2002 American Tug 36' 34


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2002 American Tug

36' (10.97m) 34 - DARK SIDE

Immaculate American Tug 34 recently off the Great Loop. This boat has been very well maintained her whole life and is cruise-ready. If the Great Loop or extended Great Lakes cruising is in your plans, this vessel is for you!!!

Vessel ID# 2807826      Last Updated: 2024-02-26 10:46:47
   Raised Pilot House
   Large Salon
   Full Length Keel
   Full Walk Around Deck
   Pilot House Doors Port & Starboard
Tender: West Marine RIB 310 with Yamaha 15 HP

Great Loop Ready!

$ 295,900 USD

€ 275,352 Euros
$ 404,706 CAD
£ 235,825 GBP


Dark Side is a 2002 American Tug 34 built in LaConner, Washington by the Tomco Marine Group (now owned by The Kadey-Krogen Group). This comfortable trawler debuted in 2001 to critical acclaim. She is described by the Powerboat Guide as a sought-after coastal cruiser loaded with practical features. The previous owners of Dark Side completed America's Great Loop in 2023. She is very well maintained, and is truly turn-key and cruise-ready. She has a full efficient single-engine and cruises comfortably at 7.5 knots @ 1500 RPM, while burning 2.5 GPH, with a cruising range of approximately 1000 nautical miles.

If the Great Loop, cruising the ICW, Great Lakes, or the Bahamas is in your future boating plans, this is the vessel for you!

Data Sheet

HIN/IMO: TQG34025L102

Official Number: 1209632

LOA: 36' " (10.97 Meters)

Type: Power - Used

Year: 2002

Beam: 13' 3"

Draft Max: 3' 6"

Cabins: 1

Sleeps: 4

Heads: 1

Convertibles: 1

Maximum Speed: 16 Knots

Cruise Speed: 8 Knots

Range NMI: 1000

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Air Conditioning: Yes

Bow Thruster: Yes

Fuel Tank: 400 Gallons (1514.16 Liters)

Fresh Water: 145 Gallons (548.88 Liters)

Holding Tank: 45 Gallons (170.34 Liters)

Dry Weight: 20000

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Engine 1

  • Engine Make: Cummins
  • Engine Model: 6BTA 5.9L
  • Engine Year: 2002
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Power HP: 370.00
  • Power KW: 275.91
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 2054.00
  • Engine Location: Middle


Generator 1

  • Generator Make: Onan
  • Generator Model: 5.0 KW
  • Generator KW: 5.00

Full Details

Salon / Galley

The main salon is accessed from the rear cockpit through the heavy duty door amidships. The cabin is light and airy and large windows provide panoramic view and plenty of natural light and ventilation. To port there is a luxurious, L-shaped, Ultra-Leather sofa which converts to a double berth and a beautiful teak up/down table. The full galley is to starboard and features elegant solid surface countertops with 2 large basins aft, a stainless steel three burner stove with oven center and microwave and ac/dc refrigerator/freezer forward. There is plenty of storage in beautiful wooden cabinets and lockers.


The pilothouse is forward up three steps from the Salon. Large windows provide excellent visibility. There is a large comfortable bench to port and another adjustable bench at the helm to starboard. The helm is well designed with full engine controls, gauges, electronics displays and a large wheel. Heavy duty doors to port and starboard open full to improve visibility and access to side and foredecks and large mid cleat.

Forward Cabin / Master Suite

The Master cabin is forward and features a large double walkaround berth with cabinetry on each side of the berth and large hanging lockers aft of those. There is a separate entrance to the head. 2 opening ports and over head hatch provide natural light and ventilation. Reading lights, ceiling lights and courtesy lights. Great storage.


The head is down three steps from pilot house just before the forward cabin on the starboard side. There is a LARGE full-size shower, a Vacuu-Flush toilet and solid surface counter with small basin above teak cabinetry. The holding tank is located in its own compartment below the head sole. Good storage. Maple & sapele wood floor.

Hull / Decks

On the foredeck there is an oversized Bruce anchor with a powerful Loufrans 1200 watt windless. She has a nice plumb bow with a long waterline that allows for greater speed than other tugs/trawlers of her size. She has high bow rails for security on deck. She has plenty of storage and room for a couple lounge chairs in the rear cockpit area. The large sundeck on roof is accessed by rear cockpit ladder and provides ample room for patio furniture, lounge chairs, storage, paddleboard/kayak racks, Starlink and/or solar panels.


Cummins 6BTA

Hydraulic Steering

Side Power Bow Thruster 6HP

Fire Suppression System

Raw Water Strainers- Engine, Gen, AC

Dual Racor Fuel Filters

11 Gallon Water Heater- Stainless Steel

Bilge Pumps- 3

Under Water Exhaust

Overboard Discharge System- Macerator

Raw Water Pump- Washdown

Engine Room Ladders - Port & Starboard access from pilot house


Onan 5.0 KW Generator

30amp shore power cords- 4

12 Volt Electrical System

110 Volt Electrical System

Distribution Panel in pilot house

Battery Switches

Battery Charger

Back up Battery Charger

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

Latest News

01-19-2024 12:59 PM

The Kadey-Krogen Group Expands Sales of Krogen and Summit Motoryachts

The Kadey-Krogen Group adds Chicago-based Schwartz & Co. Yacht Sales

to sales network, expanding presence in Great Lakes region.

