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Has anyone actually seen a 50th Anniversary Ranger Icon, other than pictures or online? I'm waiting for my local dealer to get one in the shop so I can check it out and find out exactly what is included on this boat to make it worth $100K

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have seen one............I don't see 100 grand in my future for a boat. and no I can't wrap my brain around the price.it gives me a headache........    nice boat though.

not worth 100k....

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23 hours ago, looking45 said:

exactly what is included on this boat to make it worth $100K

 

Absolutely nothing makes this boat worth $100k or most other boats worth what they're asking!

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It's a nice boat, but I don't like the color of it.

 

Mine wasn't far off that $100k price tag.  The price of everything continues to go up, not come down...

 

 

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I wonder how much it actually costs to build one.

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7 hours ago, 18RangerZ520L said:

The price of everything continues to go up, not come down...

 

 

Yeah but not that much!

 

Rangers are good but over priced 😉

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14 minutes ago, Catt said:

 

Yeah but not that much!

 

Rangers are good but over priced 😉

The prices are high, I agree. 

 

Rangers are what all other bass boats are compared to, just like all rods are compared to G. Loomis'.  

3 hours ago, 38 Super Fan said:

I wonder how much it actually costs to build one.

Good question.....

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1 hour ago, 18RangerZ520L said:

Rangers are what all other bass boats are compared to, just like all rods are compared to G. Loomis

 

Ugh nope!

 

Bass Cat is everything Ranger is for a lot less money!

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5 minutes ago, Catt said:

 

Ugh nope!

 

Bass Cat is everything Ranger is for a lot less money!

It's rare that I disagree with Catt....But go price similar model Basscats and Rangers, price difference won't be as big as you might think.  Basscats are one of the more expensive brands out there, I was recently shopping for a boat and priced them, I couldn't afford them.  

 

Brand wars never end well lol....But having said that, Skeeter or go home! :P 

 

On the topic of how expensive everything is...There are lots of more affordable options out there, but a 20' or 21' glass rig with a 250 and all the accessories is not going to be one of them.  Aluminum or mid-sized glass boats are pretty affordable comparatively, at least in my opinion.  

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14 minutes ago, Catt said:

 

Ugh nope!

 

Bass Cat is everything Ranger is for a lot less money!

LOL!!!!  Yeah, ok.

 

Ford vs Chevy thread

 

You win.....

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I'm on Cabelas website, and I can see where I can just casually add the Ranger z521 to my cart for the price of $100,899. 

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I found this 2018 Ranger Z521L Icon bass boat 50 anniversary.

 

Ranger Icon boat

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13 minutes ago, Troy1985s said:

I'm on Cabelas website, and I can see where I can just casually add the Ranger z521 to my cart for the price of $100,899. 

Throw one in your cart for me and write me an IOU and I'll pay you back. 😎

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17 minutes ago, 18RangerZ520L said:

LOL!!!!  Yeah, ok.

 

Ford vs Chevy thread

 

You win.....

 

Name me one thing Ranger can do Bass Cat can not?

 

Typical Ranger owner answer 😉

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25 minutes ago, Catt said:

 

Name me one thing Ranger can do Bass Cat can not?

 

Typical Ranger owner answer 😉

1.  Hold it's resale value.... 😉

 

They both will get you out on the water...  As will a Triton, Skeeter, and a two man plastic boat.

 

Difference comes down to quality of materials used, resale value, warranty/company backing their product, patented designs (pultruded transom) etc etc.

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11 minutes ago, 18RangerZ520L said:

Difference comes down to quality of materials used, resale value, warranty/company backing their product, patented designs (

 

Bass Cat has all of that & more!

 

I got a nephew that has a Z520C & a friend who has a Puma FTD. 

 

I'll take the Puma 😉

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15 hours ago, Catt said:

I'll take the Puma 😉

And I'll take the Ranger 😏

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1 hour ago, 18RangerZ520L said:

And I'll take the Ranger 😏

 

And I'll meet ya down at the fishing hole! 😉

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Guess I will stay with my 20 tear old Bass Tracker. The only way I will ever be able to afford a Ranger or a Basscat is to win the lottery.

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17 hours ago, 18RangerZ520L said:

LOL!!!!  Yeah, ok.

 

Ford vs Chevy thread

 

You win.....

People still drive Fords?? 😲

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1 minute ago, DINK WHISPERER said:

People still drive Fords?? 😲

Yes people still drive Fords. They are needed to get the broke down Chevys off the road and to the repair shop.

