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Ranger® Boats Expands “Fish-n-Play” Product Line With Two New Reata Models for 2004

FLIPPIN, AR (September 19, 2003) To meet the demands of the ever-growing “Fish-n-Play” boating market, Ranger® Boats is introducing two new models in their popular Reata product line. The Ranger 190 Reata and 180 Reata have been designed to provide the most versatility, durability and premium quality of any boat in their respective size classes.

“The previous introduction of our 210 Reata (21-feet 4-inches) has proven highly successful with our customers and dealers because it demonstrated that you can have a boat with high fishability that still provides the flexibility needed for skiing and pleasure boating,” Ranger Boats President Randy Hopper said. “By adding the 190 and 180 Reata’s, we are able to give our customers more options by carrying over that flexibility and durability into more model sizes in the Fish-n-Play market.”

190 Reata
The 190 Reata is 19 feet in length and comes factory rigged with a choice of outboard engines from 150 to 200 horsepower. The front deck and mid section have been designed with extra space to provide ample room for fishing and skiing. There is also a ski tow for added safety and convenience.

In addition to two large locked storage compartments on the front deck, there is a separate eight-foot rod compartment that features a honeycomb arrangement of individual protective rod tubes. A full-size ski storage area is located between the seats in the mid section of the boat.

Additional fishing features include a 24-volt Minn Kota® trolling motor with heavy-duty six-gauge wire, Garmin® 160 fishfinder, and recirculating aerated livewell with filter screens and automatic timer. Other standard features on the 190 Reata include Sea Star Pro® fluid steering, competition steering wheel, keel protector, Clarion CD player with Sirus equipped satellite radio, two-bank on-board battery charger and stainless steel prop.

The 190 Reata comes with a matching RangerTrail® trailer that features a custom swing-away tongue, aluminum wheels, color-matched fiberglass fenders and hydraulic surge disc breaks. Also available is an optional custom fit canvas top.

190 Reata Capacities
Overall hull length: 19 feet
Beam: 92 inches
Horsepower: 150-200 hp
Transom height: 22 inches
Inside depth: 24 inches
Fuel capacity: 37 gallons
Total persons, motor, gear: 1,670 pounds
Approximate boat weight: 1,995 pounds

180 Reata
With an overall length of 18 feet 5 inches, the Ranger 180 Reata has a wide 92-inch beam that provides a stable platform as well as optimum interior room. With a horsepower rating of 115 to 150, the 180 Reata is available with a wide range of matched outboard engines. Sea Star Pro® fluid steering delivers smooth, responsive handling and is standard on all models rigged with outboards above 135 horsepower. Combined with Ranger’s upright, level floatation, the all-new 180 Reata is built for optimum peace of mind.

Driver and passenger bucket seats are adjustable while the space-saving rear fold-down seats are removable and double as fishing seats. There are four large storage areas, including a rod compartment, that provide ample storage for ski and fishing equipment on the 180 Reata.

Fishing features include a Minn Kota PowerDrive® trolling motor with an quick-release bracket for convenient storage, Garmin 125 Depth Finder, and a recirculating aerated livewell with filter screens and automatic timer. Additional standard features on the 180 Reata include full array of instrument gauges, retractable stainless steel boarding ladder, Clarion marine AM/FM stereo/cassette player, competition steering wheel and an available canvas top.

The 180 Reata comes with a matching RangerTrail® trailer that features a custom swing-away tongue, aluminum wheels, color-matched fiberglass fenders and hydraulic surge disc brakes.

180 Reata Capacities
Overall hull length: 18 feet 5 inches
Beam: 92 inches
Horsepower: 115-150 hp
Transom height: 21 ½ inches
Inside depth: 21 ½ inches
Fuel capacity: 30 gallons
Total persons, motor, gear: 1,460 pounds
Approximate boat weight: 1,700 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. Genmar, with approximately 6,000 employees and 12 manufacturing centers in the United States and Canada, is the world’s largest builder of recreational boats and the industry’s technological leader with the development of VECTM Technology, the Roplene® process, the Genmar FirstMateTM customer care service and the Genmar Integrated Vessel System. Genmar boat brands include Aquasport®, Carver®, Champion®, Crestliner®, Fish HawkTM, Four Winns®, Glastron®, Genmar® by Zodiac, Hydra-Sports®, Larson®, Lowe®, Lund®, Martinique®, Ranger®, Seaswirl®, Stratos®, Triumph® and Wellcraft®. For the most up-to-date information, news release archives, downloadable high-resolution logos and photographs of Genmar products, visit our Web site at Check back regularly for new stories on Genmar and its companies.

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