For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Roth
Ranger Boats New 521VX Comanche Bass Boat
FLIPPIN, AR (December 12, 2002) With a continuing commitment to building the highest quality, top performing bass boats on the water, Ranger® Boats introduces the 521VX Comanche.
“At Ranger, we talk a lot about our Five Star Advantage and Signature Quality,” Ranger Boats President Randy Hopper said. “Our new 521VX epitomizes those standards. It has the same high quality and maximum durability we put in every one of our boats, and surrounds anglers with the very best standard features available to make their fishing experience a most enjoyable and successful one.”
Built on a 21-foot 3-inch frame, the Ranger 521VX Comanche is rated for maximum of 250 horsepower. Available with a single or dual console, the 521VX has a 92 ½-inch beam and dual tank fuel capacity of 52 gallons. The overall design includes lower profile contours, high-performance cockpit, and 12-inch engine setback, all engineered for faster hole shots and top-end acceleration.
To assure high durability and a smooth ride, the 521VX has Ranger’s exclusive pultruded fiberglass transom; fiberglass stringer system; and layers of zone-tempered, interwoven fiberglass inside the hull. Also included is the Rite-Track KeelTM hull design and Sea Star Pro® steering.
The front deck of the 521VX features two large rod boxes: an eight-foot port box, and a center box with two rows holding seven-foot six-inch rods and seven-foot rods. There is also rod storage with retractable straps on the deck. A lockable compartment forward of the driver’s console includes a Pro StowTM tackle organizer. A starboard compartment offers additional lockable storage.
Centered in the rear deck of the 521VX is a large livewell equipped with a removable divider and filter screens. The recirculating Air Venturi aeration system has both manual and automatic timer functions, and a unique pump-out feature making fish more accessible.
For extra comfort the 521VX includes Ranger’s exclusive S-R-S soft-ride seats that use a spring compression support system. For greater security and convenience a new digital keyless ignition system has also been included on the 521.
Other standard features include a Garmin® 240 depth finder with temperature probe; Minn Kota® Maxxum® 74 trolling motor; Comanche 7-gauge performance instrumentation package; 6-gauge heavy-duty trolling motor wiring; 3 bank, on-board X-treme battery charger; and custom-matched RangerTrail® trailer.
Ranger 521VX Comanche capacities and specifications:
|Overall length||21 feet 3 inches|
|Beam||92 1/2 inches|
|Transom Height||23 inches|
|Inside Depth||20 1/4 inches|
|Fuel capacity||52 gallons|
|Rod box length||8 feet (port)|
|7 feet 6 inches (center row 1)|
|7 feet (center row 2)|
|Total persons, motor, gear||1,560 pounds|
|Approximate boat weight||1,860 (single console)|
|1,885 (dual console)|
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 www.rangerboats.com or call 1-800-373-2628.
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