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Blue Heron Communications
FLIPPIN, AR (July 31, 2007) The size, features and adaptability of the sport utility vehicle have made it become the norm for those towing boats, taking long vacations or just driving to the store. Now, the same attitude has been infused into a trailerable, fiberglass fishing boat, making it the ideal platform for a multitude of on-the-water functions: from cruising and water sports to serious fishing and long hauls.
New for 2008, Ranger Boats introduces the Ranger 2250SS: an entirely new concept in boats, fulfilling the needs of serious big-water anglers, big families and those who like to have fun on the water - all with one boat. Realizing that not everyone has the same goals for their time on the water, this vessel offers more space, more storage and more features than any other. In short, the Ranger 2250SS conforms to the interests and activities of those on board, instead of limiting activity options.
Measuring an expansive 22 feet, 6 inches, the 2250SS is rated for a maximum 250 horsepower and features a whopping 65 gallons of fuel capacity. The blend of power, size and fuel capacity make it perfectly suited for long weekends on big reservoirs, making long runs for inshore fishing or fishing open water. With a massive 101-inch beam, the 2250SS is an extremely stable fishing platform that delivers a smooth, dry ride, with room for several anglers on the front and back decks as well as along the gunnels. There's room for two optional fishing seats on both the forward and aft decks; the rear deck has room for the included ski tow, as well.
Steering is done from a walk-around console, allowing passengers plenty of room to move comfortably. Whether sitting on the forward or aft lounge-style seating areas, no one is ever far from the multitude of storage options that are honeycombed through the vessel. With storage for 7 ½-foot fishing rods and skis on both the starboard and port sides, easy access to batteries and breakers under the seats and a large, built-in cooler forward of the console, comfort details are carried all the way down to the six stainless steel drink holders throughout the boat, the easy-to-use boarding ladder and Sirius Satellite-capable CD stereo system.
"Some people are calling this boat an SUV - Sport Utility Vessel," said Ranger Boat President Randy Hopper. "We've been able to pack so many features into this boat - features that everyone will like, whether it's the fishing features that dad wants or the fun features the kids want or the comfort features that mom wants. This boat can do everything - and do it well."
For longer outings, the Ranger 2250SS offers an available head and privacy curtain as well as bimini top. Saltwater options on the Ranger 2250SS include stand-up rod racks, trim tabs and an aluminum trailer.
Equipped with a tandem-axle, custom-matched trailer featuring a Road Armor protective coating and LED lights, the Ranger 2250SS 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. Combined with matching fenders, aluminum wheels, matching 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 and easy towing.
Capacities and Specifications
Overall Hull Length: 22 feet, 6 inches
Beam: 101 inches
Maximum HP: 250
Transom Height: 24 1/2 inches
Inside Depth: 25 inches
Fuel Capacity: 65 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 2200 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 2,750 lbs. (single console)
Trailer GVWR: SF6000
Length on Trailer with Motor Down: 27 feet
Width on Trailer: 101 inches
Length on Trailer with Motor Down & Swing-Away Tongue Open: 25 feet
About Ranger Boats
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, 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.
Genmar, with approximately 4,500 employees and eight manufacturing centers, is the builder of 14 premier brands of recreational boats which include Carver®, Champion®, Four Winns®, Glastron®, Hydra-Sports®, Larson®, MarquisTM, Ranger®, Scarab®, Seaswirl®, Stratos®, Triumph®, Wellcraft®, and Windsor Craft®. Genmar boats are sold worldwide through its approximately 1,100 dealers. Additionally, Genmar utilizes its proprietary VEC® Technology and the Roplene® process in both the manufacture of certain of its recreational boats and for third party manufacturing.