Design by Frank Neubelt


The Tug

“What we see in the market is seismic generational shift of yacht owners and in my opinion particularly the new generation has just begun to redefine yachting as we have know. On one hand you have the new generation who have been introduced to yachting at a much earlier age looking for new thrills and at the same time you have experienced yachtsmen and sailors looking to fulfill a life’s dream to explore the Seven Seas. The Med, the Caribbean, and blue-water yachting in general are a lot of fun, but as we see these two generations changing the “yachting lifestyle”, there is a growing demand to get nearer to the see and become one with nature.

While the idea of seeing whales or even penguins in their natural habitat is very exciting, many “explorer yachts” on the market are merely designed for blue-water sailing and not for real ocean exploring. When I developed THE TUG, the goal was to create a tough, safe, reliable, and cost-effective mid-sized explorer yacht that could not only “talk the talk”, but “walk the walk”.

Also, being a designer that is first and foremost a naval architect, from a naval architect perspective, THE TUG will definitely break certain misconceptions that I see on the market in regards to how an ocean worthy explorer vessel should be designed for maximum seaworthiness, comfort, and most importantly safety in most demanding weather conditions” – Frank Neubelt, Naval Architect & Designer

Exterior Design + Layouts Frank Neubelt Yacht Design


Builder Conrad Shipyard

Interiors Production Conrad Shipyard

Interior Design (Standard) Frank Neubelt Yacht Design

Project Coordination German Yacht Couture

Type World Cruiser Multipurpose Pocket Expedition Yacht

Construction Grade A Steel Hull, Aluminum Composite Superstructure

Class RINA, MCA LY3 < 500 GT, E1 ICE-Class


Overall Length 43.00 m (141 ft.)
Waterline Length 42.80 m (140 ft. 5.04 in.)
Max Beam 9.20 m (30 ft. 2.20 in.)
Draft (Half Load) 2.50 m (8 ft. 2.43 in.)
Displacement (Full Load) 485 t
Gross Tonnage 410 GT @ 43.00 m
Optional Hull Extensions up to 47 m / 498 GT
Cruising / Max Speed (Half Load) 15 kn / 16 kn
Range 5500 NM @ 10 kn
Engine 2x CAT C32, 1319 hp @ 2100 RPM Shaft Propulsion
Propellers 2x PIENING Kort Nozzle Rudder Trust
Optional SCHOTTELHybrid / Diesel-Electric Drive Propulsion
Gearbox 2x 4.313:1 ZF W7000 Reverse-Reduction
Generator 3x 70 kW KOHLER 70EFOZ
Emergency Generator 1x 55 kW KOHLER 55EFOZ
Stabilization System CMC Zero Speed
Bow Thruster 1x 75 kW CMC
Fuel Tanks 95000 l (25096.35 gal.)
Fresh Water 15000 l (3962.58 gal.)
Sewage Capacity 10000 l (2641.72 gal.) + HAMANN Mini System
Deck Equipment MAXWELL
Hydraulic System FEEBE
Gangway FEEBE
Fore Deck Crane 1x 1500 kg Knuckle-Boom
Heavy Duty Crane Pillar-Circle Ramp Crane, NAUTICAL STRUCTURE
Ceiling Crane 2x 3500 kg FEEBE (Cruiser-Version)
Stern Lifting Platform Integrated
Air-Conditioning AIR MARINE
Steering Gear DATA Hydraulic
Sewage Treatment HAMANN AG
Navigation & Communication SIMRAD / SAILOR
Watermaker 2x 13000 l / Day
Shore Power Converter II 90 kw / 112 KVA



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