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RANGER BOATS SENDS STRONG FIELD INTO 2013 BASSMASTER CLASSIC

Classic Expo to Feature New Ranger Aluminum Product Line, Sales Incentives as well

FLIPPIN, ARK. (February 19, 2013) No brand is as synonymous with professional bass fishing as Ranger Boats. The legendary manufacturer, celebrating its 45th Anniversary this year, will be represented by some of the top names in professional fishing at this year's Bassmaster Classic, including pros fishing the ultra-competitive B.A.S.S. Elite Series, as well as some up-and-coming anglers who qualified through the Opens and Federation Nation National Championship.

Ranger Pros in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic:
Tommy Biffle – B.A.S.S. Elite Series qualifier
Jason Christie – B.A.S.S. Opens qualifier
Mark Dove – B.A.S.S. Nation Championship qualifier
Jared Knuth – B.A.S.S. Nation Championship qualifier
Ish Monroe – B.A.S.S. Elite Series qualifier
Takahiro Omori – B.A.S.S. Series qualifier
David Walker – B.A.S.S. Elite Series qualifier

In addition to its field of qualifiers, Ranger Boats enters the 2013 Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo with one of the industry's most sought-after displays. The Expo will serve as the official unveiling of Ranger's all-new Tournament Series aluminum line, offering customers a first-hand look at the new 17-foot-8-inch and 18-foot-8-inch models. The factory display is further highlighted by the Z520C Comanche, the all-new Ranger flagship many of the Classic pros will be fishing from this season. Visitors to the booth will also be eligible for Ranger's 45th Anniversary retail promotion, offering up to $1,450 in bonus benefits with a qualified purchase.

Ranger founder and Hall of Famer Forrest L. Wood will also be present at the display, along with some of the greatest anglers to ever take to the weigh-in stand. Visitors to the Ranger booth can meet with and gain professional insight from a collection of Ranger loyalists, who, between them, have amassed several Bassmaster Classic titles and millions of dollars in combined career winnings.

Appearing in the Ranger Boats booth:
Forrest L. Wood
Hank Parker
Jimmy Houston
Denny Brauer
Jay Yelas

For Bassmaster Classic attendees – and those who wish they were – who want behind-the-scenes access to the tournament, inside looks at Ranger products and personalities or a chance to win prizes, follow Ranger Boats on Twitter (@RangerBoats) or become a fan on Facebook.

About Ranger Boats
Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation's premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, which include series of bass, multi-species, fish 'n play, water fowl utility 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 RangerBoats.com.


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