Ranger Tugs R-25
Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
The new Ranger Tugs R-25 is a feature-packed cruiser designed for comfort, ease of use, quality, and FUN! For over 60 years, Ranger Tugs has been building boats that have the accommodations, layouts, and versatility boaters want. The R-25 combines a wealth of experience—gained over many years—with modern design and technology to provide boaters the best in handling, seakeeping, and performance.
Powered by a single Yamaha 250hp outboard, the R-25’s modern hull is fast and efficient whether planing or running at displacement speeds. A convenient bow thruster makes docking safe, easy, and calm.
The Ranger Tugs R-25 features the brand’s signature wraparound swim platform, which allows boaters to walk past the outboards on level non-skid decking with no outboard well, rigging tubes, or hoses to trip over. Heavy-duty stainless-steel handrails provide stability for boarding, fishing, watersports, and safe dinghy access. A retractable swim ladder conveniently stows in the platform for easy entry from the water or the ground when trailering. The swim platform continues aft, parallel to the outboard providing unprecedented access for easy boarding whether side- or stern-tied. Built in mini fenders aft add protection when backing into the dock and for dinghy boarding.
The fully equipped helm has great visibility all around with opening side windows, hatches, and
skylights above. Controls are easy to access, as is the standard Garmin 1242xsv MFD/GPS chartplotter with sonar and a DSC capable VHF radio.
The galley is conveniently located aft of the helm and adjacent to the cockpit and dinette for easy access and features a 12V refrigerator/freezer, deep stainless sink with hot and cold water, microwave, and single burner stove.
A private master cabin forward includes reading lights, a flat screen TV, hanging storage, and it also conveniently converts to a seating area with an additional table. The enclosed head features a frosted skylight, 120V outlet, sink, electric marine head, and shower.
“The Ranger Tugs R-25 delivers a capable mid-size cruiser ideal for couples and families,” explained Jeff Messmer, VP Ranger Tugs. “Featuring fast and efficient outboard power and a host of amenities, we know the R-25 will be popular.”
The high-low dining table seats four and can convert to an extra sleeping area. A mid cabin below the dinette sleeps two.The forward seat’s backrest flips to provide forward facing passenger seating while underway. The aft dinette seat also flips to provide additional cockpit seating through the opening window-hatch. The large cockpit is equally suited for fishing or entertaining. Features include rod holders, flip down seating, a cockpit wash down system, Fusion stereo speakers, and a convenient transom door to the swim platform.
The Ranger Tugs R-25 is sold Ready-To-Cruise, meaning it is packed with standard features like an inverter, battery charger, solar panel, shore power with 30 amp cord, raw water washdown system, electric marine head with holding tank, deck outlet and macerator, anchor, chain and rode, a windlass with bow and helm controls, a cockpit Bimini top, and so much more.
The Ranger Tugs R-25 is the newest model of this popular fleet of cruising tugs. Ranger Tugs provides boaters a comfortable, efficient, and trailerable cruiser that is easily handled by a couple and is ideal for families. The Ranger Tugs motto is "You are not just buying a boat, you are joining our family," and they back that up with hands-on training through the Factory Delivery Experience, as well as through owners cruises and one of the largest boat builder rendezvous in the world that can't be beat. Ranger Tugs quality, value, convenience, and abundance of
features makes them perfect for any type of boater whether a novice or an experienced cruiser.
About Ranger Tugs
Ranger Tugs are designed and built by hand in the USA to offer the best in value, performance, and fun. Whether cruising, fishing, or just relaxing onboard, owners appreciate the comfort, safety, and community that Ranger Tugs has become known for. Ranger Tugs was established in 1958 in Kent, WA. Fluid Motion, the builder of Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats has six factories in the state of Washington where all the boats are built. Ranger Tugs offers fuel-efficient, maneuverable, seaworthy and well-equipped designs from the 21-footer, perfect for day cruising, to their new 41-footer ideal for extended passages. www.rangertugs.com
This article first appeared in the Winter Issue (Jan/Feb) 2020 of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.
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