New for 2012: Ranger 175T Angler
Mar 26th, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Mar 26th, 2012 at 12:00 AM
FLIPPIN, Ark. – From its earliest days, Ranger Boats has created some of the most popular multi-species boats on the water. It’s a strong heritage for innovation and total performance that continues to earn the respect of anglers the world over. Whether it’s the focused design of a vintage 1600V tiller or the confident fishability and responsive performance of a historic 680 model, that same legacy of leadership is regularly reinforced as these designs remain in high demand on the used market to this day.
Highlighting their legendary dedication to anglers chasing a wide range of game fish, Ranger Boats recently introduced the 175T Angler, a 21st century design taking cues from several of these classic Ranger multi-species platforms. The newest member of the company’s multi-species lineup touts an elevated level of fishability and comfort while delivering remarkable performance and style to today’s tiller-boat angler.
Measuring 17 feet, 7 inches with an 87-inch beam, the Ranger 175T Angler holds 23 gallons of fuel in its tank, which is mounted under the front deck for enhanced load distribution, easier planing and better rough water performance. Rated for a maximum 75 horsepower, the new 175T also features a front casting deck and cockpit covered in a slip-resistant coating and topped with snap-in marine carpet, which can be removed for easier cleaning, while the transom of the boat allows room for an electric kicker motor and splash guards for anglers who back troll.
“Our history in producing versatile tiller powered fishing platforms dates back over 30 years. That experience, coupled with decades of refinements, has led us to the 175T, a boat that’s wide open, has ample storage, is extremely affordable, and is made to handle whatever the day calls for,” said Ranger Boats Vice President, Keith Daffron. “You might fish for walleye one day, musky the next and bass the day after that. We think this boat will be a perfect fit to an already stellar Angler Series lineup.”
Available with a wide range of precision-matched outboards, the Ranger 175T Angler features an instrument panel with a full complement of gauges and rocker switch controls and comes standard with Lowrance Mark 5X Pro electronics. Additional standard features include a 6×2 on-board battery charger, premium marine upholstery, recessed tie cleats and a 50-inch livewell designed to help keep big fish comfortable and stress free.
In addition to room for today’s large-screened electronics at the console and the bow, there are also generous storage areas throughout the boat, including an insulated cooler with drain and space for rods up to 9 feet, 6 inches in the starboard-side rod storage and room for rods up to 7 feet in the portside rod storage.
Other highlights of the Ranger 175T Angler include a sliding captain’s seat to allow for easier and more comfortable driving for a variety of anglers, integrated access panel at the stern for the quick access to the bilge pumps; recirculating livewell plus cup holders at all four corners of the cockpit as well as at the bow.
Paired with a custom-built, single-axle, RangerTrail trailer featuring LED lights, the 175T Angler is easier to maneuver and enjoys the smooth-trailering benefits of custom alignment and individually balanced wheels. Up front, the center swing jack retracts flush to the frame and creates a more balanced load, making it even more secure on the trailer. Combined with stainless steel fenders and aluminum wheels, matching spare, exclusive COOL Hub lubrication system, Road Armor protective coating, torsion axle suspension, and swing-away tongue, the RangerTrail trailer delivers long-lasting peace of mind and easy towing.
2013 RANGER 175T ANGLER
Overall Hull Length: 17 feet, 7 inches
Beam: 87 inches
Maximum HP: 75
Engine Shaft Length: 20 inches
Inside Depth: 19 inches
Fuel Capacity: 23 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,200 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,200 lbs.
Trailer GVWR: SM2995
Length on Trailer with Motor Down: 22 feet, 2 inches
Length on Trailer with Motor Down & Swing-Away Tongue Open: 20 feet, 2 inches
Width on Trailer: 95 inches
About Ranger Boats
Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation’s largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, which include 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 information, go to www.rangerboats.com.