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Ranger Boats unveils all-new Ranger Z521R

Retuned, redefined and reimagined flagship bass boat celebrates Ranger’s proud heritage

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Ranger Boats is proud to announce the newest addition to its legendary lineup of world-class bass boats, the Ranger Z521R. Ranger’s deep-rooted passion for perfection has continually set the bar for the industry, and this newest flagship boat elevates that tradition to new heights. The all-new Ranger Z521R offers a best-in-class experience for the most dedicated bass anglers.

The Ranger Z521R was unveiled at the 2022 BASSMASTER Classic at Lake Hartwell, S.C. For more than 50 years, the iconic BASSMASTER Classic has been one of the premier tournaments of professional sportfishing and holds a special significance for all fans of bass fishing. The features of last year’s Ranger Z520R model made it the most pre-ordered Ranger boat in history. From bow to stern, the technology, dependability and excellence from Ranger have made the Z521R an instant classic.

Features of the Ranger Z521R

Combining legendary Ranger craftsmanship with next-generation technology, the Ranger Z521R offers the most capable canvas for anglers to build their custom dream machine. Inside and out, the Z521R is built to deliver time and time again.

In the Z521R, the exclusive Ranger RIDE system is standard and pairs with unshakable strength and quality. Twin electronics options at the console, an improved bow panel and an industry-first push-to-start ignition makes the Z521R complete with the best in marine technology.

The ultimate tackle box, the Z521R boasts expanded storage complete with innovative layered-shelf rod boxes, enlarged day box, 10-gallon double-wall cooler, and integrated net stow behind the driver’s seat. When it comes to power, the Z521R is equipped with lithium batteries, the latest trolling motors and up to 300HP that delivers best-in-class performance and fishability. Staying on the water all day has never been easier thanks to redesigned NASCAR-inspired seating, a performance-driven hull, and wireless phone charger in the center coin box.

Proudly assembled in the United States with the highest-quality craftmanship at the Ranger Boats manufacturing facility in Flippin, Ark., the Ranger Z521R is in production now with expected availability early fall of 2022.

Anglers can experience an exclusive preview of the all-new Ranger Z521R at the upcoming World’s Fishing Fair at Bass Pro Shops’ National Headquarters in Springfield, Mo., from March 30 – April 3. The event is anticipated to be the largest in the history of angling, offering guests a one-of-a-kind showcase of fishing, boating, conservation, country music and the great outdoors. In addition to the Z521R, more than 20 new 2022 boat models will be available for preview, with the opportunity to buy boats factory direct and save on freight. 

 Photos of the Ranger Z521R can be downloaded for editorial use here (please credit: “Ranger Boats” if used. For more information on Ranger Boats, visit

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. In 2015, Ranger joined White River Marine Group, part of the Bass Pro Shops family. For more information, go to

About Bass Pro Shops®

Bass Pro Shops is North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today the company provides customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more. In 2017 Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s to create a “best-of-the-best” experience with superior products, dynamic locations and outstanding customer service. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group,  offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge,  America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”

About White River Marine Group

In 1978, Johnny Morris revolutionized the marine industry when he introduced the world’s first professionally rigged and nationally marketed boat, motor and trailer packages. TRACKER Boats quickly became and has remained the No. 1-selling fishing boat brand in America for the last 41 years. Today, White River Marine Group offers an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading brands including TRACKER Boats®, SUN TRACKER®, NITRO®, TAHOE®, REGENCY®, MAKO®, RANGER® and TRITON®.

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