Just visited the Ranger boat plant in Flippin
I just visited the Ranger Boat Plant. If you are looking to own a Ranger and you are a first-time Ranger owner - Go, make the trip, and learn. But, make sure you see Connie and Ed, and all the rest of the crew at Ranger, I spoke to a person on almost every team that is in the build process, including conversations with engineers. The manufacturing is phenomenal, and uniquely superior, but the real difference is the people making the finest fishing boats in the industry. Thank you Connie and Ed. You represent all your co-workers and Ranger with style, grace, and knowledge that is on guard every day. I will be buying my first very soon.
Our new boat
We recently purchased a Ranger boat. Our son has autism and epilepsy, and one of the things that he truly loves and brings him peace of mind is being on the water. As a result of his autism, he finds a lot of comfort in wearing his favorite items over and over, and one of those items is his Ranger hat, especially while fishing. Thank you for bringing such joy to our family!
Our 2nd Reata
We traded in our 2005 Reata for the 2016 1850 LS recently and have had the new boat for about 5 months now. The deeper "V" hull rides like a dream. Fishability is even better than the old Reata, which was great. We couldn't be happier with the quality product Ranger produced for us.
Had my Z175 for about 5 weeks, love it more each time out. Rides like a bigger boat, plenty of storage, and sips the gas. And...fits in my garage! Considered the 518 and 519, but the value of the 175 for the weekend warrior was unbeatable.
Quality, Ride, and Function
I recenty traded in a newer big aluminum boat for a 2016 Reata 1850LS. 2 weeks later I was in the middle of Green Bay smiling ear to ear due to the excellent ride. The boat is well built and designed. I expect the durability of this boat to far exceed anything in its class. Thank you Ranger!
2016 Ranger Z119C
This is my 2nd Ranger and first pure bass boat. The first was an '08 Reata 186. It served well and lots of happy memories went with it but it didn't quench the fishing bug. There were a couple Z119's on my dealers' floor early this year, 2015 Z119C in black and 2016 Z119C in red and silver. I bought the 2016 and along with the free Power Pole and PFD's it was a no-brainer. This boat is amazing to fish out of! Don't know why I didn't go all bass 8 years ago. The quality and fit/finish are among the best. This may be the last boat I ever buy as retirement is staring me in the face and I won't be needing another unless we move to Florida or the Gulf Coast. Then it will be another Ranger. Thank You for making such a beautiful and great boat!
Just picked up my new Ranger Z518 from Anglers Port Marine. Second time to purchase a boat there from great folks. Pete was great to work with and even went out with my wife and I for a test run before taking it home. What a great rig. The ride is solid and just 'Ranger' great! Very impressed as well with the Mercury 150 four stroke. Lots of room and stability. Nice improvements with the wider beam and 'Z' quality features. Can't go wrong. Definitely love this Ranger.
I just bought my 3rd boat and my 1st Ranger a few months ago. It is a 2008 Z19 and I can honestly say that this is the best boat I have owned. The ride is incredibly smooth in the choppiest water. My family and I have used it almost every weekend since April 1. If I buy another boat, it will be Ranger.
My second Ranger is on the way...
They say the two happiest days in a boaters life are the day they buy their first boat and the day they sell it. Well, with Ranger that is definitely not the case! I just sold my first Ranger and I was sad to see that old boat go. However, I just ordered a new Ranger to replace it, a new Z519C, so my sadness soon turned into elation. I bought my first Ranger 14 years ago on my wife's birthday. In retrospect, that might have been a mistake because she sometimes questioned which one I loved more, but that's another story. That boat has been fun, tough, and reliable over the years, and after all that time everything still functioned properly when I needed it. When I would launch, people would ask me if the boat was new even after it was over 10 years old. The boat is solid and the electronics are sound. Sure, I had to replace my batteries and fish finders, but those items are expected to have a limited life expectancy. Everything else has functioned flawlessly over the years. When it came time to sell my Ranger, I posted it for sale on Thursday and it was sold by Friday. The first two people who looked at it both wanted to buy it for my asking price. How is that as a testament to the quality, reliability, and resale value of a Ranger? All I can ask of Ranger is to keep doing what you're doing and I can only hope my new Ranger is just like my first one! Thanks Ranger!
Ranger Quality Parts and Service
I have a 2000 R93 bass boat I bought several years ago used from a dealer ...it was a trade in. I fish this boat 75 to a 100 days a year and it is great. I love my Ranger and will keep it forever.
I have learned what a solid, well built boat it is over the years. I have often said if I won a boat at a tournament I would sell it and keep my Ranger. I also have discovered what a fine company Ranger is. They still stock every part for my boat and they will bend over backwards to keep you fishing. I ordered a deck extension for my boat and when it came, it was keyed like the rest of my compartments. Wow Ranger! ...my boat is 16 years old. They have made 2 fenders for my trailer and they match my boat gel coat perfectly... try that with one of the competitors... good luck! I also plan to start touring with my Ranger ...my platform will be my old Ranger ...still fishing right along side all you new and shiny boats. Thank you Ranger Boats.
New Ranger Z518
We picked up our new 2016 Ranger Z518 on April 30. We fished our first tournament in it on May 14 and had our first ever top 10 finish in the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail Pennsylvania Central Division! Coincidence? I don't think so! Thanks, Ranger!
My new to me 371V
I love my 1986 371v Ranger - its matched with a 6 inch jackplate and a 1989 175hp Evinrude xp.