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Tug of the Month: PATRÓN

PATRÓN is unusual, if not unique, in two aspects: She was purpose-built (for a specific project) and, after construction, she was cut into four sections so she could be shipped by railroad flat car to the project site, high in Washington State’s northern Cascade Mountains. Further, she was the first of her type on Puget […]

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Tug of the Month: Parthia

The venerable tug PARTHIA was built in Winslow, Bainbridge Island, Washington by James Hall in 1906. She is 50 feet length over all, with an 11 foot beam and 4 foot 9 inch draft. PARTHIA towed for the Pacific Tugboat Company in 1910, and was then owned by a man named Lermond in 1912. At this time, […]

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Video: A tour of TRIXTER, the Alaskan mail boat turned family cruiser

Our friends at are back with a tour of TRIXTER, a former Alaskan mail boat that has been crafted into a custom family cruiser. Click here or on the image below to view. Also, by signing up with OffCenterHarbor you’ll gain access to other great videos, including a look at Russell Brown’s Gougeon 32 catamaran, which will be competing […]

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Boat Notes | A dreamy motorsailer like no other

Yes, there’s a large-screen retractable television. Watermaker? Check. Galley fit for a gourmet chef? Absolutely. KVH V-Sat broadband? Of course. Fifteen-foot center console aluminum rib with a 40-horsepower outboard? Yep. And a washer and dryer? You bet. As expected, the bells and whistles are all there. But when I stepped aboard the stern platform of the custom […]

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