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Ranger Tug 23
$107,900 USD
22ft 8in

2017 Ranger Tugs R-23

PEPE’ is a beautiful red hulled example of a Ranger Tug R-23 that has been lovingly maintained and upgraded. She has just been hauled out and painted, and had the hull detailed. She’s in the water in her slip on Bainbridge Island and ready for her next adventures.

If you’ve been thinking about a very handy small cruising boat, come take a look at PEPE’ and see why they are so popular.

PEPE‘ is moored in a private marina on Bainbridge Island within walking distance of the ferry. And appointment is required to show her, please call our Bainbridge Island broker Bob Schoonmaker at 206-181-7394 or
Name of vessel Pepe
Model Ranger Tug 23
Year 2017
Builder Ranger Tug
Price $107,900 USD
Location Bainbridge Island, WA
Length (feet) 22
Beam (feet) 8.5
Draft (feet) 2.5
Displacement (pounds) 5000
Ballast (pounds)
Engine model Yamaha 200 hp
Engine horsepower 200
Engine hours 519
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 80
Water tank capacity (gallons) 22
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 11

Ranger Tugs from Auburn Washington has been building boats since 1958. They currently have models from 23 to 43 feet and every one of them is very innovative. It takes time aboard to realize just how creative the spaces are utilized and how many different ways you can use them.

The R-23 PEPE‘ is a good example of just how many things you can do with an outboard powered 23 ft boat. The cockpit can be used for fishing, seating during an outing, congregating during cruising or going to a Husky game. There is a solid locking door for security, seating for guests and an opening window to marry the inside and outside spaces. Moving the engine to the transom allows for massive storage in the cockpit floor. Lockers on either side give access to batteries, lines and fenders. And PEPE‘ has the optional canvas cover (new 2020) to keep the cockpit dry when not being used. There is a transom door to give access to the swimstep leaning bars for safety and room to fish with down-riggers (pads and outlets installed).

Coming into the cabin you have the galley to starboard with a Kenyon Alcohol/Electric single burner stove and a sink with pressure water forward. There is storage in cabinets below. To port you can flip up the dinette seating to get access to a single berth below the dinette and the electrical panel and heater controls. This bed is great for kids or the family pets.

The dinette seats four and the table goes down to make another single berth. The forward end of the dinette rotates to make for a double seat for passengers to face forward.

On the starboard side forward of the galley is the helm. There is a seat (with a bar) for sitting or standing, wheel for the hydraulic steering, engine controls, VHF, compass and multi-function navigation display. There are opening windows on both sides and four opening hatches above. The bow thruster control is next to the engine display.

Down two steps to starboard is the head under the helm, cabinets and a sink to port and either a v berth or dinette forward. The v berth has a filler piece that makes the bead large enough for a party. There are opening ports and hatches here too.

PEPE’ was hauled out for bottom painting and hull buffing in October 2023.

Manufacturer Provided Description

The 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. The first thing you will notice when looking at the R-23 is the dramatic, curved windshield and visor, which is emphasized by several overhead skylights. There is no shortage of light or visibility onboard the R-23, which incorporates four opening roof hatches, sliding side windows, and an opening glass bulkhead, providing a very open and airy feeling inside and out. Opening portlights also allow for a nice cross breeze in the cabin.

The forward cabin on the R-23 has plenty of room for sitting around the teak table, separate sleeping for two or sleeping two together with the filler-cushion. The mid berth is great for kids or storage, and the dinette converts to a sleeper as the third berth. The well-appointed galley on the R-23 is standard with refrigerator/freezer, cooktop, and microwave. The forward head includes a marine toilet with holding tank, shower, sink, and mirror.

The Ranger Tugs R-23 is standard with Garmin 7610 GPS with Depth Sounder/Fish Finder and available with optional HDX radar. VHF to stay in touch, illuminated compass, cabin nightlight, cockpit and exterior side trail lighting, are all standard equipment making the R-23 ready to cruise. The cockpit on the R-23 is built to fish and ready to entertain with standard rod holders, optional downrigger pads & outlets, a folding double seat, and cockpit table.

Optional Equipment

PEPE’ was shipped from the factory with the following installed options;

Webasto Diesel forced air furnace

Anchor package #11 anchor with 15 ft or chain and 150 ft 1/2 in line and Lewmar electric windlass

Auxiliary motor package Yamaha 9.9 with electric steering and wireless remote

Lewmar Bow thruster with dedicated battery

Downrigger plugs and pads

Garmin 7620xsv Chartplotter and xHD Radar

Standard Horizon Explorer VHF

Dual MGH25BT Stereo with multiple speakers

Kisae Abso 20A charger

Ritchie compass


Macerator pump

Solar Panel 90w with control panel

Transom rails

Anchor Windlass with bow and helm controls

R-23 Features

Garmin GPSmap 7610XSV

Ritchie compass

Standard Horizon VHF GX1600/GX1700 Series

Stereo Dual MGH25BT

Kenyon single burner 110V AC and non-pressurized alcohol

Nova Kook R4500DC, 12VDC refer

Muave 110VAC microwave

Webasto diesel fired forced air furnace

4 Group 27-12VDC batteries (house batteries new 2023)

DC: 12VDC system, battery switches, circuit breakers and fuses, MTI Meter battery monitor

AC: 120VAC system, 30 ampere shore power inlet at cockpit, 30 ampere shore power cord, circuit breaker panel with voltmeter, ELCI and GFCI protection, two-pole main breakers, reverse polarity indicator

Kisea Abco 20 ampmeter battery charger, custom Marine CMP90WP 90 watt solar panel

Ultra Flex UP Series hydraulic, single helm station

Yamaha 200 hp Main engine

Yamaha 9.9 hp trolling motor

Lewmar 12VDC bow thruster

Lewmar Pro-Sport 12VDC power up-down  with helm remote and foot switches – Windlass

Forward berth with privacy curtain, head, shower and sink, storage under mattress

Dinette converts to berth, lower berth under dinette seating

Dinette seats reversible, back window opens to aft

Aft deck folding seat with cover

Aft deck canvas

Atrium skylights

Cabin drink holders, 4

Opening portlights, 2

Folding SS mast

Forward line storage

Rod holders, 2

Swim step

Cockpit seating

Cutting board, galley cabinets, galley drawers

Electric horn

Navigation lights

Bonded electrical system

Foam-filled fiberglass stringer grid system

Seawater strainer(s)

Self bailing cockpit

SS cleats, rails and hardware

Vinylester barrier coat


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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