I just took delivery of the new RT188 - dual console, black, with a 115 fourstroke Mercury and all I can say is WOW. I traded my 96 482VS glass Ranger in on this new aluminum model. The RT188 has all the quality that you would expect on a Ranger. The fit of all the components is flawless. The ride is smooth and handles wake crossing like a charm. Loading and unloading on the Ranger Trail trailer is smooth.
I am so far very pleased and highly recommend this new member of the Ranger family.
Our New Used Boat
We just purchased a 1982 Ranger 1780V bass boat w/ 1985 150hp motor from an elderly gentleman today. We took it to the lake and it runs great! A lot of power, room enough for 5 people in my family and looks awesome. I really think we're going to enjoy this boat for a long time!
I just inherited my fathers 1976 Ranger. Growing up, this was my father's pride and joy and was always kept indoors and covered while not in the water. Moreover, everything on the boat was meticulously maintained and kept in specific boxes and spots. Some of my fondest memories were from fishing trips that we took in Texas on Lakes such as Grandury, Fork and Toledo Bend. I always hoped that someday the boat would be passed down to me and now that it has been, I find myself with the same mindset as my father with regards to the care of the boat. As I was going through some of the boxes and doing light cleaning, I looked at the running hours meter and although I knew the hours would be low, I did not realize how low. Since my father had the boat custom ordered in Eufaula, Alabama in 1976 the boat and original motor have had a grand total of 120 running hours logged. My hope is to maintain this classic beauty that still looks new, in its current mint condition and pass it along to my son. I truly believe that their ate not too many 76' model Rangers still out there in this condition and I feel blessed to be the owner. I only wish I could share a picture to all the loyal Ranger family members / owners. Also, for the Mercury fans in the Ranger family the 76' model Merc 150 on the back is also in brand new condition. What a classic!!
My First Ranger
Just bought a 1995 Ranger Sport R72. She is perfect and almost showroom new. Obviously a Typical Ranger owner before me. Now I know what that really means. I couldn't be happier except maybe with a new one. Why did I wait so long?
I love my Ranger Z521 ! I am a professional guide on Lake Fork and I and been a guide for 31 years now. In this time I have owned over 10 different brands of boats and I never thought I would own a Ranger. In 2011 I bought my first Ranger and WOW.. was I blown away in the total difference in all other boats! I kick my self daily for waiting so long to buy the best boat on the market! The ride the way it fishes and looks and feel of everything is just awesome. I get compliments daily over the ride and the quality of the boat. Just ordered my New 2013 Ranger and I cannot wait till it gets here. I love my Ranger !
My Ranger Boat
My father handed down his 1978 Ranger 198V hull bass boat to me and I was so proud. He had it restored two times in Flippin, Arkansas. The boat has been to Mexico dozens of times down very rough roads and creek bottoms and also been to Canada on some of the biggest lakes in the Northern Hemisphere. Today the boat is used 10 days a month and I love my Ranger. I will pass it on to my kids later on and they will have a boat that is reliable, safe and lasting.
What a choice to make! Out searching for a new combo boat so all the family could enjoy and I could fish all I wanted. This Ranger was not my first choice, but once I got it on the water for a day of running and fishing I knew there was NO OTHER CHOICE IN BOATS. Yep all you folks love fishing like I do and I wanted to jump right in to a nice 21' bass boat. The Reata is a great option for the family that wants it all. Great ride even in rough water, excellent seating for the whole family and the 225SHO Yamaha it was matched with from Ranger is a really nice power plant. Ya'll come get one. You won't be sorry, cause I know how big my smile is every time I back off the trailer.
I Love My RANGER
I have owned a few boats over the years, but I just recently bought my 1st Ranger! I was lucky to find a super clean, one owner boat, so nice it's hard to believe it's a 2003! 2003 185VS Maroon and Mica, Silver with Gold trim... Wow talk about sparkle! The Merc XR6 150 pushes it up to just under 60 and thats fast enough for me. Rides smooth, quick out of the hole and looks awesome in the water. I LOVE MY RANGER!
My Ranger Has Always Been With Me!!
I have owned my 1994 373 Ranger since new. Still looks new. Built three homes now in my life and each time I built the house around my Ranger. Never been out of the garage except to fish every weekend. Still have the Mercury 2.5 ltr motor. Wow what a rig!! Would love to have a new one, but can't seem to part from her.. Thank you.
72 Model 17 ft Still On The Water
I have inherented the boat I grew up fishing in from my Grandpa. It still makes me smile every time we get in it remembering all the good times and who caught the biggest and the most.
Ranger Reata 1850VS
I never thought for a moment that I would ever own a nice boat - much less a Ranger. I now own a Ranger Reata 1850VS and I could not be happier! I have not regretted purchasing this boat for even a moment. Fishing and tubing with family and friends is what life is about and what a boat to do it in. I am a Ranger fan for life!
Ranger Bass Boat
So I just acquired a new to me Ranger 361V, I have always known it to be true that Ranger Bass boats are the "Cadillac" of Bass boats and I finally own one. True the boat is a little older, but on the lake and the ramp I still get compliments on the boat!!! The design has stood the test of time, the workmanship shows through in the condition; sparkling and colorful after so many years, and finally the engineering. The boat handles magnificently on the water even in rough conditions! I love my Ranger!!!!!