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2006 American Tug 44' 13.11 m 41 - ANTARES STAR

$ 549,900 USD

This Great Lakes gem, Antares Star, was originally built by East Coast dealer to take to shows. Well maintained, super clean and cruise ready...she won't be available for very long.

Vessel ID# 2809992 Last Updated: 03-22-2024 11:40:28

Raised Pilot House
Large Salon
Full Length Keel
Full Walk Around Deck
Pilot House Doors Port & Starboard
Notable Upgrades:  All new batteries in February 2024
Tenders:  2013 AB 10ft aluminum bottom RIB powered by 20hp Suzuki 4-stroke outboard w/ custom bench & cover. Dingy launches from upper deck via 1,000lb crane w/ hydraulic lift boom.


"The 41 is a big, beamy, muscular vessel that was my first impression upon getting close to her. Her faux-carvel-planked bow seemed enormous and lofty, mostly due to a one-piece deck molding that adds to both gunwale height and stem-to-stern stature. Wide chine flats swept back from a straight, slightly raked stem, promising the sort of transverse stability that typifies the coastal-cruising hulls of Lynn Senour." ~ Power and Motoryacht Review of the American Tug 41

This Great Lakes gem, Antares Star, is currently on her returning leg of the Great Loop and ready for her next adventure. Well maintained, super clean and cruise ready...she won't be available for very long. Sellers acquired vessel out of Racine, WI in 2013 when she had only 1,460 hours. Over the next 11 years she was actively cruised throughout the Great Lakes Region and Great Loop. Vessel originally ordered and spec’d for East Coast dealer to show off at boat shows.

If the Great Loop, cruising the ICW, Great Lakes, or the Bahamas are in your future boating plans, this is the vessel for you!

Showings available by appointment to vetted buyers.

Great Loop Ready!

Michael Schwartz

Managing Director

1009 Wexford Drive WESTMONT, IL 60559 United States

60559 United States

(312) 533-9111


LOA: 43' 6'' (13.26 Meters)

Type: Power- Used

Year: 2006

Beam: 15' 10''

Draft Max: 4' 5''

Cabins: 2

Sleeps: 6

Heads: 2

Convertibles: 1

Maximum Speed: 16 Knots

Cruise Speed: 12 Knots

Range NMI: 1150

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Air Conditioning: Yes

Tower: No

Bridge Clearance: 12' 8''

Bow Thruster: Yes

Stern Thruster: Yes

Fuel Tank: 640 Gallons (2422.66 Liters)

Fresh Water: 210 Gallons (794.94 Liters)

Holding Tank: 60 Gallons (227.12 Liters)

Dry Weight: 30000

Builder: American Tug

Tender HIN: XMO51133L213



Why Choose American Tug


Engine 1

  • Engine Make: Cummins
  • Engine Model: QSC 8.3L Turbo Diesel
  • Engine Year: 2006
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Power HP: 540.00
  • Power KW: 402.68
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 6146.00
  • Hours Date: 02-17-2024
  • Engine Location: Middle


Generator 1

  • Generator Make: Northern Lights
  • Generator Model: 8.0 KW
  • Generator KW: 8.00
  • Generator Hours: 2132.00
  • Generator Date Hours Recorded: 09/01/2019

Full Details

Salon / Galley

The first impression of Antares Star is the quality of the interior. As you step into the salon from the aft cockpit, you are immediately impressed by the textures of new carpet, soft Ultra Leather and beautiful woodwork. 

The salon features large windows which flood the interior with light. You can see forward past the galley to the raised pilothouse, it is this open feel that makes the interior great for entertaining. An L-shape settee is to starboard, which easily converts to a large double berth. On the port side aft is a chair that is perfect for reading.

On the port side forward of chair is a U-shaped galley with a sizeable island ideal for preparing family meals or entertaining. The moulded Granicote counter has a deep double sink, moulded backsplash and fiddles for easy maintenance.  A three burner Force Ten stainless LPG stove and oven are mounted on the forward counter, complemented by a Sharp microwave oven. A large Nova Kool refrigerator & freezer is near centerline. Large capacity cargo drawers & storage cabinets provide wonderful storage. Abundant light and great ventilation provided by a dedicated port side window.

