large saloon, and roomy galley
to keep crew fed during longer trips.
A large engine room makes routine
maintenance a snap. Amenities such
as an onboard washer/dryer, extensive
storage space, and a bright but traditional interior endear themselves to
sailors to who may be making
the transition to power.
Dufour Yachts has more than 50 years
experience in building sailing yachts,
so they have learned a thing or two
along the way about what works and
what doesn’t. Look quickly at the 382
and you’ll think that you are looking at
a much larger boat. With an opening,
almost the full-width of the transom
that folds down to form a swim platform, getting in and out of the boat from
a dinghy should be a cinch. Twin wheels,
a split adjustable backstay, beam carried
almost all the way aft, and a chine crease
just above the waterline, owe more than
just a passing nod to Open 60 raceboats
in the looks department. A variety of
layout options are offered for the accommodation spaces below depending on
owner requirements, so this boat should
be a hit with both PHRF racers and
The 485 should suit
couples who enjoy
cruising and living
aboard for extended
French builder Dufour has
hit a home run with the
382, equally at home on
the racecourse or loaded
up with the family for a
LENGTH 49’ 9”
BEAM 15’ 10”
FUEL 640 GAL.
WATER 210 GAL.
WASTE 60 GAL.
BEAM 12’ 6”
DRAFT 6’ 6”
FUEL 52 GAL.
WATER 100 GAL.
WASTE 13 GAL.