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Spectacular Converted Tugboat

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Price: 1799000 USD
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If you want a unique base in the San Francisco Bay, or you have secret gearhead dreams, consider Owatonna. She is a 107' U.S. Army tugboat, built like a fortress, with converted living quarters to the equivalent of a 4-bedroom home. She is in a premium downtown slip in Richardson Bay (a lobe of San Francisco Bay). If you were to sail into Richardson Bay from San Francisco Bay, Owatonna is the first end-tie you'd see. (For a full presentation, go to ttp://


A five-minute walk to elegant restaurants, a wide assortment of cafes, many live-music venues, and shopping, she is at the beating heart of Sausalito and only a 25-minute ferry ride to downtown San Francisco, right past the Golden Gate Bridge. Gather a party of 80 to watch fireworks from the bow twice a year, stand with your coffee in the glow of sunrise, or sit on the fantail and watch the sun set over the mountains.


Owatonna is a breathtaking boat, a breathtaking place to be. 


Owatonna is 107' on deck, with a 26' beam. She displaces 350 tons, and drafts about 12 feet right now, with mostly empty tanks. She is equipped with a 6-cylinder, direct-drive, Cooper-Bessemer engine, and idles at 80 rpms. She is equipped with two 371 GMC generators on board for the airstart. Underway she does 7-12 knots.


Owatonna currently has sleeping accommodations for four which can easily be expanded up to eight. It's hard to estimate square footage in a boat, but we figure she's about 2000 square feet of interior living space and 1000 feet of exterior space on three decks. These measurements do not include the engine room which is 40 x 26 x 10, the workshop aft, and the machine room over the engine on the main deck above. When some buy tugs like these, they remove the main engine and related equipment and repower with a much smaller, but more powerful and efficient engine, making it possible to use the large engine room in much more creative ways.


She comes with a 12-foot fiberglass row/sailboat from Gig Harbor which can be lowered into the water by means of a motorized davit on the port side.


Owatonna is quite capable of yachting, with some upgrades. We have preferred to use her as a very special place to be in Sausalito but she is capable of a great deal more.


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Specific details

Designer US Army
Builder National Steel
First Launch 1955


downtown Sausalito, California, just north of San Francisco


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