New for 2018: Ranger Z520L Comanche and Z521L Comanche

FLIPPIN, Ark. – For 50 years, Ranger has led the way for tournament fishing design and innovation. That legacy continues with the latest extension of the esteemed Z500 Comanche line. This tournament-proven line of boats now includes the L Series with the all-new Z520L Comanche and Z521L Comanche and is built upon a celebrated hull design that delivers unmatched quality and fishability. The boats are packed with fresh features and sport new style lines and trade dress to create the unmatched fit and finish Ranger owners have come to expect.

“Ranger consistently strives to improve, but on many levels, I didn’t think that was possible with the current Z boat,” said Hank Parker, legendary television host and tournament angler. “But the new L Series, from the console and style lines to the new seats and LED lighting, has unquestionably raised the bar. This is the absolute Cadillac of tournament fishing rigs.”

Each boat retains Ranger’s legendary running surface, providing an extremely smooth and dry ride. New and more distinctive molded style lines paired with an exclusive L.E.D. light package highlight the boats’ sharp fit and finish. Enlarged, wrap-around SRS cockpit seating is covered in custom-fitted premium marine upholstery and, combined with molded-in footrests, give all-day comfort and protection for anglers in rough waters.

“The new wrap-around seats are going to be a big hit with both tournament anglers and weekend fishermen alike,” said Ranger Design Engineer David Stoner. “With a wider seat and SRS suspension, the L Series gives a superior and more comfortable ride. Combine this wider space with the adjustable front-to-back seat track, both the cockpit and passenger seats will fit anglers of just about any size.”

The Z520L officially measures 20 feet, 9 inches, with a 95-inch beam and comes standard with a Minn Kota Fortrex trolling motor. The Z521L measures 21 feet, 7 inches, with a 97-inch beam and is fitted with a Minn Kota Fortrex trolling motor as well. Both boats are rated for up to a 250 horsepower outboard.

The bow of each boat features a redesigned workstation, replete with tool holders, integrated drink holder and accepts electronics up to 12 inches. The expansive, padded front deck is easily large enough for multiple anglers to fish together. Underneath the casting deck, the patented Power Ventilation Rod Storage™ system keeps rods and gear dry. All storage compartments are gel-coated and lined with custom rubber mats for quicker drying times, while the rear deck offers additional storage and dual, aerated livewells with removable divider and automatic pump out.

An all-new console accepts electronics up to 16 inches and is outfitted with redesigned digital switching keypads and keyless ignition. Both boats are offered in single- or dual-console configurations.

“Boating electronics continue to evolve with bigger and better equipment,” said Ranger Design Engineer Brad Garringer. “We have worked hand-in-hand with our partner companies to build a boat that can accommodate these new products as soon as they come to market. We want to be on the forefront of innovation and you see that with the new L Series, from integrated 15- and 16-inch screens with engine data incorporation, to extra USB ports and automated light functionality to keep anglers Coast Guard compliant at night.”

Ranger also differentiates itself in the market by focusing on the smaller details that make for a more enjoyable day on the water. Features such as a running rod rack with retractable straps, adjustable driver and passenger seats, integrated fish ruler, and recessed trolling motor pedal ease the stress of competition. The two new boats also come loaded with features Ranger owners demand out of their bass fishing rig: gas spring lid assists, lockable storage compartments, upright level flotation, integrated bow navigation lights, pultruded fiberglass transom and fiberglass stringer system.

The Z520L and Z521L are both paired with a new trailer design with updated fenders and wheels. The custom-built, tandem-axle Ranger Trail® trailer perfectly matches each individual boat for smooth, easy towing and maneuvering. The Ranger Trail trailer is also equipped with a Road Armor finish, L.E.D. lights, aluminum wheels and a COOL Hub® lubrication system as standard equipment. Further equipped with torsion axle suspension, swing away tongue, full-size spare and matching fiberglass fenders, the Ranger Trail trailer delivers remarkable peace of mind when trailering and complements the striking good looks of the boat.

2018 RANGER Z520L Comanche
Overall Hull Length: 20 feet, 9 inches
Beam: 95 inches
Maximum HP: 250
Inside Depth: 22 inches
Fuel Capacity: 53 gallons
Total Persons/Motor/Gear: 1,650 lbs.
Approx. Boat Weight: 1,850 lbs.
Trailer GVWR: CF5400

2018 RANGER Z521L 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: 1,925 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, or