Ranger boats were some of the first ever designed to specifically target a single species of fish – the largemouth bass. Since this is the most popular freshwater gamefish in the country, it made sense to delve into details like release wells, casting decks, rod lockers, and electric trolling motor systems which would assist the anglers targeting them. And Ranger made a name for itself doing so. Then this company went a step father, taking Ranger Boats into competitive bassing with performance that is literally eye-watering.
Pads, set-backs, notches, and other hull tweaks were designed in along with construction techniques like pultrusion, urethane core sandwiches, and digital switching, to ensure that these boats are tough enough to match up with their performance potential - which includes blistering speeds and hair-pin turning ability. Today, Ranger has expanded its line to include not just bass boats but also general fishing boats in both fresh and saltwater models, an aluminum series, and even some “Fish-N-Play” multi-purpose boats.
Measuring 16' 2" in length, the Ranger 1652 MPV is precision-engineered for a world of action on the water. The 77" beam provides an ultra-solid foundation that's smooth, quiet and easy to maneuver. Clad in a super-tough, durable Rawhide finish, the 1652's Shadow Grass camouflage pattern is standard. The layout is pre-wired with heavy-duty 6 gauge trolling motor wiring and the port side includes a rod/gun box that's built into the design, not spot-welded or bolted in. Inside the box, an organizer with individual rod tubes is factory-installed for a clean finish that helps protect your favorite sticks.
The spacious front deck is equipped with even more storage below while the wing-shaped aft deck creates a large rear platform as well. Also at the stern, driver seating can be positioned on either port or starboard locations and the contoured seating in this tiller model is hand built for all-day comfort and support. Elsewhere, the N.M.M.A-Certified 1652 includes upright level flotation, tie cleats, bilge pump and lock track extruded gunnels for personalized accessories.