1985 30 ft Sundowner Tug Tug 30 | Wickford ,RI

  • Price $ 79,900
  • Boat Name HERON
  • MAKE / Model Sundowner Tug
  • Builder
  • Construction Fiberglass
  • Length 30 ft
  • Beam 11 ft
  • Draft
  • Cabins
  • Engine(s) ,


Heron is an extraordinary opportunity to own a reasonably priced trawler that is fully found. All ship systems and structure have been serviced, replaced or rebuilt. In ready to cruise condition, able to with stand a rigorous survey and sea trial. An inspection is available at your convenience.      

  • Preliminary Information

    Manufacturer: Sundowner Tug

    Model: Pilothouse 30 Tug (2002 Engine and Tanks)

    Year:  1985

    Designer: Jack Berlin


    Length: 30 ft - 9.14 meter

    LOA: 30 ft - 9.14 meter

    Beam: 11 ft - 3.35 meter

    Draft - max: 2 ft 9 in - 0.84 meter




    1985 Yanmar 4PHM-TE

    Fuel Type: Diesel

    Hours: 1330  

    Power: 100 hp

    Propeller Type: 3 Blade Propeller Material: Bronze w/Rope Cutter

    Belts and hoses (2017)

    Exhaust elbow (2019)

    Transmission oil cooler (2019)

    Engine heat exchanger removed and serviced (2016)


    Tanks Fuel: 150 gal

    Fresh Water: 70 gal

    Hull and Deck

    The hull of the Sundowner 30 is laminated fiberglass. It features a skeg keel, plumb bow and hard chines. The topsides are molded fiberglass, with faux plank seams. The decks are fiberglass with epoxy and FBG strand coring with reinforced plywood underside (2016). 

    Molded hull rub strake

    Bomar aluminum deck hatch

    Transom door

    Pilot house wing/side deck doors

    Deck storage in a large aft deck lazarette

    Stainless steel bow rail

    Anchor platform with anchor roller

    Standing bit on foredeck

    Bulwark hawse pipes

    Lewmar Pro Series windlass (2017)

    Anchor with chain rode led to hawse pipe to dedicated anchor rode locker

    Shurflow Anchor chain washdown (2017)  

    Mast and boom doubles as antenna mast

    Windshield wipers (motors 2018)

    Swim platform




    Entering the salon from the aft deck there is a convertible dinette with dropleaf table.

    Teak and holy sole (refinished 2017)

    Teak surfaces renewed (2017)

    Upholstery (2015)

    Window blinds (2018)

    Reading lamps

    Overhead lighting

    Opening port


    Hillerage three burner stove with oven (rebuilt 2019)

    Propane solenoid switch (2019)

    Double stainless-steel sink

    Dometic Coolmatic refrigeration (2018) 

    Storage located above the sink as well as below

    Solar Vent


    Teak and holt sole (refinished 2019)

    Hanging locker

    Storage under berth and shelves

    Teak ceiling slats



    teak grate floor

    Hot and cold pull out shower nozzle

    Storage out board of the head

    Locker beneath the sink

    Teak and stainless towel racks

    stainless steel sink

    Jabsco Quiet Flush electric toilet (2020)

    Dometic Tank Monitor (2020)

    Jabsco 50880 shower drain and bilge pump (2020)

    Pilot House

    Pilot House is forward up 3 steps from the salon/galley, it features a large bench seat, with side deck access doors port and starboard. To the starboard side is the wheel with the electronics, the bench also doubles as a birth.

    Opening windshield

    Opening ports (2) aft

    Windshield wipers (motors and blades (2020)  


    Garmin GPS 128 (2015)

    Garmin Fish finder 240 (2015)

    Garmin GPS Map 4212 with radar Autonav (2015)

    Garmin VHF Radio (2015)

    Auto pilot

    Signet depth finder


    Sony AM/FM/CD/USB/Bluetooth stereo (2017)

    Fusion 2 way full range speakers (2017)


    12 volt DC electrical panel

    110 volt AC electrical panel

    110 volt, 30 amp shore power system with cord

    A/C Cruiseair SMX (dockside) Air conditioner (2015)

    6-gallon stainless steel hot water heater (2015)

    110 AC outlets 4

     (2) 4D House (1) #27 Engine Start battery (2016)

    Above berth is a shelf with cubbies

    Below the berth storage space

    Reading lights to port and starboard

    Nature Power 165 watt solar panel

    Master volt solar charger with

    TruCharge battery charger

    Hella oscillating fans in V berth (2017)


    Lewmar Bow thruster (2017)

    Coast Guard Safety package

    Custom Bimini with HD solid frame (2019)

    Custom heavy duty, triple axel,  electric brakes, adjustable arms, HD ring coupling (reconditioned 2020)


    The Sundowner Tug came in lengths of 30, 32, and 36 feet, known for its distinctive reverse raked windscreen. HERON is number 151 of the Sundowner line. The vessel has had extraordinary care and upgrading with very knowledgeable owners. Truly turn key and ready to cruise.   

    This vessel has enjoyed many upgrades. The decks have had the teak removed and the FBG deck rebuilt with fiber and epoxy resin. The interior teak veneer has been restored and refinished to original condition. Lewmar windlass, Lewmar bow thruster, solar panel, refrigeration, bimini top, Quiet Flush electric toilet, propane range and oven, and custom trailer all have been added recently.  HERON represents an extraordinary opportunity to own one of these rare coastal cruisers. Being sold with her trailer this yacht offers great value and versatility.



  • Disclaimer
    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.

Basic Boat Info

  • Price: $ 79,900
  • Boat Name: HERON
  • Make: Sundowner Tug
  • Model: Tug 30
  • Year: 1985
  • Condition: Used
  • Category: Power
  • Construction: Fiberglass
  • Boat Hull Id: HHG301510585
  • Has Hull Id: 1


  • Length: 30 ft
  • Length Over All: 30 ft
  • Waterline Length:
  • Beam: 11 ft
  • Max Draft:
  • Cabins Count:


  • Drive Type:



  • Boat Class: Trawlers,Tug,