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Nara Kai
Nordic Tug 32
$139,500 USD
32ft in

Nara Kai is a thoughtfully updated and well cared for Nordic Tug 32.  A proven veteran of the Inside Passage, she has the systems and equipment to comfortably cruise the entire Pacific Northwest. 


Garmin solid state radar and plotter 

Vesper Marine Cortex VHF/AIS/GPS 

Northern Lights 5kw genset 

Espar Airtronic D4 diesel heater 

AB Lamina 9.5 RIB with 8hp Yamaha 

Hydraulic stern thruster 

Xantrex 3000 watt inverter/charger 

Firefly Carbon Foam service batteries (2020)

Name of vessel Nara Kai
Model Nordic Tug 32
Year 1993
Builder Nordic Tug
Designer Nordic Tug
Price $139,500 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 32
Beam (feet) 11'4"
Draft (feet) 3'11"
Displacement (pounds) 15,700
Ballast (pounds)
Engine model Cummins 6BT5.9M
Engine horsepower 210
Engine hours 3800
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 275
Water tank capacity (gallons) 100
Holding tank capacity (gallons)


A companionway with hinged teak/smoked acryllic overhead and hinged double doors leads from the cockpit to the accommodation.  A 9” high threshold prevents water in the cockpit from entering the interior.  A teak ladder with two treads descends to the salon area. 

This traditionally built and finished trawler is extremely robust yet warm and inviting due to copious teak paneling and trimwork.  The upper half of the salon and pilothouse is teak-faced marine plywood while the lower is faced with white Formica.  Doors and drawer fronts are teak.  Countertops are fitted with solid teak fiddles.  Solid teak handrails are prudently located for moving about underway.  The overhead is covered with padded white vinyl on marine plywood panels and secured with teak battens.  The marine plywood cabin sole is covered with red carpet.  All interior lighting is high quality fixtures fitted with warm LED bulbs.  Overhead dome lights are dual intensity.  

Views and natural light are excellent in the salon thanks to tall side windows and a sliding aft window.  When desired, teak valence-concealed pleated blinds are lowered for privacy or shading.  A 57” tall by 14” wide handing/wet gear locker is to starboard of the companionway.  An “L” shaped settee measures 6’-6” long by 5’ wide.  A slider pulls out to convert this seat into a 4’-3” wide berth.  Front/top opening lockers are beneath the settee.  A flat screen TV is mounted between the windows to starboard; ideally placed for viewing from the settee.  A movable pedestal table is used for dining.  Forward to port is a cabinet with four drawers and a large locker with shelves.  To starboard is a locker that hinges into a 35” by 25” by 29” high breakfast table.  Narrow storage cabinets with double hinged doors and shelves are located below the deck edge, flanking this table. 

  • 22” x 30” Teak table on Zwaarvis pedestal with two foldover leaves opens to 44” x 28” for dining 
  • (4) LED dual intensity LED dome lights 
  • Reading light 
  • (2) 110V duplex outlets 
  • Red Dot cabin heater 
  • Forced air diesel heater outlet 
  • Coat hooks on front of hanging locker 
  • 110V heater below hanging locker 

The galley is forward in the salon space.  An opening above the galley to the raised pilothouse area greatly enhances light and space.   A 10” by 14” by 10” stainless steel sink is to port.  A large storage cabinet is below the sink.  A stove/oven is on centerline.  A fridge/freezer is below the countertop to starboard.  Teak sliding doors forward/above the galley counter close a large cabinet for dishes and provisions.  Two narrow/open shelves above store spices and containers coffee, tea, and bulk food.  Outboard, above the fridge is a shelf with microwave oven. 

  • Force Ten three burner propane stove/oven with butcher block cover 
  • Nova Cool RS5810BC fridge freezer 
  • Samsung Junior microwave oven 
  • (2) task lights 
  • (4) 110V outlets 
  • Marinetics propane solenoid switch 

The pilothouse is centrally located and affords 360 degree views through forward, side windows and two aft opening windows on either side of the faux smoke stack.  The forward windows are vertical, visored, and fitted with motorized wiper and two defogger fans.  Sliding teak doors access the bow and the deck on each side.  The helm is slightly offset to starboard, centered on the 6’ wide by 28” deep seat/bed.  A back support and fold-down stainless-steel footrests provide comfortable seating for three or a day/evening bed at anchor.  Electronics are nicely located in an overhead console and raised console at the helm. 

