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Ranger Boats’ Z521c, Z188c Recieve Readers Choice Award from Game and Fish/ Sportsman Magazine


FLIPPIN, Ark. (July 18, 2014) – In the March 2014 issue of Game & Fish/Sportsman magazine, the publication unveiled its much-anticipated Readers’ Choice awards, judging hundreds of products based on input from readers around the country.  The results in the boating category were clear, as Ranger walked away with both awards and high praise from readers and editors alike.

ranger_boats_logo“Ranger really dominated the category,” said Game & Fish/Sportsman publisher Peter Gross. “They won both the small and large bass boat categories, which is an amazing feat and shows strong brand loyalty among our hardcore bass anglers. Many readers told us they appreciated Ranger’s consistent quality and reliability.”

The awards are presented in conjunction with ICAST, which takes place July 17-19 in Orlando, Fla. Earlier this year, Game & Fish/Sportsman asked manufacturers to submit new-gear nominees in 26 categories, from rods and reels to raingear and sunglasses. To be considered “new,” gear must be introduced in the last three years. The magazine then queried a sampling of subscribers and e-newsletter recipients to determine their favorite picks. More than 2,000 anglers responded and voted for their favorite gear.

Both the Z521C Comanche and 118C are new models added to the 2014 Ranger lineup. Measuring 21 feet, 7 inches and rated for 250 horsepower, the Ranger Z521C is available with a wide range of precision-matched, factory-rigged outboards and a wealth of customizable options that allow anglers to match their dream rig to their own styles and preferences. The performance-priced Ranger Z118C includes a host of best-in-class features and a custom matched trailer along with several new refinements not seen in previous Z100 Series designs.

“It’s always nice to receive positive feedback from the media, but to be recognized by anglers and customers across the country is really special” said Ranger Boats Vice President of Marketing Bart Schad. “We strive to build a product that people aspire to own and work hard to over-deliver when it comes to product quality and customer satisfaction.”

Game & Fish/Sportsman magazines, which is ABC audited, has more than 400,000 monthly subscribers.

Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation’s premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, which include series of bass, multi-species, fish ‘n play, waterfowl utility and saltwater boats. 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.