The aluminum industry is still abuzz over the Car of the Year awards given to Tesla’s Model S (a.k.a, the electric car with the aluminum chassis). However, another form of transportation is seeing rollout of aluminum-built vehicles.
Aluminum boats aren’t out of the ordinary; in fact, the boating industry is generally of either aluminum or fiberglass hulls. However, Ranger Boats has unveiled a new aluminum series of boats for the 2013 model year, one that’s focused on premium quality.
“We know there are a lot of anglers and boat buyers looking for a premium-quality aluminum fishing boat at a great price,” Ranger Boats president Randy Hopper said in a statement. “And the new Tournament and Apache Series are built precisely to those standards. We’re proud of the best-in-class features in our fiberglass platforms and instilled the same craftsmanship and attention to detail in these aluminum designs.”
The all-new Tournament Series will consist of three models: The RT 178 sports a 17-foot, 8-inch bass configuration and the RT 178C features a similar platform focused more on crappie and multispecies angling, complete with multiple seat locations and live wells. Rounding out the Tournament Series line is the RT188, an 18-foot, 8-inch bass design rated for 115 horsepower.
“So many anglers enter the boating lifestyle by purchasing an aluminum fishing boat,” Ranger vice president of sales Keith Daffron said in a statement. “We’re excited to offer these customers an affordable, durable product paired with the Ranger name and the long list of 5-Star advantages that come with it.”
Ranger Boats is known for their quality products, and by extending this to their aluminum series, they’re elevating the standard for what’s possible with aluminum boats. In addition, Ranger Boats is adding to the local manufacturing economy by opening a new Flippin, Arkansas manufacturing facility specifically for this boat line.
For more information on Ranger Boats, visit their website.