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1946 48'11 Steel Model Bow Tug /Rebuilt 2000/Liveaboard

$110,250 CAD

  • $110,250 CAD
  • Master User
  • Active
  • Used
  • Boat
  • 1946
  • 48'11 Steel Model Bow Tug
  • /Rebuilt 2000/Liveaboard
  • other, Ontario, CA
  • Power
  • 48ft / 14.63 m
  • 12ft 6in / 3.81 m
  • Caterpillar
  • 3306t
  • Diesel
  • Steel
  • 2014-03-19
  • 2015-07-17
  • 1496123

1946/2000 48’11” x 12’6” x 5’7” Steel Model Bow Tug/Live Aboard

Port of Registry Thunder Bay

Built By Port Authur Ship Building

Year Built 1946

Year Rebuilt 2000

Registered length 46’6”

LOA 48’11”

Maximum beam 12’6”

Maximum Depth 7’2”

Maximum Draft 5’7”

Headroom: Wheelhouse – 7’6”,  Cabin – 6’6”

3 ½” Stainless Steel Shaft

39” Propeller


Main Power

3306 Caterpillar Turbo charged – 250 hp

Twin Disc 4 pulley PTO

Twin Disc MG 509 marine gear – 4.5:1 ratio

Turbo charger, crank case oil and marine gear oil all keel cooled

Twin Racor 1000 fuel filters

24VDC Starter

Fuel capacity: 800 gal

Cruising speed: 8.5 kts



Installed new 2005

Gen 8.5 KW

Kubota 3 cylinder engine

Stanford Newage winding

Racor 900 fuel filter

Separate 12VDC Starting Battery



Raytheon 24 KM radar

Garmin GPS

Unident VHF Radio

Raytheon VHF Radio with DSC

CCTV Engine Room Monitor with 2 cameras located in engine room



16,500 BTU air conditioner

2 Caterpillar 8D-starting batteries for Main engine

4 6Volt batteries for house operation

1 12Volt battery for generator

80 gallon black water holding tank

450-gallon fresh water tank

10 gallon hot water heater

Kinettico water purification system

Self powered deck mounted fire fighting and dewatering pump

2 12VDC bilge pumps

1 manual bilge pump

225-amp Hobart welder

10-gallon spare lube oil tank

Isolation transformer

New power panel, breakers and switches

Diesel stove 40,000 BTU


Last haul out July 2010

Live aboard ready

Tug comes complete with original drawings from Port Author Shipbuilding

Framing 2 ½” x 3/8” spaces every 12”

Hull is 5/16” and ¼” steel fully welded

Tug has straight reinforced stem, and fantail stern

Hull has 2 watertight bulkheads

Bow double plated for Ice Breaking

Exterior of tug below the water line has 4 coats of Ameron 1 to 1 epoxy paint and 2 coats of Ameron ABC commercial antifouling

Interior of Tug has 2 coats of Ameron 1 to 1 epoxy paint

Decks are coated with anti slip epoxy paint.

Structure and hull is all steel fully welded

All above waterline surfaces prepped with Ameron sealer and painted with Ameron Alkaline premium paint.

Interior finished in Oak paneling and Mahogany Trim

Sleeping accommodations for five

Washroom has a 5’ cast iron tub

Propane 4 burner stove with Oven

LG electronic full size refrigerator with freezer


Includes Zodiac with 9.9hp Yamaha outboard


Located on north shore of Lake Ontario, Canada

Selling Price $110,250 CDN

Reference No. T2357


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.

For Sale By Scruton Marine Services

Port Dover
Port Dover, Ontario, N0A1N7