Ranger Boats expands Deep V aluminum line

Ranger’s Deep V Aluminum line of boats is expanding with the introduction of the all-new VX1888, VX1788 and VS1660 models.

“We have long received positive feedback from customers and dealers on the versatility of our popular 1850MS Reata and 1880MS Angler. We wanted to extend those features and benefits to our aluminum line in the VX1888 and VX1788 and are excited to bring them to market,” said Ranger sales manager Mark Zwicker. “The new VS1660, not to be outdone, was designed for the value-minded angler who needs a smaller boat that doesn’t compromise on features and performance.”

The VX Series sports custom-fitted, color-matched marine upholstery, high gloss paint, rich chrome Ranger graphics and a custom-built Ranger Trail trailer.

The boats borrow their fiberglass console design from the 1850MS Reata with flush-mounted electronics and a host of easy-to-read gauges.

The front bow serves double-duty as a casting deck or, with the addition of included padding and permanent side bolsters, a lounging area for family members.

The center storage holds either fishing rods up to 7 feet, 6 inches, or a collection of water skis. The trolling motor foot pedal conveniently stores in a custom compartment under the deck when not in use.

The influence from the 1850MS Reata and the 1880MS Angler continues with the inclusion of fiberglass into the bow panel that accepts electronics up to 12 inches along with a forward fiberglass baitwell.

The rear casting deck houses two fold-down jump seats flanked by an innovative fiberglass fish station complete with an oversized, aerated livewell.

For families, the VX Series comfortably sits up to six people and offers family-friendly features such as integrated drink holders, on-board USB charging at both consoles, chrome reboarding ladder, available ski tow, in-floor cooler, ample gunnel storage, stereo and concealed bimini storage.

The VX1888 measures 18 feet, 11 inches, with a 102-inch beam that will accept a variety of factory-installed outboards up to 225 horsepower.

The VX1788 comes in at 18 feet, 2 inches, and accepts outboards up to 175 horsepower.

The VX1888 and VX1788 are both available in either walk-through windshield or dual console configurations.

The 16-foot boat has a 75-inch transom and will accept outboards up to 50 horsepower.

A wide-open cockpit space with multiple configurations for seating allow for the optimal set up for any given day. The fiberglass console features a binnacle-mounted throttle and accepts electronics up to 7 inches with the bow handling 9-inch electronics.

Features of the VS1660 that are not usually associated with economically priced boats includes 8-foot rod storage, premium seating, livewell/baitwell and concealed battery and fuel storage.

A portable 6-gallon fuel tank also comes standard, with room for a second. This small boat packs lots of features and looks as good as it performs.

The company’s original aluminum lineup – VS1882, VS1782, VS1682, VS1670 – have adopted the new design and styling of the VX Series for 2019 models.

These models are also available in three new color packages – Carbon Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic and Fusion, which features lime green accents.

2019 RANGER VX1888 WT/DC
Overall Hull Length: 18 feet, 11 inches
Beam: 102 inches
Maximum HP: 225
Inside Depth: 27 inches
Fuel Capacity: 47 gallons
Approx. Boat Weight: 2,100 lbs.
Trailer GVWR: SM4700

2019 RANGER VX1788 WT/DC
Overall Hull Length: 18 feet, 2 inches
Beam: 102 inches
Maximum HP: 175
Inside Depth: 27 inches
Fuel Capacity: 40 gallons
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,950 lbs.
Trailer GVWR: SM4200

2019 RANGER VS1660SC
Overall Hull Length: 16 feet
Beam: 75 inches
Maximum HP: 50
Inside Depth: 20 inches
Fuel Capacity: 6 gallons (12 gal. with optional second tank)
Approx. Boat Weight: 975 lbs.
Trailer GVWR: SM2995

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