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1996 Nordic Tugs 32

Los Angeles, United States


Description: This Nordic Tug 32 is an outstanding example of the perfect yacht for the avid boater. A very popular well designed economical trawler that won't disappoint. She handles like a dream and is ideal for visiting Catalina bays and coves. Don't let her size fool you because she is as tough and seaworthy as her larger siblings. Like all Nordic Tugs she features a semi-displacement hull with hard chine for greater speed and sea keeping qualities, a fine entry bow for a quiet ride and better fuel efficiency and is built with pride in the Pacific Northwest. The pilothouse with a 360 degree view, direct access to the deck, and bow thruster makes handling and docking a breeze. A roomy salon/galley is equipped with a settee that coverts into a double berth and forward you will find a spacious stateroom and large head with shower.



 Interior layout comes with single stateroom forward featuring double berth to starboard and settee to port. Enclosed head located forward to starboard with vanity & shower enclosure. Hanging locker opposite. Aft salon has L-shaped settee/lounge (converts to double berth) to starboard, with large galley to port. Ample seating in pilothouse, entry doors port & starboard. Ardic forced air diesel furnace & Heatercraft cruise heater.

Galley is equipped with two burner propane stove with oven located along salon bulkhead single stainless sink, pressurized water system with six gallon hot water tank, AC/DC refrigerator.

Deck and Hull
Fiberglass hull and superstructure, cockpit with recessed side decks, stainless bow, stern, and aft cabin deck railings, transom door, swim platform. Custom cockpit bimini, pilothouse door covers, and windshield cover. 

 Vessel comes with a 11 ft Achilles dinghy with a Honda 20 hp outboard motor.

The Querencia is a super well maintained vessel with pride of ownership seen throughout the boat.

Pictures do not justify the looks of the interior.

Must be seen to appreciate! 

32’ Nordic Tug, Hull Number 88 “Querencia”

Built in 1996 and purchased by me, Keith Duchene, in August 2014. Engine hours currently 1650 hrs. Marine surveys for 2006, 2012 and 2014 are available. Querencia has been piloted locally only by my wife and I since purchase in 2014. The boat is LLC owned and my wife and I are the sole stockholders in the corporation.


Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Nordic Tugs
Model: 32
Year: 1996
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Designer: NORDIC
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 32 ft
Length Overall: 34 ft
Beam: 11 ft
Min Draft: 3'9 ft
Displacement: 13,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: CUMMINGS
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: Cummins 6BTA 5.9 M
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 220hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade
  • Engine Hours: 208
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 8 kn
Maximum Speed: 14 kn
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 200 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 50 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Tug


John Picken
For more information on this fine vessel contact listing agent John Picken at 310-487-6591 or by e-mail at
The Shoreline Yacht Group


The Shoreline Yacht Group
Cabrillo Marina 210 Whaler's Walk, Suite 123
San Pedro, California, US, 90731

Information provided by seller

32’ Nordic Tug, Hull Number 88 “Querencia”


List of Boat Features and Gear

Bow and stern Side Power thrusters. Excellent maneuverability New 4 blade propeller in 2015, balanced and cupped by Wilmington Propeller Kelp and rope cutters mounted on drive shaft Custom built swim ladder that mounts on swim step. Sturdy enough for a fully outfitted scuba diver Entire hull stripped down to fiberglass and re-painted in 2006. Awl-Grip LPU “Flag Blue” Bottom painted with anti-foul every 2 years Bottom cleaned and inspected monthly. All zincs replaced regularly Stainless Steel 4’ x 4’ boom mounted Flopper Stopper Lofren Windlass and Sampson post Up/Down foot switches for windlass and self-feeding to the chain locker 35 pound CQR anchor with 100ft of 5/16” chain and 400ft of ½” nylon rode Danforth stern anchor with 5/16” chain and ½” nylon rode Gale Rider sea anchor drogue with 250ft of braided nylon rode 6 mounted fishing pole holders Baywood lazarette hatch in cockpit with ample storage below Canvas, including rear Bimini, all new in 2015 New Magma barbecue, rail mounted Port and Starboard shore power cord outlets 100 gallon fresh water tanks (2 x 50 gallons) Fresh water wash down pump and spigot on forward deck Fresh water fill on Port and Starboard, tanks equalize from either side 200 gallons diesel fuel tank. Fill pipe located in rear cockpit New in 2014 engine hour indicator and speedometer Hassle free push button instant-starting 6-cylinder Cummins 6BTA 5.9 M diesel engine Raw water filter for engine, fresh water filter for the boat and a 110-volt water heater Engine will heat fresh water while under way. It gets HOT!

