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2005 Nordic Tugs 42

US$ 329,900*
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Wonderful great loop boat, just detailed and ready to go again!

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Crownsville, MD
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 329,900 
Sale Pending

This beautifully maintained 2005 Nordic flybridge is ready to enjoy! Past recent survey available! NEVER any known past storm damage or issues! She's ready for your future adventure!

Complementary demo rides by request.

She was just completely compounded and waxed from the boot stripe to the bridge! Interior also sanitized! (10/20/2020)

Price reduced 10K on 10/25/2020.

"Joy Girl" is a beautiful Nordic Tug 42 Flybridge that is in very good condition inside and out. After just returning from completing the great loop this spring, she is now completely ready to take her next owners on an adventure of a lifetime! New AGM starter Batteries, all house and bow and stern thruster batteries load tested and in excellent condition, new charger and recent inverter! She also had a full detailing and recent zincs and oil change, makes her ready for her next adventure!

"Joy Girl" is priced to reflect the current market conditions and as can be seen by her dealer reported selling prices, she is very aggressively priced! This is the one you want to own!

Owner Comments: 

As her captain the last three years, I would love to introduce you to “Joy Girl”, our 2005 Nordic Tug 42. Joy Girl has been our home away from home the past two and a half years as we traveled America’s Great Loop, and in all that time and all those miles, I didn’t see one boat I’d rather have had.

The heart and soul of this boat is her amazing pilot house.  High, forward, and with a ship-like centerline helm, this is where I spent the majority of our time underway. But Joy Girl also has a flybridge directly above the pilot house, giving the captain and crew a view taller than most 50 footers. With seating for 6, this is the place to be when the weather is nice, and is my preferred position from which to dock the boat (the wireless headsets that come with the boat make life especially good during “the greatest test of a marriage”.)

With a separate U shape galley adjoining the salon, the cook has lots of work space while never having to be away from the guests.  The propane stove and oven are perfect for quiet, genset free nights on the hook in peaceful anchorages, and the 3000W pure inverter will keep all your electronic gadgets charged and running smoothly.

The master cabin features a centerline queen bed, his and hers lighted hanging lockers,8 drawers, 6 cabinets, and a large locker under the bed for almost limitless storage. The private, en suite head with full shower is more than adequate, and has multiple storage cabinets as well.

Guests live large as well, with a settee that converts to a full size berth. We added a memory foam topper to the mattresses for an even more comfy night’s sleep. Guests also have their own head, complete with shower. When friends and family are not aboard, we find this makes an excellent day head, as it allows easy communication with the bridge should anything unexpected occur while underway.

Joy Girl has been a wonderful boat for us for many other reasons.  She’s a good looking boat, drawing looks and compliments everywhere she goes She’s comfortable in any reasonable sea, comfortable inside and out, and very well built.  The only reason we are letting her go is that we have three aging parents to help (two in their 90’s) and a cat whose health is not helped by the stress he feels being on a boat.  If not for that, we would be looking forward to many more years on this wonderful vessel. And if you’re blessed to be her next captain, I’m sure you’ll enjoy her every bit as much as we have!


Her features include:

  • The desired commercial-application 9 litre Cummins QSL-9M, 405hp for incredibly long engine life, currently with 4787 engine hours

  • To read the Sellers just completed Oil Analysis: file:///C:/Users/yachtjohn/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/VNAO3818/05%20NORDIC%20TUG-032220%20(003).pdf
  • Large master cabin with ensuite head and separate enclosed shower

  • Port guest cabin with settee that converts to double

  • Guest/day head with full separate enclosed shower

  • SidePower bow and stern thrusters

  • Quick Lift davit for cabin top RIB storage (wires replaced 11/19)

  • 10 ft AB RIB with Tohatsu 18hp 4S outboard

  • Onan 11.5KW generator- 874 hrs

  • Tank Watch tank monitoring system

  • Large bottom freezer refrigerator

  • Broan trash compactor

  • Icemaker in salon

  • Bose interior sound

  • LED lighting throughout

 Full Specifications:

