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American Tug Spring Fling in Deer Harbor

April 24, 2013 · 11:57 AM

The Deer Harbor Marina will again host the local American Tug fleet at their annual “Spring Fling” owners event from April 25 through 28.

There will be 26 American Tugs at The Deer Harbor Marina, including three different models: American Tug 34, American Tug 39.5 and the American Tug 41. More than 50 people will be in attendance to celebrate the start of the season.

The American Tug Owners Association has three events planned for 2013: the season kick off at the  Deer Harbor Marina, a long distance summer cruise to Fitz Hugh Sound on the central B.C. coast, and the annual Rendezvous in Oak Harbor.

American Tugs are a locally made expedition yacht, built in La Conner, Wash. Since 2000, Tomco Marine Group has built more than 200 boats with half of them remaining in local waters. The tugs are easy to spot on the water with their bluff bows and colored hulls.

Orcas Islanders Susan and Rex Chadwell, owners of the American Tug 41 “Flexible” moored at the Deer Harbor Marina, are hosting this event.

Additional information is available from Steve Scruggs of Tomco Marine Group at 360-466-2961.

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