Lord Nelson

Victory Tug 49

$325,000 CAD

Vancouver, BC

“Manito” is a 1988 Lord Nelson Victory Tug motor yacht built by Ocean Eagle Yacht Corporation in Pali Hsiang, Taiwan. The vessel features lower and upper steering stations as well as large fore, aft and side decks. As reported by the manufacturer, the hull construction is of reinforced fibreglass with balsa and plywood cored FRP decks. She is a displacement hull with soft chines, single rudder and hydraulic stabilizers. The vessel is equipped with two private cabins below, two private heads with showers, day head, separate wheelhouse with dinette and separate fold out pilot berth. There is also a full galley with propane stove dual fridges, dual sinks and microwave. Aft there is a large salon with couch and dinette settee with fold out table. “Manito” is powered by a single 225 hp. Cummins engine with 35 hp Perkins wing engine and Wesmar bow thruster.  We are able to offer a 55x25 foot boat house at Lynwood Marina for $80,000.00  

To view this vessel or for additional information, please contact Craig Hemmes, BCYBA at (604) 687-8943 or (604) 315-8457 (mobile). Available seven days a week.

Location Vancouver, BC
Condition Used
Category Tug
Overall Length 48' 10"
Year 1988
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 16' 8"
Engine Power 260 HP
Cabin Headroom 6' 5"
Displacement 70,000 pounds
Displacement Full Load


fresh water 3 x 170 gal Stainless Steel
fuel 6 x 185 gal Steel
holding 2 x 18 gal Plastic

Engine 1

Make & Model Cummins 6BTA 5.9M
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Year 1988
Power 225 horsepower
Hours 4152
Propeller Type 4 Blade, Bronze
Transmission Direct

Engine 2

Make & Model Perkins Port Wing Engine KE 3030 J4
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Year 1997
Power 35 horsepower
Hours 427
Propeller Type 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
Transmission Direct

The VICTORY TUG is a yacht of unmistakable character, a unique blend of the charm and romance of yesterday with the comfort and convenience of today. Like the working tugboats in her heritage, she is built with rugged ocean-going capabilities. Her rich spacious interior establishes her as a yacht with distinct style and elegance. Engineered for reliability; built for seaworthiness and designed for classic good looks, the VICTORY TUG captures the imagination of all who view her. 


Elements of Manito

In beautiful condition and living in a boat house this rare Victory Tug has luxurious appointments and offers unequalled livability. 

In addition to the amazing ability for a cruising range of 3000 miles you are insured of safe and trouble free cruising. Manito has the feature of an upper helm station which is not standard on all Victory Tug's.

  • Enormous structural integrity
  • Solid wood joinery, teak and holly soles 
  • Large windows allowing 360 degree visibility and fresh air 
  • Large and clean engine room
  • Upper deck with mast and tender
  • Off shore cruising design
  • Manito is hull number 8 out of 9 Victory Tug 49's built

Owners Cabin 

  • All surfaces are finished in teak, no painted surfaces
  • Queen size walk around berth with an abundance of cabinetry throughout, complete with under berth storage, two hanging lockers, book shelves, TV Cabinet.
  • The owners cabin comes with two built in chairs one of which is set into a vanity table complete with mirror.
  • Entrance to engine room
  • Tell-tale compass
  • There is also a 110V fridge freezer.

Owners en suite Head

  • Stainless steel basin built in with storage locker underneath and mirror above
  • Opening stainless steel port light
  • Separate shower with protective curtain
  • Jebasco marine toilet

Guest Cabin forward

  • Queen size semi walk around berth with ample cabinetry throughout, complete with under berth storage, hanging locker and book shelf 
  • Built in chair with cushion
  • Ample lighting and ventilation 

Guest en suite Head

  • Stainless steel basin built in with storage locker underneath and mirror above
  • Opening stainless steel port light
  • Shower faucet 
  • Jebasco marine toilet

Day head with Washer / Dryer

  • Stainless steel basin built in with storage locker underneath
  • Quietline washer and dryer
  • Opening stainless steel port light
  • Electric marine toilet

Captains berth come living cabin

  • Beautifully done with day bed that turns into sleeping berth
  • Either open or tastefully concealed with draw curtains

Enter the large saloon area from the aft of this amazing tug with two swing opening doors. Once inside the real feeling of space and craftsmanship overwhelms you. With large beautifully crafted and positioned windows there is an abundance of natural light.

