RT178 OWNER REVIEWS
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I would like to thank the Ranger organization for the support they show for Veterans. I am a retired Navy Vet and have just purchased my first Ranger boat. I have owned other boats before, but this new aluminum series is put together better than any other on the market. My hatÕs off to Ranger.

Robert G.
Toms River, NJ
We just finished the survey sent to us it's good to see a company interested in the opinion of the buyer after the sale. This boat was a Father's Day gift to my husband Mike an we couldn't be more pleased. Steve, Mike and all the people at Knox Marine were fantastic and meeting Kim an Larry at the spring show was great. Keep on keeping on. You are doing it right. It's clear to see why you're the industry leader.

Sharon P.
Centerburg, OH
I bought my new Ranger RT178 (despite never seeing one in person) from Vic's in Kent, Ohio. I was able to get the engine broken in before the season ended here in PA. What a great bass boat. I couldn't be happier with the performance on the water, the fishability and awesome storage. This boat doesn't feel nor ride like an aluminum boat... it's solid and feels much heavier than it is. It's simply better than I hoped it would be. Thanks for building a product that's worthy of the Ranger name. One more thing, the people at Vic's are good people and easy to work with. The only negative is that I now have to wait until spring to get back in the boat.

Larry S.
I just recently purchased my first boat from Country Creek RV & Marine in Hattiesburg, MS. These guys are the newest Ranger dealer in MS and I was their first Ranger sale! All I have to say about this boat is WOW! I have zero complaints about this boat and all my other aluminum boat buddies are drooling over this beautiful new Ranger boat. Can't wait to start fishing some tournaments out of it.

Adam P.
Vancleave, MS
Wow, Just got my new 2014 RT-178 in camo. Love the Boat. Plenty of room, storage. This is my 3rd Ranger in 6 years, and my last. Keep up the good work Ranger. Well maybe not my last, lol.

Frank A.
Coconut Creek, FL
A number of years back I bought a used Cherokee 106. One of the best aluminum boats I'd been in. Love that boat but was looking for something bigger with underdeck rod storage, more tackle storage room and an improved livewell. Was close to pulling the trigger more than once on some 'other' boats.

When I heard rumors that Ranger was going to start making aluminums again, I was very excited. Initially it was hard to get enough information and detail but I kept at it.

Ran my RT 178 w/75 Opti a lot this summer. This is an awesome boat. Thanks Ranger for recognizing that there are a lot of us out here who wanted most of the storage, space available on glass, just in an aluminum package. The 'lateral stability' of this boat is phenomenal and it's quick to pop up on plane. I've fished tournaments through the summer months and the 30-gallon livewell has never let me down.

Kurt B.
We have numerous horsepower restricted lakes in Illinois and I had been looking for an aluminum boat that fished like my fiberglass Z520 when Ranger introduced their new line-up of aluminums. The new Aluminum RT178 with an Evinrude 25 is a special boat with great width and stability. Added all the same bells and whistles that I am used to on my big boat and was amazed in ran 25mph fully loaded. Love the room and the ride.

Terry Brown
Normal, IL
I just purchased my first Ranger boat about 3 weeks ago and love the new aluminum style boat! Lots of power with the 75 HP Evinrude E-Tec and fast to plane and just an all around sweet ride. Got the lakes chip for my Lowrance Elite 5 DSI and it is incredible what it can tell you. Thanks Ranger and Central Marine in Carlos, MN for the new toy!

Keith E.
Starbuck, MN
I've only had my new RT 178 for 2 months and I love my new Ranger aluminum boat. This boat is so stable, rides great in rough water, has huge casting decks front and rear and has more storage than I will ever need. Great job guys!

James N.
Dora, AL


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