Nordic Tug

42 Flybridge

$569,000 CAD

Vancouver, BC

The Nordic Tug 42 Flybridge is one of the most sought after cruising yachts, perfectly suited for our waters. This pilothouse design has a two-cabin two head layout, and is superbly equipped for comfortable extended cruising. With regular service from Philbrooks Boat Yard, and diligent care from highly experienced and committed owners, Ancient Murrelet is in excellent condition inside and out. They are now retiring from cruising, and moving overseas, so their cherished yacht will come complete with a significant inventory of all manner of cruising equipment including galleyware, SUPs, crab pots, cruising books and spare parts. Notable equipment includes: Wesmar hydraulic stabilisers with controls at both helms Watermaker Bow and stern thrusters Espar hydronic cabin heat Everhot tankless hot water system Fully enclosed flybridge

To view this vessel or for additional information, please contact David Worland, CPYB at (604) 687-8943 or (604) 787-7719 (mobile). Available seven days a week.

Location Vancouver, BC
Condition Used
Category Pilothouse
Overall Length 46' 3"
Year 2005
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 13' 10"
Engine Power 450 HP


fresh water 1 x 200 gal
fuel 1 x 600 gal
holding 1 x 50 gal

Engine 1

Make & Model Cummins 6CTA8.3-M
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Power 450 horsepower
Hours 2800

With her plumb bow and salty lines, this is a sought-after cruising yacht that requires little in the way of introduction. In production from 1996 to 2019, the Nordic Tug 42 is a seaworthy, heavily-built, hard-chine, semi-displacement yacht that comfortably cruises at 9 knots, using approximately 22.5 litres per hour. 

Since 2014, Ancient Murrelet has been cruised extensively throughout BC and WA and has been enjoyed and cared for by a highly knowledgable and committed cruising couple, with many years of ocean voyaging experience.

The prop and rudder are protected by a deep keel. Stored on the hard each winter, and regularly serviced by Philbrooks Boat Yard, Ancient Murrelet is in stunning condition inside and out.

Details follow, but some particularly notable features include:

  • Water maker
  • Bow and stern thrusters
  • Stabilizers
  • Flybridge with full enclosure

And since these owners are retiring from boating, she will come fully found with tools, safety gear, spares, general cruising equipment, galleyware, linens, kayaks, and SUPs. 

Throughout Ancient Murrelet

Board from a dock or tender to the swim platform, and through the transom door to the cockpit. There are steps up port and starboard to the side decks, a ladder to the boat deck and flybridge, and a door to the salon.

The door to the salon is broad, and when latched open, permits great flow from the cockpit through to the salon, and with the huge wrap-around windows, makes the space feel open and bright.

On the same level, just forward and to port, is the galley, while to starboard, steps down to the accommodations area, or steps up to the pilothouse.

The pilothouse has port and starboard doors to the side decks and foredeck.

Down steps from the salon is the accommodations area with a nav station to starboard, a guest cabin to port, a guest head opposite, and the owners’ cabin forward, with its own private ensuite.

  • Hand rubbed teak interior finishing throughout
  • Dimmable LED lights throughout
  • Central multi-zone hydronic heat system
  • Separate built-in baseboard AC heat system
  • All opening port lights, windows, doors and hatches have screens and privacy coverings 

The comfy salon features a large dining area with an L-shaped sofa for seating family and guests, two folding teak chairs.

  • The dining table slides out of the way, and the settee sliders out to create a double berth if needed
  • United Shade two-step blinds on all saloon windows
  • TracVision satellite TV system with TV sets in saloon, and in each stateroom (subscription and receiver box required)

The galley is adjacent and integral to the salon bringing cooks and guests together. It is a spacious, U-shaped design that has abundant storage, and working space. It features a teak and holly sole, teak cabinetry, and large Corian work surfacesDouble polished stainless sinks with instant hot water 

  • Force 10 stainless steel 3 burner propane stove and oven
  • Nova Kool dual voltage refrigerator and freezer (new in 2019)
  • U-Line ice maker
  • Sharp microwave 
  • Nespresso coffee machine and milk frother
  • Sodastream carbonated water dispenser

The pilothouse arrangement contributes to the Nordic Tug 42 being so well suited to cruising our waters: it is the operational centre of the yacht, somewhat separate from other areas, allowing the operator to safely focus on tasks at hand. It offers tremendous 360 degree visibility and the two side deck doors, each with screens, allow easy access outside and to the bow.

Of course, the operator hardly needs to be alone, and there is room for others to join in the pilothouse with a comfy settee for guest seating and a lovely teak table to enjoy early morning coffee as you get underway.

  • Navigation and communication equipment, detailed in that section below
  • Engine gauges
  • Fresh water level gauge
  • ZF Mathers MicroCommander electronic single-lever gear and throttle control
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Side-Power bow and stern thruster controls
  • Spectra Newport MKII 700 watermaker control panel
  • Jabsco searchlight control
  • Wesmar stabilizer controls
  • Fireboy automatic emergency engine shut down system
  • Battery parallel switch
  • Fuel transfer pump switch
  • Defog fan controls
  • Windlass controls
  • External Iridium antenna
  • Wiper / washer controls
  • Horn
  • Bilge pump switches 
  • 12V and 120 V outlets
  • USB outlets
  • Boss AM/FM/CD/Bluetooth stereo system with Bose speakers throughout

Moving forward from the salon and through the accommodations companionway, the master stateroom is forward, tried in teak, and includes a walk-around queen berth, ample storage, and an ensuite head with a custom spa bathtub and shower.

