WHAT A CADILLAC
HELLO RANGER OWNERS!
I JUST PURCHASED A 1996 482VS COMANCHE WITH A 1996 175 MERCUCY EFI MOTOR. THIS BOAT LOOKS BRAND NEW AND NOT A SCRATCH ON IT! I CAN NOT BELIVE THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL THAT RANGER HAS DONE.IT'S NOT THE FASTEST BOAT ON THE LAKE BUT IT HAS ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLE I'LL EVER NEED.
PLEASE TEST DRIVE A RANGER BEFORE BUYING ANOTHER BOAT. IT'S WORTH THE WAIT.
THANKS RANGER FOR MAKING MY BASS FISHING COME TRUE. WHAT A GREAT STEREO AND WHAT A GREAT CADILLAC.
The new 155- thanks
I just purchased a 2003 Ranger 155SV. As a new boat owner and a woman, I'd like personel thank the Ranger pro staff and the staff at Boat Works, CT for all the time they spent with me, going over every inch of this boat.
I found with other manufactors, their staff was reluctant to speak with me about their boats. I had been researching bass boats for a year to find the right one for me.
My first contact with Ranger was at the Worcester Boat Show in MA. Bruce, on the pro staff working the show, spent about 45 minutes showing me everything on the new 155 - when other manufactors left me standing there. He pointed me to Boat Works Open House. He, and 2 other Rangers Pros, spent two hours with me at the open house. The Boat Works staff were also excellent to deal with.
I can't wait to get her out on the water!
If I can advise any women looking to buy an awesome boat, and deal with people who treat you right, go to Ranger! If you're in New England, head to Boat Works!
Thanks Ranger and thank you to Boat Works!
Is there any boat remodeling companies?
I have a boat made in the 70's and it runs great. I want to find a companie that can remodel it so i runs good in 10 yrs. i live in fl..
All rolled into one!
After years of fishing out of several other boats I finally took the plunge on a 1999 Ranger 519vs with a Johnnyrude 225. After all those years of listening to people say, "Oh this boat rides like a Ranger" I thought, "why not run one?"
I have run several other name brand boats and beleive me none of them ride like my Ranger! The VS hull on the 519 is as heavy as lead.
I call mine "the barge" - it handles rough water like a barge. But the boat has a feel of a sports car. It is so nimble, it's scary.
With the 225 ficht it runs a dead-on 70 mph. And in rough, white capping water you can run it 70 mph. Other boats will run faster of course, but when the water gets rough notice which boats are backing off the throttle. It won't be a Ranger.
When the tournaments blast off and the water gets churned up and the big river barges are loaded, I will guarantee that your Ranger will get you there first. I have blasted off in 45th place in winds that were severely dangerous and the lake just rolling and on 20 to 30 mile runs I will pass much faster boats who blasted off in the top 10 because you don't have to back off the throttle. It's amazing.
LET'S GO FISHIN!
I would like to thank the boys at Pittsburgh Marine in London, Ky. for keeping my Ranger serviced.
I love our Ranger!
Dear Mr. Wood,
I recently purchased a Ranger 185VS for my husband. This was his dream boat.
I told him, "Why wait until we were too old to enjoy this boat with our family."
He loves how the boat performs, rides and looks. He is proud as a peacock that he has this boat. It is his new baby, and to tell the truth, he babies it also.
Thank you very much for making such a quality boat.
Gotta love a Ranger
I bought my 1987 360V Ranger from Florida, when I was 18, and it was in pretty bad shape. But I knew, in my mind, what it could be.
The people at Ranger Parts got me the right things I needed to make it great.
Now I am 22 an I still have the same boat. This boat runs great in rough water and moves about 63 as smooth as glass.
Ranger, thanks for making my first boat a great one.
After fishing a few charity bass tournaments from the rear-deck of my partner's Ranger boat, I decided to get out of my aluminum bass rig and invest in fiberglass.
My funds were limited, however and I was trying to decide HOW TO GET THE MOST BANG FOR THE BUCK. I was fishing with a friend, who is a bassmaster and guide, and asked "Do I buy new brand x, or buy a used Ranger?". His answer was swift and sure. "BUY THE USED RANGER".
With the help of the excellent staff at R&H Marine, in Bull Shoals, Arkansas, I found an almost new, in the box, 1999 R73 with a 125 Mercury. WHAT A BOAT! Trailering and loading is easier than my aluminum boat. Fishing and skiing with the family is a blast!
THANKS FOR THE RIDE!
In 1997 I bought my first ranger. It's only 17 ft. but it rides like a 20 ft.
I live on Toledo Bend and fish a lot. I've not had 1 bit of trouble. My buddies can't believe how it handles in rough water. I'm going to go to a 19 or 20 ft. boat in about 2 years.
I'm not even considering anything but a Ranger. It's the best investment you can spend for safe and enjoyable fishing!
Tough... Even in the garage
Just how tough is a Ranger Boat?
I had my boat in my garage on 11/14/2002, after cleaning it up and putting it away until next season. At 9:35 pm I was setting on the sofa watching TV in our family room, when I heard a loud noise. I looked up and saw my engine and boat sitting in the family room.
I ran out to find a car had hit my garage door, impacting the trailer and boat, driving it through the wall.
Expecting the worst, when we got the boat out, I took it to Dixie Marine to get an estimate. The only damage was to the engine (cowling cracked, broken skag) along with a little damage to the fenders of the trailer(fishing rods fell off the wall knicking the paint on the fenders). The trolling motor was folded up, but when we cut the garage door down, it returned to normal.
The boat had no damage what so ever. Damage to the house was $20,000, and less than $2,000 for engine and trailer. When I tell people that the boat was not even scratched, they say I'm lying, but it's the truth. I just let them think this and I go on Loving My Ranger
My Ranger Boat
Where to start? I can't say enough about Ranger Boats.
My dad bought an R71 last May. He really didn't want a fiberglass boat, but I really did. My dad only got to fish out of it one time before he passed away on the 29th of May, at the age of 45. He was a firefighter in Columbus, Mississippi.
The boat was left to me and I'm only 18 years old. I've won two tournments since then and I really love the boat.
The boat has a lot of value to me now. And although I will never sell that boat I will purchase a new Ranger boat this summer.
Thanks for the great boat.
MY NEW RANGER
I own a 1991 481 RANGER.
I got this boat back in Sept. and have enjoyed the boat since getting it.
In Nov. 2002, I purchased my first Ranger Boat. It was a 1999 R81 with a Johnson 175.
The boat was in pretty bad shape. The hull was oxidized, the seats were trashed. You could tell that the previous owner just didn't take care of it.
Since then, I have worked with the wonderful people at Ranger to get me the parts I needed to make this boat new again.
A little time and elbow grease, and we are almost ready for the water. All we need now is Spring!
Again I want to say, "Thanks" to Charlie in the Parts Department and the other fine people at Ranger for building a great boat.