American Tug Launches the 100th AT34
Tomco Marine Group of La Conner has passed another milestone with the launch of the 100th American Tug 34. The AT34 "Endeavor" was purchased by Carrol Walker of Snohomish, a retired school teacher and an active member in the Everett USCG Auxiliary. For the last 20 years Carrol cruised the area in his Sundowner 30 Tug. "Being close by, Carrol took an active part in the building of his AT34 with frequent visits to the factory while we built this special boat" remarked Kurt Dilworth, the Vice President of Engineering. Said Mike Schoppert, Vice President of Manufacturing, “Endeavor is a significant milestone for the entire crew at Tomco, many who have been here from the beginning over 5 years ago and taken part in building every boat.” American Tug 34—100, as the 100th AT34 carries the signatures of the entire team at American Tug on a special panel below decks on the boat. It also features two special collectible pennies from Carrol’s date of birth embedded in the keel but visible down below.
Carrol is looking forward to cruising with friends in the local area during the late summer. The 100th AT34 “Endeavor” will be shown at Boats Afloat Show, September 13-17, on Lake Union by Marine Servicenter, and at the American Tug Rendezvous on September 29th–October 1st in La Conner. Tim Jorgeson of Marine Servicenter in Seattle worked with Carrol through the sale and the entire boat building process.
Tomco Marine Group builds the American Tug 34, the American Tug 41 and the new American Tug 41 Flybridge. American Tugs are cruised by their owners in all areas of North America, from Southeast Alaska and down the Pacific Coast, to the entire eastern seaboard from Maine to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. The boats are well known for their safe sea handling, fuel economy, speed, and the most interior volume when compared to boats of a similar size.