Seven pontoon models coming from Ranger
Bass boat manufacturer Ranger Boats is the latest fiberglass boat builder to introduce a line of pontoon boats, as that category continues to dominate boat sales in North America.
Branded Reata by Ranger, the new pontoon line consists of seven models from 20 to 25 feet in length, including three Fish models – 200F, 220F and 223F – and four Cruise models – 200C, 220C, 223C and 243C. Fish models feature high-capacity, aerated live wells, Lowrance Hook 5 electronics, ample rod storage and are pre-wired for easy installation of trolling motors available from Minn Kota and MotorGuide. A fishing station with tool and rod holders, lockable 7-foot, 6-inch rod box with organizer and multiple live wells are also available, dependent upon model.
The Cruise models sport full-width swim platforms, abundant storage, custom upholstery, a stowable changing enclosure, L.E.D. courtesy lighting throughout, port and starboard bow lounges, stowable table, 12-volt and USB outlets, a Kicker stereo with Bluetooth input and built-in LED lights.
Both series include high performance, triple tube models with 26-inch diameter logs complete with lifting strakes.
“With so much versatility and comfort, we’ve seen the pontoon segment attract more and more families each year,” said Ranger Boats director of product development, Lance Newton. “We’re excited to offer these customers a product paired with the same craftsmanship and attention to detail we put in all Ranger designs, as well as the long list of 5-Star advantages that come with it.”
According to a Ranger press release, the new designs feature “a long list of amenities that will stand out among other pontoons on the market.” This includes powder-coated pontoon logs, premium vinyl flooring, fiberglass consoles, automotive-inspired dash designs and fully-wrapped custom upholstery. All models also feature wheelchair-accessible interior swinging gates, phone management systems and thicker, extended side panels for added safety and comfort.