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!!!!
Look... somtimes things happen. I had a slight problem with my Ranger 2300 Bay Boat, and with just an e-mail I sent to Ranger, your Mr. Tim Houk was tracking me down to make sure the problem was fixed. He was great to work with and had genuine concern for my problem, and it was taken care of.
Thanks Ranger and special thanks to Tim Houk at Ranger and Derrick Knowles at Sport Outfitters, our local Ranger dealer in Lebannon, TN.
Paul R. Sutter
My Ranger 361V
Hello friends at Ranger Boats!...
After waiting a few months since purchasing my 1991 361V, in January '03 as a matter of fact, the weather finally has allowed me to try her out. My wife said there was a smile on my face as wide as the boat!
What a fantastic handling boat it is.
I've been waiting years to own a Ranger and now this baby's mine! If anyone out there is considering purchasing a new or used boat, buy a RANGER! It'll be the best investment you'll ever make in boat choices.
Thank You to all, who helped build the 1991 361V which eventually ended up in my garage. May all of you have a wonderful Summer.
Thomas J Martin
Van Wert, Ohio
3 Foot waves at 60 mph
Incredible what this boat can endure - 4 foot waves at 60 mph!
I was comming in on Sam Rayburn in east Texas. The wind was blowing 30 mph (minimum) and we were riding on top of the wakes. I hit one wave on top and the nose went down into the next. We shot up 4 feet. I heard the motor screaming - we were totally out of the water.
The poles went left and the dog went right. Both flew 4 feet in the air. Thankfully my brother-in-law chose to grab the Retriever, Savannah, and pulled her down into the passenger seat. When we hit the water it was solid. I mean hurt your back solid but we continued at 60 mph.
I now have the confidence in this Ranger that will allow me to fish any tournament in any condition.
Forrest, thank you for building a boat that allows me to enjoy my limited free time. Honestly, I work 90 hour weeks as a realtor and can't, of course, regulate the weather conditions on my time off.
With my Ranger, tomorrow will be a safe and productive day. And if the wind is up I'll be the guy going 60 on top of the wakes. Savannah will be the dog at my feet!
I purchased this boat used in '95 and it was a basketcase cosmetically but what amazed me was everything worked perfectly. I love how this boat handles the James River and Kerr & Gaston Lakes in VA.
I was recently offered a great deal on a friends used non-Ranger that's newer and in better condition but I already own a Ranger. Why would I want to downgrade!
My five year old son loves to spend time with mommy and daddy in our Ranger.
The quality shows.
Dear Mr & Mrs Wood
I've been with Ranger Boats since 1976. Around April 14 (Wednesday), I and a dear friend had traveled for two days from Clearlake, California just to take a tour of your factory (B.A.S.S. hauled rig's to Hot Spring's, Lake Hamilton). Took the day and enjoyed a drive north to your factory.
Met a man that I had spoken to many years ago on the telephone, his name is Hugh Dewey.
H. Dewey took myself and Tony Stolz for a tour of your factory and, yes, everything that I or Tony had asked about he showed us and plus.
There were things that I would presume couldn't be fixed, but Dewey said, "YES" to every one of them.
I have a 1991 482V Camanche with a Yamaha 175V Pro. Being I guide, a lot of things have been worn out and I thought I couldn't get replacement part's, WRONG, I can.
I'm 56 now, and looking to purchase my next to last Ranger. I've been in every different boat type made that's hit the West Coast and still, Ranger beats them all.
To Hugh Dewey, Forrest Wood, Mrs. Wood, and to the Ranger Family (all 750 of them, including Don Lee of the West Coast Representation), "thank you" for putting out the very best.
Richard H. Thiel
I Love My Boat
I just purchased my first Ranger boat after switching from another bass boat. I really like this boat better because of the storage space and the yamaha motor that was included. I've never used Yamaha until now - but I like the change from Mercury.
I took my brand new 2003 Ranger 195DVS with a 2003 V-Max 200 out on the water for the first time today.
Wow! What a rush.
The boat handles like a dream and is so, so fast! It is built like a Sherman tank but is oh so nimble. I have owned two previous Arkansas boats from another company... but never again. Thanks Ranger and Forrest for building such a great product that will tame the big south Texas reservoirs.
I am very happy with the new rig.
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!!!!!