  • (4) Overhead red/white LED dome lights 
  • (2) Teak binocular holders 
  • (2) Teak drink holders 
  • Teak pencil/nav tool rack 
  • Teak magazine/book racks 
  • Interior fabric shades for side and aft pilothouse windows 
  • Exterior white mesh covers for forward and side pilothouse windows 
  • Overhead Bomar 16” x 16” opening hatch with screen and Nicro solar vent 
  • Overhead teak grab rail 

A teak ladder with three steps descends from the raised pilothouse to the stateroom located in the bow area.  A teak handrail and rabbited traction grooves make this transition safe while underway.  A locker with deep shelves and a hanging locker are to port.  A bunk is to starboard and measures 4’ 6” wide by 6’ 6” long and fitted with a 6” thick foam mattress.  A ventilation board below the mattress prevents condensation in cold climates.  Storage space below the bunk consists of top opening bins outboard to starboard, three drawers and a top/front opening locker inboard.  Access to the chain locker is through a louvered teak door in the forward bulkhead.  A 42” by 16” dressing seat with upholstered cushion is to port.  The overhead and hull sides are finished in white vinyl with foam insulation/padding beneath it.  Furniture and bulkheads are white Formica on marina plywood with solid teak trim, doors, and drawer faces.  Headroom measures 6’ 4” in this stateroom. 

  • Reading light on aft bulkhead 
  • Overhead dome light 
  • Bomar 16” x 16” opening hatch with screen and Nicro solar vent 
  • 110V heater below aft/port locker 
  • “Bus” engine heated cabin heater 
  • Diesel heater outlet 
  • Duplex 110V outlet and 12V outlet 
  • Carbon Monoxide sensor/alarm 
  • 12V cabin fan 
  • 8” Round Beckson opening port in cabin side 

The head/shower compartment is entered through a locking privacy door to starboard of the forward pilothouse ladder.  Cabinetry is beige Formica-covered marine plywood with solid teak trim and cabinet doors.  The sole is patterned resilient vinyl.  A Jabsco electric flush head with solid wood seat/lid is inboard/aft.  A vanity with 11” x 8” stainless steel oval sink in forward/starboard.  Storage below and outboard of the sink is closed with sliders and door.  A shower stall with curtain, teak slatted seat, mixer, spray nozzle and hose is aft/outboard.  A narrow teak medicine cabinet with mirrored doors is on the aft bulkhead. 

  • Teak trimmed 15” x 23” mirror on forward bulkhead 
  • (2) teak handrail/towel bars 
  • 110V Duplex outlet 
  • (2) Dome lights 
  • (2) 8” round Beckson opening ports 
  • Overboard discharge shower drain pump 
  • Removable hanging rod in shower 



  • Garmin 10” GPS Map XSV (new 2020) 
  • Garmin Fantom 18” radar (new 2021) 
  • Vesper Marine Cortex AIS/VHF/GPS (new 2020) 
  • Icom IC M125 VHF/Hailer 
  • Hailor horn 
  • Air horn and compressor 
  • Icom IC M304 VHF 
  • Hawkeye depth sounder 
  • Cetrek Powerhelm autopilot with handheld remote control 
  • JVC KDG120 stereo 
  • Toshiba 24” flat screen TV in salon 
  • (2) Maxima 6” round speakers in pilothouse 
  • (2) Owl box speakers in salon 
  • Clock, barometer, thermometer set in pilothouse 
  • West Marine 4” clock/barometer set on bulkhead in galley 
  • Ritchie 3 ¼” compass 
  • Brass ship’s bell 
  • (3) 12V windshield wipers 



Engine access is through a 53” x 28” hinged hatch in the pilothouse sole.  Gas struts hold this hatch open.  Extra, sound proofing insulation has been added to the pilothouse sole.  This machinery space has good access to either side of the engine and to auxiliary systems located outboard.  Dome lights on the forward and aft bulkheads illuminate this space for inspection or service. 

  • Cummins 6BT5.9M 210 hp, 2600 rpm diesel engine (3800 hours) 
  • Cummins engine panel with analog VDO tachometer, oil pressure, coolant temperature, and volts 
  • Morse single lever throttle/shift control 
  • KUS digital engine hour meter (new 2020) 
  • Twin Disc MG 506 2-1 gearbox with trolling valve 
  • Aquadrive shaft coupling system 
  • 1 -3/4” diameter prop shaft and PSS dripless shaft seal 
  • 24” x 19” bronze propellor 
  • Racor 9000 primary fuel filter 
  • Floscan fuel consumption monitor 
  • Manual, fixed oil change pump 
  • Groco ARG-1250 sea strainer 
  • Seafire automatic Halon fire extinguisher 
  • Dickson hydraulic stern thruster 
  • Teleflex Sea Star II hydraulic steering with varnished teak wheel 
  • Rudder angle indicator 
  • Espar D4 Airtronic diesel cabin heater 
  • (2) Engine heated cabin heaters 
  • (2) 120V bulkhead-mounted cabin heaters 
  • Johnson WPS 5.0 water pressure pump 
  • Amtek PS-C1 water filter 
  • Seaward 6 gallon hot water heater 
  • 5 Gallon aluminum propane tank 
  • Shurflo 3.6 gpm salt water wash pump 
  • Jabsco macerator pump for holding tank 
  • Rule 12V bilge pump with Ultra Junior float switch 
  • Manual bilge pump 


