My new 2300 Bay Ranger
Again Ranger has delivered another outstanding vessel.
Everything works and fits perfectly. After just getting out of a 30' fishing vessel, I am still shocked at the smooth and dry ride of the 2300 Bay Ranger. What a joy to fish and handle such a great boat.
Thanks Ranger, you will be hearing from me in about 3 years when it time to get another!
Ranger Boats = Best Big Lake Boat Built
I fish Lake Champlain many times during the year, and it is no different than any large lake in America when it comes to rough water.
When it comes down to tournament day, the weather is windy and the fish are 25 miles away. I never worry about getting to my favorite spot riding in my 520DVX.
Rough water aside, this boat is the most comfortable boat to fish from during a long tournament. It sits flat in the water, unlike many other boat brands that are not balanced like a Ranger.
I don't feel drained at the end of the day after fishing for 8 hours. The engineers at Ranger should be commended for their hard work and dedication to the boat I love.
I have owned 4 bass boats since I started tournament fishing in '86. Two "other" bass boats, a '91 Ranger 375V (which I sold for almost what I gave for it after 3 years) and now a '98 519DVS.
This boat rides and handles better than any other one that I have driven or ridden in. There is an excepional amount of storage and the compliments I recieve from other anglers, and even NON-boaters I run into on a daily basis, is unbelievable.
Your boats are incredable. THANKS FOR A GREAT BOAT!
Living and fishing in South Africa is a priviledge and something I am grateful for, but when it comes to bass boats there is nothing that can touch Ranger Boats.
Unfortunately, we do not have Ranger Boats in South Africa, and quite honestly only one or two local models come close to Ranger.
However, I love looking and reading about your boats on your web site, and drool with envy every time I see them on ESPN. Maybe one day !!
Durban, South Africa.
P.S. The fishing is great here.
I could not be any more satisfied with my Ranger.
It handles great, rides smooth and in the 3 foot waves of Lake Michigan it keeps me dry and stable.
Also, the service that I have recieved from my dealer and Ranger themselves has been outstanding. I have owned other boats and take my advice... DON'T settle for less!
I BROUGHT A 1993 RANGER 362V BASS BOAT IN 1996.
IT IS VERY GOOD BOAT. IT IS FAST AND SMOOTH TO RIDE IN... EVEN WHEN THE LAKE IS CHOOPY.
TOP END SPEED IS 67MPH - THAT IS A LOT FASTER THEN THE OLD BASS BOAT I HAD (IT WAS A VERY GOOD BOAT BUT IT WAS VERY HARD TO CRANK ALL THE TIME). THE MOTOR I HAVE NOW IS A 150 EVINRUDE. IT STARTS FIRST TURN EVERY TIME.
I bought my boat used 3 years ago. It's a 1986 373 Bass Masters Classic.
My boat still looks and runs like new. I had other boats but none with the quality of ride or comfort of fishing like this. I get so many compliments wherever I go about my boat.
This boat is so nice I don't want to part with it but if I ever do, it will be for another Ranger.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
I recently purchased a 2003 520VX. I am pleased beyond words.
The boat is perfect in every way. This is my sixth Ranger & I have loved every one of them. I am always amazed at how they keep up their quality through my first (TR3), second (155A), third (168V), forth (340), and fifth (362V) to my new 2003 (520VX).
I am 61 years old & I belive that this will be my final Ranger.
What a boat to retire with.
1980 Ranger Bass boat
I have had my Ranger for less than a year. I am very impressed at how well the boat is built.
I have had to do a full paint-job on the top, but that is all. I have a 1973 Johnson 50 horse motor on it. Runs about 30mph. I love it.
I might upgrade to a 80 horse this year. Great for fishing and kneeboarding.
I bought my Ranger in '94. A 482VS Com., 175 Yamaha. Still runs wonderful.
A real good ride.
We'vd been in some very rough water in this Ranger and took it very well.
Looking to possibly buy a new Ranger in a year or two!
I love my ranger. None better
SMOOTHEST RIDE EVER
I AM THE VERY PROUD OWNER OF A 2002 521VS THAT, WITHOUT A DOUBT, HAS BEEN THE BEST BOAT PURCHASE OF MY LIFE.
I HAVE NOT ONLY OWNED SEVERAL OTHER BRANDS BUT ALSO JUST SOLD A 364V, THAT I THOUGHT WAS THE BEST RIDING BOAT I HAD EVER BEEN IN, FOR A 17'10" BOAT. BUT RIDING IN THIS 22'3" BOAT IS THE DREAM OF A LIFE TIME.
WE FISHED A TOURNAMENT TWO WEEKS AGO AND THE WIND WAS BLOWING AT AN INCREDIBLE 25 PLUS MILES AN HOUR AND GETTING BACK TO THE RAMP THROUGH THAT WAS NOT ONLY A SIMPLE TASK BUT AN ACTUAL FUN TIME WATCHING ALL OF THE OTHER BOATS HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE TROTTLE.
GOOD JOB RANGER, DON'T GIVE UP THIS KIND OF QUALITY AND SAFE DRY RIDE.
1986 RANGER 395V I/O
I have owned my 1986 395v I/O for 10 years!
Wow, what a boat! It still looks great and rides even better. My boat is more solid and rides better than my buddies new 2002 20' (non-Ranger). So what if he's a little faster. My 260hp Mercruiser still pushes it about 63 mph (I keep it well tuned!).
Not bad for a 16 year old boat! I love the 395v I/O for its performance, fuel economy, and what a great fish and ski boat.
I dont think I could ever part with it unless Ranger were to bring back the I/O design. (HINT!) This is my third Ranger and I would not own anything else! Thank you Forrest!