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New Ranger 175T Angler: Dreamboat for multi-species fans

Monday, April 30, 2012

FLIPPIN, AR – 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.   Read Full Story

Evinrude Joins Ranger Boats to Double “Operation: Troop Salute” Payouts

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

FLIPPIN, Ark. (April 18, 2012) – Current and former military personnel wishing to live the boating lifestyle can take advantage of engine horsepower rebates and other exclusive offers through the “Operation Troop Salute” program offered by Ranger Boats. The retail promotion, available on qualifying new boat purchases made from authorized Ranger dealers, started April 15 and ends July 31, 2012.  Read Full Story

RANGER Z117: Rated for 115 H.P.; Costs less than $30K

Monday, February 20, 2012

FLIPPIN, AR – Measuring 17 feet, 6 inches and rated for 115 horsepower, the all-new Ranger Z117 is available with a wide range of precision-matched outboards and delivers the advanced fishability and best-in-class heritage of the Ranger Z Series for under $30,000. In addition to the low price tag, show-stopping great looks and Ranger’s well-known resale values, this boat and matching single-axle trailer can be easily towed with compact trucks and SUVs and will fit into most garages. Plus, the popular 115-horsepower designation consumes less fuel and oil – making the Ranger Z117 accessible to anglers who would otherwise be forced to purchase used boats or boats that lack Ranger’s reputation for quality and fishability.  Read Full Story

Triton partners with ABA to host ABA Alliance Program

Monday, January 30, 2012

MURFREESBORO, TN – Triton Boats has announced a new program for 2012.  Partnering with American Bass Anglers (ABA), Triton and Mercury are currently offering to pay entry fees for up to five tournaments in any ABA tournament trail in 2012 with the purchase of a new 2012 Triton fiberglass boat powered by a Mercury engine in 2012. This program is valued at over $1,000, and Triton Gold members are still eligible to win contingency money*.  Read Full Story

Ranger site gets more multi-species-ish

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

FLIPPIN, AR – Multi-species anglers can vary as widely as the fish they pursue, each with a different vision of what constitutes the ultimate fishing platform. For over 40 years, industry-leading boat manufacturer Ranger Boats has listened to this group of anglers and continued to develop some of the strongest multi-species designs on the water.  Read Full Story

SeaArk announces new 20' bass boat

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

SeaArk Boats, builder of all-welded aluminum fishing boats, recently announced a new twenty foot, six inch addition to their Stealth series bass boat models. SeaArk’s Stealth Series, which features models available in 17’2” and 18’6” in addition to the new 20’6”, has been popular among anglers because of its smooth-riding 15-degree “V” hull design. The new 206 features two rod lockers, three bow storage compartments, two rear storage compartments, an aerated livewell, step-storage ice chest, deluxe seating and an optional recessed area for foot control trolling motor pedal which makes it easier on the angler's back.   Read Full Story

Win a 2012 Ranger Boat With an Evinrude Engine

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The U. S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) is offering a chance to win some fabulous prizes, including a top-of-the-line Ranger boat powered by an Evinrude E-TEC outboard engine. This Sentry Sweepstakes will help support the organization’s grassroots network efforts.  Major companies have donated hundreds of prizes—valued at more than $100,000—to support the USSA’s Sentry Program in “building a grass roots army from coast to coast to protect and advance hunting, fishing, shooting and trapping, as well as getting more youth in the field.”  Read Full Story

Yamaha Marine Group launches “Why Wait? Buy Now!” incentive

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

KENNESAW, GA – Yamaha Marine Group has announced an incentive program designed to give customers a great reason to buy a packaged boat or outboard motor before boat show season. It’s called “Why Wait? Buy Now!”  Read Full Story

SeaArk Boats Introduces New DXS Series of Duck Boats

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monticello, AR – If you like duck hunting and river steelheading, one of these ought to fill the bill. SeaArk Boats, known for nearly bullet-proof, all-welded fishing boats has announced the addition of the new DXS duck boat series to the 2012 model year line-up.   Read Full Story

Granolahead Editor Catches Bass, as 11-foot Hobie Kayak Fishes Great

Monday, October 17, 2011

Let’s get two things straight. There’s nothing wrong with liking granola and there’s nothing wrong with catching largemouth bass out of a kayak. In the super-macho world of bass fishing, those anglers who pedal or paddle to the honey hole have the reputation of granola-munching tree-huggers.  Read Full Story


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