We've been looking at big wooden boats for the last year or so, mainly converted fishing trollers, trawlers and gillnetters in the 30ft to 40ft range. We wanted something big enough to take our kayaks with us when we went cruising. We never considered a tugboat, they're huge, have huge engines for towing, and did I mention how big they are? Huge! But I had been seeing this ad on craigslist for the last few months and when the price dropped considerably I sent the ad to Bill. It was just across the ship canal from our Seattle rental house, so we thought we'd just go take a look. It was love at first sight, we considered the pros and cons for about a week and then jumped in with both feet and bought ourselves a tugboat, a huge wooden tugboat!