As far as 27-foot powerboats go, the Ranger Tug 27 packs in quite a bit of versatility. Nimble yet sturdy, she navigates the waters of the Pacific Northwest with ease and grace. Not too big to be singlehanded, the R-27 has several features to look for in a tug. Circe can do it all with a nice balance between exterior and interior spacing, sleeping five with a V-berth, quarter berth, and convertible dinette. The large cockpit is ideal for activities ranging from fishing to a relaxing sit-down meal, all while covered by a canvas Bimini. Her 300 horsepower Yamaha outboard pushes her at a 30 mph cruising speed and tops out at just over 40 mph, an ability that will be greatly appreciated when negotiating the narrows and passes of the Inside Passage.
Circe is in great condition, sporting a healthy amount of gear: 300hp four stroke Yamaha engine accompanied by a 9.9 Yamaha kicker, bow thruster, Garmin radar/chartplotter and autopilot, AGM batteries, cockpit Bimini, 150w solar panel, propane cooking and underwater lights.
|Name of vessel||Circe|
|Model||Ranger Tug 27|
|Engine model||Yamaha F300|
|Fuel tank capacity (gallons)||150|
|Water tank capacity (gallons)||40|
|Holding tank capacity (gallons)||30|
Circe’s interior is finished with teak and a molded-in plastic headliner. Large Camglass tempered safety glass windows and numerous hatches and port holes provide the salon with plentiful amounts of natural light, views of the outside and ventilation.
As mentioned above she sleeps five. Forward is a standard V-berth with cushion topper and lined hull sides with a cream-colored fabric. The berth comes equipped with 4 LED reading lights, an LED strip of lights in the ceiling, two hanging fusion speakers and a wall mounted TV aft to accommodate all your bedtime needs. The berth also converts to a dinette for extra table space. Under the V-berth is more storage in the form of drawers beneath the foot of the bed and compartments under the cushions. Currently the table support, sunshades for windows, privacy door for the V-berth and life vests are being stored here. Aft and to port is closet space and more drawers, with a Xintex marine carbon monoxide alarm.
Aft to starboard is the head, equipped with sink and shower head holder, Raritan electric flush toilet, wall mirror, shower curtain, magnified arm makeup mirror, towel and hand towel racks, two cupboards, a shelf that lines the starboard side with a railing for open storage, an outlet, as well as a window and a skylight hatch.
Moving aft and ascending the two steps into the salon, the helm is to starboard with the option of standing or sitting. The Helm seat converts from a seat for the Helm to dinette table seating. The helm features a Garmin GPS Map XSV chart plotter, Garmin auto-pilot control, Yamaha engine monitor plus engine control, bow thruster control, auxiliary breakers, Fusion AM/FM ms-ud 755 radio, Standard Horizon Explorer VHF radio, and Lenco trimtab control. The helm is equipped with two USB ports and two outlets for convenient charging. The Muave microwave is flush mounted below the helm seat.
Along the port side of the main cabin is the galley. The Co-Pilot seat is mounted here and can flip forward for more counterspace to the right of the single basin, stainless sink. There is a single action Fontana faucet. Under the counter is a front-loading Nova Kool fridge, along with several drawers for storage. A portion of the storage is occupied by a par-max water pump for the house, a Jabsco macerator pump and refrigerator compressor lines. Aft of the sink is the Force10 two-burner stovetop with oven and broiler, along with a Xintex propane sniffer. Under the oven is the 6-gallon diesel fuel tank for the cabin heater.
Aft of the helm is the convertible galley table equipped with a hinged leaf and drops down to form an additional bunk. Under the table is the quarter berth ideal for a child or extra storage. The aft bulkhead window swings open with its gas hinges to provide much needed air during hot days on the water.
Hot/cold pressure water with single lever Fontana faucet
Nova Kool front loading fridge
Two burner Force10 propane stove with oven and broiler
Electronics & Navigation
Garmin Chart plotter and GPS Map XSV
Garmin auto pilot control
Breakers for navigation/docking
Fusion AM/FM ms-ud 755 radio
Standard Horizon Explorer VHF radio
Shakespeare VHF antenna
Lenko trimtab control
Ultraflex UP series helm wheel
LED navigation lights
Majestic UFO marine TV antenna
(2) Fiamm A23 Airton stainless electric air horns
(4) Ms-bx3020 Fusion speakers in cabin
(4) Marine Fusion speakers set in cockpit wall
110v AC and 12v DC service
30-amp shore power inlet
50’ 30-amp shore power cord
12v DC auxiliary breaker panel at helm station
(1) Engine start battery
(2) House battery lead acid 110 amp/hours
20-amp battery charger (KISAE AC1220 Abso)
KISAE battery charger remote (Abso charge)
Custom Marine Products 150w solar panel
Morning Star MT-1 solar monitor
EP Duo battery solar controller
(3) Blue Seas battery selector switches
12v outlets in cabin, at helm and cockpit
Yamaha 300hp four stroke (575 hours)
Yamaha 9.9hp kicker
Yamaha throttle/engine control
Yamaha engine monitor
Yamaha 90 gph 10-micron filtration fuel/water separator
Lewmar bow thruster with joystick at helm
(1) Rule bilge pump 900gp/h
(2) Rule bilge pumps 1100gp/h
Blue Sea Systems water level indicator
Isotemp water heater (6 gallon)
Diesel Fuel tank for cabin heater (5 gallon)
Raritan electric flush toilet
Holding tank (30 gallon)
Water tank (40 gallon)
Fuel tank capacity (150 gallon)
Deck and Hull
Circe’s hull is finished with a navy-blue gel coat and a cream boot stripe. Her deck and cabin are white gelcoat with pattern molded nonskid.
The cockpit features steps up to either side of the exterior, fold down seats at the aft end of the cockpit and to port, storage locker at the forward port corner and propane locker at the port aft corner. At the stern bench is a sink and propane grill. A tan canvas Bimini provides sun and\or rain protection. Molded deck hatch covers with gas hinges provide quick and easy access to batteries and additional storage on the aft deck. Under the port side are two house batteries, and to starboard is the battery charger, solar controller, and Isotemp water heater. In the center of the cockpit is a place for a table support to rest to have a sit down outside. Either side railing is equipped with a pole holder and a Scotty down rigger pad, as well as a fusion speaker. Aft on the starboard stern are underwater light switches, and a boarding gate to access the swim platform
The bow has a Lewmar claw anchor, 3 stainless mooring cleats, windlass controls in the deck, 2 ft stainless pulpit stanchions, collapsible bench, and a 20”x20” Lewmar deck hatch.
On top of the cabin are four 20”x15” hatches, 150w solar panel, Shakespeare VHF antenna, LED navigation lights, Garmin radar, Majestic UFO marine TV antenna and two Fiamm A23 Airton stainless electric air horns.
Lewmar Pro-Series 1000 anchor windlass with up/down foot controls
Lewmar windlass breaker at helm
16.5 lb. Lewmar claw anchor
(2) Rod holders, cup holders and Scotty down rigger pads in cockpit
Stainless grab rails along cabin house
Tan canvas Bimini
Dock lines and fenders