The modus operandi of Ranger boats is to provide its customers with top-tier quality while also maintaining the brand’s simplistic nature. And that simplistic approach to design is the reason why its boats are extremely a la mode. The chicness of the boats is in the simple designs the company uses in designing, and the easy-to-use features it installs in the boats. The chicness of the boat isn’t the ‘in-your-face’ type that you often find in so many boats, but a subtle elegance that you appreciate, and that subtleness proliferates the already extreme à la mode design to higher echelons of quality.
This esoteric idiosyncrasy is what has made Ranger boats elevate itself from a manufacturer that was oriented in fishing boats to one that battles it out with the big-dogs in recreational boat manufacturing. In every model they have released since their inception in 1968, you will find that their designers have a perspicuous understanding of what their consumers want from their boat, and with each model, they meet these expectations and hit the nail on the head.
The new model the boat manufacturer has just unveiled, the 2020 Ranger 200F, epitomizes the brand’s philosophy in every possible aspect. From the get-go, it clearly illustrates how dedicated the Ranger brand is to meet the customers’ expectations and then some. Perusing through the boat’s specifications gives you a vague idea of how the boat is, but to understand the watercraft’s personality and functionality, you must delve a little deeper, so here are ten things you might not have known concerning the 2020 Ranger 200F.
1. It offers the best of both worlds
If you want the simple pleasure that a pontoon boat offers, while also needing the top-tier quality that has come to be expected from Ranger’s boats, then the 2020 Ranger 200F is exactly what you are looking for. If you want to go cruising or fishing, but you also need a watercraft that posts some ridiculous performance metrics, then this one is exactly what the doctor ordered.
2. Dimensions and specifications
The boat as a length overall of 21 feet 11 inches. The deck is 19 feet 10 inches in length and 102 feet in width. Each pontoon log is 20 feet 4 inches in length and 24 inches in diameter. It has an average dry weight of 1700 pounds and can accommodate 10 individuals, consequently taking on a further 1370 pounds. It has a fuel capacity of 32 gallons.
3. Top performance
Rapidrise™ lifting strakes have been installed at the front of the pontoon tubes, ensuring that the boat gets up on top of the water in record time. This, coupled with the extended power pod that gets the motor back behind the outer tubes, means that the performance of the boat is always at the apogee.
4. At the helm
At the helm station, you have an adjustable bucket seat with swivel, making it possible to customize it to your liking. The steering wheel is soft touch, making navigation even more comfortable. The tachometer, fuel, and trim gauges are all illuminated, and therefore, you will not find it challenging to navigate at night or in limited natural light. Entertainment is catered for by the Bluetooth capable stereo that also has an MP3 jack. This is topped off by two speakers, which have been placed strategically to give you and your passengers the best musical experience.
The boat can accommodate ten individuals, meaning that you and nine of your friends or family members can easily take a ride in the open water. The design used for the furnishing implies that there is not only space to sit and relax, but also enough of the said space to move around when you are docked and just want to enjoy your fishing experience. The L-shaped lounge portside gives you enough room for numerous people to seat, or for one person to enjoy a relaxing sun-bath. The heavy bolstering used makes it accentuates the comfort of the seat and consequentially of the boat as a whole. The boat also comes with four pedestals for the three standard pedestal seats. The upholstery of the seats is akin to the one used for the L-shaped seat, meaning you will always be comfortable when fishing.
6. Splendid fishing experience
As stated earlier, the features installed in the 2020 Ranger 200F ensure that you will have a premium fishing experience. Some of the said features include the three standard pedestal seats and the three consoles for the fishermen, and women, on board. In the most forward of the consoles, there is dry storage space, a rod holder and a cup holder. Besides, there is also a cutting board, thus working with your bait is easy. In the console behind the first one, there is a live well in lieu of the dry storage space. There is also another live well forward of the helm station.
7. Additional features
Ranger has given you the ability to fully customize your boat to meet the fishing standards you need. The fishing boat package adds a myriad of other features to the boat, including a fish finder at the helm and a Minn Kota Trawling motor.
8. Ease of entry
The standard 2020 Ranger 200F comes with three entry points. One is the entry gate at the bow, and the other is a wheel-chair accessible gate portside. The last gate helps swimmers come back on board, as it is located on the swim platform.
To put up the insane metrics, the boat needed to have a beast of an engine, and they found exactly what they needed in the Mercury® Fourstoke outboard motor. It produces a top speed of 24 miles per hour at 5,900 revolutions per minute. The engine also offers an economical fuel consumption rate. When traveling at 12 miles per hour at 3,500 rpm, you use only 3 gallons per hour. The massive fuel capacity suffices all your needs.
For all the quality and craftsmanship that has gone into making this model, the pricing is pleasantly surprising. For just 23,995 dollars, you can get this boat and all the features that come with it.