FOR SALE: 5 Converted Tugs

Built initially as working boats, these vessels have been converted into luxury superyachts. Here are 5 converted tugs currently for sale.

VERVECE

Built in 1964 by Benetti as a sturdy tug, Vervece was part of the historic Rimorchiatori Napoletani fleet.

Totally refitted in 2013 by Palumbo Yacht to luxury yacht standards, this 30m converted tug has a steel hull and a steel superstructure.

Powered by twin 1,000hp Cummins, this vessel has a 12 knots cruising speed allowing her a 3,000 nautical miles range at this speed.

As for the layout, she accommodates 8 guests in 4 cabins and 5 crew members. Vervece is listed for sale by IYC. Asking price: €3,500,00.

MARIA TERESA

Built in 1962 by the Cantieri Naval Solimani as a tug vessel called Capo Caccia, Maria Teresa worked for the Compagnia Rimorchiatori Riuniti at Genova and then on the expansion of the Port of Monaco for a local company.

Totally refitted in 2014, this 24m converted tug has a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure.

Powered by twin 900hp MAN, this vessel has a 12 knots maximum speed and a 10 knots cruising speed allowing her a 2,800 nautical miles range at this speed.

As for the layout, she accommodates 10 guests in 4 cabins and 4 crew members.

Maria Teresa is listed for sale by Engels & Völkers. Asking price: € 2,750,000.

DON GIOVANNI

 Built in 1964 by the Japanese shipyard Kanagawa as a working tug, Don Giovanni has been refitted in 2005.

This 28m converted tug has a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure.

Powered by twin 800hp Nippatsu, this vessel has a 12 knots top speed and a 10 knots cruising speed allowing her a 5,000 nautical miles range at this speed.

As for the layout, she accommodates 8 guests in 4 cabins and 6 crew members. Don Giovanni is listed for sale by Camper & Nicholsons. Asking price: €1,100,00.

ARIETE PRIMO

Built in 1967 by Richard Dunston as a long range tug boat, Ariete Primo has been totally refitted in 2006.

This 44.20m converted tug has a steel hull and a steel superstructure.

Powered by a single 2,700hp Ruston, this vessel has a 15 knots maximum speed and a 12 knots cruising speed allowing her a 4,000 nautical miles range at this speed.

As for the layout, she accommodates 12 guests in 6 cabins and 9 crew members.

Ariete Primo is listed for sale by Yachtzoo. Asking price: € POA.

BULLY

Built in 1965 by Humber St Andrews as a long range tug boat, Bully has been totally refitted in 2014 by Mondomarine.

This 27.50m converted tug has a steel hull and a steel superstructure.

Powered by twin 396hp Mirrlees Blackstone, this vessel has a 12 knots maximum speed and a 10 knots cruising speed allowing her a 1,500 nautical miles range at this speed.

As for the layout, she accommodates 6 guests in 3 cabins and 3 crew members.

Bully is listed for sale by Ocean Independence. Asking price: POA.