Fishing & Boating News

Ranger Boats Introduces All-New Pontoon Line for 2017

Legendary Ranger quality with unmatched features 

by: Greg Duncan, Blue Heron Communications

Photo by courtesy Ranger Boats
(Dec 22, 2016 - Flippin, AR) Ranger Boats, the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, announces an all-new line of pontoon boats for 2017-Reata® by Ranger®. The line pulls inspiration from Ranger's acclaimed Reata series of fish-and-play designs and features the same quality and unmatched features that consumers have come to expect from a Ranger boat.
"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."
The Reata by Ranger pontoon line combines Ranger's fishing heritage with sporting capabilities to offer a versatile package for families and anglers alike. The new Reata pontoon series consists of seven models ranging in length from 20 to 25 feet in both Fish and Cruise designs. Each design has been carefully crafted to fit the needs of both the avid angler and families looking to relax. The product offering includes three Fish models - 200F, 220F and 223F - and four Cruise models - 200C, 220C, 223C and 243C. Both series also include high performance, triple tube models with 26-inch diameter logs complete with lifting strakes.  
The new designs feature a long list of amenities that will stand out among other pontoons on the market. Most notably, this includes beautiful, 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. 
As with all Ranger boats, these new Reata models will include loads of standard equipment, complete with many items considered upgrades by other manufacturers. Features such as a snapless mooring cover, easy-to-deploy top, stainless steel boarding ladder, reclining captain's chairs and tilt steering all come standard. Both the Fish and Cruise series offer a multitude of configurations to fit each customer's needs.  
The Fish models feature high-capacity, aerated livewells, 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 livewells 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, 12V and USB outlets, Kicker® stereo with Bluetooth® input and built-in L.E.D. navigation lights and docking lights. 
Each Reata by Ranger model is available with the choice of a factory rigged Mercury, Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and comes in several rich color packages. The Reata by Ranger models are competitively priced for a variety of budgets and are backed by one of the strongest warranties in the pontoon business.  For more information on the new line, customers are encouraged to visit or call 800-373-BOAT (2628). 

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.