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Another thing to consider is how many more accessories we are throwing on bass boats now and the cost of these high-tech accessories.  Even just 10 years ago the 'standard' accessories were just a fraction of what they are now.  On the Icon I see the following for main accessories:

 

Carbon16 3D:  ~$5,000

Carbon12:  ~$3,000

Ultrex 112 Link:  ~$2,800

Hydraulic Jackplate:  ~$2,000

Power Pole 8' Blades w/mounts (x2):  ~$5,000

 

So you're looking at approximately $17,800 in retail costs for just those main electronics/accessories.  Now throw in all the other odds and ends that come on the Icon (like stereo, digital gauges, extra console, etc, etc, etc) which will add up to a good amount on their own.  Outboard's are also pretty dang expensive these days...250HP outboard run $20,000+.  Tandem trailers are $6,000+....Probably more for the tricked out ones.  

 

In this example I'm laying out, you've got about $44,000 in costs BEFORE you even talk about the boat itself.  As bass fishing has gone high-tech, the costs are going up.  You obviously don't NEED all this stuff but when looking at modern top of the line 20' or 21' models with all the accessories you should't be too surprised at the prices given all the extra stuff put into them now.  

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Log Catcher said:

Yes people still drive Fords. They are needed to get the broke down Chevys off the road and to the repair shop.

And who tows the Fords, Dodge? 🤣

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1 hour ago, Logan S said:

Another thing to consider is how many more accessories we are throwing on bass boats now and the cost of these high-tech accessories.  Even just 10 years ago the 'standard' accessories were just a fraction of what they are now.  On the Icon I see the following for main accessories:

 

Carbon16 3D:  ~$5,000

Carbon12:  ~$3,000

Ultrex 112 Link:  ~$2,800

Hydraulic Jackplate:  ~$2,000

Power Pole 8' Blades w/mounts (x2):  ~$5,000

 

So you're looking at approximately $17,800 in retail costs for just those main electronics/accessories.  Now throw in all the other odds and ends that come on the Icon (like stereo, digital gauges, extra console, etc, etc, etc) which will add up to a good amount on their own.  Outboard's are also pretty dang expensive these days...250HP outboard run $20,000+.  Tandem trailers are $6,000+....Probably more for the tricked out ones.  

 

In this example I'm laying out, you've got about $44,000 in costs BEFORE you even talk about the boat itself.  As bass fishing has gone high-tech, the costs are going up.  You obviously don't NEED all this stuff but when looking at modern top of the line 20' or 21' models with all the accessories you should't be too surprised at the prices given all the extra stuff put into them now.  

 

 

All of the above, plus the new more powerful graphs use a lot more energy and a lot of guys are adding an additional battery or two so they don't drain the starting battery. If you're using lithium batteries, there's up to another $5,000. There's lot of guys out there who can afford these boats or they wouldn't be selling them. Here's my biggest gripe. A guy has a $100K boat and a $65K truck and he complains about gas being too expensive. 

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6 hours ago, Logan S said:

Another thing to consider is how many more accessories we are throwing on bass boats now and the cost of these high-tech accessories.  Even just 10 years ago the 'standard' accessories were just a fraction of what they are now.  On the Icon I see the following for main accessories:

 

Carbon16 3D:  ~$5,000

Carbon12:  ~$3,000

Ultrex 112 Link:  ~$2,800

Hydraulic Jackplate:  ~$2,000

Power Pole 8' Blades w/mounts (x2):  ~$5,000

 

So you're looking at approximately $17,800 in retail costs for just those main electronics/accessories.  Now throw in all the other odds and ends that come on the Icon (like stereo, digital gauges, extra console, etc, etc, etc) which will add up to a good amount on their own.  Outboard's are also pretty dang expensive these days...250HP outboard run $20,000+.  Tandem trailers are $6,000+....Probably more for the tricked out ones.  

 

In this example I'm laying out, you've got about $44,000 in costs BEFORE you even talk about the boat itself.  As bass fishing has gone high-tech, the costs are going up.  You obviously don't NEED all this stuff but when looking at modern top of the line 20' or 21' models with all the accessories you should't be too surprised at the prices given all the extra stuff put into them now.  

 

 

Yep.  I have (2) Solix 15's, Ultrex 112, hydraulic jackplate, digital gauges, Humminbird 360, and the G2.  Out of the $86k I paid for mine, $32k of it is in the items I just mentioned.  So that leaves around $54k for the hull and trailer.

7 hours ago, Catt said:

 

And I'll meet ya down at the fishing hole! 😉

:thumbsup3:

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