The Tomco Marine Group, makers of American Tugs in La Conner, Washington, is launching an entirely new model called the Waypoint 36 later this spring. It is basically a new, lower-priced version of the American Tug 365, with two staterooms, one head, a 260-hp Volvo diesel and an introductory price of $350,000.
The new Waypoint 36 uses the same hull and deck as the American Tug 365, but the interior will have more molded components and fewer options. The company says the idea is to build a more affordable, quality, trawler that can cruise up the Inside Passage to Alaska or anywhere around the Great Loop. It is using the same solid-glass hull and cored deck as it used on the 365, and the same molded stringer grid.
The salon has a large galley to starboard, with a two-burner propane cooktop and oven and side-by-side Isotherm fridge/freezer. To port is a dinette that seats four and converts to a berth sleeping two at night.
Up three steps, the pilothouse has raised seating for three to port, with the helm to starboard. It has a stainless wheel and a raised electronics console that could hold two MFDs. Windows on three sides provide great visibility. (There are also large side windows in the salon.)
Down three steps, the master stateroom with a walkaround queen berth is forward, with storage underneath. There are also port and starboard hanging lockers. The head is to starboard, with a separate stall shower. The guest cabin, sleeping two, is on the port side.
The boat comes with a standard bow thruster, while a molded composite skeg supports the rudder and protects the prop. It has a ten-year warranty for workmanship and blisters. It will make its debut at the Anacortes boat show starting May 17.
Specs.: LOA: 36’6”; Beam: 13’3”; Draft: 3’5”; Disp.: 17,000 lbs.; Fuel: 230 gals.; Water: 120 gals.; Power: 1×260-hp Volvo diesel. Read more: