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Emerald Star
American Tug 34
$239,000 USD
36ft 5in

Emerald Star is an exceptionally well maintained version of the popular PNW cruising boat. She has been lovingly enjoyed by her two very experienced owners. American Tug builds to a very high standard and Emerald Star is a wonderful example of why they have prospered while other builders have not. The design is remarkable for what you can do with only 34 feet. Emerald Star has everything you need for even extended cruising without feeling constrained. She has a generator, watermaker, extended battery capacity, wonderful accomodations and a powerful rigid inflatable dinghy. She has been consistently cared for and it shows. Whether you are looking for a weekender or are considering a cruise to Alaska, take a look at Emerald Star, you won’t be disappointed.

Name of vessel Emerald Star
Model American Tug 34
Year 2003
Builder American Tugs
Price $239,000 USD
Location Bainbridge Island
Length (feet) 36
Beam (feet) 13.25
Draft (feet) 3.5
Displacement (pounds) 20000
Ballast (pounds)
Engine model Cummins 6BTA5.9-M3
Engine horsepower 370
Engine hours 2319
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 400
Water tank capacity (gallons) 150
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 45

Interior Accommodations

There are three ways to enter Emerald Star. From the cockpit there is a large aluminum door into the salon. The cockpit is large enough for a couple of deck chairs and has a big lazzarette below. The propane locker is also a step as you board from the starboard side. There is a transom door and big swimstep with boarding ladder. The roof overhangs to cover the door into the salon. There are seven windows in the salon three opening with screens. There is 6 ft 7 in headroom that creates a space that feels really great.

There are doors on either side of the pilot station that open to facilitate docking or just to bring in the fresh air. Side decks allow for movement on each side of the salon.

When you enter from the cockpit into the salon the galley is to starboard and the settee to port. There is seating for four in the L shaped furniture. Storage is below and the seating becomes a bed. The table is made from solid wood. The Galley has a force 10 three burner stove with oven. The refigerator was upgraded in 2016 with a very high quality Isotherm over and under. There are counters and cabinets everywhere, including under the salon floor. Clearly this boat is made to be lived aboard for long periods of time.

Three steps up from the salon is the pilot station. The helm is to starboard with a double sliding helm station beside the opening door. The instruments are above the helm and there is a really big counter for chart work. The forward windows have wipers and a defroster. To port is another large seat for passengers and another opening door to the side deck.

Down three stairs to port forward of that seat is the very large head with shower and the walk around queen berth. There is a separate entrance for the head allowing for privacy. This is the largest head you’ll see on a 34 ft boat, with full headroom in the shower. The toilet is a vaccuflush with a fresh water flush.

The bed has a custom coil spring mattress and can be accessed from either side. there are hanging lockers and cabinets on both sides of the bed. Separate reading lights  and a large overhead hatch makes this a really secure and comfortable place to spend the summer. Upgraded SS ports throughout.

Mechanical Systems

Main engine is a Cummins 6BTA5.9-M3 370 hp Turbo Diesel with 2319 hrs

Oil Analysis history available, valves adjusted and injectors replaced 2015 (as a regular maintenance item)

Transmission rebuilt 2017, recent full service

Alternator upgraded to 100 amp Balmar

Racor fuel filters

Onan 5kW Genset  1300hrs (rebuilt 2015)

Espar Diesel forced air heating system

Village Marine 400 14gph Watermaker

Sidepower Bow (original) and Stern (2017) thrusters

PYI dripless shaft seal

Bronze four bladed propeller

Reverso oil change system

Many, many spare parts

Electronics and Navigation

ICOM VHF M506 DSC w/AIS ICOM Commander Microphone

Raymarine ST 60 Depth with repeater in forward cabin

Raymarin RL 70 Radar/Chartplotter with 4kW Raydome

Raymarine RL 530 Chartplotter/Radar overlay

GPS puck for Laptop with Comar AIS and Coastal Explorer Software (no laptop)

Raymarine ST 5000 Autopilot w/remote

Raymarine TriData wind, speed, depth

Ritchie Compass

Chelsea Ships Clock and Barometer

(2) Icom Handhelds (MMSI enabled)

Visio 23 in TV with KVH Satellite Dome (requires subscription)

Alpine Stereo


Upgraded Isotherm refrigerator/freezer

Amana commercial microwave

Granicoat counters (similar to corian)

Large molded in double Granicoat sink with water filter

Force 10 three burner stove with oven

Terrific counter and storage spaces, much more than any other 34 footer

Teak salon table upgraded cushions

Anchoring and Deck

Lofrans Tigress Windlass

Bruce anchor w/225 ft 5/16 chain

Back-up Bruce anchor

SS Kayak rack on upper deck accessed by SS ladder from cockpit, SS lifeline surround

Large fiberglass deck storage locker forward

Cockpit shower with hot and cold water

SS fender holders

Heavy SS bow roller assembly


2016 Walker Bay Genesis 310 DX Hypalon RIB

2016 Honda 20hp with electric start and tilt trim

Tanner stainless davit system with electric winch

Electrical Systems

620 amp AGM House battery bank

4D AGM main engine starting battery

Separate chargers for each battery bank

Magnum Energy 2000 watt inverter/charger

ONAN 5MDKAU-1477 5kW genset in sound shield w/dedicated AGM start battery

Smart Battery combiner switch at helm

Blue Seas Circuit breaker panels

(2) 30 amp 50 ft shorepower cords


Sunbrella Canvas (2016)

Winter and summer sun screens for the windows

Custom dinghy cover


Fireboy automatic fire suppression system in engine room

CO2 monitor

Three automatic bilge pumps

Radar reflector

Icom VHF with loudhailer and external speaker

Icom DSC radio connected to Rescue 21

Lifesling MOB recovery system

Comfort Systems

Espar forced air heating system with ducts in every cabin

(2) 120v A/C heaters built into the salon and the forward cabin

12v Defroster with (3) ducts for wind screen

Red Dot heating system plumbed into the Cummins cooling system

Recent Service

Watermaker serviced 2020

Full engine and generator service 2020

Haulout with 2 coats Trinidad SR PRO applied Fall 2019

Thruster props removed, tunnels painted and props painted

Rudder bolts replaced as per manufacturer recommendation

Honda outboard full service Fall 2019

Transmission  and cooler replaced

Hull repainted with Alexseal LPU 2016, including bootstripe

SS bow anchor guard replaced at that time

Walker Bay RIB with console (2016)


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.






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