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NEW FOR 2010: RANGER 2310 BAY

All-new saltwater flagship combines best-in-class features, performance

FLIPPIN, ARK (July 20, 2009) Saltwater anglers across the country have quickly come to recognize Ranger Boats as the market leader in performance-minded inshore fishing boats. It's a hard earned distinction built largely on Ranger's commitment to improving product through feedback from tournament anglers, elite captains and guides. Capitalizing on this feedback, Ranger's acclaimed design staff recently unveiled the new 2310 Bay – a completely new design built to dominate the inshore fishing scene.

Following the popularity of the previously introduced 2410 Bay Ranger, the new 2310 brings updated features and even more distinctive aesthetic details to anglers who prefer a slightly smaller, more maneuverable rig. Ideal for anglers along the Gulf Coast and other popular inshore fishing destinations, the 2310 Bay Ranger measures a comfortable 23 feet, 4 inches and is rated for a maximum 300 horsepower. Like all Ranger designs, the 2310 is available with a wide range of precision-matched outboards to meet the preferences of anglers in all regions.

Boasting 80 gallons of fuel capacity, the 2310 gives anglers the freedom to make long runs in search of redfish, snook, tarpon or any other hard-charging inshore saltwater species while also maintaining enough power, performance and range to run beyond the bays and backwater to offshore rigs and reefs. Designed with an increased amount of bow flare, the 2310 gives passengers what engineers are calling the smoothest, driest ride on the water.

When it comes to fishability, the 2310 Bay Ranger benefits from an ultra modern sheer line which produces a large front casting deck with minimal gunnel height – ideal characteristics for fighting and maneuvering fish. And when anchored from the bow, the 2310 gives anglers another added bonus – a rear deck designed with a full transom, eliminating the need for a splash well and offering more efficient space to fish.

"Whether you're fishing the highest-level redfish or tarpon tournaments or guiding saltwater anglers in search of their first snook, overall space, performance and fishability are vital the overall success and enjoyment of the trip," said accomplished Ranger Saltwater Pro Artie Price Jr., whose team has amassed more than a half-million dollars in tarpon tournament winnings over the past decade. "The new 2310 Bay Ranger is the perfect size for drifting for tarpon in the bays with plenty of room to handle big, tournament-winning fish. Plus, it's maneuverable enough to take into the backcountry and target tailing redfish and snook around the mangroves. The intuitive design of the boat's interior means that I can keep the appropriate gear for any of these situations on board at all times without running out of room."

Other interior highlights include a new, angler-friendly console designed to accommodate big, modern electronics favored by hardcore inshore anglers. The console also integrates three stand-up, rocket launcher-style rod holders on each side and a forward-mounted, removable cooler that doubles as a comfortable seating location while under way. Just aft of the console, a new leaning post not only provides more rod storage with four additional rod holders, but also features built-in dry storage for trolling motor batteries and breaker switches – freeing up more space throughout the boat for extra gear.

With multiple passengers on board, the 2310 provides another unique feature – stowable jump seats that can be deployed in a matter of seconds. The unique design allows for extra seating locations when necessary and folds flush out of the way when not in use.

Equipped with a custom-built, tandem-axle, aluminum RangerTrail trailer featuring LED lights, the 2310 Bay Ranger is easier to maneuver and enjoys the smooth trailering benefits of custom alignment and individually balanced wheels. Up front, the center swing jack retracts flush to the frame and creates a more balanced load, making it even more secure on the trailer. Combined with matching fenders, new aluminum mag wheels, matching spare, exclusive oil bath COOL Hub® lubrication system, torsion axle suspension, and swing-away tongue, the RangerTrail trailer delivers long-lasting peace of mind and easy towing.

Capacities and Specifications
Overall Hull Length: 23 feet, 4 inches
Beam: 100 inches
Draft: 14 inches
Maximum HP: 300
Engine Shaft Length: 25 inches
Inside Depth: 17 inches
Fuel Capacity: 80 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 2,400 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 2,750 lbs.

Trailer Capacities/Specifications
Trailer GVWR: AF6000
Length on Trailer with Motor Down: 28 feet, 7 inches
Length on Trailer with Motor Down and Swing-Away Tongue Open: 26 feet, 7 inches
Width on Trailer: 102 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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