Tug boat looks with semi-planing performance

What is it?:A semi-planing, single-engined, long-range cruiser from the US.

Worth seeing because:The 37 was one of the unexpected stars of last year’s show and the 42 boasts the same user-friendly appeal, with a fuel-efficient semi-displacement hull renowned for seaworthiness.

The full-length window in the wheelhouse door is a good touch and enhances what is already a delightful wheelhouse.

Down below there are two cabins and a convertible sofa in the saloon.

All models in the range have an optional flybridge.

At a glance
Length: 44ft 8in (13.60m)
Beam: 13ft 10in (4.20m)
Top speed: 16 knots
Engines: Single 540hp
Price: $732,000 (approx £442,000 inc VAT)

Contact:Nordic Tugs UK.
Tel: 44 (0)23 80455 977.
Website: Follow the link to find out more about the Nordic Tug 42