FLIPPIN, Ark. (July 16, 2018) - Ranger Boats continues the legacy of leading the industry in design and innovation with the extension its popular L Series line of tournament bass boats to include the all-new Z518L Comanche and Z519L Comanche. The L Series of boats are built upon a celebrated hull design that delivers unmatched quality and fishability. The budget-friendly and venerable Z518 and Z519 boats have also adopted the design and styling of the L Series.
"The Z520L and Z521L were launched last year to great acclaim," said Ranger Director of Engineering Pat Hawkins. "Offering the new design and features in the 18- and 19-foot segment was a natural choice to meet the needs of anglers who want a high-performance boat that benefits from the efficiency of smaller outboards as well as smaller tow vehicles and storage space."
The Z518L and Z519L share the smooth and dry ride from their legendary running surface and more distinctive molded style lines, exclusive LED light package and premium chrome trim highlight the boats' sharp fit and finish. Enlarged, wrap-around SRS cockpit seating is covered in custom-fitted, premium marine upholstery and - combined with molded-in footrests - give all-day comfort and protection for anglers in rough waters.
The bow of each boat features a redesigned workstation, replete with tool holders, integrated drink holder and accepts electronics up to 12 inches. The console of each boat is outfitted with digital switching keypads, keyless ignition and accepts 16-inch electronics. Both boats are offered in single- or dual-console configurations and come standard with Lowrance HDS electronics at the console and bow.
With an expansive, padded front deck, multiple anglers can easily fish together. Underneath the front casting deck, the patented Power Ventilation Rod Storage™ system keeps rods and gear dry while the rear deck offers additional storage and dual, aerated livewells with removable divider and automatic pump out.
The Z519L sports a 96-inch beam and measures 19 feet, 9 inches. Rated for an outboard up to 225 horsepower, anglers are free to choose to power their boat with a factory-rigged outboard from Evinrude, Mercury or Yamaha, including the all-new Mercury V-8 Pro XS FourStroke outboard. The Z519L comes standard with a Minn Kota Fortrex trolling motor.
Measuring 18 feet, 10 inches, and a 95-inch beam, the Z518L is rated for an outboard up to 200 horsepower with selections of a factory-installed outboard available from Evinrude, Mercury and Yamaha. Along with new styling, the Z518L has also been upgraded with digital switching and ignition for 2019 and comes equipped with a Minn Kota Fortrex trolling motor.
Also updated with new aesthetics, the classic Z518 and Z519 boats still offer the advantages of running a smaller boat without sacrificing innovative features and performance. Along with the new styling, both boats boast matte black trim and a new seat design with a standard fiberglass center storage console.
Both models offer a wealth of storage options, including a running rod rack on the starboard side, large dry storage and insulated cooler forward of the driver's console, and integrated storage under the front-deck step. Both models feature a large rear casting deck highlighted by a divided, aerated livewell.
The Z519 maintains its overall length of 19 feet, 9 inches, along with the 96-inch beam and has a maximum rating of 225 horsepower. The Z518 measures 18 feet, 10 inches with a 95-inch beam and is rated for a 150-horsepower outboard. The Z518 and Z519 are available in both single- and dual-console configurations.
The Z519L Comanche, Z518L Comanche, Z518 and Z519 are paired with a new trailer design with updated fenders and wheels. The custom-built, tandem-axle Ranger Trail® trailer perfectly matches each individual boat for smooth, easy towing and maneuvering. The Ranger Trail trailer is also equipped with a Road Armor finish, L.E.D. lights, aluminum wheels and a COOL Hub® lubrication system as standard equipment. Further equipped with torsion axle suspension, swing away tongue, full-size spare and matching fiberglass fenders, the Ranger Trail trailer delivers remarkable peace of mind when trailering and complements the striking good looks of the boat.
2019 RANGER Z519L Comanche / 2019 RANGER Z519
Overall Hull Length: 19 feet, 9 inches
Beam: 96 inches
Maximum HP: 225
Inside Depth: 22 inches
Fuel Capacity: 39 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,580 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,750 lbs.
Trailer GVWR: CF5000
2019 RANGER Z518L Comanche / 2019 RANGER Z518
Overall Hull Length: 18 feet, 10 inches
Beam: 95 inches
Maximum HP: Z518L=200, Z518=150
Inside Depth: 21 inches
Fuel Capacity: 39 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,350 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,650 lbs.
Trailer GVWR: CF3725
About Ranger Boats
Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation's premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, with acclaimed models and series in the bass, multi-species, fish 'n play, saltwater, waterfowl utility and pontoon boat segments. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water. For more information, go to RangerBoats.com.