Fishing & Boating News

New for 2016: Ranger 190LS Reata

The benchmark for quality fish 'n' play boats adds 175-horsepower model to its lineup. 

by: Blue Heron Communications,

new Ranger 190LS Reata
Photo by Blue Heron Communications
(Aug 26, 2015 - Flippin, AR) The Ranger 212LS Reata®, introduced for the 2014 model year, continues to set the benchmark for quality and performance in family-oriented fish 'n' play boats. Based on the success and popularity of that introduction, Ranger is adding a more compact model to its acclaimed Reata® line, delivering a true family boat that can fish all morning and pull skiers all day.
Measuring 18 feet, 8 inches in length, the new Ranger 190LS Reata® is rated for 175 horsepower and is exceptionally light on its feet. Available with a wide range of factory-installed, precision-matched outboards, the 100-inch beam of the boat delivers rock-solid stability and even more room for multiple passengers. Loaded with fishing features highlighted by spacious casting decks, a surplus of dry storage and a dedicated center locker for rods up to seven feet in length, the 190LS is equally at home chasing a morning topwater bite as it is tubing with family and friends.
"Ranger has and always will build fishing boats and the new Ranger 190LS Reata® is no exception - it's a boat designed to catch fish with the enhancements necessary to be an ideal family fun boat," Ranger Vice President Keith Daffron said. "Being in the 19-foot range allows us to rig this boat with a 175-horsepower outboard, perfect for families looking for moderate speeds while also providing a more accessible price point.  It's loaded with features our Reata® Series is known for and should be a great fit for families looking for a truly versatile rig."
The new 190LS sports a walk-thru windshield configuration and comes standard with a Lowrance Mark 5X Pro at the console, a Minn Kota Power Drive 70 trolling motor and an on-board Dual Pro charger. In addition to generous front-deck fishing space, the boat features room for large-screen electronics at the bow, along with an integrated chrome cupholder and built-in tool storage. A 17-gallon aerated livewell and insulated cooler are located forward of the rear deck and flanked by two folding jump seats. A fifth on-board seat is integrated into the lid of the cooler. The raised rear deck offers plenty of fishing space plus room for the included pedestal seat or an optional ski tow.
At the helm, drivers will notice a redesigned console which features a full complement of gauges and loads of accessory storage. Equipped with the smooth, fluid feel of hydraulic steering, the new 190LS also sports redesigned and updated badging throughout, further enhancing the striking good looks and high-performance feel of this versatile fish 'n' play platform. Both driver and passenger seats are mounted on slides for easy adjustment and added comfort. The passenger-side console offers a wealth of additional storage and is home to the boat's Infinity Bluetooth-ready stereo system, while the portside gunnel includes additional rod storage capacity. The comfort features of the new Ranger 190LS are rounded out by the molded footrests for driver and passenger, chrome cupholders, generous 26-inch inside depth and snap-in carpet for easy removal and cleaning.
The popular Family Fun Package is available for the new Ranger 190LS Reata® as well and includes a host of factory-installed options typically installed aftermarket. The upgrade includes a ski tow, front deck cushions, convertible top and a keel protector.
With so much to offer both serious anglers and serious water sports enthusiasts, the new Ranger 190LS Reata® is destined to spend a lot of time on the water, as well as on the road trailering to and from destinations. Equipped with its own custom-built RangerTrail® trailer designed specifically for the boat, each 190LS offers smooth, easy handling and proper weight distribution while on the road. Protected by a Road Armor finish and equipped with LED lights, aluminum wheels, COOL Hub® lubrication system; matching fiberglass fenders, torsion axles and a locking, swing-away tongue, the RangerTrail® trailer is built in the same factory and to the same exacting specifications of every Ranger boat for added peace of mind and enhanced resale value.
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:                        34 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear:    1,700 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight:            1,900 lbs.
Trailer GVWR:                         SF4500
About Ranger Boats
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.