The New Ranger Tugs 27

By Tom Tripp
BoaterMouth
The New Ranger Tugs 27

The New Ranger Tugs 27

Ranger Tugs has introduced its new R27, an all-new boat that combines many features of the R29 with the extended sport cockpit of the latest R25.  Introduced at the recent TrawlerFest in Anacortes, Washington, near the home of Ranger Tugs, this trailerable tug is going to be an attractive option for cruisers who want as much flexibility as possible.

Interior of the new Ranger Tugs 27

Interior of the new Ranger Tugs 27

Chesapeake Ranger Tugs has an early incentive base price on the new R27 of $149,937, which includes a remarkable number of standard features that would normally be options. These include bow and stern thrusters, Garmin VHF, stereo, windlass and electric head.  Have a look at the complete list here.

Helm and  forward cabin of new Ranger Tugs 27

Helm and forward cabin of new Ranger Tugs 27

A “Chesapeake Edition” from CRT includes air conditioning, 2.5kW generator, macerator, Garmin 5215 15″ touch-screen chartplotter/GPS with radar, sonar and autopilot, an anchor package, a Bimini for the cockpit and a “Cruise Kit” which is basically the Coast Guard-required equipment.  See the details in this brochure, which includes the price.

Enclosed head aboard the new Ranger Tugs 27

Enclosed head aboard the new Ranger Tugs 27

The photos you see here were provided by Chesapeake Ranger Tugs. Chuck Wistar, who co-owns the dealership with his wife Andrea, said the new Ranger 27 will be at his dealership early this autumn and will make its East Coast debut at the Baltimore TrawlerFest.  Wistar also said that the first customer to step up and order the new R27 will get a spectacular deal on the price. That’s gonna be impressive since the published price (see above) is already pretty reasonable for a diesel-powered boat with these kinds of options and with an expected lifespan measured in decades before it needs major refit.

Another interior view of the new Ranger Tugs 27

Another interior view of the new Ranger Tugs 27

We will have some more photos to share with you soon.

Ranger Tugs 27

Specifications

Length Overall
27′ 1″ 8.1 m
Beam 8′ 6″ 2.6 m
Draft 26″ 0.66 m
Displacement 6,200 lbs. 2450 kg 
Fuel Capacity 100 USgals. 379 ltrs
Water Capacity 40 USgals. 151 ltrs
Holding Tank Capacity 30 USgals. 114 ltrs.
Engine Yanmar 180 hp
Efficiency 3MPG @ 21ktsw

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Tom Tripp
Tom is the publisher of www.OceanLines.biz, a website about passagemaking boats and information. He is also a contributor to Chesapeake Bay Magazine who has been at sea aboard everything from a 17-foot homemade wooden fishing boat to a 1,000-foot-long, 96,000-ton, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
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