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2018 Ranger L Series released
« on: August 11, 2017, 01:51:29 PM »
For Immediate Release
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Media Contact: Josh Ward
Blue Heron Communications
(800) 654-3766
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New for 2018: Ranger Z520L Comanche and Z521L Comanche

High-performance combines with state-of-the-art fishing features
FLIPPIN, ARK (August 11, 2017) For 50 years, Ranger has led the way for tournament fishing design and innovation. That legacy continues with the latest extension of the esteemed Z500 Comanche line. This tournament-proven line of boats now includes the L Series with the all-new Z520L Comanche and Z521L Comanche and is built upon a celebrated hull design that delivers unmatched quality and fishability. The boats are packed with fresh features and sport new style lines and trade dress to create the unmatched fit and finish Ranger owners have come to expect.

"Ranger consistently strives to improve, but on many levels, I didn't think that was possible with the current Z boat," said Hank Parker, legendary television host and tournament angler. "But the new L Series, from the console and style lines to the new seats and LED lighting, has unquestionably raised the bar. This is the absolute Cadillac of tournament fishing rigs."

Each boat retains Ranger's legendary running surface, providing an extremely smooth and dry ride. New and more distinctive molded style lines paired with an exclusive L.E.D. light package highlight the boats' sharp fit and finish. Enlarged, wrap-around SRS cockpit seating is covered in custom-fitted premium marine upholstery and, combined with molded-in footrests, give all-day comfort and protection for anglers in rough waters.

"The new wrap-around seats are going to be a big hit with both tournament anglers and weekend fishermen alike," said Ranger Design Engineer David Stoner. "With a wider seat and SRS suspension, the L Series gives a superior and more comfortable ride. Combine this wider space with the adjustable front-to-back seat track, both the cockpit and passenger seats will fit anglers of just about any size."

The Z520L officially measures 20 feet, 9 inches, with a 95-inch beam and comes standard with a Minn Kota Fortrex trolling motor. The Z521L measures 21 feet, 7 inches, with a 97-inch beam and is fitted with a Minn Kota Fortrex trolling motor as well. Both boats are rated for up to a 250 horsepower outboard.

The bow of each boat features a redesigned workstation, replete with tool holders, integrated drink holder and accepts electronics up to 12 inches. The expansive, padded front deck is easily large enough for multiple anglers to fish together. Underneath the casting deck, the patented Power Ventilation Rod StorageTM system keeps rods and gear dry. All storage compartments are gel-coated and lined with custom rubber mats for quicker drying times, while the rear deck offers additional storage and dual, aerated livewells with removable divider and automatic pump out.

An all-new console accepts electronics up to 16 inches and is outfitted with redesigned digital switching keypads and keyless ignition. Both boats are offered in single- or dual-console configurations and come standard with Lowrance HDS electronics at the console and bow.

"Boating electronics continue to evolve with bigger and better equipment," said Ranger Design Engineer Brad Garringer. "We have worked hand-in-hand with our partner companies to build a boat that can accommodate these new products as soon as they come to market. We want to be on the forefront of innovation and you see that with the new L Series, from integrated 15- and 16-inch screens with engine data incorporation, to extra USB ports and automated light functionality to keep anglers Coast Guard compliant at night."

Ranger also differentiates itself in the market by focusing on the smaller details that make for a more enjoyable day on the water. Features such as a running rod rack with retractable straps, adjustable driver and passenger seats, integrated fish ruler, and recessed trolling motor pedal ease the stress of competition. The two new boats also come loaded with features Ranger owners demand out of their bass fishing rig: gas spring lid assists, lockable storage compartments, upright level flotation, integrated bow navigation lights, pultruded fiberglass transom and fiberglass stringer system.

The Z520L and Z521L are both paired with a new trailer design with updated fenders and wheels. The custom-built, tandem-axle Ranger Trail® trailer perfectly matches each individual boat for smooth, easy towing and maneuvering. The Ranger Trail trailer is also equipped with a Road Armor finish, L.E.D. lights, aluminum wheels and a COOL Hub® lubrication system as standard equipment. Further equipped with torsion axle suspension, swing away tongue, full-size spare and matching fiberglass fenders, the Ranger Trail trailer delivers remarkable peace of mind when trailering and complements the striking good looks of the boat.



2018 RANGER Z520L Comanche
Overall Hull Length: 20 feet, 9 inches
Beam: 95 inches
Maximum HP: 250
Inside Depth: 22 inches
Fuel Capacity: 53 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,650 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,850 lbs.
Trailer GVWR: CF5400


2018 RANGER Z521L Comanche
Overall Hull Length: 21 feet, 7 inches
Beam: 97 inches
Maximum HP: 250
Inside Depth: 21 inches
Fuel Capacity: 53 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,700 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,925 lbs.
Trailer GVWR: CF5400


About Ranger Boats
Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation's premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, with acclaimed models and series in the bass, multi-species, fish 'n play, saltwater, waterfowl utility and pontoon boat segments. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water. For more information, go to RangerBoats.com, RangerAluminum.com or RangerPontoons.com.
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Re: 2018 Ranger L Series released
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 02:23:59 PM »
Hmmmmm 16" electronics...... what are these guys really gonna be watching while they fish????
If you need a 16" screen to help you catch fish, then either you are filthy rich or you are blind as a bat. Lol

At least if you can't catch $&@$ , you'll be catching $&@& in style!
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Re: 2018 Ranger L Series released
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 03:10:56 PM »
Here is more info on the Icon Edition Dream Rig in a seperate press release



For Immediate Release
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Media Contact: Josh Ward
Blue Heron Communications
(800) 654-3766
josh@blueheroncomm.com

New for 2018: Ranger Z521L ICON Edition

Limited edition dream rig celebrates 50 years for legendary boat maker
FLIPPIN, ARK (August 14, 2017) For the past half century, Ranger Boats has continually exceeded the expectations of anglers across the country. The longtime manufacturer is steeped with tradition and recognized by generations of fishermen as the world's premier boat brand.

