2013 Z520 of Pure Goodness
I picked up my brand new Ranger a week ago and since have gone out on it now 3 times. Having come from a different brand of boat I can't say enough about this boat. Ride, Fishability, Smooth, Sleek and handles amazing like driving a race car. Can't wait for the weekend!!!
Having Affair With My Ranger Bass Boat
It's not new. I like to call her seasoned. 1998 30th Anniversary 481VS. Johnson 150 Fast Strike. I just love the way she looks.
Just recently purchased Z118c from Toho Marine in St Cloud, Florida on July 10, 2014. Had it on the water twice and the performance is flawless!! Equipped with Mercury 150 Pro XS... Wow what power! Minn Kota Fortrex 80lb thrust does a great job getting me through the thick Florida hydrilla with ease. I have owned 7 boats in my life and this Ranger will be my last!!! Ranger is perfection!! A dream come true for any angler!!!
--David & Renee H.
I purchased my 2013 Z118 with the Mercury Pro XS 150 back in May 2014 and I can honestly say that Ranger is the finest boat on the water!!!
This boat is very stable, roomy and fast!!
I purchased it from MARE Inc., and they treated me like one of the family! Thanks again to Brian and John for the great service!!!
I have been on the water every weekend since I bought it and I am enjoying it very much!!! Keep up the great work on your boats!!!
Ranger Factory Tour
On the way home from vacationing in Branson, Missouri made a stop in Flippin, Arkansas at the Ranger Factory. We didn't realize the last tour ended at 1:30 p.m.and we didn't arrive until 2:45p.m. When we inquired about the tour, Mr. Hugh looked at Mr. Mickey and said there wasn't any reason he couldn't take us anyway!!! Mr. Hugh loaded us up and away we went!! He was very nice and showed us every step involved in building these "works of art." Even though I'm just a weekend warrior they treated me like I was their #1 customer, now I truly know what it means to be part of the Ranger Family!! Other boat manufacturers claim to be #1 on the water but they don't hold a candle to a Ranger!! Thank you Mr. Forrest & Mrs. Nina for the customer service you provide, it is second to none!! Ranger owner for LIFE!!Again thank you Mr. Hugh & Mr. Mickey that really meant a lot!!! Still building LEGENDS one at a time!!!!! Southern Louisiana Bayou Boy!!
My husband Jimmy Craig Wood has owned three Ranger bass boats. The first in 74, damn near divorced after that trip from Nebraska to Arkansas to pick up that first dark red metal flake as I recall chunk o' fiberglass. He loved it and poured money into it until the early eighties. When he acquired his next Ranger. A blue blue metal flake old girl which was his favorite and best built over the years. Chrome gas caps, flush box locks that never broke. And the last boat a '91 that we have enjoyed for the last 20 plus years. Jimmy died June 1, 2014. He loved his Rangers and wouldn't have it any other way.
2012 Reata 1850
We bought our Reata new from Cabela's in Sidney, NE. I have to say the service and support from Cabela's was the best. Our Reata was the boat I have dreamed of and it has not disappointed us in any way. It has handled any water we have fished in (even with Wyoming wind). It has also become the play boat for the entire family.
Bought the RT188 about 8 months ago so I can give a good "seat of the pants" review now. I have had this boat in a lot of different types of water and situations and trailered it to Florida and back. I traded in my 19 ft fiberglass boat on this aluminum Ranger.
I have been very impressed with the RT188 and the 115 Yamaha combination. It fishes great from the front, has a lot of room and is the most stable metal boat I have been in, it takes rough water well and rides smooth. I am retired now and it is a lot easier on me to move around and hook and unhook. It trailers easy and is easy to load at the ramp. The 80 pound trolling motor takes it anywhere through grass and weeds. I am very pleased with the purchase.
I Love My Ranger
Last Valentines Day my wife bought me my Dream Rig! A Ranger Z21 Comanche! What else can I say? I upgraded my boat not just in length, as my first boat was another brand and was 18', but the ride, OMG, so smooth, so comfortable. The attention to detail, the storage the everything was an upgrade to the boat I bought NEW. I have had the pleasure of fishing out of many different brands, so many sizes, but there is no comparison to the 21' Ranger, I LOVE MY RANGER!
Love My Z520
Last year I purchased a 2008 that was barely used from Dixie Marine in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since I fish mainly Lake Erie and St. Clair they suggested a 5 blade prop for my 250 Yamaha. Wow, Awesome, Oh my, are some of the comments I get from my partners who all are Ranger owners when they see the performance of this boat in rough water. This is my first Ranger, but like many others I have owned other brands. You can not fully appreciate this boat until you have owned other makes.
First Time Out!
This past weekend I was able to get my two year old son (Mayson) out on the lake for the first time. We have a 2005 185VS. It was a day that I will never forget. The litte future Ranger owner had a blast. Thank you Ranger!!
Fishing on a Ranger
Had the time of my life fishing with my friends Bob Hobba from Buffalo, NY and Dan Petterson of Fargo, ND fishing for 3 days at Lake of the Woods on his new Ranger Fisherman. The boat got more compliments than my new sneakers did.
Awesome boat with so much comfort while traveling on the lake.