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Ranger Boats Introduces New 2003 Intracoastal Models

FLIPPIN, AR (December 12, 2002) Designed for versatility, Ranger® Boats’ new 185-I and 195-I Intracoastal models fill the needs of freshwater and saltwater anglers fishing from coastal waters or inland lakes.

“Ranger is about making the highest quality boats with the best features available,” Ranger Boats President Randy Hopper said. “Our 185-I and 195-I models deliver this quality and fishability to anglers fishing saltwater or freshwater. We designed them to be versatile.”

The Ranger 195-I is 19 feet 5 inches in length, has 45-gallon fuel capacity and is rated for a maximum of 200 horsepower. The Ranger 185-I is 18 feet 5 inches in length, has 40-gallon fuel capacity and rated for a maximum of 175 horsepower. Both models feature a 92-inch beam, 10-inch integrated engine set-back, and are offered with single or dual console.

Key features on the two new Intracoastal models that ensure the highest performance and comfort include Sea Star Pro® steering, Rite-Track Keel™ hull design, centrally located fuel tanks, large skid resistant decks, custom molded footrests and specially contoured bench seating.

To maintain the Ranger reputation of a solid, one-piece feel, layers of zone-tempered fiberglass are interwoven and bonded with the pultruded fiberglass transom and fiberglass stringer system. In addition, upright, level foam flotation is injected into virtually all interior cavities.

Storage includes two oversized rod lockers with extra-wide openings, gas shocks and lockable latches. The port box of the 185I and the 195I is 7 feet 6 inches. Both come with a handle supported rod organizer. The starboard box is 7 feet on both the models. Large, locking storage compartments are located in the rear deck. Between the storage compartments is an extra large, recirculating livewell with a removable divider.

Additional standard equipment includes a multi-bank, stainless steel battery charger; stainless steel prop and hardware; cranking battery; Garmin® 160 fishfinder; Minn Kota® 24V Riptide® (saltwater or freshwater compatible) trolling motor; six gauge wiring; choice of factory-rigged outboards; and custom-fitted RangerTrail® trailer with disc brakes.

Ranger 195-I and Ranger 185-I Intracoastal capacities and specifications:

Ranger 195-I Ranger 185-I
Overall length 19 feet 5 inches 18 feet 5 inches
Beam 92 inches 92 inches
Maximum horsepower 200 hp 175 hp
Transom height 23 inches 23 inches
Inside depth 20 inches 20 inches
Draft 14 inches 14 inches
Fuel capacity (1) 45 gallons (1) 40 gallons
Rod box length - Port 7 feet 6 inches 7 feet 6 inches
- Starboard 7 feet 7 feet
Total persons, motor, gear 1,430 pounds 1,365 pounds
Approximate boat weight:
- Single console 1,620 pounds 1,520 pounds
- Dual console 1,645 pounds 1,545 pounds

Ranger Boats, headquartered in Flippin, Ark., is the nation’s largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, including a series of bass, multi-species and saltwater boats. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its philosophy of “building legends…one at a time.” For more information visit or call 1-800-373-2628.

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