Ranger tugs are nice, and would be a very capable platform to do the loop.
I don't see a problem with occasional overnight guests. We had 5 people on my 28' express cruiser
for a week. One head
without separate shower
, 2-burner alcohol stove, 6 gallon water
heater and 35 gallon water tank. And we anchored out or tied up with no shoreside services quite a bit. But marinas
make it easier.
For the price
of a Ranger Tug, there are other options. If you're the outdoors type and like living in the cockpit
, focus on that area. If you tend to stay inside a lot, consider something with multiple "indoor" options, not just one big saloon
. A comfortable place to sit and relax is critical. To some, a work desk is essential. Some couples need their own space, some like to always be together.
In other words, think about how you're going do live, day-to-day, and pick a boat that matches your lifestyle.