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A Tug Boat in GTA IV.

The Tug Boat is a tug boat in Grand Theft Auto IV.



The boat is very large, and as expected for a vehicle of its size, is very slow, even more so than a Reefer. The Tug Boat also possesses heavy control and very poor stopping power (due to the vehicle being a watercraft, coupled with its weight). The Tug Boat is by far the largest controllable boat in the game, and probably the entire series thus far, boasting a huge and sturdy hull, and a three-storey superstructure (including a funnel) with the bridge attached on the top (other portions of the superstructure are inaccessible).


Whilst on the Tug Boat, the player cannot run, but the player may move faster if they aim with the pistol. Pressing the correct button to board the ship will also cause the player to automatically walk to the wheel of the boat. This vehicle can only properly contain one person in multiplayer (the driver), although others can still stand on the deck, however these players will lose some control of their characters. When the boat is moving, they will also begin to glide off slowly; if anyone stands at the front of the boat they will actually pass through the superstructure and see the water beneath.


It can usually be found near the barges in the Humboldt River between the Broker and Algonquin bridges. It can also be found in the dock in the south east of Alderney.


  • When the boat explodes, it will keel over just like wrecks seen around the south coast of Alderney.
  • When in the water, the player can board the ship by pressing "jump", and the player will do a giant leap for the side.
  • In multiplayer, a person flying a helicopter can knock the tug by clipping the top of it.
  • In multiplayer, these can make for good sniping platforms, although less so than most buildings.
  • If you see extreme lag on multiplayer or single player, it is sometimes because this boat is touching land.
  • You can try all you like on single player and multiplayer, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to land a car on one of these. It is not because of a lack of space or an inability to find a ramp to fly off of onto this, but because of an invisible shield that prevents cars, trucks, motorcycles, or any other vehicle from landing on these boats.

This article uses material from the "Tug Boat" article on the GTA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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