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The next generation of Ranger boats tops the magazine's "Premium Selection"

FLIPPIN, ARKANSAS (July 17, 2008) With accolades and rave reviews from all corners of the fishing industry since its debut, the 2008 Ranger Z520 Comanche has quickly become the hottest-selling bass boat on the market. Most recently, Consumers Digest magazine weighed in by naming the Z520 its top “premium selection” in its list of "Best Buys in Powerboats."

By blending the performance and geometry of a proven hull with the detail, fit and finish of the Z Comanche series, the Z520 Comanche gives anglers a performance-minded boat that's long on features, fishability, custom details and striking good looks. From the FLW Tour, the Bassmaster Elite Series Tour and other tournament circuits around the country, lots of serious anglers hit the water this season in a Z520 Comanche, proving the vessel's mettle in nearly every conceivable fishing situation.

In its "Best Buys in Powerboats" section, the editors of Consumers Digest praised the interior layout, seat design and smooth, rough-water ride of the Z520. Additionally the magazine touted the speed, acceleration and standard equipment features of the Z520 Comanche.

"Consumers Digest is a name that consumers have trusted for many years, something that people rely on for the most accurate and reliable information on just about any product they wish to invest in," said Ranger Boats President, Randy Hopper. "To receive such a positive response from such a reputable publication is a testament not only to the attributes of the boat itself, but also the pride and skill of the men and women who give everything they can to produce the finest fishing boats on the water."

The release of the Ranger Z520 Comanche signaled the beginning of the next 40 years of unparalleled boats from the legendary manufacturer. Measuring 20 feet, 9 inches, the Z520 Comanche is rated for a maximum 250 horsepower and features 48 gallons of fuel capacity. The blend of power, size and fuel capacity make it perfectly suited for long runs on big reservoirs or fishing open water. With a 95-inch beam, the Z520 Comanche is an extremely stable fishing platform that delivers a smooth, dry ride, with plenty of fishing room.

About Ranger Boats

Ranger Boats, headquartered in Flippin, Ark., is the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, including a series of bass, multi-species, fish 'n play and saltwater boats. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest quality, strongest performing boats on the water.

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