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New for 2009: RANGER 618T/620T

Redesigned tiller models meet the needs of serious multi-species anglers

FLIPPIN, AR (July 23, 2008) Whether multi-species anglers fish for money or for fun, tiller boats are as linked to walleye and musky fishing as bucktails and crawler harnesses. But just because tiller boats are steeped in tradition doesn't mean they have stopped evolving. New for 2009, Ranger has redesigned the 618T and 620T, infusing greater features, stronger performance and upgraded aesthetics while keeping the wide open layout that makes these boats so popular.

With new dress trim, refined ergonomics, an integrated anchor locker in the bow and the possibility for even more power thanks to a 200-horsepower rating for the redesigned 620T, these tiller models make ideal guide boats with plenty of space for fishing and storage and a performance-proven running surface capable of taming the roughest water.

"When serious northern anglers want to backtroll, run planer boards or take a group of people out fishing, a tiller model is a great choice for the task with all of its open space and maneuverability characteristics," said Ranger Boats President, Randy Hopper. "We've updated these two tiller boats to give owners the best performing and best looking designs on the market with plenty of power and usable space on the industry's most proven running surface."

Measuring 18 feet, 4 inches with a 90-inch beam, the 618T is rated for 90 horsepower and comes complete with a 33-gallon fuel capacity. Standard features include Lowrance X-135 or Humminbird 767 electronics, on-board Dual-Pro charger and 8-foot and 9-foot rod storage in the port and starboard gunnels. An insulated cooler, retractable boarding ladder and a pair of aerated livewells/baitwells keep the 618T focused on an improved fishing experience.

The 620T measures 20 feet, 1 inch with a 90-inch beam and is rated for a maximum 200 horsepower when paired with a Mercury Verado 4 cylinder outboard. For other hydraulic steering outboard choices, the maximum rating remains at 150 horsepower. With 40 gallons of fuel capacity, aerated livewell/baitwell and 9-foot, 6-inch rod storage in both gunnels, the 620T comes equipped with the same impressive feature set as the 618T plus a 3-bank on-board battery charger and even more deck space.

The Ranger tiller models come paired with their own custom-built RangerTrail® trailers. Designed to perfectly match the boat ensuring years of smooth and easy towing, the trailers are equipped with Road Armor finish, L.E.D. lights and Ranger's COOL Hub® lubrication system as standard equipment. Designed and built in the same factory and to the same exacting specifications as all Ranger boats, RangerTrail® trailers are custom aligned with individually balanced wheels, feature swing-away tongues, swing jacks that retract flush to the frame as well as torsion axle suspension and locking.

Capacities and Specifications

Overall Hull Length: 18 feet, 4 inches
Beam: 90 inches
Maximum HP: 90
Transom Height: 25 inches
Inside Depth: 23 inches
Fuel Capacity: 33 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,680 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,600 lbs.

Trailer Capacities/Specifications
Trailer GVWR: FF3725
Length on Trailer with Motor Down: 23 feet
Width on Trailer: 99 inches
Length on Trailer with Motor Down & Swing-Away Tongue Open: 21 feet

Overall Hull Length: 20 feet, 1 inch
Beam: 90 inches
Maximum HP: 200 (Mercury Verado 4 cylinder only); 150 (w/hydraulic steering only)
Transom Height: 25 inches
Inside Depth: 23 ½ inches
Fuel Capacity: 40 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,820 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,725 lbs.
Trailer Capacities/Specifications

Trailer GVWR: FF5000
Length on Trailer with Motor Down: 24 feet, 2 inches
Width on Trailer: 99 inches
Length on Trailer with Motor Down & Swing-Away Tongue Open: 22 feet, 2 inches

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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