In celebration of their 50th Anniversary, Ranger highlights an already strong group of new models launching this month with a one-of-a-kind, limited edition dream rig designers have coined the "ICON Edition." The custom boat will be produced in limited quantity and is packed with exclusive features designed for competitive anglers and Ranger enthusiasts.

"The Z521L ICON represents the absolute pinnacle of modern bass boat design and technology," said Ranger Sales Manager Ryan Patterson. "This is a one-of-a-kind dream rig that takes the all-new Z521L and adds aggressive styling and extra features to create a completely unique platform. The result is a fitting tribute to Ranger's reputation for driving design and innovation over the past fifty years."

The Z521L ICON features new styling and bold graphics with a distinct look that highlights the superior fit and finish for which Ranger is known. The boat features a custom, two-tone color package with raised, molded style lines and color-matched interior. The new look is further accentuated with L.E.D. lighting throughout the cockpit, emphasizing the custom 50th anniversary floor traction pad. Combined with even more accent lighting infused into the redesigned consoles, recessed rear grab handles, trailer step-ins and recessed trolling motor foot well, the Z521L ICON delivers an individual and unmatched aesthetic.

"When designing this boat, we looked at every opportunity to improve each detail to advance the looks, feel and function," said Ranger Design Engineer David Stoner. "Small details such as the enhanced light package, a custom steering wheel, innovative trailer upgrades and fully integrated boat controls through the in-dash electronics are just a few examples that set this boat apart."

At the helm, the Z521L ICON comes standard with a Lowrance HDS 16-inch Carbon, which features a special engine integration, giving the ability to monitor nearly every boat function from the in-dash unit, including the installed Lowrance 3D Structure Scan transducer. The redesigned bow station offers improved function and houses a 12-inch Lowrance HDS 12-inch Carbon unit. A Minn Kota Ultrex 112 trolling motor is affixed to the bow and controlled via a recessed foot pedal.

The padded front deck features three rod lockers with the center rod locker accommodating rods up to nine feet in length. A fiberglass cooler and additional dry storage also sits underneath the spacious front deck. Ranger's patented Power Ventilation Rod StorageTM system circulates air within these compartments to keep rods and gear dry. The gel-coated storage compartments seal with compression locks and are lined with custom rubber mats for quicker drying times. The rear deck offers additional storage and segregated livewells with dual lids, Venturi Air aeration and automatic pump out.

The Z521L ICON comes standard with dual consoles. Both driver and passenger seats have been widened and utilize Ranger's SRS suspension for comfort during long runs. Both seats are adjustable front-to-back to accommodate just about any angler. The new seating is fitted with premium marine upholstery in a rich color package unique to the ICON Edition. A custom tilt steering wheel, touchpad controls and a full complement of gauges flesh out the driver's console.

Measuring 21 feet, 7 inches, with a 97-foot beam, the Z521L ICON is rated for a 250 horsepower outboard, which will feature custom cowling with embossed logos on select engines. A custom vented boat cover with engine hood helps provide maximum protection and will feature a unique fabric exclusive to the one-of-a-kind ICON edition.

The upgrades continue with a new gloss black hydraulic jack plate, dual eight-foot Power-Pole shallow water anchors, and a custom Ranger Trail® trailer. The trailer, sporting more ICON-exclusive features sure to grab the attention of competitive anglers, includes an innovative L.E.D. light package that automatically switches on when submerged to help launching and loading the boat in low-light conditions.

Black chrome wheels, matching brake caliper covers and lighted decals round out the remaining trailer upgrades. For high-res photography and a complete list of standard equipment, as well as the numerous installed options that make the Z521L ICON unique, go online to rangerboats.com or visit your nearest Ranger dealer today.



2018 RANGER 521L ICON Comanche
Overall Hull Length: 21 feet, 7 inches
Beam: 97 inches
Maximum HP: 250
Inside Depth: 21 inches
Fuel Capacity: 53 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,700 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 2,025 lbs.
Trailer GVWR: CF5400


About Ranger Boats
Fishing is not my hobby, and a bass boat is not a “toy”. Fishing is a way of life in which I can’t do without. I fish in Ranger Boats. If those close to you don’t support your way of life, remove them. Life is short and kayaks are shorter. God is good, so get to know him. Hillary smells like sulfer.

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Re: 2018 Ranger L Series released
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 07:41:36 AM »
Bryan,

Do you know much cash is each going to set you back?

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Re: 2018 Ranger L Series released
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 12:57:39 PM »
I believe 60k and 70k respectively but I'll reach out to Ranger to get specifics.
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Re: 2018 Ranger L Series released
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 01:16:31 PM »
No worries, just was curios that's all......