 Hull Shape: Semi-Displacement 


LOA: 46 ft 3 in

LWL: 40 ft 2”

Beam: 13 ft 10 in

Maximum Draft: 4 ft 7 in

Minimum Air Draft: 16 ft 6 in

Displacement: 31,400 lbs

Headroom: 6 ft 4 in


Total Power: 405 HP 


Engine Brand: Cummins

Year Built: 2005

Engine Model: QSL-9M

Engine Type: Inboard

Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

Engine Hours: 4787

Drive Type: Direct Drive

Engine Power: 405 HP

Dual Racor fuel filters

Fireboy automatic engine room fire suppression system 

Electronic engine controls


Fresh Water Tanks: Aluminum (200 Gallons)

Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (2 x 300 Gallons, 600 Gallons total)

Holding Tanks: Built in (45 Gallons)

Gray water: Built in (20 Gallons)



Number of double berths: 3

Number of cabins: 2

Number of heads: 2



GPS - Raymarine RL80C "X3"

Autopilot - Raymarine ST6001

Depthsounders - Raymarine ST60 and Furuno RD-33, fully independent

Flybridge speakers

Radio - Bose Surround System with Sirius/XM

CD/DVD player

VHF - Standard Horizon Matrix GX2100 (with AIS) with flybridge RAM mic

Handheld floating VHF - Standard Horizon HX-210

Radar - Raymarine RL80C units (3)

TV set - Samsung HD- salon

DVD player - integrated with Bose system

Navigation center 

Clock, tide clock, barometer in pilothouse

Weather station in salon with external remote sensor

Compass - Danforth (2)


Inside Equipment:

Reverso Oil Change Pump x3 (engine, transmision, genset)

Battery charger - True Charge multi-stage 40 amp with all AGM batteries (new 3/18)

Microwave oven - Sharp

Range - Force 10 propane, 3 burners and oven/broiler with dual propane tanks

Air conditioning - Marine Air (three units: Master, Pilothouse, Salon)

Heating - Marine Air reverse cycle 

Electric bilge pump x3

Manual bilge pump

Hot water - 11 gallon (new element 3/18)

Stern thruster - Side Power with separate battery charger/batteries (24v)

Bow thruster - Side Power

Electric heads - Vacuflush x2 (new seals 2019)

Refrigerator/freezer - Nova Kool

Leather swivel chair in salon

Phantom retractable screens on all doors



Electrical Equipment:

Shore power inlet - Twin 30 amp with 50 amp adapter

Xantrex 3012 Pure Sine Wave inverter (3000W), new 2018

Generator - Onan 11.5KW,  874 hrs

Electrical Circuit: 12V


Outside Equipment/Extras:

Oyster hull with beautiful red Awlgrip painted cove stripe

Entire boat exterior detailed and waxed 2020

Sena Expand headsets for crew communications

TaylorMade 3 tread boarding stairway

8 PFDs (2 auto/manual inflatable)

Lifesling II throwable PFD

Magma propane grill

Like new US flag on SS staff at stern

Cockpit shower - hot/cold

Davits - Quick davit on boat deck to launch tender

Cockpit table

Cockpit cushions

Liferaft - Revere Offshore Commander

Tender - AB 10ft RIB with 18hp Tohatsu 4 stroke

1 ¼ inch SS railings all around

Transom door to swim platform

Swimming ladder

Total Liferaft Capacity: 4

Electric Lewmar Tigres 1200W windlass

Windlass controls at both helms and bow

Equipment storage box on foredeck

Dual anchor rollers in bow pulpit

Dual anchor rode lockers in bow

4 large, 4 small, 2 ball fenders

Complete dock lines

Large inventory of spare parts for most everything on the boat



The Nordic Tug 42 features a roomy layout and a large ship-style helm. The bridge also features a large chart table, 360 degree view and convenient access directly to the deck. Powered by Cummins C Series. Built to take the roughest passage with confidence, the hard chine semi-displacement hull gives this tug a stable quiet ride. The hull is hand laid fiberglass construction with full keel to protect the rudder and propeller. She features a spacious walk-around queen stateroom with private head, guest stateroom with head, U-shape galley, and large salon.


