Group Description



Bringing together American Tug owners from all corners of the Seven Seas

With more than 200 members, the American Tug Owners Group (ATOG) is for owners of American Tug yachts, and we believe that close to 80% of the world's American Tug owners are members of the group. Our membership includes American Tug owners, former owners, AT builder Tomco Marine Group’s owners and selected employees, specially invited guests, and other members of the American Tug family.


ATOG is a free, non-commercial forum where owners, new and old, can connect with other owners and learn more about their own ATs. Our focus is serving as members’ clearinghouse for ideas, opinions, advice, counsel, and personal experiences, and for the exchange of information involving all things American Tug, including but not limited to coastal cruising, seamanship, anchoring and ground tackle, navigation, AT yacht systems, boatkeeping, electronics, engines, transmissions, generators, other equipment, maintenance, repairs, upgrades and improvements, living aboard, weather, and other subjects of particular interest to those of us who own and cruise aboard  American Tug yachts.

If you're looking for answers or help in solving a problem, you'll find it easy to use this group to connect with other owners and have your questions answered.  When posting a question, be specific--and please be sure to include your tug's model and hull number, homeport or geographical location, and anything else pertinent to your questions, including pictures as needed.  More detail will bring you better answers!  Another useful resource is ATOG's 
Files and Photos archives which have been moved over from the old BigTent group, go back several years, and are easily searchable using's Search feature.    

The principle we use in moderating ATOG is “What's best for American Tug owners?” and we ask that you keep that question in mind too. If you believe something you propose to post is of interest to, or to the benefit of, other AT owners, please post it. If not, please don't.


ATOG is NOT open to people considering an American Tug or who aspire to own one.  The group is for those of us who already own our tugs!


ATTACHMENTS.  Attachments are a permanent feature on the American Tug Owners Group.  For more information on dealing with attachments and customizing attachment settings for your account, click on Messages in the left panel at the ATOG homepage, then search for #Attachments.


GROUP DATABASE.  ATOG offers a database that lists members and their boats, and we invite you to go to the database as soon as you join and add information on yourselves and your boats.  We also hope you'll regularly update your information.  The information is visible only to ATOG members.  The database can be a great tool for connecting with other AT owners and telling them who you are and where you're headed.  Creating your database record is easy.  To get started, click here. Once you've entered your data, please check it for accuracy and update it regularly. 

If you know an American Tug or Waypoint owner who is not a member of this group, please let the moderator team know so we can extend an invitation to join.  If you're not a member and own an American Tug and you wish to join, please send an email to  Important: be sure to include your name, your AT's name, model and hull number, and location. 

ATOG was created for the benefit of American Tug owners and is privately owned. The group is not affiliated with Tomco Marine Group or its American Tug brand. "American Tug Owners Group" is a protected Service Mark of this group.


By using this group, you expressly agree that your use of American Tug Owners Group is subject to the ATOG Rules and Terms of Service. To view these click on Guidelines at the top left side of ATOG's homepage.  Violation of our Rules or Terms of Service may result in a member's suspension or expulsion from the group.


Milt Baker
for the ATOG Moderator Team

ATOG Opener 6-23-2019


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