BUDDY B is a wonderful example of a very versatile cruiser conceived and built right here in the Pacific Northwest. Few companies can claim that they created a revolution in the boating industry the way that Ranger Tugs has. BUDDY B has all the systems and capabilities that you’d expect in a much larger vessel and owners of sister ships have had some remarkable adventures.
BUDDY B has low hours (300) 150 hp Yanmar diesel, bow and stern thrusters, Wallas heat/stove and a generous inverter. Her navigation gear includes everything you’ll need to go as far as you can imagine on a boat this size. She was ordered with all the extras including solar panels, and a safety and dinghy package.
BUDDY B is capable of cruising at 14 knots using only 6.5 gallons/hour or cruise at trawler speeds and use 1.5 gal/hr. Her remote control allows amazing flexibility for docking that you’d never expect from a 25-foot cruising boat. She’s been very well maintained by a single owner and shows like a new boat. The current (second) owners updated the styling by having NW Fiberglass repaint the brown cabin stripe with gray. The boat looks pretty sharp.
If you are dreaming of new adventures or have been watching these little cruisers running all around the PNW, come on over to Bainbridge Island and take a look at BUDDY B, you’ll be amazed at what you can do with a well designed pocket cruiser. Please note that the boat does not have air conditioning or a trailer. She has just been hauled and new anti-fouling paint applied (March 2019).
|Name of vessel||Buddy B|
|Model||Ranger Tug 25SC|
|Location||Bainbridge Island, WA|
|Beam (feet)||8' 6"|
|Draft (feet)||2' 2"|
|Engine model||Yanmar 4BY2|
|Fuel tank capacity (gallons)||80|
|Water tank capacity (gallons)||30|
|Holding tank capacity (gallons)||30|
BUDDY B’s interior is finished in teak with vinyl headliner. She is bright and comfortable. Her cabin sole is molded fiberglass and easily maintained. Her windows are built by Diamond Seaglaze and are extremely high quality and extremely durable. There are blinds for privacy and berthing for five. A v-berth, convertible dinette and pilot berth below. There are numerous reading lights and lockers around all the berths.
The pilothouse includes the galley, navigation and helm to starboard. The seating has multiple options for usage and is truly versitle. The helm station has controls for the searchlight, thrusters, anchor windlass and radar/plotter. The port side includes passenger seating and the dinette. The galley includes the Wallas diesel stove and cabin heater. The head is at the aft end of the cabin on the starboard side. Ranger has done a wonderful job of adding lots of ventilation and light to the pilothouse.
The head includes a very easy to clean molded fiberglass liner. The head is larger than you’d ever expect on a boat of this size. She boasts hot and cold pressure water and a really usable shower. There is storage and ventilation in the space.
The pilot berth below the convertible dinette is perfect for keeping kids safe and comfortable or for extra storage.
The cockpit is roomy enough for lounging while underway or in port. Access to the swim platform and dinghy is easy and the coaming safe enough for older guests or children.
Garmin Map 5212 Chartplotter/ Radar 4kW Depth/FF
Garmin GMR a8 HD Radar Antenna
Garmin VHF 200 w/DSC
Jabsco 6 inch remote operated searchlight
AGM battery upgrade
1500 watt Inverter
Kyocera 135 Solar panel and control panel
Yanmar 4BY2 150HP DIESEL (300 HRS)
Sidepower boa and stern thrusters with wireless remote
80 gallon US diesel tankage
30 gallon US water tankage
30 gallon US holding tank
Wallas diesel stove/heater
Hot/cold pressurized water system with single lever control
Nova Cool 12 vdc front loading fridge
Life Jackets (4)
Marine first aid kit
Mariner 110 class 1 fire extinguisher
Premium boat hook
2011 Ranger Tug Inflatable 260 3DV
2017 Suzuki 2.5 hp
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Weaver davit system and stand offs