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Z21 NASCAR Edition Ranger Boat To Be Raffled Off For Wildlife Conservation

FLIPPIN (June 30, 2005) Ranger Boats and NASCAR have teamed up with NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers Ryan Newman and Ward Burton to host a raffle with proceeds benefiting two national wildlife foundations; the Ryan Newman Foundation and the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation.

The winner of the raffle will receive a Z21 NASCAR Edition Ranger Boat equipped with a Yamaha VZ 250 HPDI outboard and a NASCAR Package, including two tickets to the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race, the Subway 500 on October 23rd at Martinsville Speedway. A VIP tour and a fishing trip with Ryan Newman and/or Ward Burton will also be included as part of the weekend experience (schedules permitting).

“Ranger Boats is proud to be associated with two foundations that have continually promoted and supported wildlife conservation. The preservation of our wildlife is an important responsibility that affects each of us personally. This is a great opportunity to help raise awareness while also joining with others to make a positive difference in the outdoor experience for generations to come,” said Randy Hopper, President of Ranger Boats. “Through our partnership with both NASCAR and Yamaha, we will continue to help protect and preserve our national resources.

The Z21 Comanche, part of the all-new Z-Comanche series, has been widely touted as revolutionizing 21st century bass boat design and technology. Carrying a strong commitment to innovative features and benefits, the Z21 has taken acceleration, handling, interior space and all-out performance to even higher levels. The ultra-wide 95” beam of the Z21 eclipses all other rigs in its class while delivering a solid fishing platform with more floor, storage and fishing space. The Z21 has an all-new hull design for quicker hole shots and better top end performance. Custom built, SRS Soft Ride Seating®, solid state digital switching (no fuses), a full array of multi-function gauges and instrumentation, an exclusive Dri-LatchTM compartment locking system, a 3-bank on-board charger and Pro-Stow® tackle organizer are standard. Rated for 200-250 horsepower, the Z21 delivers responsive handling and a smooth, dry ride.

Tickets are available online at either or or by mailing a check or money order to The Ryan Newman Foundation, Attn: Boat Raffle, P.O. Box 5998, Statesville, NC 28687. The final drawing is to be held at 5 p.m. on August 22, 2005.

About Ranger Boats
Ranger Boats, headquartered in Flippin, Ark., is the nation’s largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, including a series of bass, multi-species, fish 'n play 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.

More information on Ranger Boats and the benefits of the Ranger Owners Group can be found by visiting or calling toll-free 1-800-373-2628.

About Genmar
Genmar, with approximately 5,000 employees and 9 manufacturing centers, is the builder of 15 premier brands of recreational boats and the industry’s technological leader in the United States and Europe with the development of VEC™ Technology and the Roplene® process. Genmar boat brands include Aquasport®, Carver®, Champion®, Four Winns®, Glastron®, Hydra-Sports®, Larson®, Marquis® by Carver, Nuvari™, Ranger®, Seaswirl®, Stratos®, Triumph®, Wellcraft® and Windsor Craft™.

For the most up-to-date information, news release archives, downloadable high-resolution logos and photographs of Genmar products, visit the Web site at Check back regularly for new stories on Genmar and its companies.

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