Just over fifty years ago this past year, a half-dozen new boats appeared on the waters around Flippin, Arkansas: the first Rangers. Since then, Ranger Boats has launched a veritable, and respected, flotilla.
Ranger Boats now comprises an extensive lineup of fiberglass and aluminum saltwater and freshwater boats.
Along the way, the company has pioneered many innovations that have become industry standards, such as leading the way to U.S. Coast Guard flotation standards with the use of additional safety-foam flotation material.
Ranger patented the aerated livewell to sustain fish for post-tournament release, heralding the conservation practice of catch-and-release.
Ranger’s fiberglass boats boast a patented pultruded fiberglass transom, fiberglass knee braces, and a fiberglass stringer system that dampens engine and rough-water vibration.
The company says every Ranger exemplifies its five-star advantage: quality, performance, innovation, safety and resale value.
Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger
Biggest in its Bay series, the 2510 Bay Ranger — with a 350 hp rating and a 97-gallon fuel capacity — is also ready for blue water. Its Carolina-flare bow, steep stem V and high freeboard make the trip a smooth, dry pleasure.
Anglers love the spacious and open storage-rich layout. Dual aft seats pop up when you need them and fold down to become part of the casting deck at fishing time.
Aft is a crustacean livewell, dry storage and ample access to mechanicals.
Gunwales and the transom bear a total of eight rod holders — more than what 70 percent of offshore and 93 percent of inshore survey respondents expect.
Leaning-post and deck-mounted rod holders are complemented by forward rod-storage lockers served by patented Power Ventilation Rod Storage moisture-fighting ventilation.
That leaning post supports a 40-gallon aerated tank with dual fill pumps and a recirculation pump; bait or catch stays lively.
The console houses a head compartment, and the helm welcomes dual 12-inch displays — meeting or exceeding minimums posted by most of our survey respondents.
A hydraulic, 12-inch setback jack plate and trim tabs are standard; hardtop, second station, shallow-water anchors and trolling motor are optional.
Survey Says: On Target
- Upright, level flotation exceeds U.S. Coast Guard specifications
- Plenty of rod holders and storage
- Raw-water and freshwater washdown comes standard
- Inshore and nearshore ability, solid build, good deck layout
- Being able to work all the way around the hull when fighting a fish
- Wide-open casting decks
- The 2510 Bay Ranger delivers comfort, fishability and peace of mind
- Solid, one-piece feel
- Swim platform
More Info: rangerboats.com