The Nordic Quest is a 42′ (44′ overall with boarding platform and 13’10” beam) Nordic Tug built by Nordic Tugs of Burlington, Washington and each summer is part of an exclusive fleet of vessels available out of Juneau, Alaska. Contact Steve Birkinbine with Auke Bay Adventures at  (208) 631-3478 or email to: to arrange a charter for an unforgettable adventure. The Nordic Quest is one of the best equipped, safest and most comfortable skippered or bare-boat charters available in S.E. Alaska.

The Nordic Quest was launched in April 2011. Her construction and outfitting include the following:


  • Oyster white with blue trim fiberglass hull
  • Bow anchor with 300 feet of chain rode
  • Lofrans Tigres electrically operated windlass
  • Steelhead WD800 (800#) hydraulicly operated davit
  • 10.5′ AB Inflatable tender on top deck (w/ 9.9Hp Honda outboard)
  • Golight Stryker remotely operated searchlight
  • Lifesling2 rescue sling
  • 3.77 cubic foot top loading refrigerator/freezer on top deck (Dometic CF-110)
  • Aft deck camera (fixed)
  • Top deck and aft deck LED spotlights
  • 132 quart cooler
  • Forward and aft deck washdown hose bibs
  • Top deck (sundeck) access ladder w/hand rail & steps
  • Two single kayaks w/side rail racks (upon request)

Fishing and Crabbing Equipment

  • 8-inch remote MFD on aft deck with fish finder
  • 10-pole fishing pole rack
  • Crab boiling pot and propane burner
  • Salmon net and gaff hook
  • Halibut harpoon and spare dart
  • Cannon Uni-troll 10 starboard and port downriggers
  • Trac electric pot puller
  • Rail-mounted fish cleaning table
  • Filet knives


  • 500 hp Cummins diesel main engine, QSC8.3 electronic
  • Cummins trolling valve
  • Side-Power bow thruster w/joy stick controller
  • Northern Lights 9 kw electric generator
  • 2-300 gallon diesel fuel tanks (600 gal total)
  • 230 gallons fresh water tank
  • Hurricane diesel furnace and hot water system
  • FireBoy fire extinguishing system
  • Oil exchange system
  • Racor dual fuel polishing filters
  • Tool kit/spare parts

Instrumentation and Navigation

  • Cummins Smartcraft VesselView
  • Cummins single engine throttle control
  • Auto Pilot (approved skippers)
  • Dual 12-inch Furuno MFD (multi-function display) GPS/chart plotters
  • Furuno radar
  • Furuno MaxSea Marine software w/NavNet3D charts and AIS Class B
  • Furuno wind speed and direction sensor
  • Dual Icom 504 VHF marine transceivers with Class D DSC and hailer
  • Maretron tank monitoring system
  • Stand alone Maretron depth finder (backup)
  • Additional USB port GPS connection
  • Compass

Pilot House

  • Llebroc helm seat
  • Raised watch settee (converts to bunk) with table
  • Aft facing seat
  • Chart table with day/night chart light
  • 110v AC & 12v DC outlets
  • Two pairs of binoculars
  • Bushnell rangefinder
  • SE Alaska charts and cruising guide
  • Emergency flares
  • Air horn (backup)
  • Portable (handheld) Spotlight
  • LED Flashlight
  • Fusion marine AM/FM/Sirius XM radio/CD/DVD with Bluetooth, USB & UniDoc
  • Escape Hatch w/screen


  • Starboard settee “L” w/large storage drawers beneath (seats 4 persons and converts to full bunk)
  • Hi-Lo mounted teak table
  • Bose entertainment system with 23-inch flat panel TV
  • DVD and CD player
  • Blue Ray DVD player
  • 110 volt AC outlets
  • 250 watt DC/AC inverter
  • 12 volt outlet
  • LED Flashlight
  • Day/Night custom window shades
  • Double, aluminum watertight entry door


  • U-shaped Corian counter
  • Fully equipped galley for eight people
  • 3-burner LPG cooktop
  • Icemaker
  • Electric toaster
  • Electric blender
  • 12-cup electric coffee maker
  • Small electric deep fryer
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Nova Kool 9.1 cubic foot refrigerator/ freezer
  • Two FoodSaver V2040 vacuum sealers
  • Fish fillet knives

Forward Cabin

  • Two lower and two upper single berths
  • Private head w/Tecma marine toilet and walk-in shower
  • 2 Hanging lockers w/automatic lights
  • Under berth storage drawers
  • Mirror on back of cabin door, full length
  • Berth reading lights
  • 110v AC outlets
  • Hatch w/screen

Guest Cabin

  • Single/double berth
  • Dropdown single child’s berth
  • Hanging locker
  • Reading lights
  • 110v AC & 12v DC outlets

Companion Way

  • Second head w/Tecma marine toilet and walk-in shower
  • Nova Kool 2.4 cubic foot undercounter freezer
  • Storage drawers
  • Offshore first aid kit
  • Electronics charging station
  • 110v AC and 12v DC outlets
  • Battery charger
  • Step riser lights (red)
  • Dry bag (for use with the tender)


  • Spare 15# Fortress anchor w/300-feet of nylon rode
  • 6-man Revere compact life raft
  • Magma rail-mountable, propane BBQ grill
  • Propane crab cooker
  • Spare propane tank
  • Two folding deck chairs

4 Responses to Charter

  1. Robert Wood says:

    Interested in renting your 42′ tug. Where is it located? What is your rental rate?

  2. Thomas O'Keefe says:

    I am looking to charter a bareboat out of Juneau or Ketchikan that can handle 11 of us, all family members. My 4 grandchildren and I do not mind sharing air mattresses and convertible settee in the main saloon.

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