New To The Family
My wife, daughter and I just got an addition to our family in the form of a 1988 390v with hydraulic steering, hydraulic jack plate, hot foot pedal and a 2004 Evinrude 200HO outboard. Having something stable to take out on the beautiful waters of Wisconsin makes for a lot of fun weekends and nights after work. I've always dreamed of having a legend to cruise around on and this boat more than fits the bill. Thanks for an amazing product and for letting us join the Ranger family. We look forward to making lots of memories in our new boat!
Best Boat I Have Ever Owned 2013 Reata 1750
I have owned bass boats, ski boats, jon boats, tri-hulls, and pontoon boats. No boat has even held a candle to the Ranger. I used to fear high winds and super choppy water, now it doesn't even phase me. The Ranger is so solid and comfy, I can load the kids up one day for some tube pulling fun, then make 2 minutes worth of changes and go fishing tournament style. Having had crappy boats with crappy motors in the past I have always been a little gunshy around the ramps/docks because it sucks when the boat wont start or its a pain to trailer, but my Ranger fires up and goes, and the custom trailer is awesome! I will never own another brand again, even my wife is on board, we are life long Ranger owners as of our purchase last year. We are even talking about getting the bigger/newer version of our boat.
My New Old Ranger
I bought a 1983 Ranger 375V this year for $1,500.00. It ran rough and needed some work. After putting a 50 cent line on my Mercury 150 and putting new electronics on the boat, it runs like its brand new. Tested the livewells out before my first tournament in about 6 years and had to change the timer, but the pumps are all good. The trailer is in great shape also. So if you are thinking of buying an older boat I suggest you look at a Ranger. Solid and dependable even at 32 years old.
My New Z521C
This is my third Ranger and by far the best Ranger boat I have ever owned. I bought the Z521C from Willie at Nixon Marine. Before buying the new boat I had fished with Steven Johnston at Toledo Bend and Sam Rayburn a few times. I asked Steven what he thought about the new Z521C, and he said "Ranger did it right on this boat". I have to agree. Thanks Willie, Steven, and Ranger.
Having been used to aluminum fishing boats I was a little hesitant to start looking at glass boats. But when I started my search for a boat for the family, I knew that fiberglass would fit the bill and that Ranger was what I NEEDED to target. I picked up an '88 390V with a 2004 Evinrude 200HO and this thing is a monster! I am impressed with it's quality, stability and fun every time we take it out. My wife says that I never lose the smile when we're out together with our daughter on a ride. I couldn't be happier to be part of the Ranger family and to get back out on the water!
No One Can Believe It
I've had my 2014 Z521c for 7 months now and every single person (no exaggeration) comments on how smooth and solid the boat feels. The most common phrase is, "I love your boat." That's great, because so do I!!! Thanks, Ranger Boats for making this FLW/BFL fisherman one happy customer!
My Dream 2015 Z521c
Grew up fishing in a Ranger with my Dad. Spent 21 years in the Navy on BIG gray boats, retired and bought a Z21-I. Decided I wanted the new 2015 Z521c, gave my Dad the 2013 Z21-I and I just picked up my new 2015 Z521c! Ranger will always be in our family. Going to contact the shop and see about having the 1983 Ranger refurbished for my son. The best boats ever built. Thank ya'll for bringing our family together and creating some of the best days in my childhood... fishing with Dad.
1989 Ranger 354V
I have had 3 Ranger boats over the years. I went through a time where I wasn't able to fish much and sold the 1993 374V I had for years. Almost immediately things changed, I had time to fish and started looking for another Ranger. I found an 1989 model 354V for sale by original owner's family and bought it last fall. The boat had been stored for quite awhile and is in excellent condition. A little cleaning, new batteries, fresh fuel,the carbs cleaned, and the Mercury 150XR4 started right up. I ordered kits for the livewell controls and everything works perfectly. You'd never know it was 25 plus years old! Having fished it this spring I have found I love this style and size. By the way, all upholstery in my Ranger is original and like new!Just another note that proves the quality of these boats.
Just pulled her out of storage. This is a one family boat. Bought by my grandpa as a last year's model in 1978, and eventually passed down to my dad around 1994. I finally took written posession this spring, although I've been using it and had verbal posession the last 4 years or so.
Going to rewire, upgrade electronics, upgrade livewells and give her a good buffing for this year. Can't go wrong with a Ranger. My grandpa upgraded to a 17' Ranger walleye boat.
Just bought my new Z119c about 2 weeks ago only had it out once so far and loved it. Can't wait for tomorrow though, it will be my first tournament in the new boat and my son's fist tournament EVER and he is super excited to ride in the new boat and compete.
Thanks Ranger for an AWESOME ride!
1987 Ranger 395V
I am the third owner of my Ranger 395V. This is the best boat I have ever owned. It may be old by years, but is like new off the show room floor. This boat serves my family and friends well... Only time will tell the true quality a company puts in their products. Thank you Ranger.
My New "Used" 1988 360V
Just purchased my new used 360V Red Man All American. For being 27 years old, this boat looks nearly showroom condition. The dead batteries were tagged 1994 and the last registration was in 2003. The original owner bought it new fished a few years then put it in the shed. It is AMAZING!! This is my 3rd Ranger and I am in love with this vintage rig!
We drained all the old fuel, added some sea foam and fresh gas and the Evinrude 150XP fired up and purred like a kitten. She has life again! Thanks Ranger for the quality you build into these boats!