The guest stateroom is just aft to port and provides a double bed and generous locker space for all personal items. The washer / dryer is situated here. And the guest / day head with shower is opposite to starboard.

Also to starboard is a nav desk / office space. In this area you can monitor the generator, inverter and tank levels as well as manage your AC/DC breaker panel.

  • Opening stainless steel port holes
  • Opening overhead hatch in the master
  • TV in each stateroom • Vacu-Flush fresh water heads
  • Towels and linens included 
Exterior Decks

The exterior decks are safe to walk around, and the cockpit is partially covered by the extended boat deck above for a little sun or light rain protection.

  • Molded seat in cockpit, with storage
  • Primary 30 kg Bruce anchor with 350’ of 5/16” GR43 chain (new in 2021)
  • Lofrans Tigres 1200W windlass
  • Secondary Fortress 21 lb anchor with 50’ of 5/16” chain and 300’ of 5/8” anchoring rope
  • Saltwater washdown at bow, fresh water washdown at stern
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Transom gate between swim platform and cockpit
  • Swim step with ladder
  • Magma barbecue
  • Textaline privacy / sun screen for front windshield 

Nordic Tugs introduced the flybridge option for the 42 in 2005. It is a comfortable space, fully enclosed, and heated.

  • Full flybridge enclosure (new 2021) with diesel heat
  • Navigation and communication equipment, detailed in that section below
  • ZF Mathers MicroCommander electronic single-lever gear and throttle control
  • Engine gauges 
  • Todd swivelling helm seat
  • Hydraulic steering
  • 12V outlet
  • L-shaped settee with storage under
  • Stabiliser control
  • Windlass control
  • Horn
  • Side-Power bow and stern thruster controls
Boat Deck
  • Up the ladder from the cockpit to the boat deck, a very useful storage space for the tender and other cruising toys and equipment.
  • Dinghy crane rated at 1,000 lbs 
  • Walker Bay 10' RIB tender with centre console, with Suzuki 20 HP Outboard (new in 2019) 
  • Stern reel with 600’ of floating line
  • Riot Intrigue Ultralight kayak, iRocker paddle board, Hobie inflatable kayak with Mirage drive
Electronics and Navigation

Pilothouse / Lower Helm 

  • Two Raymarine plotters (one E120, one C120, chart, depth, radar)
  • Raymarine radar 
  • Raymarine Smart Pilot ST7001 with ST600 remote wireless Smart Controller
  • Raymarine ST 60+ wind speed/direction 
  • Icom IC-M602 marine VHF radio
  • Barigo 5" Barometer and Clock
  • Independent Furuno GP-32 GPS
  • ASUS Laptop with Nobeltec Navigation (2014) with Samsung Sync Master 20" navigation screen
  • Raymarine AIS 650 transceiver (2014), integrated into chart plotter and laptop
  • Danforth Global Balance 4" Magnetic Compass
  • Two handheld VHFs 

Flybridge / Upper Helm 

  • Raymarine E80 chartplotter
  • Raymarine autopilot control head
  • Raymarine  ST 60 multiview
  • Icom remote VHF radio
  • Danforth Global Balance 4" magnetic compass
Electrical System

AC and DC power services the vessel through circuit break panels with appropriate Volt and Amp gauges. 110VAC provided by 30 Amp shore connection, by 9 kW generator, and, based on available house bank battery power, lighter loads through the 2 kW inverter.

  • 4 x 6V L-16 285 Amp deep cycle batteries for the house bank
  • Dedicated engine start battery
  • Dedicated generator start battery
  • Dedicated bow thruster / windlass battery
  • Dedicated stern thruster battery
  • The batteries are charged either by engine or generator driven alternators, or by shorepower
  • Two 130 Amp alternators on main engine
  • 2 x 30 Amp 120VAC inputs
  • Two 120 Volt 60 Hz 30A 125V Marinco shore power cords
  • Onan MDKAV 9kW generator, 1,850 hours (August 2022)
  • Magnum Energy Magna Sine MS 2012 2000 Watt combo inverter and charger
  • 40 Amp three phase Pronautic battery charger (new in 2019)
  • Underwater lights 
Engine and Mechanical Systems

The owner reports that at 9 knots, the single 450 hp Cummins diesel efficiently burns about 22.5 litres per hour. She will also cruise comfortably at 10 to 12 knots, and has a top speed of 14 knots.

  • Cummins 6CTA8.3-M main engine (2,800 hours August 2022)
  • Twin Disk MG5075 hydraulic transmission
  • 2” stainless steel shaft
  • 28" four blade prop
  • Spectra Newport 700 MK II water maker (new in 2014), can be run off inverter, produces 29 gph (110 Litres per hour)
  • Wesmar hydraulic stabilizers with CPS 1000 controller
  • Jabsco oil change system for engine, generator and transmission
  • ZF electronic controls
  • Automatic fire extinguisher
  • Espar hydronic diesel furnace with four zone thermostats
  • Whale 11 gallon electric water heater, also plumbed into main engine
  • Everhot tankless water heater plumbed into Espar heating system
  • Splendide combo washer / dryer located in locker in guest cabin 

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


All personal property is excluded unless specifically identified and included in the sale agreement and listing specifications. Personal property refers to all items not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, furnishings, and recreational or entertainment items. Advertisements, marketing materials, and/or other photography may depict the vessel with personal property, however, such personal property is excluded unless otherwise specifically included as provided herein.

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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigatge such details as the buyer desires validated. Price, if shown, may not include applicable state or government fees, taxes, destination charges, preparation charges, or finance charges (if applicable). Final actual sales price may vary depending on options or accessories selected. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, manufacturer revision, or withdrawal without notice.

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