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American Tug Now Available in Europe
The builders of the popular American Tug, Tomco Marine Group, Inc., are proud to announce the arrival of American Tugs in the European market with the appointment of Ole Berg and Nelson Marine Tugs in Denmark as the newest member of its dealer network, and its representative in Europe.
Ole Berg is well known in European yachting circles. During the 1970s and 1980s he built Nelson Marine into one of Europe's largest yacht brokers and boat builders. His company sold hundreds of Nauticat sailboats in the northern European market through companies in Denmark and Germany. In only three years the company sold 140 of Ole Berg's own design, the Coronet/Elvström 38. Before it was sold in the mid-80s, Nelson Marine sold and serviced more than 350 yachts ranging in size from 33 feet to 65 feet.
Ole Berg has now re-established the company as Nelson Marine Tugs to represent American Tugs in the European Union. Based in Rungsted Harbor, Denmark’s largest marina located 20 km north of Copenhagen, with planned subsidiaries in Germany and Mediterranean France, Nelson Marine Tugs will focus solely on marketing, sales, and service of the 34 foot, 41 foot and the new 49 foot American Tugs.
Ole Berg has a keen eye for details, particularly excellent workmanship and design, with forethought for safety and convenience. He found those qualities in the American Tug, a boat he feels will be ideal for the many owners and families he has helped over the years. The same attributes that Ole Berg recognized are what have made the American Tug line of yachts successful in the North American market seen since their introduction seven years ago.
Semi-displacement trawlers are virtually unknown in the European market, apart from limited numbers of Grand Banks yachts; however, with rising oil prices, the fuel efficiency of the American Tug offers the potential for great success in this new market.
Tom Nelson, the president of Tomco Marine Group, said "It is with great pleasure that we welcome Ole Berg to the American Tug family and we look forward to a prosperous partnership with Nelson Marine Tugs in Europe."
American Tugs will be presented in Europe for the first time by Nelson Marine Tugs at the Copenhagen International Boat Show 2008 from February 23 – March 2, 2008. The Copenhagen International Boat Show is one of the most popular boat shows in Northern Europe.