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More space, even greater stability and enhanced styling in a true do-it-all boat


NPAA Supporting Partner Press Release
Published August 7, 2012

FLIPPIN, Ark. ­ Whether they take to big water in the upper Midwest or a
popular southern reservoir, families that live the boating lifestyle want
the most out of their time on the water.  The new Ranger 1850LS gives
families the option of fishing in the morning, water sports in the afternoon
and pleasure cruising in the evening, all in a single rig that offers
unparalleled features and performance.

Measuring 18 feet, 8 inches, the Ranger 1850LS is rated for 175 horsepower
and available with a host of precision-matched, factory-rigged outboards. A
continuation of Ranger¹s incredibly popular and highly acclaimed 1850RS,
this modern incarnation delivers a do-it-all boat with increased space,
stability and must-have features to enhance comfort and storage.

The all new 1850LS brings a wider, deeper design complete with new styling
and modern aesthetics.  The interior is highlighted by redesigned seating
with premium marine upholstery, an all new console and refined details
throughout, including gear and tackle organizers, cup holders in the cockpit
and the bow as well as more spacious depthfinder configurations. The
deep-vee, walk-through windshield design allows for significant storage
capacity to be built into the deck and cockpit areas, highlighted by the
drop-in/drop-out rod storage system, which converts the center ski and rod
storage area into a dedicated rod box capable of housing rods in excess of 7
feet. Additional rod storage can be found in the portside gunnel, with even
more storage under the front deck bench seat and at the bow.

An insulated cooler and baitwell are also forward of the windshield, where a
folding deck extension can turn the custom-fitted, premium bench seating
area into a fully functioning front deck designed for serious fishing. At
the rear, the carpeted deck space has been increased for even more available
fishing room. Other popular features include a Sirius Satellite-ready Sony
stereo/CD player and speakers as well as removable cockpit carpet and a
built-in ski tow, boarding ladder and space for a kicker motor at the stern.

At the helm, the Ranger 1850LS features a new console designed to provide
room to flush mount large-screen electronics along with multi-function
gauges and a new membrane style switching system.  The 1850LS also comes
standard with a Minn Kota 70 Power Drive trolling motor, dual on-board
charger and a Lowrance Mark-5X Pro mounted at the console. Bimini tops are
available as a custom option.

³Meeting the specific needs of each member of the family can place a lot of
expectations on a crossover boat like the 1850LS,² said Ranger Boats
President, Randy Hopper. ³First and foremost, this boat fishes like a Ranger
should, with plenty of stability and fishing features. But if you¹re pulling
tubes and skiers or just taking a sunset ride around the lake, this boat is
just as well suited and is why so many families gravitate towards this

The 1850LS comes paired with a custom-built, single-axle RangerTrail
trailer. Designed to ideally match the boat for smooth, easy towing and
maneuvering, the 1850¹s RangerTrail trailer is equipped with a Road Armor
finish, LED lights, aluminum wheels and a COOL Hub® lubrication system as
standard equipment. Designed and built in the same factory to the same,
exacting standards as all Ranger boats, RangerTrail trailers are custom
aligned with individually balanced wheels, equipped with torsion axle
suspensions and locking, swing-away tongues. With matching fiberglass
fenders and full-size spare, the 1850LS¹s RangerTrail trailer delivers
remarkable peace of mind when trailering and complements the striking good
looks of the boat.

2013 RANGER 1850LS
Overall Hull Length:             18 feet, 8 inches
Beam:                                     100 inches
Maximum HP:                         175
Engine Shaft Length:             25 inches
Inside Depth:                         26.5 inches
Fuel Capacity:                          (1) 34-gallon tank
Total Persons/Motor/Gear:  1,700 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight:              1,810 lbs.
Trailer GVWR:                         CF4500

About Ranger Boats
Ranger Boats, headquartered in Flippin, Ark., is the nation's largest
manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, including a series of
bass, multi-species, fish 'n play 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
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