The Ranger Tug Boat R-31 CB - Your Home Port Wherever Home Takes You.

Published February 10th, 2017 by Bernardo

The R-31 CB shares many of the features and qualities of her smaller sisterships but some notable additions to this larger model make her ideal for extended cruising while still being a trailerable trawler. The R-31 CB is the first Ranger Tug 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. When not entertaining, seats are folded leaving the cockpit unencumbered.


The interior layout of the R-31 CB features two staterooms—one large island berth forward with en suite head and a midship berth and day head. Those who are familiar with Ranger Tugs models will recognize the galley layout and lower helm station that maximize interior space. A starboard side door provides easy access from the lower helm to the side decks so crew can get to the bow for line handling.


Like all Ranger Tugs, the new R-31 CB comes essentially turnkey with standard features and equipment intended to make her owner’s experience hassle-free and allow for ease of handling and comfort under way. Standard equipment includes bow and stern thrusters, an optional aft steering station and a Volvo D4 300hp engine that achieves a 16-knot cruise speed.


Notable Features:

  • o Flybridge with dual station electronic controls
  • o Pilot House door at helm for easy access to the bow
  • o Bow and stern thruster for easy maneuverability
  • o Two staterooms, with dinette, sleeps six
  • o Forward stateroom with an island berth, en suite head and shower
  • o Midship stateroom with double berth and day head
  • o 15+ knot cruise speed
  • o Trailerable (Flybridge retracts for trailering).



Length 31' 2" 9.5m

Length Overall (w/swim step) 35' 2" 10.7 m

Beam 10' 0" 3.05 m

Draft 28" .71 m

Weight, Dry 11,500 lbs 4,763 kg

Water Capacity 80 gals. 303 ltrs

Holding Tank Capacity 40 gals. 151 ltrs

Fuel Capacity (Main tank) 180 gals. 681 ltrs

Height on Trailer 13’ 4” 4.06 m

Bridge Clearance (mast/bridge down) 10' 3" 3.12 m


Nautical Ventures recently became a Ranger Tugs dealer. With locations in Fort Lauderdale, North Palm Beach and Riviera Beach, Nautical Ventures is proud to offer these amazing vessels to the South Florida boating community. It’s a perfect boat for South Floridians to cruise throughout the Florida Keys. One can easily go island hopping across to the Bahamas. Or cruise across state, through Lake Okeechobee, and around the Gulf Coast. If you’re in a hurry to go nowhere fast, Nautical Ventures has the Ranger Tug boat just for you. 


Nautical Ventures has been serving the South Florida boating market for over 30 years. They’ve been helping boaters in Palm Beach County, Broward County and Dade County get on the water to enjoy trouble-free boating. They service everything they sell and they are factory trained to warranty everything they carry. When you buy from Nautical Ventures, you’re not just buying a boat… you’re buying the experience.


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