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!!
New 2015 Angler 2080VS
My uncle had a Ranger 30 years ago, was super impressed. I picked my new one up three weeks ago and every day off have been on Lake St Clair... The 250 Verado is amazingly quiet and so powerful. This boat shouts class, durability and is so fun to operate.
My retirement boat!! 9 more years!!
We just finished the survey sent to us it's good to see a company interested in the opinion of the buyer after the sale. This boat was a Father's Day gift to my husband Mike an we couldn't be more pleased. Steve, Mike and all the people at Knox Marine were fantastic and meeting Kim an Larry at the spring show was great. Keep on keeping on. You are doing it right. It's clear to see why you're the industry leader.
THIS is why you own a Ranger!
RE: 1996 462VS; I still LOVE it!
I keep this old boat very nearly showroom perfect - with a little help from the GREAT parts support provided by Ranger...
I currently own several boats ranging in size from 19 to 34 feet and over the last thirty or so years have owned more than a dozen others. In my experience, NO company comes close to the after sale support that Ranger provides. In addition, Ranger quality is the real deal - I am the original owner and my Ranger still runs, performs and looks just like it did the day I bought it. Maybe that is why this boat is today worth nearly exactly what I paid for it when brand new.
Kudos and a high five to the folks at Ranger!
Best Bay Boat Ever - 220 Bahia
Just took my Ranger 220 Bahia out for the first time and it rides like a dream. I have owned several center console boats over the years and have never had one that was so well balanced smooth ride as this 220 Bahia. You can see the true craftsmanship in the fit in finish. Thank You Ranger Boats, my purchase was an easy decision.
I just picked up my third Ranger. I ran another brand for years until 2012 when I got my first z521. WOW!! Wish I had been in them way earlier. From comfort to attention to detail, they are by far the best bass boats on the market. Keep up th good work guys!! Thanks for the great ride I have in my new 2016 Z521c!!
1988 363V Bass Masters Classic
Well I am new to the Ranger world. My Dad and Brother-In Law's both have Rangers and I have always been a tad envious. Last weekend I purchased a 1988 363V Bass Master Classic and absolutely LOVE it. It has been garage kept, so pretty much in new condition. It runs great with the Johnson GT150 and tracks perfect in the water. What a boat! Can't wait to get it out to do some serious fishing! My wife is my fishing buddy, but doesn't always fish. She loves the bench seat and the cushion bench up front. I can enjoy my fishin and she can enjoy her book reading. What a rig! I'm a Ranger owner for life!
The Real Deal
I purchased a new 2015 Ranger Z118c from Vic's Sport Center, my local Ranger dealer, beginning of the year coming fresh out of the college fishing circuits to fish the FLW Rayovac Series. I am extremely proud to be a Ranger boat owner and have to say their service team at FLW events does an amazing job taking care of issues that arise putting the boat through some of the toughest conditions. Ranger is by far the best boat I have ever ran!