Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats have developed a dinghy lift system for its outboard-powered boats.
Ranger Tugs, and sister company Cutwater Boats, earned a reputation for innovations to maximize space and efficiency on its boats. Because outboard engines dominate the boating world, cruising with outboards has become commonplace — but the placement of the engines can make it difficult to stow a dinghy.
The new (patent pending) Dinghy Lift provides a solution boaters are looking for, and currently available on the Ranger Tugs R-27 and Cutwater C-32. Made from powder coated anodized aluminum and fitted with Weaver Snap Davit heads the lift allows boaters to attach and board their RIB or other tender while anchored or in the slip. The dinghy is then folded up to the aluminum frame and the entire hinged mechanism raises up clear of the outboard.
Take a look at how it works.
The dinghy is stowed inverted above the outboards when running, keeping it out of the way and safe. In the slip, the outboards can be raised to clear the prop from the water all while the dinghy is stowed. A convenient cockpit mounted winch operates the Dinghy Lift mechanism.
The lift is currently available as an option only on new R-27 and C-32 boats.