Nordic Tugs temporarily closes Burlington, Wash., plant

The following is the text of a press release issued last month by Nordic Tugs:
(BURLINGTON, Wash.) — Nordic Tugs announced today it will
temporarily close its Burlington manufacturing plant on August 31. This step has been
forced by the ongoing effects of the Great Recession, and the reluctance of customers to order new boats. While most employees will be furloughed, a skeleton staff will remain to field customer inquiries and maintain the plant in readiness to resume production when business dictates.
About Nordic Tugs
Nordic Tugs manufactures hand crafted tug style yachts from 26 to 54 feet in its modern Burlington, Washington plant. The pioneer of the pleasure tug industry, Nordic Tugs has offered distinctive, high quality yachts built for cruising for the past 30 years. Nordic Tugs are sold through dealers in Europe, Asia and across America. For more information about Nordic Tugs, visit
By Professional Mariner Staff