Ranger Tugs R-27

Ranger Tugs R-27

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Ranger Tugs R-27

TrawlerFest 2017 in Bremerton, Washington may have passed, but the new boats that debuted there live on. One such boat is the 2018 R-27 from Ranger Tugs, the builder’s next generation of popular cruisers with multiple orders already billed.

At first impression, the R-27 clearly builds off Ranger Tugs pocket motorcruiser ethos with some modern flair. The pilothouse and cabin is mostly glass, from the curved front window to the overhead atrium, which really lets in the light. The modern helm seats two, and the skipper has a standard Yamaha F300 electronically controlled outboard engine and bow thruster at his or her fingertips.

Ranger Tugs R-27 SpecsOf course, it wouldn’t be a Ranger Tug without exceptional accommodations for its size. The galley is fully loaded with a two-burner propane stove, built-in microwave, refrigerator/freezer, and more. The private stateroom forward comes with an en suite head complete with marine head and shower.

The 2018 R-27 from Ranger Tugs looks to be a proper evolution of the immensely popular Ranger Tug line. If you are looking for a pocket motorcruiser, this one is definitely worth noting. What’s more, Ranger Tugs are all built right here in the Pacific Northwest. There is even a “Northwest Edition” of the build that touts a diesel forced air furnace and downrigger plugs and pads. It doesn’t get much more Northwest than that. The base price is $184,937. For more information visit rangertugs.com.

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Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."

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