For immediate email contact: or text me @ 443-223-7864 cell for service and showing instructions on any of my listings *** "To make an offer on any of my beautiful listings, please call me to have an electronic Yacht Purchase and Sale Agreement emailed to you immediately" My customers & clients will tell you I am direct, honest and fair. I love to sell previously owned yachts that are very well maintained and priced fairly. I look forward to working with you! Please email your questions directly to me for a quick response. All questions answered asap!

*** Effective 1/1/2021: Yacht View Brokerage LLC announces our new 7% direct sale, 8% complimentary Annapolis dockage and 10% co-Brokerage listing commission incentive. We will successfully market your yacht from her current East Coast location or arrange delivery to our secure dockage on the Severn River for yachts from 30’-80’ (Power/Sail ). Located 20 minutes from BWI airport, our listings are easily inspected and demonstrated to prospective buyers. Targeted print advertising & MLS internet exposure with wide angle/high resolution photos and video. 30 yrs proven customer service! Call/text Capt. John Kaiser, Jr. @ 443-223-7864. Email yacht details to:.

All email offers encouraged with follow up signed yacht purchase and sale agreement and 10% deposit to be held in Escrow. Yacht View is a 50/50 corresponding brokerage.

Please contact John Kaiser for her history details and to arrange your personal inspection.

Thank you for considering my professional Brokerage service. I work equally helping you either sell or purchase your yacht. We go the extra distance for you!


If you would like to be pre-qualified for marine financing, please contact each of the following Marine finance representatives for a competitive quote. All lenders are locally based in the Annapolis area and offer slightly different programs and rates based on your specific needs and credit history. Remember, many boats qualify as second home mortgage deductions and many times you may incorporate your state's "Use Tax" into the loan! 

I would highly recommend the following lenders: Laurie Kiser @ 443-223-8425, Dave Trostle @ 410.268.1545, Jane Tayman @ (888) 386-3121 (These professionals will pre-qualify your financing needs to prepare your budget for your yacht purchase. Be certain to let them know I referred you!) 

For your Marine Insurance I would highly recommend Al Golden, President & Agent @ 800-541-4647

Feel free to interview these local Marine Surveyors I have worked with for many years: Mike Previti of 410-610-8761, Todd Taylor Marine Surveyor, 410-725-1641 Reno Panico, Atlantic Seaboard Marine Surveyors, 301-807-7593, Tarn Kelsey, Kelsey Marine Survey, 410-353-3822, Jim McGlincy of Bay Shore Marine Surveys @ 410-808-3849. Also contact for a complete list of SAMS or for NAMS surveyors nationwide. Always interview your surveyor and ask them for sample reports!

Local Yacht Detailing and management: Williams Yacht Management Company @ Email: 410-268-1634

Local Mobile Interior and Cushion Cleaning: Annapolis ChemDry, "Josh" @ 410-255-8200. 

Local Marine Service on Systems, electronic and general repair: Steve Catz @ 410-231-3191 or his web site @ or Patrick at Marine Electric Systems @ 443-790-5783 or

Local Marina: Smiths Marina, Crownsville, MD. 35T travel lift, excellent service including fiberglass repair, bottom service and land/water storage. Contact Rick or Valerie Smith, 410-923-3444.

Local Marine Mechanics, both gas and diesel: Ken Navis/Severn River Marine Services @ 410-923-1373, Jeff Leitch/Kim Starr/Bay Shore Marine Engine Service/ @ 410-263-8370

And remember....."Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So...throw off your bowlines...Sail away from the safe harbor...Catch the trade winds in your sails.....Explore! Dream! Discover!" (Mark Twain)

Yacht View Brokerage LLC is always interested in very well maintained yachts to list, market & sell. Call or text John Kaiser for a detailed current market appraisal of your yachts market value @ 443-223-7864 anytime!

Please contact John Kaiser at 4432237864

Interested in this boat? Tel: 443-223-7864 Cell anytime

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