• Price$120,000
  • Length32'
  • MakeNordic Tugs
  • Built1988

Orange Park, FL

"Whistling Oyster" is a much loved classic 32 Nordic Tugs that has undergone continuous updating. Power is provided by a 230hp Yanmar diesel with 1,400 original hours. There is a Northern Lights 5kW generator and (2) air conditioning systems.The interior is wonderfully finished in original teak paneling. There is a custom solid teak and holly sole in the pilothouse and salon areas. All of the original plastic opening portholes have been replaced with Nordic Tugs new stainless steel units.Recent updates include completely rebuild fore deck and cockpit; new bottom paint; new hull side paint; full engine and generator service.This boat is in terrific condition and shows like a much newer vessel. She is the perfect compact trawler for a cruising couple offering speed, economy and comfort in an affordable package.


  • Current Price$120,000
  • Year1988
  • Length32'
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Draft3 ft
  • Fuel Capacity200|gallon
  • Beam11 ft
  • Location (city)Orange Park
  • Location (state)FL
  • Location (country)US

Essential Information

  • MLS® #7079806
  • Model32
  • Builder
  • TypePower
  • Sub-TypeTrawlers, Motor Yachts
  • StatusActive


  • # of Heads1
  • Dry Weight13,500 lb

Engine 1

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeYanmar
  • Model4LH -STE
  • Hours1395
  • Power230|horsepower
  • Propeller Type4 Blade, Bronze

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Nordic Tug 32 is a fuel efficient cruising vessel featuring classic Nordic Tug styling. She is built in the USA and is equipped with a standard diesel engine. As with all Nordic Tugs, the 32 has a semi-displacement hull built with hand-laid heavily reinforced fiberglass with full keel and hard chine, giving her exceptional stability and handling qualities. This very popular cruising vessel features a roomy salon/galley and separate pilothouse with a 360 degree view and 6'8" headroom. Forward is an offset berth with head and large separate stall shower. The roomy salon has a large settee that converts into an oversized double berth.

  • Furuno Color GPS Chartplotter
  • Furuno NavNet Radar
  • Robertson RI-35 Rudder Angle Indicator
  • Furuno RD-30 GPS
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Robertson AP-1000 Auto Pilot w/Remote
  • Jenson Stereo System
  • Standard C75 Hailer
  • Richie Powerdamp Compass
Fwd Stateroom
  • Offset Double Berth w/Storage Beneath
  • Built-In Seat
  • (2) Hanging Lockers
  • 16,000 BTU Air Conditioning System
  • Storage Locker
  • (5) SS Opening Ports
  • (2) Drawers
  • Reading Lights
  • 12V Lighting
  • 120v Outlet
  • Book Rack
  • Removable Carpet
  • Teak Trim
  • Head Access
  • Chain Locker Access
  • CO Detector
Fwd Head
  • Stall Shower w/Curtain
  • SS Sink
  • Hot & Cold Water
  • Faucet
  • (2) SS Opening Ports
  • Electric Flush Head System
  • Mirror
  • Shower Sump
  • TP & Towel Racks
  • 120v Outlet
  • 12v Lighting
  • Teak Trim
  • Storage Locker Under & Behind Sink Area
  • Shelf
  • Coat Hook
  • Custom Solid Teak & Holly Sole
  • L-Shaped Settee w/Teak Dining Table, Converts To Double Berth
  • 16,000 BTU Air Conditioning System
  • Flat Panel TV
  • Storage Under Settee
  • (7) Windows w/Binds
  • 120v Outlets
  • 12v Lighting
  • Companionway On To Aft Deck
  • Built-in Storage Unit w/(4) Drawers Plus Locker
  • Teak Trim
  • Bilge Access Hatch
  • (2) Storage Lockers To Stbd
  • Hanging Locker
  • (2) Deck Chairs
  • SS Sink w/Faucet
  • Hot & Cold Water
  • Norcold Refrigerator (Original)
  • Black & Decker Microwave
  • Princess (2) Burner Electric Stove
  • (2) Under Counter Storage Lockers
  • Storage Locker Behind Sink w/Sling Front
  • 12v Fan
  • 12v Lighting
  • 120v Outlets
  • Storage Shelf
  • Teak Fiddles
On Deck
  • Freeman Waterproof Bilge Access Hatch Aft
  • Dual 30amp/120v Shore Power Inlets
  • St. Croix Dinghy Davit
  • Outboard Davit
  • SS Handrails
  • Built-In Fiberglass Seat w/Cushion & Storage
  • Teak Companionways w/Storage Covers
  • Radar Mast
  • Bronze Cleats
  • Flag Staffs
  • Flood Light
  • Hailer Horn
  • TV Antenna
  • SS Boarding Ladder
  • Lofrans Manual Windlass
  • Bruce 10kg Plow Style Bow Anchor w/Chain & Rode
  • Bow Roller
  • Stern Anchor w/Rode
  • Bronze Sampson's Post
  • Dual Trumpet Air Horns
  • Backup Bow Anchor
  • Navigational Lighting
  • (3) Windshield Wipers w/Washers
Mechanical Space
  • Yamnar 4LH-STE 230hp Diesel Engine w/ 1,400 hours (note - this engine is not original and was installed prior to the current owners purchase of the boat in 1996)
  • Northern Lights 5kW Diesel Generator w/357 hrs & Sound Shield
  • Sidepower Bow Thruster
  • Bennett Hydraulic Trim Tabs
  • Bilge Pumps - (2) Electric w/Float Switch & (1) Manual Whale Gusher Pump
  • Dripless Shaft Log
  • Bronze Thru Hulls w/Ball Valves
  • Professional Mariner 35 amp Battery Charger
  • (3) Group 31 Batteries (Installed August 2019)
  • Electro-Scan Head Waste Treatment System
  • Overboard Discharge For Holding Tank
  • Halon Fire Extinguishing System
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • 6 gal Water Heater
  • Engine Room Lighting
  • Racor Fuel / Water Separators
  • Groco Oil Changer System For Main Engine
  • Main Engine Water Flow Alarm System

