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2003 Nordic Tugs 42

Anacortes, United States



"Happy Dragon" is extremely well equipped and has had many recent upgrades including  the latest Garmin Electronics, new AGM batteries throughout and the launch friendly Freedom Lift for simple dinghy deployment. She is a fine example of the venerable Nordic Tugs 42 that sets the standard for cruising Yachts. From her overbuilt, hand laid hull to her spacious and intelligently designed interior and famous ship-style wheelhouse, the Nordic Tugs 42 exudes qualities that are synonymous with her namesake. Created for the serious mariner, but easily handled buy the aspiring boater.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $419,000
Boat Name: Happy Dragon
Make: Nordic Tugs
Model: 42
Year: 2003
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: NTK42045A303
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 44'8 ft
Waterline Length: 40'2 ft
Beam: 13'10 ft
Range: 3'3 ft
Max Draft: 4'3 ft
Min Draft: 4'7 ft
Bridge Clearance: 12'4 ft
Free Board: 4'11 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'10 ft
Dry Weight: 31,400 lb
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: 6CTA8.3 M3
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 450hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2004
  • Engine Hours: 668


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 720.6 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 240.2 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 54.0 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Trawlers, Motor Yachts, Pilothouse


Nordic Yachts Northwest
Nordic Yachts Northwest


Nordic Yachts Northwest
1019 Q Avenue, Suite B
Anacortes, Washington, US, 98221
Tel:(360) 293-9411

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Nordic 42 features a roomy layout and a large ship-style helm. The pilothouse bridge also features a large chart table, 360 degree view and convenient access directly to the deck. Powered by Cummins C Series, the Nordic 42's top speed is 18 knots, cruise 14 knots, or slow her down to 9 knots and burn under 3 gals / hour. 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.

Optional and Standard Equipment List


  • Colonial ivory with colonial ivory inset and boot stripe
  • Ivory power coated windows and doors
  • W protected PVC guards: hull, anchor and sheer guard
  • "NORDIC TUGS" name in inset
  • Engine room vents
  • Anti-corrosion bonding system to zinc plate
  • Bilge pumps, auto/ manual: 2000 GPH (2), 1000 GPH (1 )
  • Molded boarding platform with 6 SS mounting brackets




  • Colonial Ivory
  • Bow pulpit with dual bow rollers, extended hand rails and split chain lockers
  • ROSKELLY/OLSEN crane davit on upper deck
  • FREEDOM LIFT dinghy lift on transom
  • Molded nonskid in walking areas
  • BOMAR hatch with screen, in forward cabin
  • 1 1/4 " SS bow I side rails w/ gates at PH doors; Pennant staff at bow
  • SS hand grabs forward of sliding doors (2)
  • SS rails on salon top w/ ladder port side
  • SS samson post
  • Radar reflector in stack
  • SS 2" Fuel fills (2), 1 1/2" water fills (2)
  • SS 1 1/2" Waste suction fitting
  • SS Bow anchor roller assembly BRM-3
  • SS 12" deck cleats (10)
  • Windlass: LOFRANS Tigress LW4 00AN, 1200 watts
  • Logo and vinyl trim on stack
  • Hinged transom door
  • Deck locker with side by side doors and drain
  • DIAMOND SEA GLAZE doors and windows
  • 10" round ports with screens in forward cabin (3)
  • 7” x 14” ports with screens – hull sides (4)
  • Cockpit scuppers
  • Lazaret hatch with spring lifts & water drains
  • Deck wash at bow and in cockpit
  • Phone TV connection to dock service
  • Molded fender storage in cockpit




  • Tender
  • Outboard



  • CUMMINS 6CTA8.3 M3 450hp Diamond series engine (670 Hours)
  • WALKER air sep filter system
  • TWIN DISC MG7075 A reduction gear, 2.54:1
  • RACOR # 75/900MAX Dual fuel/ water separator
  • Marine Hardware bronze seawater strainers
  • 8hp, 12v SIDEPOWER bow thruster with joy stick control
  • Engine room sound isolation
  • Liquid containment area under engine
  • MICHIGAN propeller (4 blade), tuned to class 1 standard
  • Cutlass shaft bearings (2)
  • 2" SS propeller shaft with PSS dripless seal
  • Wet. exhaust, water drop muffler, with engine room exit
  • FIREBOY Fire Suppression System
  • REVERSO Oil Changing System



  • Espar D8 diesel furnace, 3 outlets
  • King 110v electric heaters in salon and forward cabin
  • Heatercraft windshield defrosters, 3 outlets


Electrical (110v)