Maintenance logs and spare parts inventory available by request  


  • Victron BMV-712 smart battery monitor (new 2020) 
  • Freedom Xantrex SW3000 3000 watt inverter/ 150 amp charger with remote control panel 
  • AC/DC breaker panel in pilothouse with DC analog ammeter 
  • Northern Lights Series 4 genset control panel in pilothouse 
  • Northern Lights M643-5N 5KW 110V genset 
  • Promariner Prosport 6 battery charger for engine start battery 
  • (3) Firefly FF-1201 Group 31 house batteries (new 2020) 
  • West Marine 105AH AGM engine start battery (new 4/2018) 
  • West Marine 79 AH AGM genset start battery (new 2/2018) 
  • Ballmar 100 amp 12V alternator with ARS-5 smart regulator 



Nara Kai has red hull with 2” tall beige boot stripe.  The bottom is coated with black antifouling paint.  Paying homage to classic Pacific Northwest wood trawlers the hull sides below the rub rails are grooved in a faux planking style.  A beige 8” high cove stripe decorates the hull on each side.  These hull sides are extremely well-protected from pilings and piers by black plastic half round capping on the deck edge and molded-in rub rails (18” below deck edge).   The high bow is nearly plumb.  Vertical black plastic staves provide protection from the anchor or pier face. 

A 3” high by 4” wide raised bulwark wraps around the deck from the pilothouse doors forward.  A stainless steel bow pulpit and teak handrails on the forward coachroof help are fitted for safety.   The deck and cabins are beige colored with non-skid on the side deck, cockpit and boat deck.  Narrow side decks with non-skid run from cockpit forward outboard of the cabin. 

  • (6) 8” bronze cleats mounted on bulwark 
  • 33 lb Bruce anchor with 270’ of galvanized anchor chain 
  • Ideal 12V horizontal anchor windlass with ling gypsy 
  • Large stainless steel cruciform mooring bit aft of anchor windlass 
  • Burgundy yacht acrylic covers for: pilothouse teak doors, anchor windlass, aft companionway, winches on mast, teak grab rails, and outboard engine 
  • Salt water washdown hose bib on bow 
  • White mesh covers for pilothouse windows and air horn 


The cockpit is adequate for lounging or fishing.  30” high bulwarks topped with stainless steel handrails surround the cockpit.  Freeing ports drain rain or seawater.  A 26” by 21” guttered hatch in the sole accesses steering gear and storage.  A stainless-steel frame with canvas covers the cockpit.  A teak swim platform is mounted to the transom.  The dinghy is stored vertically on Weaver Snap davits.   A 53” wide by 19” deep by 18” tall deck locker is forward to port in the cockpit.  The propane tank and storage for other deck gear is located in this locker.  An upholstered cushion makes this a comfortable seat.  A stainless-steel ladder forward/above this locker accesses the boat deck.  With the dinghy stored on the swim platform, this large space is available for lounging.  Railing around this deck provide security.  A faux smokestack is forward. An aluminum mast is stayed with wire and can hinge down for mooring in a boathouse.  A long boom with tackle lifts small craft to the boat deck and is extended aft to the swim step for lifting the outboard. 

  • (3) Fishing rod holders 
  • 12V outlet 
  • Stainless steel side boarding ladder 
  • Kuuma rail-mounted grill with cover and hose/regulator to propane tank 
  • Stainless steel rack atop pilothouse for storing kayaks 
  • (6) Stainless steel fender holders on boat deck railing 
  • 4:1 block and tackle and Harken 16 self-tailing winch on mast for boom lift 
  • 4:1 block and tackle and Harken 16 self-tailing winch on boom hoist 
  • 2010 AB Lamina 9.5 AL inflatable dinghy 
  • Yamaha model F8MSHB 8 hp four stroke outboard engine 
  • Weaver snap davits and articulating outboard engine bracket mount 

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