Love this boat
I just purchased my first RANGER! A 2001 205VS with a 225 Merc... This boat just flat out rocks!
I was going to buy another brand and would never consider that again as a option... Ranger is my only option.
Thanks a million!
Greatest Boat Made
I purchased my first Ranger in Dec. 2002 I have owned other boats but my Ranger 520VX is the greatest boat I have owned. We fish lakes here in New Mexico that have a lot of wind and it really doesn't make a difference with the Ranger.
The Staff at ask Ranger are the best also I had a problem with decals on my boat and I wrote them and in less than a week I had my new decals. I Love my Ranger Boat and thanks to all of you at Ranger for making such a great boat!
Trailer Leaf Spring Break
Yesterday, the leaf spring on my Ranger trailer broke. The next day, I called Tim Houk and he, without wanting pictures etc., said he would put new springs in the mail, along with a new tire.
I really appreciate his promptness and attitude about getting me going again. That's why I buy Ranger.
We love our Fisherman
My father won a Ranger Fisherman in a tournament in Minaqua, Wisconsin in 1989.To this day it looks the same as it did when he brought it home.
It is, by far, the best boat that I have driven or fished from.
I just bought my first Ranger.
I purchased my first one used ('96 model) just to see if Ranger was all I've heard it was. I have to admit I'm very impressed.
I love my Ranger
Back in 1994 my dad bought a boat (I was age 18 at that time). The boat was (what we thought) built by a company called RAWHIDE.
The guy my dad bought it from said it was an older model but in excellent shape. I tell ya what, he was not kidding about the excellent shape part, because all the lids on the storage areas and livewell still fit tight, carpet was not worn or faded, switches and mechanical parts were in great condition, it was in awesome shape. Keep in mind we thought this boat was made by a company called RAWHIDE.
Well, one day putting on a depth finder transducer, I noticed a metal plate that said, "Made In Flippin,AR by RANGER."
I flipped out, I couldnt believe it. We owned a RANGER! Then I thought that's why this boat is still in such good shape.
We called Ranger and orderd some Ranger stickers for the boat. Got them for free, too.
The moral to this story is, "Ranger has always built 'em one at a time."
Ranger's quality boats
I am a new boat owner. I just purchased a 1988 374V. I am the second owner, however you would think I just took it of the showroom floor.
Prior to buying my Ranger, I have been in several different boats. But I was never in a Ranger. I called the Ranger dealer and went and took the boat out on the water. 1 hour later I owned the boat.
The quality of this boat is unbelievable. I am a Ranger owner for life. Thanks, Ranger.
Ranger Quality/Ranger Resale
Just put down a deposit to order a new 2004 185VX. I never had a doubt I would own another Ranger. My '91 482VS looks like new, rides like new and resales like semi-new.
I had the trailer re-built in the Flippin facilty two years ago and couldn't be happier, better than the day I bought it.
Mentioned my '91 was going to be up for sale and I have had two calls in the first day from interested parties. What other boat can you say that about that is twelve years old, very much loved, and still get half of what I paid for it twelve years ago.
Quality, service, reliabilaty, RESALE. That's why I own a Ranger and will soon own another Ranger!
Keep builing them "One at a Time", it's a formula thats works!
This is my 3rd Ranger. I started with a 1600 V1, then an R70 and now an R83. I will not be getting anything but a Ranger.
I fish big water (Rainy Lake in Minnesota, Lac Sul in Canada) and all the time on the water, in 6 foot swells, I never once felt the boat could not handle the waves. I fish Bass, Walleye, Northern Pike and panfish.
My grandkids like the boat because it goes fast and is very stable.
My Sweet Heart
I bought my 481VS new in 1996. I have taken her way down south and up to the great lakes, without a single complaint. Nine years later she looks as good as the day I brought her home, and I still get the best ride money could by.
A man couldn't find a better companion than that.
Even today her parents still treat me like family. They are always there when I need them. Funny thing is, she's got some good looking sisters, too!
The finest company and people to deal with, nothing short of exceptional!
My Ranger rules
I went fishing over the past Memorial Day weekend for smallies. The water was low in my secret spot, but my Ranger 520 got me there and brought me home with a good days catch.
I recently purchased a 2002 175DVS (new last year) and just wanted you all to know it's the best built boat on the market!
I love my Ranger!!!