I am seventeen and I fish many tournaments throughout the year. I am on the Ranger Pro Staff for Shady Creek Sales in El Dorado Kansas (www.shadycreek.com). I am also sponsored by Hurricoma Lures (www.hurricoma.com).
I just bought a used Ranger R93 with a 200 Merc EFI. This is my first boat. It is incredible. I can't wait for it to warm up. I just love going out into the garage and DROOLING over the site of this top of the line fishing machine. I now have Cabin Fever more than ever!!!!
If anyone is looking into a boat, Ranger is the TOP DOG no doubt. Every other boat company compares what they do in their boats to RANGER. That says a lot.
I sure would love to experience a Ranger boat like these other nice people, but I do not see that happening any time soon. They are so expensive, all bass boats for that matter are expensive, But I have ridden in a Ranger and they do ride better than any other boat on the water.
MY NEW RANGER 521
I was recently in San Antonio, Texas and was trying to decide whether or not to drive home or just stop and take it easy for the rest of the day!
As I was heading north towards Ft.Worth, I noticed the boat show was going on. That was enough for me.
I decided to stop and take it easy and go to the boat show. (What a good way to stop and take it easy). As I walked in the show I headed towards the name I have always trusted "RANGER BOATS."
You see, I have owned many Ranger boats in my 25 years of being a boat owner! The Ranger dealer whom I have never done business with (TRAVIS BOATING CENTER) was very helpful and just one hour later had convinced me it was time for me to own another Ranger Boat!
I am now the proud owner of a new Ranger 521. The only thing Travis Boats failed to tell me was that I would not get any sleep until that new boat was sitting in my driveway.
I have owned many boats and can honestly say Ranger does make the best boat by far. Not only do they perform well, they are the safest boat out there. At 49 years old, and two young boys ages 10 and 5, I can only trust Ranger and good common sense to teach my boys what fishing is all about.
Thanks to Travis Boats and Ranger. I look forward to many years of good fishing and teaching my young boys that life is good! (Especially with a rod in your hand. :) )
I love it
I've had my boat for about two years now and I've had some great experiences.
I'm 14 years old and my dad and I just want to say, "You guys build one great boat!"
I'll always stick with Ranger and as long there's water I'll be fishin'.
JUST PURCHASED 2300 BAYRANGER AT TIMONIUM MD BOAT SHOW.
CHESAPEAKE BAY IS FROZEN. CANNOT WAIT TO GET OUT THERE AFTER THOSE ROCK FISH IN MY NEW BOAT AND SEE HOW IT HANDLES THE UNPREDICTABLE CHESAPEAKE.
WILL GIVE UPDATE ON PERFORMANCE HOPEFULLY IN MARCH WHEN SEASON OPENS AND, GOD WILLING, THE ICE THAWS.
I bought my R82 new in 1998. It had been a life long dream of mine to own a Ranger.
I can honestly say I haven't been dissapointed.
The ride and handling is superb. The 150 EFI Merc has been problem free. It is just a pleasure to fish out of my Ranger. It is very seldom that I spend a day on the water without someone complimenting me on my boat.
Keep up the good work,
Dreams due come true
I met Forrest L. Wood in 1994 at the Superstars tournament in Illinois. He is the nicest and most down to earth fellow you could ever meet. I started fishing tournaments back then and was dreaming about the day I would own a Ranger.
I met Forrest L. Wood again in 2002 at Lake Monroe in Indiana. He was more than willing to sign autographs and talk.
My dream came true on January 20,2003 when I bought my first Ranger. It is a 1994 364 V, and it is Awsome!
A great big THANK YOU to my wife for helping with my dream, and to Forrest for an AWESOME bass boat. Thanks to God for all the blessings we receive every day.
Best Boat on the water!!!
A storm was coming, and my friend and I headed for the dock, the water was rough,(about 8 ft. swells) and we made it back safe. Thank you, Ranger for making such a safe bass boat.
Ashland City, Tn.
My 2001 Ranger 518
Last May, I purchased my third Ranger Boat, a 518. I fish bass tournaments around the central part of the country which includes Missouri to Texas. The weather is always there and I can't pick and choose which days I want to be on the water.
My 518 is the perfect boat for all of my fishing experiences including rough water, large boat wakes, and getting back in to good bass territory on shallow stump laden flats.
My boat carries a spare prop, spare trolling motor and all of my equipment, as well as my partners. It fishes low to the water not to catch the wind but, shallow enough not to catch on the stumps like some other boats do.
I am very satisfied with my third Ranger Boat purchase and will continue to fish out of a Ranger.
Yours For Better Fishin,
I acquired my first Ranger boat 3 years ago. It is a 1985 Ranger 320v with a 115 horse Johnson outboard. I acquired it from an elderly gentleman who kept it under cover and also in the garage.
I went boat hunting one day with 2 buddies of mine and we came across this boat, thinking it was not the boat for sale.
I asked the gentleman if he had a boat for sale and he said he had 2. First he showed me an aluminun fishing boat, then he said, "I have a Ranger in the garage if you wanna take a look." I said, "Ok."
He took us to his garage and uncovered the boat. Man, the look on my face was worth a 1000 words. I asked him, "Are you sure you're selling this boat," and he said, "Yes." My buddies told me if I didn't buy it they were.
Well I own the boat, but they do fish with me on a regular basis.
I love my Ranger and always will. My grandfather (God rest his soul) got me started fishing and always owned Rangers. I guess I followed in his footsteps.
Thanks Pop, I love you, I'm glad you introduced me to Ranger boats at such a young age. Forrest, you have a great product. Keep up the good work.
A die-hard Ranger fan,
I bought my 1988 Ranger 364V, used, back in 1994.
I have never rode in a boat that keeps you dry like my Ranger does. It seems like the rougher the water the better it rides and controls.
I have fished with other guys who have new boats but I love the room my Ranger has and it's fishability is unmatched!
Keep up the good work!!!
I just bought a 2003 521 and it is the best boat built.
Also your service is the best.
Also a special thanks to Greg Hopper!