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Ranger resets the bar and expectations for bass rig construction, with the new Z20 Comanche. Her new lines are inspired by muscle car designs, and performance is top notch with a maximum 225-horsepower outboard.

Key Features

  • Rated for 200-225-hp maximum
  • one 8’ rod box, one 7’ box
  • Dual axle trailer
  • Teleflex SeaStar hydraulic steering
  • Minn Kota Max 74 trolling motor
  • Recirc/aerated livewell
  • Digital ignition
  • Garmin 250 with temp sensor at bow and console
  • Soft Ride System bench seating, one bike seat with Pro Pole, one fold down seat with Power Pole

Specifications

Ranger Boats Z20 Comanche (2006-) Specifications
Length Overall 20' 5'' Dry Weight 1,735 lbs. (single console)
Beam 7' 11'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft N/A Fuel Cap 48 gal.
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap none
Max Headroom open Bridge Clearance N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Ranger Boats Z20 Comanche (2006-) Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power 1 x 225-hp Evinrude H.O.
Opt. Power 1 x 225-hp Evinrude H.O.

Ranger Boats Z20 Comanche (2006-) Line Drawing

Ranger Boats Z20 Comanche (2006-) Photo Gallery

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Impressive Performance

The new hull design and 10” setback ensures you will be out of the hole and speeding across the lake in blazing speed and handling like a pro with standard SeaStar hydraulic steering.

Solid Fishing Platform

The ultra-wide 95'' beam delivers a solid fishing platform allowing more floor, storage, and fishing space.

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Trailer Features

Ranger treats each trailer with a patented Road Armor that protects it from the chips and scratches that cause normal trailers to succumb early.

Ranger Boats Z20 Comanche (2006-) Captain's Report

Tournament Loaded Rig

By Capt. Bob Smith

Test Captain

I tested the Z20 recently in the Ozarks a couple hours from where Ranger builds this line of competition bass boats. The FLW tour was on site at Beaver Lake in Arkansas, and I had a chance to see both the Z20 and the Z21 in various color schemes. FLW stands for Forrest L. Wood, founder of Ranger Boat, and pioneer of modern bass fishing.

Quality Trailer

The Z20 package includes a 5,000 pound capacity dual axle trailer. The company treats each one with a patented Armor Coat that protects them from the chips and scratches that cause normal trailers to succumb early. Ranger also has a unique liquid lubrication system that bathes the bearings in oil and has a sight cup so you can easily tell when it needs to have some added. Fiberglass fenders with built-in step pads as well as a swing away tongue and another large step pad make boarding, while on the trailer, much safer. There is a unique center mount trailer jack that keeps the jack further back and out of the way from the tongue. Also included are LED lights, which are bright and practically fool proof.

Forward Fishing Features

In the bow, the Z20 has a standard Minn Kota 74 lb. thrust 24 volt motor on the port side. The panel in the bow has a Garmin 250 depthfinder as well as switches for the trim, lights, and accessories. You can order a recessed panel for the foot pedal if you like. A casting seat can be added to the bow, or can be left open for an expansive casting deck which allows two anglers to work with good stability and comfort. The starboard locker can store 7-foot long rods while the port locker can handle up to 8-foot long rods. The center box has room for several Plano boxes, so you won’t have to leave anything behind.

Comfort and Convenience

The bench seat features Ranger’s Soft Ride seating with high backs for the partner and driver seats. The middle seat easily flips down to become a step to the stern, which will cut back on dirt getting all over the covers. Additional grab handles are tucked in the sides of this seat so you can hang on in the rough water.

The helm comes standard with Sea Star hydraulic assisted steering and the typical multi-function gauges, which allow you to quickly keep an eye on engine performance. Another Garmin 250 depthfinder is located at the helm to the right of the wheel. Digital switching and ignition create a worry-free electrical system on this model. Livewell controls are located on the wall at the driver’s elbow.

Behind the seats in the center of the aft casting deck is a handy cooler, which makes it easy for everyone to get a cool drink. Just aft is an aerated, divided recirculating livewell with venture air. Access to the batteries, oil fill, and the Pro Charger is gained through the three hatches at the stern. If you like to sit and cast, you can add the casting chair back here as well.

Specs

The Z20 measures in at 20’5” overall length and has a beamy 7’11’’ width for a much more stable casting platform. A 10-inch setback at the stern helps prevent the backwash often suffered when you slow down at the no wake borders. This model is rated for 200-225-hp outboards and can be rigged for just about any manufacturer’s engines. Transom height is 23 inches and she weighs 1,735 lbs. with a single console, and 1,760 with the dual console. The Z20 carries two 24 gallon fuel cells for a total of 48 gallons fuel capacity.

