I love my boat
I have an R93 and it is everything that you would ever need.
I just can't wait to get on the water again after two years of surgery and set backs.
I love the clean air and the feeling that only a bass boat can give you on a cool early morning.
Apart for being handicapped (but that is no excuse on the lake), the only excuse that I plan on using is that I can't fish enough... I am going to, though.
So if you see a red Ranger, you can say that I am trying to enjoy another day on the lake.
My dad and I fished our first major tournament 2 weeks ago. We have fished in "Mini" boat tournaments for the last couple of years.
When we arrived at the lake we talked to some of the directors and other people in the tournament. One made the comment that because it was windy it did not matter what brand of boat you have you will get wet.
We fished the whole day dry. Even on plane we never got one drop of water in the boat.
Ranger, in my opinion, builds the best bass boat. Our boat is an older one (1985) but it rides better than some 2000 and 2001 models of x brand boats I have rented at Table Rock Lake. Those boats were the same size and had the same horse power (150). They just don't add up to Ranger.
Thanks for the great ride and great tournament confidence.
What a boat !!
Well its almost 10 years now to the day that I purchased my dream machine, a 1994 482vs.
This boat is incredible in the way it has held up over the years. I am coming up to my 10th season with this rig and I am just as excited today about it as I was the day I bought it.
I am a complete fanatic with this boat and it has rewarded me with some of the best times of my life. When I pull in for gas the station attendants think I just purchased it. One guy didnt believe me, until I showed him the registration.
This is a testiment to not only the way I take care of this rig and my pride of ownership, but to the quality that was built into this boat.
I bought a 2000 Limited Series 518DVX with a 200 optimax (left-over on the show room floor) new 1 Month ago and have been having the time of my life. I have been in so many other boats, including Rangers, through many years of fishing.
I always thought that I would be relegated to buying just another boat but my luck paid off and, upon making what I thought was an offer no one would ever take, I am the proud owner of this New Ranger.
I have convinced my wife to give up her side of the garage and it now takes up almost the whole garage (when not fishing). I feel this is such a small price to pay for owning a "Legend".
I am still walking on clouds. I am looking forward to years of fishing pleasure from my Ranger.
372V Still Going Strong!
I bought a used 1983 Ranger 372V with a Merc Black Max 150 and have put at least 1800 miles on it. The wood transom has a little rot and I have had the seats re-upolstered. Total of $1400.00 in engine and other repair. This is very impressive for a boat of that age. I don't get the top speed I want, but the reliability and solid ride makes up for it. My son will graduate from Boise Automotive Institute and this boat is his graduation present. I am hoping to find another Ranger for myself that gives me any where near the performance and reliablity that my 372 has given me. Looking at the 518 Comanche, or build me a 519VX Comanche with a 225. Go Ranger!----------------->
Ranger is best
I have a 692 Fisherman series Ranger. It might be a later model but it is in excellent condition. I've never had any boat handle Lake Erie like this can. It does 60 mph no problem - handles 5 ft. waves - no problem... This is the best boat you could buy if your looking for an open water boat, and it is still perfect for your small lake needs.
I love my boat
I just got my Ranger this year.
It is the best bass boat that I have ever owned.
My previous boat was so cramped it was almost impossible to get my parter and me in it and fish from it comfortabley. My Ranger has so much space it's amazing.
I love my Ranger bass boat.
98' 518SVS 30th anniversary edition
In 1998 I bought a new 518SVS and I've never felt more secure in a boat.
Since I've owned my Ranger, rough water will not keep me off the lake.
I'm getting ready to sale this one and get another one.
Not the only Animal in a boat !!!!
I was on-line trying to find another windshield for my 88' 354v Ranger after it got shattered today in what was one of the wildest rides I have had in a boat yet. It really is hard to sink a Ranger!
I tried... with me in it!
On my way back to the boat ramp the weather was getting a little windy. I came up on some of the biggest waves I have ever seen on the Ohio River. The next thing I know I am under water and the boat pops out like a bobber. I am not joking!! What a ride!!!
I came across this site and read some of the stories and came to find out I am not the only animal in a boat!!!!
THANKS TO FORREST AND ALL WHO MADE THE BOAT!.. I made it home for dinner!!!
No better boat
In my life I have been blessed with some very good things. My Wife Michelle and two daughters.
All my life I have fished out of john boats with trolling motors. Then I stepped up to a 17' bass boat by a different manufacturer. I thought I was ready for Ky. Lake and other larger bodyies of water.
It was a good boat but I was afraid to take the family out in it. I ended up trading it in on a 1998 R91 Sport with a 200 EFI on it. Man... what a difference. I'm not afraid to take my family out anymore.
Thank you Forrest for making a safe and affordable boat.
While all of us Ranger Boat owners are always braggin' on our boats, I would like to take the time to thank the Trailer Department for buliding such a perfect trailer.
The boat sits on the trailer like a glove and it pulls so easily. The attentinon to detail is remarkable to say the least.
Thank you to all the loyal employees in the Trailer Department for your great work. It's dedicated employees like you that make us proud to say we own a Ranger.
Thank you, a loyal Ranger owner, Scott Tutor
1993 Ranger 372V
Finally got me a Ranger!!! She is a sweet riding boat. She rides smooth and dry as advertised. Her stability and fishability is second to none. Being on a Ranger I feel so safe and focused on my fishing instead of worrying about the weather change.
Ranger Boats Company treated me like I was the original owner. The customer support I was provided was the best I've ever experienced. Knowing that the company will always be there for me, gives me a peace of mind and boost the pride I feel of owning a Ranger boat.
Thank you for the pleasure of owning the best built boat!!!