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FLIPPIN (November 14, 2007) When two legendary names in the marine industry unveil groundbreaking new products, inevitably, there is significant demand to see and sample the latest offerings. Beginning with this winter's boat show season and continuing throughout the 2008 fishing tournament schedule, customers and boating enthusiasts can experience the Ranger Z520 Comanche powered by the Evinrude E-TEC 250 H.O.

The legacy of Ranger Boats is closely linked with the rise in popularity of professional bass fishing. For 40 years, the legendary boat maker has made the most reliable and most popular tournament boats on the water. In recent years, both the Z Comanche and VX models have become the choice of the sport's top pros. With the 2008 Z520 Comanche, Ranger has combined the best features of both models to design a high-performance fishing rig destined to turn heads both on and off the water.

"The history of Ranger Boats is intertwined with professional bass fishing, and the future will be, too," said Ranger Boats President Randy Hopper. "This design has all the features and styling of Z Comanche and the hull of the 520VX and lots of extra features that no other boat has. This boat was built for competing in bass tournaments at the highest levels. No other boat delivers the power, the space, the performance, fishability and features that this boat delivers."

A high-performance fishing platform like the Ranger Z520 Comanche is the ideal platform to showcase Evinrude's newest addition to its popular E-TEC lineup, the E-TEC 250 H.O. Coupled with the advanced technology and superior performance of the all-new Evinrude E-TEC 250 H.O., the Z520 benefits with rapid hole shots and a strong top end delivery. Evinrude's E-TEC technology also delivers the only outboard in the industry built to go three years or 300 hours with no dealer scheduled maintenance. With no oil changes, no belts to replace, no break-in period and no need for a dealer to winterize, the 250 H.O. is clearly a strong match for the new Z520.

"From responsive acceleration and overall handling to added stability and maneuverability while fishing, total performance is a major factor in today's competitive fishing circles. Having the 250 H.O. on the back of a new Z520 is a huge boost of confidence and freedom on the tournament circuit," said Ranger Boats and Evinrude Pro Denny Brauer. "With so much riding on each tournament, I'm always looking for that extra competitive edge. This rig is definitely pushing total performance to the next level."

Touting an ultra-responsive, high performance hull design, the all-new Z520 Comanche is quick on its feet and firmly focused on fishing. Even more new features are fused with what many consider to be the ideal tournament-engineered interior layout. It all combines to create a serious fishing rig that knows how to take up the slack and make things happen.

A local boat show or upcoming Ranger/Evinrude Demo Days is the perfect opportunity to experience the power and view the most technologically advanced boat/engine pairing available to anglers today. For a list of upcoming boat shows or to find one near you, on the Internet go to or check with your local Ranger dealer to see which boat shows they will be attending. Look for Ranger/Evinrude Demo Days in 2008 to be held in conjunction with most FLW Outdoors tournament stops or check for up-to-date schedule information.

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.

About Genmar
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.

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