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NEW FOR 2010: RANGER Z521 COMANCHE
The long-awaited addition to Ranger's Z500 Series arrives in styleFLIPPIN, ARK (July 20, 2009) Ranger's all-new Z521 Comanche follows in the rich lineage of the most popular series of bass boats in modern bass fishing history. It's a line with multiple "Best in Class," "Editor's Choice" and "Excellence in Design" awards from today's most respected industry publications already to its credit. Delivering the same top-end performance and handling, racecar-inspired design and trend-setting amenities to the 21-foot bass boat segment, the latest member of the Z500 Series ushers in yet another benchmark in high-performance, competitive bass rigs.
"From the moment we introduced the Z500 series, this is the boat that so many anglers have been asking about," said Ranger Boats President Randy Hopper. "We're excited to unveil this new rig and share the results of so much angler input. On top of so many new interior features, it's an exceptionally responsive design with a great ride and ultra solid feel on and off plane.
The Z521 Comanche measures an efficient-yet-spacious 21 feet, 3 inches in length with a 95-inch beam for the sturdiest fishing platform of any high-performance model in production. Rated for 250 horsepower, the Z521 is available with a wide range of precision-matched outboards to meet the preferences of anglers across the country, while a 52 gallon fuel capacity ensures plenty of range for long runs in search of fish.
The interior is highlighted by a completely redesigned console that's not only taller for more protection, but offers built-in mounting options for today's popular, large-screened electronics directly above the steering wheel – eliminating the need for gimbal and swivel mounts in most cases. The redesigned consoles also integrate a stylish-yet-functional concave beveling on the outside, allowing the tips of rods stored on the front deck to stay more secure while in use. With tons of storage throughout, the Z521 incorporates the same stainless steel key lock system with powerful compression locks and triple-lip-sealed storage lockers as previous Z500 models, keeping gear extremely dry and delivering comforting peace of mind.
Other new features include an integrated front deck step with storage, which can be used for tackle and gear or thanks to a gel coated, insulated interior – an additional cooler. Z521 owners can also choose between Ranger's patented SRS bench seat design or opt for a new bucket seat configuration, which in place of a third, middle seat features a console with storage and cup holders.
Like all Ranger boats, the Z521 Comanche comes paired with its own custom-built and serial-number-specific RangerTrail trailer. Designed to perfectly match the boat to ensure years of smooth, easy towing and maneuvering, the Z521 Comanche's trailer is equipped with Road Armor finish, L.E.D. lights, new aluminum mag wheels and 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 jacks that retract flush to the frame as well as torsion axle suspension and locking, swing-away tongues. With matching fiberglass fenders and matching spare, the RangerTrail trailer delivers peace of mind when trailering and complement the striking good looks of Ranger boats.
Capacities and Specifications
Overall Hull Length: 21 feet, 3 inches
Beam: 95 inches
Maximum HP: 250
Engine Shaft Length: 20 inches
Inside Depth: 21 inches
Fuel Capacity: 52 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,700 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,900 lbs. (single console) - 1,925 lbs. (dual console)
Trailer GVWR: CF5000
Length on Trailer with Motor Down: 26 feet, 2 inches
Length on Trailer with Motor Down and Swing-Away Tongue Open: 24 feet, 2 inches
Width on Trailer: 99 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.