The Ranger Tug 25 Luxury Addition is a small cruiser with a big punch.
by Kevin Koenig
“We like to think of this boat as an RV for the water,” says Brent Reed, owner of Reed Yacht Sales in Grand Haven, Michigan.
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“You can really do a lot with her from a cruising standpoint, and it’s all in a package that is very trailerable.”
The Ranger 25 comes with a single screw Yamaha F250 XCB for poking through enclosed waterways, but it can also be equipped with an optional trolling motor if an owner wants to do some fishing, for say, some salmon or walleye in the Great Lakes, where these models have gained real popularity.
“It’s a good boat for using those enclosed waterways to cruise in the North Channel in the summer.” says Reed. “It has a lot of interior volume for a boat this size so people can stay comfortable on longer trips.”
One of the things Reed likes so much about this model is that the salon is on the main deck, which creates excellent lines of sight when relaxing in that area either underway or at the dock. “It’s a nice place to sit and hang out with friends,” he says. “There’s also a convertible dinette and a galley — there’s just a lot to like on this boat when it comes to living and entertaining.”
The 25 is the second smallest in the Ranger Tug line — only her sistership the 23 is smaller. However she comes so well kitted out that only a few options are available. She’s effectively a turnkey boat. “You can get the hull a different color if you like,” says Reed, “but really there are only about nine or 10 things you can add to this boat, because she already has so many cool features in her base package.”
For a boat this size, the Ranger 25 can do a whole lot, from cruising to fishing to entertaining. She’s an excellent choice for any boater looking for a vessel that outpunches its weight.