New for 2018: Ranger Z521L ICON Edition – Limited Edition Dream Rig Celebrates 50 years for Legendary Boat Maker
FLIPPIN, Ark. (Aug. 14, 2017) – For the past half century, Ranger Boats has continually exceeded the expectations of anglers across the country. The longtime manufacturer is steeped with tradition and recognized by generations of fishermen as the world’s premier boat brand.
In celebration of their 50th Anniversary, Ranger highlights an already strong group of new models launching this month with a one-of-a-kind, limited edition dream rig designers have coined the “ICON Edition.” The custom boat will be produced in limited quantity and is packed with exclusive features designed for competitive anglers and Ranger enthusiasts.
“The Z521L ICON represents the absolute pinnacle of modern bass boat design and technology,” said Ranger Sales Manager Ryan Patterson. “This is a one-of-a-kind dream rig that takes the all-new Z521L and adds aggressive styling and extra features to create a completely unique platform. The result is a fitting tribute to Ranger’s reputation for driving design and innovation over the past fifty years.”
The Z521L ICON features new styling and bold graphics with a distinct look that highlights the superior fit and finish for which Ranger is known. The boat features a custom, two-tone color package with raised, molded style lines and color-matched interior. The new look is further accentuated with L.E.D. lighting throughout the cockpit, emphasizing the custom 50th anniversary floor traction pad. Combined with even more accent lighting infused into the redesigned consoles, recessed rear grab handles, trailer step-ins and recessed trolling motor foot well, the Z521L ICON delivers an individual and unmatched aesthetic.
“When designing this boat, we looked at every opportunity to improve each detail to advance the looks, feel and function,” said Ranger Design Engineer David Stoner. “Small details such as the enhanced light package, a custom steering wheel, innovative trailer upgrades and fully integrated boat controls through the in-dash electronics are just a few examples that set this boat apart.”
At the helm, the Z521L ICON comes standard with a Lowrance HDS 16-inch Carbon, which features a special engine integration, giving the ability to monitor nearly every boat function from the in-dash unit, including the installed Lowrance 3D Structure Scan transducer. The redesigned bow station offers improved function and houses a 12-inch Lowrance HDS 12-inch Carbon unit. A Minn Kota Ultrex 112 trolling motor is affixed to the bow and controlled via a recessed foot pedal.
The padded front deck features three rod lockers with the center rod locker accommodating rods up to nine feet in length. A fiberglass cooler and additional dry storage also sits underneath the spacious front deck. Ranger’s patented Power Ventilation Rod Storage™ system circulates air within these compartments to keep rods and gear dry. The gel-coated storage compartments seal with compression locks and are lined with custom rubber mats for quicker drying times. The rear deck offers additional storage and segregated livewells with dual lids, Venturi Air aeration and automatic pump out.
The Z521L ICON comes standard with dual consoles. Both driver and passenger seats have been widened and utilize Ranger’s SRS suspension for comfort during long runs. Both seats are adjustable front-to-back to accommodate just about any angler. The new seating is fitted with premium marine upholstery in a rich color package unique to the ICON Edition. A custom tilt steering wheel, touchpad controls and a full complement of gauges flesh out the driver’s console.
Measuring 21 feet, 7 inches, with a 97-foot beam, the Z521L ICON is rated for a 250 horsepower outboard, which will feature custom cowling with embossed logos on select engines. A custom vented boat cover with engine hood helps provide maximum protection and will feature a unique fabric exclusive to the one-of-a-kind ICON edition.
The upgrades continue with a new gloss black hydraulic jack plate, dual eight-foot Power-Pole shallow water anchors, and a custom Ranger Trail® trailer. The trailer, sporting more ICON-exclusive features sure to grab the attention of competitive anglers, includes an innovative L.E.D. light package that automatically switches on when submerged to help launching and loading the boat in low-light conditions.
Black chrome wheels, matching brake caliper covers and lighted decals round out the remaining trailer upgrades. For high-res photography and a complete list of standard equipment, as well as the numerous installed options that make the Z521L ICON unique, go online to rangerboats.com or visit your nearest Ranger dealer today.
2018 RANGER 521L ICON Comanche
Overall Hull Length: 21 feet, 7 inches
Beam: 97 inches
Maximum HP: 250
Inside Depth: 21 inches
Fuel Capacity: 53 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,700 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 2,025 lbs.
Trailer GVWR: CF5400
About Ranger Boats
Headquartered in Flippin, Ark., Ranger Boats is the nation’s premier manufacturer of legendary fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, with acclaimed models and series in the bass, multi-species, fish ‘n play, saltwater, waterfowl utility and pontoon boat segments. 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 RangerBoats.com, RangerAluminum.com or RangerPontoons.com.