I didn't think Ranger's could get any better, but today I just purchased my 3rd new Ranger (519VX) and it is incredible. It has the same awesome quality that my first 361V had in 1991 and that my 481V had in 1997.
I am a true Ranger man. My resale has been outstanding on each boat. I see no reason to step down to any other boat in the future.
1986 Ranger 393 V Commanche
In 1999, I was ready to purchase my first bass boat, a dream finally about to come true. A good friend of mine owned a 1986 Ranger 393 V and offered to sell it to me.
Well, I talked the matter over with my two eldest sons and wife who felt it would be better for me to purchase a new boat. I did, a brand of another name. I loved this boat but had to depart with it due to a job related injury that reduced my income.
Well, one day my good friend and I arranged a fishing trip using his Ranger 393 V. He allowed me to navigate that day on a particularly rough day. Heading into white capped water I began to brace myself for a rough ride. It never happen!
That Ranger rode right on the top of the the rough stuff so smoothly that, to make a long story short, I now proudly own that 393 V. With recent upgrades - Sea Star Pro Steering, Hydraulic Jack Plate, etc., you can't pay me enough to depart with this boat.
Thank you Ranger Family!
My Ranger Boat
I have owned my RANGER BOAT for 12 years now and I am as happy today as I was the day I got it...
I have never been let down by it and it has got me through some rough situations on the water. So rough I know if it hadn't been a RANGER I wouldn't be here to tell about it today. Thank you Forrest and Ranger Boats for still building them ONE AT A TIME!
One day I will own another one and I am sure it will be as good as the one I have now. (1990 363V Bassmasters Classic).
Wouldn't trade her for the world
I recently purchased my second Ranger boat in November of 2002. I upgraded from a 2001 R93VS to a 205VS.
I fish Mid-Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks, one of the roughest lakes around and the 205 rides like a dream. Even in the pounding waters, my Ranger felt solid as a rock (even at 65mph).
It's great to be able to leave others in your wake when the going gets tough!! Keep producing a great boat... the only boat I'll ever buy!!
1996 451V Commanche
After finally getting my first Ranger, the dealer where I got it did not have an owners manual for the boat. I wrote in to "Ask Ranger" and in three days had two manuals for the boat and trailor.
I have been fishing for over twenty years and competitive for almost ten. When it comes to customer service, I have never experienced such a fast response. There is no question that a Ranger boat is the best quality and best built boat on the market.
Thank you for such a great boat. I am so proud of my Ranger.
Finally got a Ranger
Forrest & Nina,
I have waited 10 years to get a Ranger boat. My wife and I ordered our new 195DVX on 22nd of June from Sport Outfitters in Lebanon, Tn. Derrick Knowles was outstanding working with me on getting exactly what I requested.
My wife and I are really looking forward fishing out of our new Ranger and especially showing it off when towing it down the road.
Forrest & Nina, thanks for making a dream come true and building a great boat.
Tommy & Cris Pittman
My husband finally got a Ranger 175VS!!! He went fishing for the first time today and caught one!!!
--leanne, cheff and chris y.
Experiences whith my ranger
I HAVE A 1984 RANGER 350V WITH A 150 MEC. IT LOOKS LIKE A BRAND NEW BOAT! I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY TROUBLE WITH IT. I WOULD NOT TRADE IT FOR A NEW BOAT OF ANOTHER BRAND!
IT IS A SAFE AND RELIABLE BOAT. IT HAS NEVER STAYED OUTSIDE AT NIGHT UNLESS I WAS FISHING. IF I EVER BUY A NEW BOAT IT WILL BE A RANGER.
ROBERT T. MAULDIN
Well, my husband finally got a Ranger. He has been dreaming of owning one ever since we were married in 1981.
It is a 1994 but it is in mint condition and we are having a very hard time finding anything wrong with it. We love the boat. It's strong, fast, and good looking.
Thank you Ranger Boats for making them so durable and practical. Now... where's the fish?
I HAVE BEEN BASS FISHING FOR A FEW YEARS NOW AND HAVE NEVER OWNED A RANGER BOAT UNTIL A MONTH AGO. I MUST SAY THAT I AM VERY SATISFIED IN THE PERFORMANCE AND RIDE OF THIS BOAT.
I COULDN'T AFFORD TO PURCHASE A 2003 RANGER BUT THIS 1995 461 LOOKS AND PERFORMS JUST LIKE IT DID WHEN IT WAS BOUGHT NEW. HOPEFULLY I CAN GET A NEW ONE SOMEDAY.
THANKS BILL BAKER VONORE,
First day out
After watching Ranger boats on TV for 35 years, I am now a proud Ranger owner. After the first day, I now know why Ranger boats have the reputation of excellence.
I bought a used boat, but I know that it will be something I will pass along to my children someday.
Some legends are just as good as you thought they would be... and better. Thanks for your commitment to the finest bass boats made.
I purchased a 2001 Ranger R81 in Feb of 2003. I previously owned a competitor's boat and it is no comparison to my Ranger.
I got a great buy on it because it was new and they had it priced to sell. The boat is well worth it's original sticker price in 2001.
Paired with a 175, the R81 is fast and smooth.
Ranger puts as much quality in their affordable boats as they do their Commanches. I am sold on Ranger and I will buy a Ranger every time I upgrade.
I love my Ranger!!!!