A Letter from their President:
Growing up in a family that spent weekends on the water, I can't imagine a life without boating. I had the experience of boating in a great variety of conditions, primarily in the Northwest: water sports on the lakes, crossing the Straits of Juan De Fuca with huge tide changes, strong winds, and rollers from the Pacific; exploring and fishing in Canadian, Alaskan, and Florida's coastal waters. These were family affairs and fun times. We were also testing new models or ideas for Livingston Boat Company, Reinell, Bayliner, Wellcraft, and Regal.
We have incorporated the ideas and experiences of insatiable users into the structure, design, and quality that we want in a boat.
Our company was started in 1958 based on a philosophy of quality and 'doing things right' and the reputation we earned continues today. My father Dave works with me daily and is probably the most accomplished boat designer in the world. Creator of thousands of models for various manufacturers, he can boast that more people have owned a boat that he built than any other designer in the world. We concentrate on one model at a time from ideation through in-house design, testing, and manufacturing. Our sales effort is lead by Jeff Messmer who has an impressive history in sales and customer service. In our shop, boats are put together by some of the most experienced boatbuilders in the Northwest. With an average of 15+ years in the business, our staff works hard to ensure that when you're in one of our boats, you'll have fun on the water.
Fishing, Sailing, Cruising, Skiing, Wakeboarding....this show will have something for you and so will we!! We will be displaying a variety of our in stock boats offering Weldcrafts for ambitious anglers, a Ranger Tugs R-23 for adventurous cruisers, and a Zodiac Medline 660 for overall family fun! Not to mention Chuck Hutchins will also be on hand to accommodate the exploring sailors!
This is a terrific outdoor venue for the entire family so don't miss this opportunity to climb aboard, ask questions and purchase the boat you've been dreaming about. Why not make this boating season the one to make it happen...we would be happy to assist you!
2018 Catawba Island Boat Show
Ranger Tugs introduces the all new 2018 R-27! The newest member of the next generation of Ranger Tug, follows the innovative design cues of the R-29S with modern styling features like the curved front window and overhead glass atrium, delivering exceptional visibility throughout the cabin. Add the Yamaha F300 electronically controlled outboard to the dynamic hull design which incorporates reverse chines and our patented Laminar Flow Interrupters, bow and stern thrusters, and you’ll experience new levels of performance, stability and comfort. Go to RYS R-27 page for more details.
Ranger Tugs introduces the all new R-23 for 2017! The new Ranger Tugs R-23 is a much-anticipated addition to our award-winning lineup of Ranger Tugs. Powered by a standard 200 HP Yamaha outboard or optional 170 HP Volvo diesel Duoprop sterndrive, the R-23 bridges the gap between our popular R-21 EC and R-25 SC models.
Ranger Tugs introduces the all new R-29 Command Bridge for 2017! The R-29 CB offers all of the innovative features that we’ve incorporated into the beautifully designed R-29 S but also adds the comfort, convenience, and excitement of a command bridge. The new command bridge features seating for four and a full suite of electronic controls including VHF, bow & stern thruster controls, Volvo engine controls, spotlight remote, lighted compass, and optional Garmin autopilot and Navigation system. Powered by a fuel efficient 260 HP Volvo Inboard Diesel engine that is located completely outside of the cabin for quiet cruising. Standard stern and bow thrusters make docking exceptionally easy.
Ranger Tugs introduces the all new R-31CB hard top and new bridge seating for 2017. The R-31 CB is one of two Ranger Tugs to feature a flybridge equipped with electronic controls at both the upper and lower helm. The flybridge also retracts to allow for trailering the 31’. The builders at Ranger Tugs also equipped the foredeck with seating and a table that can be raised or lowered depending on whether the boat is under way or at anchor or dock for entertaining. In addition to the extra seating now available on the flybridge and foredeck the R-31 CB allows for a larger cockpit area with wraparound seating and extra seating that folds out of the gunwale.
Kenny Marrs, customer service rep at Ranger Tugs in Kent, WA shows us how to replace your impeller on a Ranger Tugs R-27.
Andrew Custis and Kenny Marrs from Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats walk through the process of setting fuel on board using the Volvo engine display and Garmin 7600 series chartplotter.
Andrew Custis, Customer Service Manager at Ranger Tugs in Kent, WA shows us how to winterize a Ranger Tugs R-27.
We just received our new 2018 Ranger Tugs R-29 Sedan Luxury Edition. She is at our new Grand Haven showroom and will remain there this winter unless she is sold. Call now to schedule an appointment to view her!!
We have now received two new 2018 Ranger Tugs R-27's powered by a Yamaha F300 outboard. We sold one and have this Hero Red R-27 Luxury Edition in stock in Grand Haven. She will be on display at the Chicago, Milwaukee and Grand Rapids Boat Shows.
RYS's own Mark Derenne just returned from the Ranger Tug Rendezvous up in Charlevoix, Michigan. What a great time! Ranger Tugs and their happy owners ventured in from all over the Great Lakes for some days of fun and fraternity. The harbor at Charlevoix is delightful spot, adjacent to a lovely downtown park and entertainment pavilion, main street shopping, many restaurants and enjoyable amenities. See photos here of Mark and the beautiful Ranger Tug R-29 he brought to the event. And check this link filled with Ranger Rendezvous photos and news: http://trailertrawlerlife.com/ranger-tugs-cutwater-boats-…/…
Alex Reed wrote this article that was published and unedited in Lakeland Boating when she was 13. She recounts her trip on a Ranger Tugs R-27 in Northern Michigan.
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Alex's Lakeland Boating Article
Don't miss another Ranger Tugs Rendezvous! This is a highlight video from the 2016 Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats Rendezvous at Roche Harbor Resort & Marina. They had over 150 boats! If you would like to join them in 2017 please find more info at Rangertugs.com or cutwaterboats.com