37VT36 Ranger
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HIN: OEY370360186 more photos
Hull Laid: January 1986
Yard: Ocean Eagle Yachts, Taiwan

Steph and Bob Harvey, May 2023



Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port
Robert and Stephania Harvey February 2023 Ranger Seattle, WA
Dick & Dora Moxon December 2020 February 2023 Ranger Seattle, WA
Ralph Hagler March 2015 December 2020 Ranger Friday Harbor, WA
Jim Goetz August 2009 March 2015 Talapus Friday Harbor, WA
Jim and Pam Goetz 1989 August 2009 Josephine Bellevue, WA
1 1989 Josephine Bellingham, WA

About the Owners (current and former)

Bob and Steph Harvey are longtime sailors who lived aboard a Westsail 42 for 19 ½ years and sailed around the world for 13 years. They ended that chapter in 2005 and began another in 2011 by purchasing a Bristol 32 and spending eight seasons sailing the coast of their home state of Maine. Prior to the Bristol, Bob had seen and admired the LNVT37 and, after selling the Bristol and touring the States for three years in their motor home, they decided to start another chapter. Thus, Ranger has come into new hands. They expect to spend the 2023 season cruising BC and SE Alaska then leave Ranger in Juneau as a home port, returning yearly to cruise SE Alaska for the foreseeable future. Dick left Ranger in Bristol shape and Bob and Steph will add only a few customizing changes to make her more long-term cruiser friendly.

Moxon's We bought Ranger from Ralph Hagler, who had spent a lot of time, love and money in improvements over the five years he owned the tug. The boat is beautiful and we are looking forward to cruising and to meeting other tug owners. The only big project we have is to purchase and mount a traditional looking dinghy up on the top deck.

Goetz's: We purchased the then “Josephine” from the broker who was handling Victory Tugs during the late 1980’s, Lane Finley on the north end of Lake Union. The original owners were a retired couple from Bellingham for which this was their first boat. They used it a couple of times and decided that boating was for others; sold the boat; and moved to FL. We were lucky to be in the right place at the right time; the boat was actually “better than new” with all the equipment, including radar and in those days, loran. The engine is the Cummins, 4BT, 100 hp. For us, the 100 hp works just fine. It goes almost twice as fast as our last sailboat, a Baba 30, and is very economical on fuel. I used to sit in the Baba's cockpit all bundled up for the weather; Pam would sit in the companion way where the heat would come out from our little bulkhead wood stove and we ended up doing a lot of motoring so we decided to motor in comfort, with great visibility, and in a very comfortable boat. Now, after 20 years of owning Josephine, we've decided to either buy a new boat or change the name. Since we still really enjoy our tug boat, we elected the less costly option. The new name is M/V Talapus; almost the same name as the last sail boat we owned before buying the tug.


  • Galley to port

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • Cummins 4BT-3.9M 100hp (1406 hours 1/2012)
  • Borg Warner reduction gear
  • Tankage
    • 220 gals fuel in aluminum tanks (new 2014)
    • 140 gals in 2 S.S. tanks


  • Batteries in boxes
  • Dynamote FA20-12 charger
  • Shore power


  • Magic Chef propane three burner w/oven stove.
  • Adler Barbour refrigeration


  • Cybernet CTX 2060 and 40-4 VHF
  • Furuno 851 mark 2 Radar
  • Furuno GPS Navigator GP-31
  • B&G network depthsounder


  • Anchor-35 H Danforth
  • Chain 300' 5/16 New galvanization
  • Anchor Windlass Maxwel Nilsson electric



Pilothouse Seating


Stateroom Pullman Berth






Engine room access

Original Purchase Information2

Date Ordered Buyer Hull Laid OEY's Cost to Build3 Shipping Cost from Taiwan Date Shipped Date Arrived in US Closing Sale Date Misc. Expenses4 Admiralty Ltd. Profit Approximate Delivered Price5
unknown Cruising Yachts 1/86 $60,492.50 $8,374.64 unknown unknown 01/17/86 $1,891.98 $8,951.52 $79,710.63

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