For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Roth
Ranger’s New Fisherman Series Models for 2003
FLIPPIN, AR (December 12, 2002) Ranger® Boats new model lineup for 2003 includes two new Fisherman Series boats. The Ranger 621VS is designed especially for walleye anglers who fish big bodies of water. The Ranger 618VS Fisherman has been engineered as a true multi-species rig.
With a 94 3/4 inch beam, length of 21 feet 3 inches and inside depth of 25 inches, the Ranger 621VS is designed to adeptly handle big waves and rough water that occur often on large lakes, reservoirs and rivers. Flared bow contours and wide beam add to the fishability of the 621VS, which is available with a single or dual console. An exclusive pultruded fiberglass transom, fiberglass gussets and fiberglass stringer system have been engineered into the body of the 621VS to provide extra strength.
The 25-inch transom height of the 621VS allows it to be easily matched with the new popular four stroke outboards. The 621 has a maximum 250 horsepower capacity and carries up to 55 gallons of fuel. The fuel tanks are centrally positioned to create balanced weight distribution. Other performance enhancements include Rite-Track Keel™ design and Sea Star Pro steering.
A key feature is the 50-inch livewell equipped with an Air Venturi recirculating aeration system. Also included are a special pump-out feature, filter screens, and manual and automatic timer functions. In addition there is a built-in baitwell equipped with recirculating aeration located in front of the driver’s console.
Other standard features on the Ranger 621VS include integrated engine setback; precision matched outboard (from wide selection); heavy-duty trolling motor wiring and 50 amp breaker; a 3 bank, on-board battery charger; and skid resistant material on the bow.
Ranger 621VS capacities and specifications:
|Overall length||21 feet 3 inches|
|Beam||94 3/4 inches|
|Transom height||25 inches|
|Inside Depth||25 inches|
|Fuel capacity||55 gallons|
|Rod box length||8 feet (top)|
|7 feet 6 inches (bottom)|
|Total persons, motor, gear||1,880 pounds|
|Approximate boat weight||2,270 (single console)|
|2,295 (dual console)|
Ranger 618VS Fisherman
Ranger’s new 618VS Fisherman is considered a true multi-species rig with an emphasis on fishability. This 18-foot boat has a broad 83-inch beam with a large interior layout. Rated for an outboard range of 115 to 150 horsepower, the 618VS has a fuel capacity of 26 gallons.
To assure high durability in rough water, the 618 has Ranger’s patented solid fiberglass transom and fiberglass stringer system. Ranger’s trademarked Rite-Track KeelTM provides precise tracking and maneuverability.
Designed as a multi-species boat, the 618VS Fisherman has an oversized 50-inch aerated livewell to accommodate bigger fish such as musky, walleye or stripers. Located in the rear of the boat, the livewell has rounded corners, filter screens and a special pump-out feature. An aerated baitwell is located in the front of the boat and is ideally suited for crappie anglers.
Storage includes an 8-foot 6-inch rod box; built-in tackle trays alongside the front deck; a storage box doubling as a cooler located behind the driver’s seat; and lockable storage forward of the driver’s console.
Other standard features on the Ranger 618VS Fisherman include heavy-duty 6 gauge wiring with 50 amp breaker; a 2 bank, on-board battery charger; molded footrests; spring compression frame seating; skid resistant material on the bow; and matching RangerTrailۤ trailer.
Ranger 618VS Fisherman capacities and specifications:
|Overall length||18 feet|
|Transom height||21 inches|
|Inside Depth||20 3/4 inches|
|Fuel capacity||26 gallons|
|Rod box length (port)||8 feet 6 inches|
|Total persons, motor, gear||1,375 pounds|
|Approximate boat weight||1,445 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 www.rangerboats.com or call 1-800-373-2628.
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