Love my 1999 R83
My father and i recently bought a used 1999 R83 from north Jersey Marine and absolutly love it.
The ride and comfort on it is absolutly fanominal. The storage is great and the fishability is even better.
The dealer was one of a kind. He helped us out with everything. He took us to a nearby lake to explain everything.
Definitely go with Ranger.
Just wanted everyone to know that Ranger assisted me in resloving small issues with my 518. Mike McDonld even went past my expectations and replaced a couple of things that I was not expecting.
Hats off to Ranger for having such a great staff and keeping their customers satisfied!
I Love My Ranger
In 1988 I bought my first Ranger - a 1979 1850. I was proud of that boat. I came into financial problems whan the plant I worked at layed me off. I had to sell it in 1990. I'd wanted another one ever since.
Well that day came April 14, 2003. I bought a 1981 375-V in great shape. It has made me so happy my wife says I seem to be in better spirits these days.
Thanks Ranger for building a great boat. Maybe one day I can afford a new model.
I have owned several other brands of boats in the past, but nothing has even compared to my new Ranger.
This is the most solid boat with the best ride and handeling on the water that I have ever owned.
Since I purchased this boat last summer, I have had two friends that have been out with me and then gone and purchased new Rangers. WHAT A BOAT! and very well spent money on my behalf.
I puchased a new '03 618VS with a 150 Ficht last fall and only had it out 4 times with the wrong prop and caught some walleyes. So, now with a 3 blade 22 pitch Raker I now know how this boat was meant to perform.
All I can say, is what a ride. The hole shot is awesome and once you start to trim up it feels like you are going to levitate. Once on plane we're talking not enough O's in smooth.
I owned another manufacturered boat for nine years and it does not compare. I have rode in others and thought about buying one and then some advice from a fellow fisherman at a boat landing who owned one said he would never go back after owning his new 20ft VS. He said it crushes 3ft waves and a ride like no other.
So, I am looking forward to '03 with my new Ranger. I feel I am a lucky person to own the best.
Jay R Woelffer
I Love My Ranger
I've had three bass boats in the past nine years. I just recently purchased a 2003 185VS Redfish Edition - my very first Ranger boat.
I can say that a guy at work said to me, "how do you like your Ranger boat?" I replied, "There isn't any other boat that comes close to my Ranger."
He asked, "What do you mean?" I said, "You dummy... it's the best you could ever drive.!!!!!!!!!"
I Love My Ranger
I love my Ranger
Just purchased my first bass boat. The Ranger 175VS at Fredd Hall Fishing Show in Del Mar, California.
The boat is incredible, like being in a Mercedes on the water!!!!
ranger vs. nitro
I have a 1994 361v commanche series Ranger boat. I was fishing on Cheorokee Lake in Tenn. when one of the usual windstorms accured. The waves reached hieghts of 4'.
I put the nose into the wind and gave enough gas to fight the wind. When I got to the dock 2 "other" bass boats had came in as well. The motor mounts and the v in the hull on those boats where busted and my RANGER... well, let's just say it was just like another day on the water. NO DAMAGES NOT EVEN A SCRATCH.
FOR THE LAST 6 MONTHS I HAVE BEEN SEEING SIGNS FOR A 1984 RANGER BASS BOAT POSTED ON PHONE POLLS. I THOUGHT THAT EVEN A 1984 WOULD BE EXPENCIVE BUT I THOUGHT I WOULD TAKE A LOOK ANYWAY.
THE MAN SELLING THE BOAT SAID IT WAS HIS FATHERS AND THAT HIS FATHER HAD BOUGHT IT NEW. HIS FATHER PASSED IN 1986 AND THE BOAT HAD BEEN IN STORAGE EVER SINCE.
I AM NOW THE PROUD OWNER OF THIS BOAT AND IT STILL LOOKS SHOWROOM NEW
THANKS FOR BUILDING BOATS THAT LAST
I did it again
A war is going on, the economy is weak, kid in college couldn't think of a better time to buy a new Ranger.
1998 519DVS Comanche
I was looking for a used boat and never thought that I would have a dream come true with a Ranger. When I pull my rig out it stops traffic on whatever street I am on.
Thanks Ranger for building such a nice boat. I know why they're built one legend at a time.
My first bass boat was a 1989 370 V and I fell in love with it.
I bought the boat used from a friend of a friend and it had been garage kept and showroom clean. This boat was my pride and joy for I had spent more than my fair share of time bank fishing - wishing I owned a boat.
As time passed I found myself in financial hardship and had to let the boat go. It was still like brand new and I sold it to a fishing buddy for what was left owed.. $2,000.00 - a steal even to this day.
Well, that buddy got the boat then disappeared..lol! I swore that some day I would own another Ranger if it killed me, and I payed my dues fishing from tubes, canoes, and aluminum boats until my day of redemption came.
My new wife and I recently bought our new 2003 175VS dual console and I am proud as a peacock. This boat rides like a dream and I can't wait to run into the ex-fishing buddy again and strut my stuff..lol!
Thank You Ranger.