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NEW FOR 2011: RANGER Z100 SERIES

New dream rigs give anglers more options without sacrificing performance, features

FLIPPIN, AR (July 22, 2010) Ranger's Z Comanche Series continues to lead the industry in giving serious anglers top-shelf features, comfort and aesthetics in addition to unparalleled fishability and proven performance. Now for the 2011 model year, an additional group of Ranger Z models is growing the line even further while bringing the quality and reputation of the distinctive Z Comanche Series to anglers wishing to hit the water in style with a new rig that's as accessible as it is laden with features and performance.

The new Ranger Z100 Series is comprised of three models: the Z118, Z119 and Z120. Rated for 150, 200 and 225 horsepower, respectively, the Z100 Series is ideal for serious weekend warriors who want to fish local and regional tournaments from a new boat without the price tag associated with most similarly equipped new boats. Starting at under $30,000 (depending on options), anglers can take to the water in a new Ranger Z118 and experience the custom feel of the legendary brand while being qualified for chances to add more money to any tournament winnings through the Ranger Cup program. The Ranger Cup program continues to reward Ranger loyalty through added payout to winners of qualified tournaments as long as they are the registered owners of any Ranger boat (regardless of year or model) and adhere to program guidelines.

"The Z100 Series is designed to do so many things well," said Keith Daffron of Ranger Boats. "From the spacious, balanced interior to the full-throttle engineering and custom details throughout, these full-featured rigs reinforce the Z-Series legacy at every level. Not only do the aggressive looks match the performance standards but, sticker on these designs is geared to make even more dreams come true."

Measuring 18 feet, 8 inches, the Z118 boasts a host of features not found in other 18-foot bass boats. With a new hull designed and built around the game-changing total performance technology utilized in other Z Comanche models, this rig features a large front deck that extends to the consoles complete with enormous center and port side rod lockers capable of storing 8-foot rods. Elsewhere, the completely redesigned console allows for flush mounting of modern, large-screen electronics. Available with all major brands of precision-matched outboards, the Z118 powered by a 150-horsepower engine has more than enough power to take anglers to their favorite out-of-the-way fishing spot or even participate in other water sports with the family.

A Minn Kota Maxxum 70 24V trolling motor, console-mounted Lowrance Mark-5X Pro electronics, on-board Dual-Pro 15x2 charger and a stainless steel prop are all standard on the Z118 making it possible for anglers to leave the dealership and head straight to the water. Available in both single- and dual-console configurations, the Z118 includes SRS bench seating with custom-matched premium marine upholstery, an insulated cooler with drain, integrated drink holders, lockable storage, molded driver and passenger footrests, runnin' rod rack with strap and a full complement of gauges and switches.

Similarly equipped, the Z119 measures 19 feet, 6 inches and is rated for 200 horsepower, while the 20-foot-5-inch Z120 Comanche is rated for 225 horsepower, giving anglers a host of popular sizes and power configurations to suit their needs and lifestyle.

Like all Ranger boats, Z100 Series models come paired with custom-built RangerTrail trailers. Designed to ideally match the boat for smooth, easy towing and maneuvering, RangerTrail trailers are equipped with Road Armor finish, LED lights; aluminum wheels and the COOL Hub® lubrication system as standard equipment. Designed and built in the same factory to the same, exacting standards as all Ranger boats, RangerTrail trailers are custom aligned with individually balanced wheels, equipped with torsion axle suspensions and locking, swing-away tongues. With matching fiberglass fenders and full-size spare, RangerTrail trailers deliver peace of mind when trailering and complement the striking good looks of Ranger boats.

2011 RANGER Z118
Overall Hull Length: 18 feet, 8 inches
Beam: 94 inches
Maximum HP: 150
Engine Shaft Length: 20 inches
Inside Depth: 21 inches
Fuel Capacity: (1) 38-gallon tank
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,265 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,550 lbs. (single console)
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,575 lbs. (dual console)
Trailer GVWR: CF3725
Length on Trailer with Motor Down: 23 feet, 7 inches
Length on Trailer with Motor Down and Swing-Away Tongue Open: 21 feet, 7 inches
Width on Trailer: 99 inches

2011 RANGER Z119
Overall Hull Length: 19 feet, 6 inches
Beam: 95 inches
Maximum HP: 200
Engine Shaft Length: 20 inches
Inside Depth: 20 inches
Fuel Capacity: (1) 40-gallon tank
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,500 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,625 lbs. (single console)
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,650 lbs. (dual console)
Trailer GVWR: CF4500
Length on Trailer with Motor Down: 24 feet, 7 inches
Length on Trailer with Motor Down and Swing-Away Tongue Open: 22 feet, 7 inches
Width on Trailer: 100 inches

2011 RANGER Z120
Overall Hull Length: 20 feet, 5 inches
Beam: 95 inches
Maximum HP: 225
Engine Shaft Length: 20 inches
Inside Depth: 22 inches
Fuel Capacity: (2) 24-gallon tanks
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,700 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,735 lbs. (single console)
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,760 lbs. (dual console)
Trailer GVWR: CF5000
Length on Trailer with Motor Down: 25 feet, 6 inches
Length on Trailer with Motor Down and Swing-Away Tongue Open: 23 feet, 6 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. For more information, go to www.rangerboats.com.


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