Landyachtz Tugboat Review (Tested & Compared)

By Billy James | October 23, 2023 | Cruiser Skateboards

The Landyachtz Tugboat is a quality mini cruiser that’s the big brother to the Dinghy. It’s functional for casual cruising, carving, and occasional flip tricks.

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Which Tugboat Setup?

Landyachtz offers several variations of the Tugboat. If you want something easier to do fliptricks and powerslides, go for a setup that has smaller, 60mm wheels. If you want something more carving-focused, go for the setups with larger, 63mm wheels.

If you have a local shop that carries the Tugboat, buy from them.

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Length: 30″
Width: 9″
Wheelbase: 15″

The concave is mellow – enough to ride longer distances without it being annoying in my opinion.

The kicktail feels comfortable while riding and gives you enough pop to throw some mellow ollies or if you wanna do flip tricks, you can since there’s a lowkey nose to catch the front foot, but it’s definitely not something you’re gonna wanna learn flip tricks with. Stick to a traditional skateboard if that’s the case.

Pretty much the deck shape is the same as the Landyachtz Dinghy, it’s just beefier – a little longer and wider.


Diameter: 60mm | 63mm
Contact Patch: 28mm | 50mm
Durometer: 78a

Depending on your chosen setup, the Tugboat comes with either 60mm Lil EZ Hawgs or 63mm Fatty Hawgs. For this specific Tugboat model, they came with 60mm 78a wheels. Just front testing different type of Hawgs, the urethane always feels solid. Although if I’m gonna be real, I’ll probably end up swapping out these wheels for something a little wider like the 63mm Fatty Hawgs.

For my preference, these wheels felt a little too easy to slide out while carving because they’re thinner, and there’s less of a contact patch, but it really comes down to what you want.


Hangar: 130mm | 150mm
Bushings: Cone & Barrel
Bushing Duro: 90a

The trucks are Polar Bear 155mm, which is a wider truck compared to what you find on the Dinghy models. Depending on the model, the Dinghy’s come with 105 or 130mm trucks, so basically you’re just getting more stability with the Tugboat. With a beefier build, you’re gonna want a beefier truck.

Polar Bear trucks are top-notch, from the geometry to the lightweight material that they use, you can’t really go wrong.

Paired with a standard riser pad in the back and an angled riser pad in the front, it’s super agile and in my opinion a solid cruiser if you live in a city environment and need to make quick carves.

The bushings are 90a barrel and cone, which I weigh 165lbs and they feel pretty responsive, I don’t feel the need to swap them out or anything like that. But you can always swap them out if it doesn’t fit your preference.


Type: Built-Ins
Shields: Single-Capped
Material: Steel

And finally, the bearings are Bear Spaceballs, which have built-in washers and spacers. I did notice that they ended up even putting additional washers, which I don’t think is necessary but just goes to show their attention to detail.

Tugboat vs Dinghy

Compared to the Dinghy, the Tugboat is beefier (longer and wider). They’re both portable and easy to stash away if needed. There’s not a massive difference in size, so it comes down to your preference. If portability is the most important, go for the Dinghy. Otherwise the Tugboat has a little more deck space and will probably be more comfortable for most people.