The following information is a best estimate of performance & economy and is not guaranteed by the broker or seller.

Slow Cruise - 8 kts / 1,200 RPM / 4 GPH / 2 MPG / 360 Mile Range

Medium Cruise - 10 kts / 2000 RPM / 7 GPH / 1.4 MPG / 250 Mile Range

Fast Cruise - 13 kts / 2600 RPM / 10 GPH / 1.3 MPG / 230 Mile Range

(Note - in the running video, it is stated that at 13 kts, the fuel burn is about 4 GPH, that is not correct.)

  • Teak Ship's Wheel
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • Engine Gauges
  • Fold Out Helm
  • Single Lever Engine Controls
  • 12v Panel w/Battery Switch
  • 120v Panel w/Selector Switch
  • 12v Lighting
  • 120v Outlet
Pilot House Area
  • Port & Stbd Teak Sliding Doors Onto Deck
  • Raised Bench Seat, Converts To Pilot Berth
  • Folding SS Foot Rests
  • Custom Solid Teak & Holly Sole
  • Teak Trim Plus Fiddles
  • Stool Seat For Helm
  • 120v Outlets
  • 12v Lighting
  • 12v Fan
  • Teak Rack
  • Binocular Box
  • Bronze Ship's Bell
  • Opening Aft Pilot House Windows
Safety & Deck Gear
  • Life Jackets
  • Throw Ring
  • Boat Hook
  • (4) Fire Extinguishers
  • Docklines
  • Fenders
  • Horn
  • Flares
  • (3) Anchors w/Rode

"Whistling Oyster" has had excellent ongoing care throughout it's life. Here is a breakdown of the most recent work:

  • Hull Sides Painted - 12/18
  • Bottom Paint & Zincs - 8/19
  • Full Boat Waxing - 8/19
  • Full Service For Engine & Generator including oil change, fuel filters, impellers, belts - 8/19
  • Rebuild Fore Deck and Cockpit Deck - 8/19
  • Repaint Topsides - 8/19
  • Battery Replacement - 8/19
  • Inspect Fire Extinguishing System - 8/19
  • The owner spent $26,777 in August 2019 Lambs Yacht Center for the work noted above. A copy of this invoice will be made available to serious buyers as part of the offer process.
Broker Comments

"Whistling Oyster" is a special little boat that is in terrific condition. Her owner's purchased the boat in 1996, by which time the first owner had already replaced the engine and generator to improve the performance of the boat. This boat has seen excellent care thru the years and shows like a much newer boat. Virtually all of the exterior has now been painted, so the boat shows beautifully. The most recent work order included the complete rebuilding of the bow and cockpit decks due to deterioration of the original plywood core. (an issue that all of these Nordic Tugs can suffer from, so be sure to check the decks carefully or buy this one, as they have already been fixed). The new decks and subsequent paint topside job have the exterior looking "shinny as a new penny".The owners are aging out of boating so offers are strongly encouraged.

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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