Ranger Tugs hosted the second annual Owners Rendezvous for Ranger Tugs owners and their crew at the Port of Bremerton Marina in Washington. The company welcomed 42 boats to the three day rally held Sept. 10-12 - 10 more than the number that attended the inaugural event in 2009, according to the builder.
Based on the popularity of the event, Ranger Tugs is already planning for next year. The event again will be in Bremerton and will be held Sept. 9-11. Registration is available on the owners' group website. The 2011 goal is to welcome 75 boats and their owners and crew.
Highlights this year included a Tug Crawl - an open house that allows owners to see models of all sizes and share insights and ideas on equipment, decor and other touches. The weekend included several educational opportunities.
"Our volunteer organizers did a terrific job putting together an entertaining and informative agenda," said Ranger Tugs Vice President, Jeff Messmer, adding, "This year's increase in attendance reflects the close relationships we enjoy with our customers, and corresponds to our growth in the adventure cruising market."