The Legacy Lives On
My Uncle Bill talked me into joining the local bass club as a non-boater. I fished out of the back of many boats the first year and then exclusively out of his boat due to a rule change. Eventually I purchased my own bass boat, but missed the Ranger ride so I told him not to trade in his 1997 488VS Commanche because I would buy it when he was ready to upgrade. He passed away unexpectantly a few years ago and I didn't know how or when I was going to approach my aunt about his boat. His boys called soon after as she had remembered the story and I am now the proud owner of his "baby". It still turns heads everywhere and I could not be happier by keeping it in the family!
1989 Ranger 390V
When we were searching for a good used boat we decided to go to Lake Okeechobee to see if we could find a nice boat for fresh water fishing. After stopping at numerous marine sales most of which were closed since it was a Saturday. At one of the boat sales my husband decided to walk around the fenced area to see if there were any boats that were worth looking at, boy what a surprise when my husband spotted under a huge oak tree a bass boat , covered in leaves and acorns! We returned to that place and purchased a 1989 Ranger 390v with a 150 Mariner including a trailer. We have had the boat over year now and have had a blast fishing and the boat is a joy to ride across the water. It turned out to be our "diamond in the ruff" and to this day a year later we still get comments on how beautiful our baby is! Thanks Ranger for not only a boat but a boat the owner can be proud of!!
--David and Priscilla S.
My love affair...
When I was in kindergarten (circa 1980) I came down with the chicken pox and couldn't go to school, but that's ok. My Uncle Don and Aunt Cathrine took me fishing in his 1974 Ranger 170A. There was no finer vessel in the world to me, it's gold metal flake and white two tone colors glistening in the sun as it floated off the trailer into Carters Lake was beautiful.
Now 35 years later, it's still the apple of my eye. My uncle Don still has it, although his age and health no longer allows for "The Ranger" to get to the local lakes. We lost my Aunt Catherine last year and the Ranger just isn't the same since she is gone, but I carry forever the memories of a childhood fishing in the Ranger I love, and will soon have in my garage to make memories with my kids. (Minus the chicken pox)
1989 Ranger 361v Bass Boat
My dad, brother and I have been fishing out of a small jon boat. I decided to invest in a bass boat this year. I bought a Ranger bass boat and could not be happier. We have been having a ball fishing out of it. It's a heck of a boat can't wait for more memories to be made on it.
2015 Ranger Z521c
Picked my new Ranger Z521c w/Yamaha 250 SHO up from Augusta Marine in Georgia. Took it out on my home waters of Lake Anna, VA and WOW, this is the Cadillac of bass boats... Takeoff to plane is 2 seconds. Fishing platform is great. I love My Ranger!
I bought my 13 year old son a 2000 R71 last year and he loves it. The gelteman that had it took very good care of it...
My Ranger 175T
I took delivery on my 2015 Ranger 175T in mid November 2014 from Angler'd Edge in Loves Park, IL (AWESOME dealership). I have just finished my first season with it. I chose the 75 E-TEC (not my first E-TEC). I still can't get the grin off my face. This package is GREAT. The ride is like riding in a bowl of whipped cream. My two buddies and I made our annual Autumn trip to Kentucky Lake. The wind was blowing 25 to 30 from the North all three days. My one buddy could not believe the difference in ride between the 175T and my previous 17' boat... Great company who builds an absolutely AWESOME boat. It's going to be a LONG Winter.
I bought my Ranger 335V new back in 1981 and for the first 15 or 20 years I put in LOTS of time on the water enjoying every minute of it. While my 335 looks like a boat that has been fished out of a bunch (she has!), I'm still amazed that the bilge is dusty at the end of the day and virtually everything works like the day I bought it. The only thing that has broken are the livewell valve pulls; partners have stepped on the pull knobs on the back deck over the years and broken them off. I'm going to re-carpet the decks and re-upholster the seats soon. The gelcoat will get a good refinishing and she ought to look as good as new!
Love my Ranger!
Three weeks ago I picked up my first bass boat, a 2016 Ranger Z518. I have always heard Ranger is the best boat company and after comparing the Ranger to other brand's 2016 boats in the same price range I knew this was true. Nothing on this boat looks like it was made cheaply. The quality of the interior is so much better than other brands I looked at. The boat rides great and the 150hp mercury can get it up to about 55-60 mph. The fishability is great for only being a 18.8ft boat because it is such a wide boat. I am very happy with this boat.
My Dream Boat
In the 80's I was given my first RANGER ride and the water was so rough from the high winds, but its was AWESOME. Since then I have dreamed of owning one. Now 30 years later me and my son went to check a Ranger to buy and the guy I was about to buy from it from says "the water is rough", Grinning from ear to ear we ripped the Ranger across the lake. I bought my dream boat. It's a mint condition 80's and I have my DREAM BOAT!!!
I bought my Z518c in May 2015 and I bought it new. Ranger is the only boat brand I ever wanted throughout my life. It's an iconic brand since I can remember. Being a responsible adult, I checked out other brands before buying. None of them really measured up to what I wanted in my first bass boat. I kept coming back to Ranger. It took me several years of shopping to figure out size and colors. When I finally did I didn't hesitate and haven't been disappointed since. I absolutely love my boat and wouldn't trade it for the world (unless I was going to a bigger one lol). I look forward to each time on the water with it. Keep building legends one at a time Ranger!!
My son and I have fished from a 14ft boat for the past 7 years. We have some great memories from that boat. We realized neither of us is getting younger or smaller, so we purchased our first Ranger. It is a 2014 Z118c. It has rained every day since we brought it home, but we need the rain in NC, so I am not complaining. It is tucked away in our garage, and we both sit in it every night before we go to bed. We love it, and we cannot wait to make new memories in our new Ranger!!