Ranger Boats Releases Its Biggest-Ever Bass Boat

By on August 24, 2015
Ranger Boats releases its biggest boat, the Z522D. (Courtesy of Ranger Boats)

With the launch of its Ranger Z522D boat, Ranger Boats has released its biggest-ever bass boat, according to a release. The new boat is more than 22 feet long and hits 102 inches at its beam.

All that space supports an impressive amount of gear. A gel-coated rod storage area on the port side can hold 10 rods up to 8 feet in length. Another compartment toward the middle of the Z522D can hold an additional 10 rods of around the same length. The front deck is outfitted with space for large-screen electronics and has a built-in cooler and dry storage areas. There are more compartments in the rear.

The Z522D’s large size makes it the first Ranger boat capable of supporting a 25-inch outboard engine, as well as 2,100 pounds of passengers and fishing gear. It comes standard with a Minn Kota Fortex 80 trolling motor and a Lowrance HDS-7 Gen3 at the console and bow.

“We learned a lot about what it takes to fish big, demanding water over the years through building our walleye and multispecies series. We took what we learned there and incorporated that information into something entirely new from bow to stern,” said Randy Hopper, Ranger president, in the release.

For those who care about speed, the new boat is rated for 300 horsepower and incorporates a V-hull design that makes for smooth and comfortable acceleration. In addition, its gas tank is positioned near the center of the boat to keep weight distribution balanced.

Top image: Ranger Boats releases its biggest bass boat, the Z522D. (Courtesy of Ranger Boats)

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