October, 2023, Stuart, Florida — Schwartz & Co. Yacht Sales of Chicago, with expertise in trawlers, luxury motor yachts, and sailboats in the Great Lakes region, joins The Kadey-Krogen Group, builder of world-class Krogen, Summit, and American Tug brands. Schwartz will now act as a dealer for new and used models of Krogen and Summit yachts, and will continue to represent American Tug, the LaConner, Washington, based cruising trawler builder acquired by The Kadey-Krogen Group in May 2023.

The addition of Schwartz to this dimension of the consolidated trawler construction market also extends a far-reaching coastal distribution network into the Midwest U.S. and across the Great Lakes region. Along with Schwartz, Krogen’s sales offices now include Portsmouth, R.I.; Annapolis, Md.; Seattle, Wash.; and Stuart, Fla.

“This fits in perfectly with who we are and who we serve,” says Michael Schwartz, managing director of Schwartz & Co. Yacht Sales. “We are highly sought-after from buyers as advisors in the acquisition of unique cruising and sailing vessels capable of reaching picturesque anchorages on distant shores of the Great Lakes region. We work closely with boaters seeking suitable vessels for America’s Great Loop cruising grounds, and we also represent manufacturers whose vessels are uniquely suited for the Great Loop.”

Joining The Kadey-Krogen Group as a dealer is an optimal arrangement, Schwartz adds. “We have worked extensively creating community in the Great Lakes region for American Tug owners and have substantially expanded the Great Lakes fleet,” Schwartz continues. “We see Krogen and Summit as a similar mutually beneficial relationship for us to help grow sales and community in a region. We are incredibly excited to work with Kadey-Krogen Group President Tucker West and the entire Kadey-Krogen team. Krogen and Summit will make American Tug better, American Tug will make Kadey and Summit better, and the involvement of Schwartz & Co. Yacht Sales will take the entire relationship to a new, exciting level.”

The strength of the ongoing relationship between Schwartz and American Tug, notably Schwartz’s ability to sell boats, maintain high yacht resale values, and create community for owners and buyers, fit perfectly with The Kadey-Krogen Group’s company mission, says Kadey-Krogen Group President Tucker West.

“We immediately identified how our companies will complement each other and, most importantly, how the customers will benefit,” West says. “Schwartz is the logical addition to our extensive network of buyers, owners, and partner stakeholders.” Schwartz & Co. Yacht Sales, with offices in Chicago, Illinois, as well as Michigan offices in Saint Joseph, Holland, and Charlevoix, opened in January of 2020. It has been an American Tug dealer since 2021.

Contact Us

For more information about this yacht please contact Michael Schwartz.
We look forward to working with you!

Schwartz & Co. Yacht Sales

1009 Wexford Drive
Westmont IL 60559 USA
Phone: 1-312-533-9111
Email: contact@schwartzco.net
Website: https://www.schwartzyachts.com

We are a boutique international yacht sales organization located in the Great Lakes Region

We represent manufacturers whose vessels are uniquely suited for exploring the far reaches of the Great Lakes Region and America's Great Loop

We work closely with members of America's Great Loop Cruisers Association in both finding suitable vessels for America's Great Loop as buy side advisors and dispositioning vessels upon completion of America's Great Loop as sell side advisors

We are highly sought after as buy side advisors in the acquisition of unique cruising and sailing vessels capable of reaching picturesque anchorages on distant shores of the Great Lakes Region


We have particular expertise in representing buyers and sellers of tugs, trawlers, luxury motor yachts and unique sailing vessels

We are the exclusive representative for American Tug, Kadey-Krogen and Summit Motoryachts throughout the Great Lakes Region which includes the Canadian Provinces of Ontario and Quebec

We are the exclusive representative for Van der Heijden Yachts in North America

Michael Schwartz

Managing Director

1009 Wexford Drive WESTMONT, IL 60559 United States
60559 United States
Office: (312) 533-9111
Email: michael@schwartzco.net

I love boats. I love talking about boats. I love being on boats. I even love working on boats (my own). From tow boats to tug boats, boating is in the blood. I grew up listening to my Grandfather tell stories about when he was a PT Boater in the Navy during WWII aboard "Kamikaze Val", PT 300 of MTB Squadron 16, which was a 78' Higgins powered with triple Packards. While armed to the teeth, its speed generated the fondest of memories for my Grandfather. As a child I spent my summers behind ski boats. In high school and college I worked at a Christian summer camp in Northern Michigan driving Ski Nautiques instructing waterskiiing and wakeboarding. It is odd to anyone who knows me that not until my late 30's did I pursue a career in maritime.

I approach this business from two distinct perspectives: 1) I am a boater and love boats of all types and sizes. I love talking about boats and can spend hours doing so with other like-minded enthusiasts. No boat is a bad boat...some are just kept better than others. 2) I have a professional background in banking. I am a ferocious advocate for my clients and protect their interests with a fiduciary mindset. Contracts and the language within them matter.

My work is proactive and strategic. When you are hiring a broker you are hiring the person...not their firm or the various marketing platforms they use. You hire me to achieve a desired result done the right way.

I'm seasoned, but not too salty.


International Yacht Brokers Association - Michael Schwartz, Active Member - Vessel ID:  2807826