Based in Essex, Connecticut, the team from Wilde Yacht Sales recently took to the Connecticut River to kick wake in the face of the notion that tugboat cruising must be slow cruising.
Built with a 370 horsepower Volvo engine and a semi-displacement hull, the team from Wilde Yachts Yachts ran a Nordic Tug 39 up to speed with a wakeboarder in tow. Flying a DJI Phantom 3, Paul Tortora, a Wilde salesman and talented photographer, managed to capture the high-octane afternoon on video.
The video is a tongue-in-cheek retort to Nordic's rhetorical promotional question: "Who said all trawlers are slow."
Tortora reports the Tug spent most of the afternoon in the range of 12 to 15 knots, all the while pulling the daring individual holding on for dear life. Of course the N39 isn't all speed and fury, as the boat is also perfectly happy motoring along at an efficient 7 knots, but sometimes it is good to know you can.
You can learn more about Wilde Yacht Sales and the Nordic Tug 39 by visiting their website, here.