The Ranger Tug R-31 S - Extended Cruising in Our Extended Boat

Published February 7th, 2017 by Bernardo


Introducing the Ranger Tugs R-31S. The R-31S 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 builders at Ranger Tugs 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 foredeck seating, the R-31 boasts a larger cockpit area with wraparound seating utilizing seats that fold out of the gunwale. When not entertaining, seats are folded leaving the cockpit unencumbered.


The interior layout of the R-31S 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 helm station that maximize interior space. A starboard side door provides easy access from the helm to the side decks so crew can get to the bow for line handling.


Like all Ranger Tugs, the new R-31S 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 Pilot House door at helm for easy access to the bow

o Bow and stern thruster for easy maneuverability

o Two staterooms, with dinette, sleep 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




Length 31' 2" 9.5m

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

Beam 10' 0" 3.05 m

Draft 28" .71m

Weight, Dry 11,000 lbs 4,990 kg

Water Capacity 80 gals. 303 ltrs

Holding Tank Capacity 40 gals. 151 ltrs

Fuel Capacity 180 gals. 681 ltrs

Bridge Clearance (mast down) 9' 8" 2.95 m

Height on trailer 13' 1" 3.99 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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