SOLD | 1985 Lord Nelson Victory Tug

(SOLD) 1985 Lord Nelson Victory Tug

Are you tired of the cookie-cutter fiberglass boats which often resemble sneakers today?  This Lord Nelson Victory Tug is a far departure from what the mainstream vessels have to offer on the market.  Offering a unique, old-world appearance and solid construction, you are sure to turn heads wherever you cruise.  Titan is a traditional Victory Tug built in 1985, and has been enjoyed for many years by her current owners.  Please be sure to click on the full specs tab for all of the details on this classic Lord Nelson Victory Tug!


  • Manufacturer:Lord Nelson
  • Model: Victory Tug
  • Year: 1985
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Edenton US
  • Vessel Name:Titan
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:James Backus, Admiralty Ltd Design Group
  • Make:Cummins
  • Model:4BT 3.9M
  • Engines(s):1
  • Hours:2500
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:100|horsepower
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:37 ft
  • Beam:13.17 ft
  • Draft - max:3.5 ft
  • Fuel Tank:60|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:75|gallon
  • Holding Tank:60|gallon



Accommodations & Layout

The Lord Nelson Victory Tugs have a long history of building very traditional looking tug boats for pleasure use.  Titan is a nice example of the popular 37' version.  Her pilothouse design offers good visibility forward, and her protected wide side decks ensure secure passage from bow to stern.

Atop the cabin is her traditional spar which doubles as a lift to raise and lower the dinghy, and there are chocks in place to keep the dinghy secure when not in use.  She also has some storage in this area for other items as well.

From the fantail, stepping down into the comfortable salon brings you in to a warm and inviting space with lots of beautiful woodwork throughout.  L-settee with table is to port with two separate chairs opposite to starboard.  The U-shaped galley is next which offers lots of counter space and a functional layout for preparing all of our favorite dishes.  Engine access is via a hidden compartment on the forward end of the galley, and it swings open and out of the way to provide access for service and maintenance.

Stepping up a few steps on the starboard side leads up to the comfortable pilothouse.  Offering commanding views, it makes for a great place to spend the day enjoying your cruising on the water.  Two side doors which open to each side deck, as well as opening windows make for a well-ventilated and easily accessible space too.

Continuing forward from the pilothouse leads you into the lower level which has a split head and shower in opposing compartments, along with a forward stateroom just beyond.  Good storage can be found for your wares throughout.

Vessel Construction

  • Titan has a solid fiberglass hull and was Awlgripped in 2001.
  • Teak decks over solid fiberglass below.
  • Trunk cabin Awlgripped in 2001.

Engine & Mechanical

  • Cummins 4BT3.9L 100hp turbocharged diesel engine
  • Borg Warner Transmission 2.57:1
  • Vetus Bow thruster
  • Dual Racor 500 fuel filters, water sensor probes
  • Fuel polishing/transfer system (2008)
  • 2 30lb aluminum LP cylinders
  • Oil change pump system (2008)
  • SeaStar Hydraulic Steering (with a 150 hydraulic ram)
  • Vacuflush head
  • Heavy duty auxiliary 12V Bilge pump 2008
  • High water bilge alarm
  • Firebox Manual /Automatic Fire Extinguisher System Engine Room
  • Slurpee Dry Bilge System

Electronics & Navigation

  • Raymarine 24 mile radar
  • Raymarine C 120 Chartplotter/ GPS
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Raymarine AIS500
  • WiFi bridge and mast mounted antenna
  • STD Horizon GX5500S marine VHF
  • Morad SSB Antenna
  • Autopilot and GPS NEMA 0183 to USB (PC) interface
  • AM/FM/CD stereo with speakers in pilot house and salon
  • KVH Inmarsat Dome, KVH Direct TV Dome


  • Balmar ARS-5 Voltage Regulator
  • Balmar 621-100-SR Alternator
  • Westerbeke 3.5 kW generator with 374 hours showing on the panel at time of listing
  • Link-20 Battery Monitor
  • 2 200Ah AGM batteries (house bank) and 1 Group 27 wetcells (start bank)
  • Xantrex 40A 120VAC battery charger
  • Xantrex echo-charge 12/24 Volt 15 A

Galley & Freshwater

  • Adler Barbour refrigerator/freezer with top and side access
  • 3 burner gas stove and oven
  • New Counter Tops/Refinished Fiddles/New Brass Galley Faucet 2009
  • Pressurized fresh water system with expansion tank
  • Water heater (from 120 VAC or engine cooling water)


  • 180g (approx.) diesel in 3 aluminum tanks: port aft, stbd fwd, and stbd aft (new 2008)
  • 150g water in 2 original stainless steel tanks
  • 30g grey water plastic tank (new 2008) replaces port fwd fuel tank

Deck Equipment & Extra Gear

  • Lofrans KOBRA Windlass
  • 65 lb Fosfjord anchor with 375' BBB chain
  • 25lb Danforth anchor and 200' of 1/2" nylon rode
  • 65 lb. CQR anchor
  • Seawater washdown bow
  • Fresh hot/cold water in stern
  • Pilot house mounted spot light
  • St. Croix davits
  • Westmarine 9' Roll-up inflatable
  • Wood mast and boom aft of stack
  • Gaff-rigged Steadying Sail on boom
  • 1.5" rails on stern and upper deck
  • Varnished wooden deck boxes on upper deck
  • Fuel vents re-routed to port bulkhead above deck, Racor LG 100 fuel/air filters each vent line
  • Camcleat/Fairlead Fender mounts, 3 each port and starboard
  • 2500 lb. 12V remote control winch with accessory battery box, mounted on stack
  • LED combination steaming/anchor light
  • LED towing lights
  • Deck lights on spreaders
  • 12 V Mast winch, solar charger for battery box
  • Bow Puddin'


A list of the owner's exclusions are available upon request.

DisclaimerThe 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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