-Nova Kool 3.3 cu ft freezer

-Nova Kool 9000 refrigerator

-18 bottle/2 temp wine refrigerator

-Force Ten 3-burner stove & oven - electric

-Power exhaust fan ducted overboard

-Twin large sinks - moulded

-Granicote moulded countertops

-Moulded in backsplash and fiddles

-Abundant storage in cabinets & drawers 

-Additional cooking via BBQ at transom on stainless rail - LPG


Up a few steps from salon is the raised pilothouse. American Tug makes full use of the large "stack", one of the defining features of a tug, and provides for ample headroom above stairs leading up to pilot house. The pilothouse is large, open and provides full 360-degree sightlines.The port side of the pilothouse has additional seating for 3. On starboard is an additional seat with dedicated storage. The helm chair is on centerline.   The helm is well designed with full engine controls, gauges, electronics displays and a large wheel. Heavy duty doors to port and starboard open fully to provide amazing visibility and a fresh breeze on a nice day as well as provide access to side and foredecks and large mid cleat when docking.

Forward Cabin / Master Suite

Forward is the guest stateroom with a queen Pullman berth. The guest stateroom has a

private head with full shower. Ample storage and good ventilation are provided. A full size washer and dryer are located in a locker to support extended cruising.

The master stateroom is down a few steps and features a walk-around queen berth, a very large private head & shower and cabinet with suspension drawers plus a cedar lined hanging locker. 

Hull / Decks

On the foredeck there is an oversized 66lb Bruce anchor w/ 250 ft all-chain rode. Powerful Loufrans windlass system. Seawater washdown adjacent windlass. She has a nice plumb bow with a long waterline that allows for greater speed than other tugs/trawlers of her size. She has full walk-around railings for security on deck. She has plenty of storage and room for a patio table with a couple chairs in the rear cockpit area. Cockpit shower, 50A shore power system w/ Glendinning Cablemaster, Magma Grill and staple rails on large swim platform. The large upper deck is accessed by a ladder leading up from rear cockpit and provides ample room for patio furniture, lounge chairs, storage, paddleboard/kayak racks, Starlink and/or solar panels in addition to dingy which sits centerline along with 1,000lb crane w/ hydraulic lift boom to port aft. Large hinged mast.

Hull Awlcraft in 2017 and retouched in 2020.


Cummins QSC 8.3L Turbo Diesel rated at 540hp (6,146 hours as of 2/17/24)

Dual Racor fuel filters and water extractor

Reverso Oil Changing System

Hydraulic steering

Sidepower bow & stern thrusters

Northern Lights 8 KW Generator

Racor filter for genset

50 amp Shore Power w/ Glendinning Cablemaster

Charles 60 amp battery charger

700+ amp hour House Battery Bank

Victron Energy Smart BMV 712 Battery Monitor

Two 4 KW inverters, one 1000 W inverter

Inverter Monitor

Marine Air reverse cycle heat /AC

Temperature controls (4) one in each area

Electric Space heater (4) one in each area

AC/DC distribution panel in pilothouse

12 gal combo water heater

Bosch Washer & Bosch Dryer

In-House vacuum system

Fireboy engine room fire extinguisher system


-Raymarine (2) E120 combo chartplotters & radar

-Raymarine SR 150 Sirius XM weather & entertainment receiver

-Vesper Marine SB-8000 AIS transponder

-Digital Yacht DTV antenna 

-4kw array radar

-Fish finder display on E120

-Electronics Package Rear camera display on E120

-Raymarine backup camera

-Auto-pilot ST6002 w/remote

-ST 60 speed, depth & wind instruments


-Stainless Lobster Fridge Optimizer

-Victron Energy Smart BMV 712 Batter Monitor 

-Wave Rogue Wifi Booster w/ router

-Salon Entertainment Center: 28" Samsung tv w/ Bose sound bar, Sony FM/AM Digital Media Player and Blu-Ray DVD Player

-Master Stateroom: DVD Player

-Guest Stateroom: DVD Player w/ 16" HD LED TV Monitor

All new batteries added in February 2024:

-8D Battery (Start Bank)

-3 8D Batteries (House Bank/Rear Thruster)

-4D Battery (Bow Thruster/Windlass)

-Group 31 Battery (Generator)

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The 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.

Michael Schwartz

For more information about this yacht please contact Michael Schwartz
We look forward to working with you!

Michael Schwartz

Managing Director

1009 Wexford Drive WESTMONT, IL 60559 United States

60559 United States

(312) 533-9111

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