Fishing & Boating News

Chevy‚ Trucks and Ranger Boats Team To Create A Classic Combination

by: Ranger Boats,

(10/02/2001 - Flippin, AR) Ranger Boats is announcing a new "partners in fishing" program with Chevy Trucks, which has produced a matching rig comprised of a Limited Series Chevy Silverado pickup, Ranger Comanche 520DVX boat (or Multi Species 620 model) and RangerTrail trailer.

"We are proud that a company with Chevy's national esteem has chosen Ranger Boats to participate in this partnership that is very unique to the industry," Ranger President Randy Hopper said. "Our customers are very passionate about their boats and tow vehicles. The Limited Series package gives them a way to express this pride."

The specially equipped Silverado, Comanche (or Multi Species model) and RangerTrail trailer will carry exclusive coordinating features and select color schemes. Special Chevy/Ranger graphics highlight the seats, carpets, fenders and windows of both the Silverado and Comanche. The matching rig is being offered as a Limited Series combination and is available individually or as a total package at participating Ranger and Chevy dealerships.

The 520DVX Comanche is considered the "flagship" of the Ranger fleet. The 92 _-inch wide beam on the Comanche is positioned farther forward to create a front deck larger than any other similarly sized rig. With an integrated 15-inch engine set-back, large rod storage, trademarked Sea Star Pro steering system and high performance seating, the 520 is considered tournament ready and receives Ranger's special "VX" high performance seal.

The Limited Series Comanche (and Multi Species model) will carry the color upgrade and logo enhancements. It will also have a special fiberglass trailer fairing that will match the trailer fenders.

"This Limited Series combination rig reflects the commitment that both Ranger and Chevy have to their customers," Chevy Trucks Brand Promotions Manager Jeff Haag said. "Both companies have been instrumental in promoting fishing throughout the U.S. and this partnership shows our continued commitment to the outdoorsman."

Features on the Limited Series Silverado include a monochromatic grill, wheel upgrade, customized running boards, Limited Series custom graphics package and embroidered headrests and floor mats. The dash will also carry a plaque noting the number sequence of each vehicle in the series.

Details on the Limited Series rig are available at participating Ranger Boats and Chevy Truck dealers.

Ranger Boats, headquartered in Flippin, Ark., is the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, including a series of bass, multi-species and saltwater boats. They also manufacture a premium series of aluminum boats. Ranger® Boats has been ranked the Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Bass Boats in J.D. Power and Associates'® inaugural Marine Quality and Performance StudySM released in 2001*. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its philosophy of "building legends…one at a time." For more information call 1-800-373-2628. *** *J.D. Power and Associates 2001 Marine Quality and Performance StudySM. Study based on responses from a total of 5,979 owners of 2000 model year boats.