Racor water separator/fuel filter and Cummins fuel filter Engine is plumbed for a fresh water flush of engine and heat-exchanger New in 2015 all rubber hoses, belts and turbo air filter replaced in engine compartment ABYC compliant automatic Halon emergency extinguisher mounted in engine compartment Co2 monitor/alarm located at helm station 50 gallon black water holding tank with macerator for at-sea dumping as well as a pump-out on

starboard deck New in 2014 a Jabsco hand pump toilet with all new plumbing to the black water holding tank New in 2014 black water tank gauge to prevent overfilling waste tank New in 2015 a Big Orange charcoal activated black water holding tank vent filter to prevent offensive

odors Deck mounted solar ventilation fan in head Stand up shower, with teak bench and shower curtain List of Boat Features and Gear (continued)

ABYC compliant ventilated cockpit locker for propane tank and additional storage. Can be used as a seat Mast, boom and gaff mounted on upper deck (roof) for raising a steadying sail. Steadying sail included Mast holds antennas for Radar, digital TV, ships radio, deck lights, spot lights, anchor light, steaming

light and signal flags Mast was stripped down and newly painted in 2014 with Awl-Grip LPU “Snow White” Custom built locking and self-draining fiberglass storage box on sun deck for lots of extra storage 6 new 6-volt Lifeline AGM batteries in 2015 for a total of 900 house amp-hours (450 amp-hours net).

Under normal usage the house uses about 85 amp-hours in 24 hours New Xantrex SW 100-amp battery charger/monitor with 2,000 kilowatt inverter installed in 2015 New in 2015, 4 - 12 volt accessory plugs installed in stern gunwale for things like electric air pumps or

electric fishing reels 3 Halotron fire extinguishers (for electrical fires) mounted around helm station 3 ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers located near the cooking area and salon Newly installed in 2015 2 high-water alarms for both upper and lower bilges. Shut-off switch as well Automatic bilge pumps Backup Whale hand operated gusher high volume bilge pump New in 2014 a PSS shaft seal for driveshaft Easy access drop-down to all system wiring and circuit breakers located at the helm station 110 volt AC heater in stateroom powered by shore power Heat exchanger from engine while underway heats stateroom, head and salon With the stateroom, pull-out sofa bed for 2 and large helm station bench, boat can comfortably sleep 5 New in 2020 stateroom bed mattress. 7 inches thick, mold resistant foam, double size All upholstery and foam cushions updated and replaced in 2014 All window shades updated and replaced in 2014. The shades have 2 options – privacy and/or blackout New in 2014 a Fusion AV700i AM/FM/CD/DVD/Sirius XM Stereo with 4 speakers, 2 speakers mounted at

helm have independent volume control from the other 2 mounted in the salon Flat screen TV monitor with DVD player mounted in salon Hillerange 2-burner propane stove with protective rails and an oven in the salon New in 2017 a Vitrofrigo AC/DC refrigerator Teak salon table that folds out to accommodate more guests. Table can be locked down to the deck in

rough water if necessary 3 handheld waterproof VHF radios, plus chargers, located at helm station for use in dinghy or to wear as

safety gear when underway 2 Sea Dog waterproof communication headsets that will work wirelessly over 100 feet from each other,

perfect for mooring situations to prevent screaming from the stern to the helm New in 2014 Raymarine 4 kilowatt hi-def 48 mile radar with a 16” hybrid touch, flat screen multifunction

display. Integrated with depth sounder, fuel usage gauge, autopilot navigation and GPS New in 2014 AIS (Automatic Information System) transmitter and receiver for real-time tracking of your

boat or other AIS transmitting boats (commercial tankers, freighters) under any sea conditions New in 2014 Icom M604A 25 watt VHF hailing radio with DSC and 30 watt PA with listen back mic Ritchie 4” spherical magnetic compass located on centerline of helm station Dual horns Rudder position indicator dial located at helm station New in 2016 manual swing up/down dinghy davit located on swim step with 3 fold purchase block and

tackle to lift/drop dinghy New in 2016 11’ inflatable Achilles RIB dinghy with 20 horsepower Honda outboard. Center console

steering, electric lift, electric start, battery charger/monitor, fuel filter with 6 gallon fuel tank

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.
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