FLIPPIN, Ark. — Since the initial venture into the aluminum boat market in 2013, Ranger Boats quickly became the industry’s fastest growing aluminum boat brand. Value-packed and feature-laden, the lineup of the 2019 RT Aluminum Series brings a fresh, new look along with additional features built specifically for bass and multispecies anglers.
“We have received an overwhelmingly positive response to our RT Aluminum series boats since they hit the market,” said Ranger Boats Sales Manager Mark Zwicker. “Staying consistent with our tradition of maintaining the leading-edge in design and features, we’re excited to unveil the new changes to the 2019 RT Series lineup. Our aluminum designs continue to deliver an affordable, durable product paired with the Ranger name and the long list of Five Star advantages that come with it.”
Featuring an all-new, fully enclosed console that can house up to a 12-inch graph, the RT Series sports a fresh look with redesigned hullside graphics, chrome badging, and chrome foil model designators. Each RT Series model is also available in three new color packages: Carbon Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic and Fusion, which features lime green accents. Along with the new look, Ranger also brings added comfort in the form of new premium color-matched, side-bolstering seating with enhanced knee room under the console.
The flagship of the series, the RT198P, not only carries the new look and styling, but has been upgraded with added features such as enlarged rear storage boxes and an Aqualon custom boat cover. Also new for 2019, the RT198P includes the option to mount twin Power Pole anchors for even greater versatility in shallow water.
The acclaimed Ranger RT Series is built with performance, function and utility in mind. The wood-free, all-welded construction along with foam-filled hull provides upright, level floatation that exceeds standards set by the United States Coast Guard and reduces hull slap for a smoother, quieter ride.
The complete 2019 RT Series lineup features a total of five models built with the same Ranger DNA that’s crafted a 50-year legacy for making the industry’s best fiberglass fishing boats. The RT178 sports a 17-foot, 8-inch bass configuration, while the RT178C features a similar platform (17′ 8″) focused more on crappie and multispecies angling — complete with multiple seat locations and livewells. Likewise, the RT188 features an 18-foot, 8-inch bass design rated for 115 horsepower and is available as a RT188C crappie configuration as well. Finally, the flagship RT198P delivers a 19-foot, 4-inch platform rated for 150 horsepower and completes a lineup built to exceed the needs of boat buyers in search of a durable, feature-laden, mod-V aluminum boat.