"Charles A" is a meticulously cared for vessel. Sold new in August of 2004 she has always been used in fresh water of the Great lakes. Her current owner, a former sailor has kept her here in Erie. PA. Recently he and his wife took a trip to the Thousand Islands using the Erie ad Oswego canals and Lake Ontario. Comfortable cruising through scenic New York. I helped her owner refuel and was privileged to pilot her from his Yacht Club to another Marina’s fuel dock. What a great handling vessel. Checking his log, he determined he had averaged 2.8 Gallons per hour fuel consumption. Wow!
Additions he has added are new upholstery in the salon and bridge deck, a custom made winter cover, a new water heater and CO2 and smoke alarms. The electronics have had all the recent software upgrades. I have had the pleasure of listing 2 other vessels he has owned including a new 2006 39’ sailboat he purchased though RCR Yachts. Each was kept with loving care and were in “nearly new” condition. The vessel name, “Charles A,” is a reference to family history of river pilots.
Contact Tracy Buczak, firstname.lastname@example.org, 814-455-6800, 716-680-4554 cell, 960 West Bayfront Parkway, Erie, PA 16507
In the early 1970s, sailboat builder Jerry Husted teamed up with yacht designer Lynn Senour to produce a fuel-efficient, seaworthy cruising powerboat with a salty look. The result was the Nordic Tug 26, a single-diesel pilothouse cruiser with a tugboat look. Riding a wave of interest in trawler-style vessels, the design proved successful (more than 170 were built) and led to a larger model, the Nordic Tug 32, introduced in the mid-1980s. These boats helped the builder establish a reputation for craftsmanship and amenities, as well as performance and sea-kindliness.
The Nordic Tug 37 debuted in 1998, featuring a 330-hp diesel power plant and a two-stateroom layout.
If you look at one of these semi-displacement hulls out of the water, you'll notice the qualities that provide all that performance, responsiveness and stability: a sharp entry, hard chines, and a long, deep skeg that protects the shaft and prop, and that massive rudder.
Standing at the wheel or sitting in the big bench seat, the visibility is very good. There are opening ports at eye level looking back over the cabin top, which is good for straight back, but not to port.
The 22-inch wide integral swim platform extends the waterline length to nearly 39 feet.
The cabin top deck measures a full 12 and a half feet long and 11 feet wide, protected by a sturdy stainless-steel rail all around and accessible by a stainless ladder. It's a perfect space for its MarQuipt 800 Crane and tender.. It extends back to protect the five-foot wide aft deck.
The aft deck itself is a comfortable five feet long, enough space to spread out a couple of folding chairs. A molded bench seat hides ample deck storage. An alcove molded into the transom provides handy space for stowing four big fenders, and a hatch in the sole provides access to a lazarette for stowing additional bulky items.
You enter the main saloon through a sturdy gasketed door. Once inside, you're impressed by the openness of the space. There's no bulkhead between the saloon and the raised pilothouse. Large opening windows occupy the port and starboard sides, and the headroom is a full six-and-a-half feet.
The galley takes up the whole starboard side, with an electric stove and oven, an exceptionally large stainless-steel sink that's a full foot deep, and an expanse of Corian® countertop connecting the two. Corian® countertops are one of the several upgrades over previous models. A large over/under refrigerator/freezer is built into a cabinet that has additional counter space on top. While all those windows preclude a lot of cupboards -- there's only one cupboard in the corner -- there's plenty of storage space in cabinets and drawers underneath the counter.
The L-shaped settee behind a folding dining table on the port side pulls out to form a six-and-a-half-foot-long double berth. The cabinet in the aft corner ingeniously hides a combination washer/dryer unit.
Take three steps up to the pilothouse, where there are generous sized bench seats port and starboard with storage areas underneath. Another of the upgrades is the use of Blue Seas distribution panels and their placement. The AC distribution panel is under the port bench for shore power and the DC is under the helm seat to starboard, cutting down on any potential confusion between the two.
Forward of the port seat is a huge chart table measuring a full 34 by 56 inches, raised to a good height for plotting and pondering while standing. It's also an excellent stand-up workstation for other tasks, like typing up boat reviews on a laptop. There is an extra wide shallow drawer just underneath. Useful for charts or storage.
There are sliding doors on either side to provide ready access to the side decks. The helm is to starboard, with a handsome teak wheel and a broad teak dash for mounting electronic display units. An overhead dash provides additional room for VHF and other accessories.
A large hatch in the teak-and-holly sole reveals the cavernous engine room housing the standard 330 hp Cummins Diesel. There's loads of room all around the engine to attend to any level of service, and plenty of room left over for the 9kw Onan generator. This area is so well insulated; you can carry on a normal conversation in the pilothouse with the engine going full-throttle.
Take three steps down the slightly off-center companionway to the accommodations deck. The 37 is now available in two different configurations. One has a single stateroom down there, with a large enclosed head. The Charles A has the more conventional layout, with a master stateroom forward featuring a centerline island double berth braced by hanging lockers and cupboards, and a guest cabin amidships to port with over/under berths, a large lighted hanging locker and a built-in three-drawer bureau. The head is fairly roomy and features a separate shower stall with a molded seat, a vanity with a good amount of counter space and a VacuFlush toilet. LED lighting has been added.
• Tundra Over under Refrigerator/Freezer
• Seward Princess Electric Range with Oven
• Double Stainless Steel sinks with pull-out sprayer faucet
• Sharp microwave
• Corian® counter tops
• Hot & Cold pressurized water
• Ample drawer & cabinet storage
• Convertible dinette sleeps two with storage underneath
• Cabinets fore and aft of dinette
• Raymarine C120 Multi-Function Display with Raystar 120 GPS
• Raymarine 4KW Radar
• Raymarine ST7001 auto-pilot with ST600R remote
• Raymarine ST60 Tridata Log, speed, depth
• Onan 9kw Genset (23.8 hours)
• 3 Marine Air AC/Heat units
• Reverso oil change system
• Dual Racor fuel filters for main engine
• Racor fuel filter for generator
• Morse Teleflex electronic engine controls
• Fireboy automatic fire suppression system
• Sidepower 6 hp bow thruster
• Sidepower 6 hp stern thruster
• Remote for Thrusters
• Lofrans Tigress Windlass
• 30A/125V AC electrical service
• 2 30A shore power inlet, cords
• Included is adapter to go from 50amp to 2 - 3oamp
• True Charge 40 AMP Battery Charger
• 1 – 8D Battery for Bow Thruster
• 1 – 8D for Starting Battery
• 4 – 6 Volt for House & Stern Thruster
• JVC AM/FM/CD player
• JVC 12 Disc Changer
• Weems & Plath Ships Clock & Barometer
• Lofrans Tigress Windlass
• 35# CQR Plow Anchor with Chain & Nylon rode
• Spare Danforth anchor & rode
• AB 9.5’ Rigid Inflatable
• Mercury 4.0 HP 4-stroke outboard
• MarQuipt 800 Crane
• Fore &Aft wash-downs
• Hot/Cold cockpits shower
• 7.5" High stainless steel Samson post behind windlass
• 22" by 18" transom door out to molded swim platform
• (4) Black fenders secured in cockpit transom
• (6) Dock lines
• (6 ) 8” Port lights
• Safety handholds on Pilothouse cabin
• Swim ladder
• 4’ Radar Mast
• Radar Reflector
• 1 ¼’ S/S Bow Pulpit with double anchor roller
• Rail-mount propane Grill
960 West Bayfront Parkway
Erie, PA 16507