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Ranger Boats Introduces New Addition to Fisherman Series – 620VS

FLIPPIN (December 12, 2005) From the challenges of fishing big water to the serene experience of more sheltered lakes, the new Ranger 620VS is built to make the most of an angler's time on the water. Engineered to pursue a variety of game fish, including walleye, musky, striper, and crappie, the multi-species 620VS features a wide open layout, a world of storage, and a hull design built for greater stability and straight tracking.

Combining responsive maneuverability, handling and fishability, the 620VS offers a number of distinct advantages over other rigs. Flared bow contours and a wide beam make the 620VS extremely user-friendly and comfortable while the 25 ½" transom height allows it to easily support today's outboards.

Manufactured with Ranger Boats' exclusive Rite-Track Keel design, the 620VS is equipped with more deck space and features an ultra solid one-piece-feel. Stretching 20' 3" in length, the 620VS sports a deeper, wider vee hull to crush rougher waters. Sea Star Pro hydraulic steering brings fluid, responsive handling to the helm. On-board electronics include solid-state digital switching at the console while performance instrumentation embraces a cluster of speed, tach, fuel, trim and water pressure gauges. Rated for a maximum of 250 horsepower, the 620's integrated engine set-back not only enhances acceleration, but also provides more interior room and easier access to stern-mounted equipment. Additional electronics are highlighted by an on-board charger, 24 volt Minn Kota trolling motor and a Lowrance X-135 fishfinder. Utilizing the breakthrough technology of the all-new LowranceNET networking system, the 620VS enjoys optimum flexibility with standard electronic features while also being pre-wired for future accessories.

"With so much input from anglers across the country, the design of the new 620VS benefits from even more interior room, more gear storage, more fishable space, greater stability and smoother re-entry in rough water," said Randy Hopper, President of Ranger Boats. "Bow to stern, this rig is well-balanced and truly lives up to the Fisherman Series reputation for total performance."

Inside, the 620VS features four all-weather SRS fold-down seats, two bell pedestals, two power pedestals and is custom fitted with premium marine upholstery. The 620VS is further equipped with stainless steel handrails, pull-up tie cleats, tinted windshield(s) and a skid resistant covering on the bow. Combined with the unmatched strength of a pultruded solid fiberglass transom, foam-filled fiberglass stringer system and upright level flotation, the 620VS carries a tremendous value with reassuring peace of mind.

Featuring a broad 96" beam, the rig is honeycombed with lockable storage. Rod boxes handle rods up to 8' in length and include the added security of gas spring lid assists. In the rear, the 620VS features carpeted rod storage with organizers and mesh storage pouches for additional convenience. An in-floor battery compartment provides even stronger ballast while also enhancing the 620's sure-footed tracking. Alongside the passenger seating, a runnin' rod rack provides quick access to more frequently used rods.

Beneath the front deck, a built-in cooler and center compartment specialize in convenience and deliver an abundance of gear storage. Elsewhere, the 620VS features a big 50" recirculating aerated livewell and baitwell with filter screens and automatic timers. With the oversized well positioned at the stern, rougher waters have less impact and the entire boat carries a softer, more stable feel.

Equipped with a tandem axle custom-matched trailer, the 620VS is easier to maneuver and enjoys the smooth trailering benefits of custom alignment and individually balanced wheels. Up front, the center swing jack retracts flush to the frame and creates a more balanced load, making it even more secure on the trailer. Covered with Ranger Boats' exclusive Road Armor Equipped protective coating, the trailer enjoys a super-tough shield guarding against virtually every normal road hazard. Combined with matching fiberglass fenders, aluminum wheels, spare tire and wheel, Ranger's exclusive oil bath COOL Hub® lubrication system, torsion axle suspension, and swing-away tongue, the RangerTrail trailer delivers lasting peace of mind.

620VS
Overall Hull Length 20' 3"
Beam 96"
Max. Horsepower 250
Transom Height 25 1/2"
Inside Depth 24 1/2"
Fuel Capacity 51 gal.
Total Persons, Motor, Gear 2,000 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight - Single Console 2,165 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight - Dual Console 2,190 lbs.

Trailer Capacities/Specifications
Trailer GVWR 5,000 lbs.
Length on Trailer with Motor Down 25' 1"
Width on Trailer 102"
Length on Trailer with Motor Down & Swing-Away Tongue Open 23' 1"

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.

About Genmar
Genmar, with approximately 5,000 employees and nine manufacturing centers, is the builder of 13 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 Carver®, Champion®, Four Winns®, Glastron®, Hydra-Sports®, Larson®, Marquis™, Nuvari™, 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 the Web site at www.genmar.com.pr. Check back regularly for new stories on Genmar and its companies.


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