  • Moving through is the L shaped seating area with beautifully crafted teak table on the port side of the saloon - couch makes out into double berth which also cover the original leather cushions. 
  • A beautifully crafted teak folding dining table
  • As you walk in on the starboard side is teak wall cabinet providing storage for wine glasses and any other you want to show. The fusion control unit fitted into the front of the cabinet.
  • On the port side of the saloon is a further cabinet that has a built in wine bottle rack, more drawers and double opening cabinet adding extra storage 
  • Well positioned and decorative lighting completes the beautifully crafted teak saloon
  • Two cedar wooden bar stools are positioned at the galley counter which just adds to the importance of integration with family and friends.
  • Removable hatch to engine room.

Great food and boating go hand-in-hand. The large U-shaped galley is spacious with a practical layout. Some features include: double stainless sinks, wide counter tops, plenty of drawers and cabinets, three burner stove with oven and large separate compartments for refrigeration and freezer. The galley in integral to the saloon, allowing full engagement between chef and family / friends. 

  • In counter refrigerator and freezer
  • Gimballed 3 burner force 10 oven / stove
  • 2X Nova Kool LT201 fridge units
  • 1X Nova Kool TL2500 freezer
  • Goldstar microwave oven
  • Opening window above stove top for ventilation
Electronics and Navigation

Lower Helm

  • 5" Ritchie compass 
  • Lowrance HDS-10 Radar
  • Lowrance HDS-10 Chart Plotter
  • Lowrance HDS-10 and Marine Tek depth sounder
  • Standard Horizon Quest GX 1500X VHF
  • Fusion MS-RA50 Stereo
  • Weems & Plath Clock and barometer
  • Simrad AP24 Autopilot Controller
  • Firdell Blipper 210-7 Radar Reflector
  • Air horn
  • Newmar Phone-Com intercom
  • Fusion MS-RA50 sound system

Upper Helm

  • Spot Light
  • Throttles 
  • Helm
  • Standard Horizon depth gauge 
  • Wesmar bow thruster control unit
  • Rudder angle indicator
Engines & Mechanical

The engine room has been engineered to incorporate excellent access, convenient workspace and ample room for accessory equipment. To achieve the highest level of reliability, performance and fuel economy, the VICTORY TUGS are powered by Cummins engines.

Main Engine

  • Cummins 6BTA 5.9M
  • 225 HP
  • Fresh water cooled 
  • Twin Disc MG509 reduction gear
  • Conventional bronze shaft seal
  • Dual station steering system with Auto Nav

Port Wing Engine

  • Perkins KE 3030 J4
  • 35 HP
  • Fresh water cooled
  • Hurth HBW125-2R reduction gear
  • Conventional bronze shaft seal

Bow Thruster

  • Wesmar with SS propeller


  • Wesmar Hydraulic Gyro


  • Espar D12 diesel
Electrical System

DC Panel

  • Combined AC/DC switch panel with overcurrent protection provided by breakers
  • Four 2-way battery switches
  • Three EV8D12V batteries - two for engine and one for bow thruster
  • Four EV16A 6V batteries

AC Panel

  • Magna Sine MS2012 Inverter
  • Combined AC/DC switch panel with overcurrent protection provided by breakers
  • Pro Mariner Pro Nautic 12-40 Charger


  • Northern Lights SAW 16H
  • 120/240V AC
  • 8.0Kw
  • Diesel

Solar System

  • 2 Panels 
  • Trickle charge batteries

One 50' 30 amp dockside cable

One 60' 50 amp dockside cable



Ground Tackle

  • Forfjord port anchor
  • 375' 3/8" G43 galvanized chain
  • Maxwell 2500 windlass
  • Forfjord starboard anchor
  • 450' 3/8" galvanized chain 
  • Lewmar Windlass
  • Fortress Stern anchor with 450' line (also used as a stern line)
  • Raw water wash-down forward & Aft
  • Fresh water shower on transom
  • Bell
  • Swin Ladder
  • Lifesling
  • Emergency tiller
  • 2 complete Scotty down riggers
  • 1 complete prawn trap puller
  • 13 outside fishing rod holders



The tender is located on the upper deck and lowered and retrieved by the aluminum boom with a Champion 13050 winch.

  • 10' 6" Artigiana Battelli inflatable 
  • 15 HP Fourstroke Yamaha outboard
Pilothouse and Topsides


The enclosed pilot house has Dutch doors on both sides to provide plenty of ventilation on warm summer days. Large windows allow 360-degree visibility. Space is of strength, seaworthiness, comfort, and safety.

  • Five cubic' chest freezer in pilothouse


Classic tug boat styling affords major advantages: The high sheer forward keeps waves from breaking aboard and large freeing ports quickly remove water from the decks. Tall bulwarks provide safety for the wide decks and allow easy line handling when docking. Below the spacious aft deck, Lazarettes provide abundant storage for cruising equipment. The upper boat deck provides a secure place for the tender and a perfect lounging area.  This VICTORY TUG also has the optional outside helm station on top of the pilot house for enjoying summer days.


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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