Handling and Performance

I tested the Z20 on a fairly calm lake early in the morning. She cruised most economically around 3000 rpm traveling 33.9mph. At cruise speed the Z20 burned 7.1gph for a range of 207 miles on its 48 gallon fuel tank. Top end speed was 70.2mph at 5500rpm with our 225-hp Evinrude with 26 Raker stainless steel prop. The boat’s hole shot performance was a mere 2.9 seconds, and we had her going 30mph in 7.3 seconds. Our test boat was loaded with a load of tournament gear, two men, and ¾ of a tank of fuel. Handling and performance at top end speed was phenomenal. This boat maintained stability and handling, even when crossing wakes from other fishermen running to their spots for the tournament being held on test day.

Ranger has been building competition bass boats for many years now. With their pultruded fiberglass transom, fiberglass stringers, and proven flotation, it is hard to go wrong with Ranger. They are built to win tournaments and last a lifetime of memories.

Ranger Boats Z20 Comanche (2006-) Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Ranger Boats Z20 Comanche (2006-) is 70.2 MPH (113 KPH), burning 22.8 gallons per hour (GPH) or 86.3 liters per hour (LPH).

  • Best cruise for the Ranger Boats Z20 Comanche (2006-) is 33.9 MPH (54.6 KPH), and the boat gets 4.80 miles per gallon (MPG) or 2.04 kilometers per liter (KPL), giving the boat a cruising range of 207 miles (333.13 kilometers).

  • Tested power is 1 x 225-hp Evinrude H.O..

  • Time to plane for the Ranger Boats Z20 Comanche (2006-) is 2.9 sec. seconds.

  • Time from 0 to 30 of the Ranger Boats Z20 Comanche (2006-) is 7.3 sec. seconds.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Ranger Boats Z20 Comanche (2006-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Trailer Standard
Exterior Features
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Ranger Boats Z20 Comanche (2006-) Warranty

Ranger Boats Z20 Comanche (2006-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to insure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.
Hull Warranty
Years Lifetime (original owner)
Transferable Yes (10 years from the original delivery date)
Link http://www.rangerboats.com/staticPages/bbbb.cfm
Deck Warranty
Years Lifetime (original owner)
Transferable Yes (10 years from the original delivery date)
Link http://www.rangerboats.com/pages/tradition/bbbb.cfm
Gelcoat Warranty
Years 1-Year
Transferable Yes
Link http://www.rangerboats.com/pages/tradition/bbbb.cfm
Blistering Warranty
Link http://www.rangerboats.com/pages/tradition/bbbb.cfm
Accessories Warranty
Years 1-3 years*
Link http://www.rangerboats.com/pages/tradition/bbbb.cfm
Certifications
NMMA Certification Yes

Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 1 x 225-hp Evinrude H.O.
  Range  
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
650 3.0 2.6 .4 7.38 6.41 319 277 513 4.83 1.5 3.14 67
1000 5.3 4.6 1.1 4.77 4.15 206 179 332 8.53 4.2 2.03 67
1500 7.2 6.3 2.3 3.13 2.72 135 118 217 11.59 8.7 1.33 72
2000 8.6 7.4 5.1 1.69 1.47 73 64 117 13.84 19.3 0.72 78
2500 26.6 23.1 6.2 4.29 3.73 185 161 298 42.81 23.5 1.82 85
3000 33.9 29.4 7.1 4.80 4.18 207 180 333 54.56 26.9 2.04 89
3500 40.5 35.2 9.0 4.49 3.91 194 169 312 65.18 34.1 1.91 96
4000 49.0 42.6 12.4 3.95 3.44 171 148 275 78.86 46.9 1.68 99
4500 55.8 48.5 14.6 3.83 3.33 166 144 267 89.8 55.3 1.63 99
5000 65.9 57.3 18.4 3.58 3.11 155 134 249 106.06 69.6 1.52 99
5500 70.2 61.0 22.8 3.08 2.68 133 116 214 112.98 86.3 1.31 99

All fuel consumption numbers is the total are for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 1 x 225-hp Evinrude H.O.
Time To Plane 2.9 sec.
0 to 30 7.3 sec.
Test Power 1 x 225-hp Evinrude H.O.
Transmission Outboard
Ratio 2.07: 1
Props 26 Raker Stainless Steel
Load 2 persons, 3/4 fuel, no water, Tournament fishing gear loaded
Climate 55 deg., 56% humid., wind: calm; seas: calm