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New for 2009: RANGER 1850 RS
Aluminum boats can't compete with this midsized do-it-allFLIPPIN, AR (July 23, 2008) With features such as unsurpassed stability, better looks, more amenities and lower start-up costs, fiberglass boats have quickly become the choice over aluminum for anglers across the country. The new Ranger 1850 RS is poised to convert even more former aluminum owners, giving them the industry's best midsized fish 'n fun boat.
With ergonomic advancements throughout the cockpit, new consoles, striping and color schemes, the 1850 RS raises the bar in the 18-foot fish `n' play market. Measuring 18 feet, 5 inches with a 98-inch beam, the 1850 is rated for 175 horsepower, more than enough muscle to fulfill the task at hand, whether the day is for fishing, water sports or both. A 38-gallon fuel capacity gives the 1850 RS the ability to make long runs for fish, tow skiers and tubers or take the family for an evening cruise with power to spare.
"We consider the 1850 RS the ideal choice in the mid-sized fish `n' play roster because it's so tough to find an 18-foot boat rated for a 175-horsepower engine that has more features and capabilities than this one does," said Ranger Boats President, Randy Hopper. "One of the best things about this boat is how well it fits the family lifestyle. It's more stable on the water, has a long list of standard equipment, fits into most garages – both in height and length on the trailer – plus it's more economical to maintain. Consider that with the soaring costs of aluminum materials, and it's ultimately a much better value."
Fishing features of the 1850 RS are unmistakable: rod storage under the front deck, a choice of Lowrance or Humminbird electronics at the console, baitwell on the front deck, aerated livewell/baitwell at the stern and a bow-mounted Minn Kota 70 Power Drive are all standard. The walk-through windshield, redesigned seats, on-board insulated cooler, drink holders, ski storage and boarding ladder all blend together forming an incredibly versatile family fishing boat.
The 1850 RS comes paired with its own custom-built and RangerTrail® trailer. Designed to perfectly match the boat ensuring years of smooth and easy towing, the 1850's trailer is 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, 5 inches
Beam: 98 inches
Maximum HP: 175
Transom Height: 26 inches
Inside Depth: 24 1/2 inches
Fuel Capacity: 38 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,700 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,780 lbs.
Trailer GVWR: CF4500
Length on Trailer with Motor Down: 23 feet
Width on Trailer: 101 inches
Length on Trailer with Motor Down & Swing-Away Tongue Open: 21 feet
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.