I would like to thank you for building an unsinkable boat. We went out one morning with a little wind. A few hours later we got out into the open lake and the wind was gusting to 60mph. We speared a wave and nearly filled the boat. I stopped the boat and the waves finished filling the boat to the top. We crept to the bank, pumped and bailed the boat out and made it back to the launch safely.
I was in another boat that sunk to the bottom in the same situation. I can't say enough about how fine yall's boats are.
I just purchased my first Ranger and can honestly tell you this is the very best boat I have ever owned. I have been bass fishing and owned many bass boats over the last 25 years,including many so-called "top of the line performance" boats and my Ranger blows them all away.
I bought my 185VX in april of 2003 and still have not finished the break-in period on the motor yet. My experience from the dealership at Bill's Marine in Virginia was great as well as the people at Ranger. This boat is absolutley awesome and is quality from end to end.
The first bass boat I was ever in was a Ranger back in the early 70's. I can honestly say I will never own anything but Ranger for the rest of my life. Thanks for such a great combination of people and product!!!!!
DREAM COME TRUE
DEAR MR. WOOD,
I AM A DISABLED VET THAT HAS JUST BOUGHT HIS DREAM BOAT - THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR STAFF. I USED TO TELL ALL MY VIETNAM FRIENDS THAT IF I EVER MADE IT HOME I WAS GOING TO GET ME A BASS BOAT. THAT WAS IN 1968.
IT TOOK ME UNTIL NOW TO GET MY CREDIT BACK IN ORDER,BUT AS SOON AS I WAS ABLE I GOT MY DREAM BOAT. I HAVE A DAUGHTER AND A GRANDDAUGHTER THAT ARE MY FISHING PARTNERS. IT'S BECAUSE OF THEM THAT I AM ABLE TO ENJOY LIFE, AND BECAUSE OF YOU AND YOUR DREAM IN MAKING THE BEST BOATS THAT I AM ABLE TO PASS ON THE WONDERFUL THRILLS OF MY RANGER BASS BOAT.
I'M NOT THE GREATEST FISHERMAN BUT WHO CARES! I HAVE THE GREATEST BOAT IN THE WORLD. I HOPE YOU HAVE CONTINUED SUCCESS IN YOUR BOAT MAKING AND THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS LETTER TO YOU.
DEVOTED RANGER LOVER AND GREATFUL FAN OF YOURS.
MAY THE GREAT LORD ABOVE KEEP YOU SAFE AND MAY YOU CONTINUE TO BUILD THOSE RANGERS FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.
U.S. NAVY ALBERTO SANCHEZ.
I thought I would never be able to own a Ranger. But I guess dreams do come true.
I have a new 2003 519vx with 5 hours on it now. I love everything about it. I couldn't want another bass boat ever. This bass boat is so great that my wife has started fishing with me again. And she is really starting to enjoy coming out to just fun fish, pre-fish for tournaments and is now my partner on the San Diego WON team circuit.
This is the good part: the first tournament in the new Ranger, we finished 3rd out of 73 teams. The new Ranger has given me new confidence I didn't have in my other boats.
This has to be one the best bass boat designs I have ever seen.
Thanks for your Excellence
Ken & Theresa R.
Love my 1999 R83
My father and i recently bought a used 1999 R83 from north Jersey Marine and absolutly love it.
The ride and comfort on it is absolutly fanominal. The storage is great and the fishability is even better.
The dealer was one of a kind. He helped us out with everything. He took us to a nearby lake to explain everything.
Definitely go with Ranger.
Just wanted everyone to know that Ranger assisted me in resloving small issues with my 518. Mike McDonld even went past my expectations and replaced a couple of things that I was not expecting.
Hats off to Ranger for having such a great staff and keeping their customers satisfied!
I Love My Ranger
In 1988 I bought my first Ranger - a 1979 1850. I was proud of that boat. I came into financial problems whan the plant I worked at layed me off. I had to sell it in 1990. I'd wanted another one ever since.
Well that day came April 14, 2003. I bought a 1981 375-V in great shape. It has made me so happy my wife says I seem to be in better spirits these days.
Thanks Ranger for building a great boat. Maybe one day I can afford a new model.
I have owned several other brands of boats in the past, but nothing has even compared to my new Ranger.
This is the most solid boat with the best ride and handeling on the water that I have ever owned.
Since I purchased this boat last summer, I have had two friends that have been out with me and then gone and purchased new Rangers. WHAT A BOAT! and very well spent money on my behalf.
I puchased a new '03 618VS with a 150 Ficht last fall and only had it out 4 times with the wrong prop and caught some walleyes. So, now with a 3 blade 22 pitch Raker I now know how this boat was meant to perform.
All I can say, is what a ride. The hole shot is awesome and once you start to trim up it feels like you are going to levitate. Once on plane we're talking not enough O's in smooth.
I owned another manufacturered boat for nine years and it does not compare. I have rode in others and thought about buying one and then some advice from a fellow fisherman at a boat landing who owned one said he would never go back after owning his new 20ft VS. He said it crushes 3ft waves and a ride like no other.
So, I am looking forward to '03 with my new Ranger. I feel I am a lucky person to own the best.
Jay R Woelffer
I Love My Ranger
I've had three bass boats in the past nine years. I just recently purchased a 2003 185VS Redfish Edition - my very first Ranger boat.
I can say that a guy at work said to me, "how do you like your Ranger boat?" I replied, "There isn't any other boat that comes close to my Ranger."
He asked, "What do you mean?" I said, "You dummy... it's the best you could ever drive.!!!!!!!!!"
I Love My Ranger
I love my Ranger
Just purchased my first bass boat. The Ranger 175VS at Fredd Hall Fishing Show in Del Mar, California.
The boat is incredible, like being in a Mercedes on the water!!!!
ranger vs. nitro
I have a 1994 361v commanche series Ranger boat. I was fishing on Cheorokee Lake in Tenn. when one of the usual windstorms accured. The waves reached hieghts of 4'.
I put the nose into the wind and gave enough gas to fight the wind. When I got to the dock 2 "other" bass boats had came in as well. The motor mounts and the v in the hull on those boats where busted and my RANGER... well, let's just say it was just like another day on the water. NO DAMAGES NOT EVEN A SCRATCH.