Ranger Aluminum Boats
Learn all about the new Ranger aluminum line of boats as Hank Parker walks you through the features!
I tell you, this boat has so much storage you would not know you were not in a high-performance, fiberglass bass boat. The new Ranger Aluminum Line is absolutely awesome. It can accommodate eight foot rods. It's got the tubes in it, just like the big brother, the Ranger Z Series. You've got so much leg room. You have a fiberglass console, with enough leg room to accommodate a guy that weighs 225 pounds at six foot three. It is just amazing what they put together in such a small package.
The one thing that I want to talk about that is so impressive, Ranger has a product that they designed and they manufactured that's called Pultrusion. Pultrusion is stronger than steel, about seven or eight times stronger than steel per weight, and they put their Pultrusion product in this transom. It is a product that is lightweight, extremely thin, and small. Pultrusion is a miracle product that is exclusive to Ranger boats. If you ever look at a Ranger boat, 10 years later after you've taken a big Mercury 250 horse power across Lake Erie, you still don't have any stress cracks. That's primarily because of Pultrusion. That's their exclusive, patented, Ranger owned product.
So, this aluminum boat has Pultrusion braced transom. So this transom, a hundred years from now, will be just like it is today. It's not going anywhere. It is absolutely awesome. I'll show you the rest of the boat. One, you've got more storage than any aluminum boat that you've ever looked at. You've got rod lockers that will accommodate eight foot rods for professional rods and reels, again, a lot of storage, great live wells in the back, strength; we're going to talk about that in a second.
Recessed trolling motors, just like its big brother, the Z Series bass boat, the Ranger is built perfect. This thing is solid. It is not like most aluminum boats. When they build them to achieve upright flotation, the vast majority of aluminum built boats will have compartments that they put blocks of foam in for upright flotation. I had the privilege of going down to Ranger and touring the plant, and actually watch them make these boats.
This whole process throughout this boat, they have tubes where they shoot the Styrofoam in the boat. So this boat from A to Z is covered with foam to get it a full, upright flotation just like the big brother, the Z boat. When you look at aluminum boats and you want to compare, dollar for dollar no one has ever built an aluminum boat like this new Ranger series and dollar for dollar it is absolutely the greatest value in bass boats.