  • 9 KW ONAN 110v AC generator with Sound Shield and water drop muffler / separator (65 Hours)
  • BLUESEA AC breaker panel with LED lights
  • GFI outlet in engine room
  • Shore power connection, 30-amp., w/ so· cord
  • Tinned copper ANCOR wiring throughout


Electrical (12v)

  • 2000 watt Inverter with remote panel
  • Batteries replaced (2017) throughout with AGM
  • House batteries, 6-volt hd industrial golf-cart type (6) with batt boxes
  • 4D start batteries (2) with battery boxes
  • 8D thruster battery (1) with battery box
  • STATPOWER battery charger, 40 amp
  • BLUE SEA 12v breaker panel with LED lights
  • BLUE SEA Engine & house battery on - off switches, with
  • Switch to parallel the start and house batteries
  • International navigation lights
  • Anchor light
  • Dual electric horn
  • 12v terminal block for electronics
  • 12v power ports at helm station (2)
  • Tinned copper ANCOR wiring throughout
  • Lights in lazaret (2)
  • Lights in engine room (6)



  • DANFORTH "No spin card" lighted binnacle compass
  • Panoramic windshield wipers, washers, 2 speed, self park (3)
  • BOMAR hatch in pilot house top
  • CUMMINS instrumentation
  • TWIN DISC electronic controls
  • Settee with storage under and behind seating area
  • Teak raised flush mount instrument panel
  • Teak table in front of settee·
  • Teak overhead console with storage
  • Chart table with large drawer; Graphite Nebula laminate on counter top
  • Helm seat, free standing
  • Morse electronic controls
  • Electric fuel level gauge
  • Overhead dome lights: 2 - red/white fwd, and 2 - white aft
  • Wiring for 2 stereo speakers



  • Two Garmin GPSmaps 5212 displays (new 2017)
  • Garmin 24” HD radar (new 2017)
  • Garmin GHC10 autopilot
  • Separate windows based Navigation system with separate GPS, Transducer input.
  • Maretron DSM150 vessel monitoring system
  • Icom IC-M602 VHF marine radio
  • Icom IC-706mkIIG HF/VHF/UHF transceiver
  • Fusion MS-IP600 entertainment system
  • TracNet satellite internet (subscription required)
  • TracVision satellite TV (subscription required)



  • Teak utility cabinet stbd fwd, CORIAN top
  • Teak cabinet port aft, CORIAN top
  • Settee with storage under seating, drop doors
  • Pedestal mounted teak table with fold-over leaves
  • Wiring for 2 stereo speakers aft comers
  • Halogen overhead lights , switched
  • 12v Valance lighting switched at aft door
  • 12v Stairway lighting switched at helm
  • 12v reading lights (2)
  • Phone/ TV outlet in cabinet



  • U-shaped CORIAN counter top, teak faced with teak doors and drawer faces
  • Double, deep SS sink with spray faucet
  • Island overhead teak cabinets
  • Force 10 3-burner/oven propane stove with propane system
  • Tundra model T80 refrigerator/freezer, AC /DC
  • Teak & Holly sole
  • Exhaust fan and switch
  • 110v AC outlets (3)


Mid- Cabin Hallway

  • Splendide Comb-O-Matic 2000 washer/dryer
  • Navigation/work desk with seat


Guest Cabin

  • 1 Double 6’6” berth/couch with over and under storage
  • Hanging locker with automatic light, drawer at bottom, and Almond Leather laminate top, cedar interior lining
  • Night stand with 3 drawers Almond Leather laminate top
  • 12v overhead dome lights (2)
  • reading lights (2)
  • 110v AC outlet (1)


Owner’s Cabin

  • Queen bed on center line, storage under
  • Anchor locker forward with teak door
  • BOMAR 24” hatch with screen
  • Drawers under berth (4)
  • Hanging lockers with shelf and automatic lights
  •      Almond Leather laminate top (2)
  • Cabinet with 2 teak drawers, 1 hinged door
  • Side lockers with sea rail
  • Mirror on entry door
  • 12v halogen overhead lights (2), with switches
  • 12v reading lights (2)
  • 110v AC outlets (2)
  • Phone / 1V outlet


Owner and Guest Heads

  • VAC-U-FLUSH 500 plus series
  • SEALAND macerator with overboard discharge
  • Basins with faucets, counters w/ frp and laminate tops
  • Vanity, storage, teak door
  • Exhaust fan with switches
  • Fwd shower w/ bench and bi fold glass door
  • Aft molded shower with track for curtain
  • Built-in medicine cabinet
  • Toilet paper holders, towel racks, mirrors
  • Teak entry door with locking handle
  • 12v overhead dome lights
  • 110v AC GFI outlet, forward and aft



Nordic Yachts Northwest
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.
Additional Contact Information

Contact Listing Agent, Brian Chapin @ 360.941.9660 or

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