Choose One or All to Start Looking

Engines Search

Search For

Ranger Boats 1760 Angler (2011-)
(w/ Currently no test numbers)

Now playing: 

Ranger Boats 1760 Angler (2011-) Main Video


Join BoatTest for FREE Now!


Own a boat? Please fill out the following options.

By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and agree with the Privacy Policy & Terms of Use of

Enter in your email below to view all content

See the PRICE by becoming a BoatTEST member.
(It's quick and FREE!)

Brief Summary

The 1,675 lb. (761 kg.) 1760 Angler is Ranger Boat’s answer to the ubiquitous aluminum fishing boats which are light-weight and relatively inexpensive. But there are some attributes that aluminum boats are hard pressed to touch – such as metal-fleck gelcoat, quieter operation, solid hatches, and one-piece construction. But there is more to the Ranger 1760 Anger than a snazzy look.

Key Features


Length Overall 17' 6''
5.33 m
Beam 94''
2.39 m
Dry Weight 1,675 lbs.
761 kg
Tested Weight N/A
Draft N/A
- Draft Up N/A
- Draft Down N/A
- Air Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom N/A
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance N/A
Weight Capacity N/A
Person Capacity N/A
Fuel Capacity 28 gal.
105 L
Water Capacity open
Length on Trailer N/A
Height on Trailer N/A
Trailer Weight N/A
Total Weight
(Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

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

Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power Currently no test numbers
Opt. Power Not Available

Captain's Report

Ranger 1760 Angler
Ranger Boat’s 1760 Angler is taking dead aim at aluminum fishing boats which have dominated the multi-specie fishing market for generations.

It is hard to match the riding comfort of a fiberglass boat when heading out on a large lake for walleye, trout or northern pike. The four contoured, foldable seats are a good example of where that comfort starts on the Ranger 1760 Angler. But the hull shape of the 1760 is probably the most important aspect of the 1760 that cushions the angler’s body and backbone. The bottom is a modified-V, sharper at the bow to cut through the chop to reduce pounding.

Ranger 1760 Angler
There are 4 comfortable seats in the 1760 Angler. The front two swivel and slide fore and aft. The two in the rear are stationary.

Power Rating

We have not tested this boat so we don’t know how fast she will go. Nevertheless, remember she was designed for multi-species fishing, not for record speed runs which would require a shallow deadrise and possibly a keel pad. Those boats can be brutal in a chop with a long fetch. The Ranger 1760 Angler is rated for form 90-hp to 150-hp. Our guess is that she will have a WOT approaching 50 mph with a 150-hp Evinrude.

Ranger 1760 Angler
The Lowrance fishfinder at the right is standard equipment. Hydraulic steering is also standard.

Fishy Features

What does a multi-species angler need besides good luck? A five gallon bait well, a 21 gallon recirculating aerated live well with automatic timers, a trolling motor (Minn Kota 55 with 48” leg), two lockable rod cabinets, a large locker for tackle boxes, a casting platform and a good-sized internal cooler with foam insulation. The Ranger 1760 Anger has it all.

Ranger Construction

We have toured a lot of boat factories and so we can say with assurance that the Ranger factory is one of the most impressive. Ranger Boats has what is probably the best, most modern, and well-organized factory in the world for building bass boats and other small fishing boats. Virtually everything that should be done to build the boat right, is done, in our opinion. In fact, in some cases we think some Ranger boats are over-built.

Ranger 1760 Angler
This is the largest of two lockable compartments for rods.

Pultrusion By Any Other Name

One of the things that makes Rangers strong are their liberal use of pultrusions. A pultrusion is a laminate of special resin and unidirectional fiberglass that is cured under intense heat and pressure. At the end of the pultrusion-making machine a long laminate comes out 10” (21 cm) wide and 1/3rd of an inch (7 mm) thick. These laminates have the strength of steel without the weight. The sheets of pultrusion laminate are cut with diamond-surfaced saws into the sizes needed in the boat. Ranger not only makes the transom of the 1760 from a pultrusion, but it also puts strips of these laminated sheets here and there around the boat, wherever any area needs added strength or stiffening. To our knowledge Ranger is the only boat builder in the U.S. that has its own pultrusion machine.

Pick Your Outboard

We like it when consumers have a choice of engine and when buying a Ranger you can have virtually any brand outboard you want. The 1760 is rated for from 90-hp to 150-hp single outboard and Ranger will rig the boat for the brand desired. No matter what brand you buy, Ranger will fit a stainless steel prop to the motor to ensure that you get peak performance. Hydraulic steering will also be installed as standard.

Ranger 1760 Angler
(A) marks the insulated ice chest with liner and drain into the bilge. (B) is the 21 gallon live well. (C) is the 5 gallon bait well. (D) is the cranking battery and the battery charger is also in this compartment.

On The Road

A trailer comes with the package and Ranger will see to it that the trailer and its fenders are color coordinated for your boat. The trailer has aluminum wheels, a spare tire, a swing-away jack and tongue, plus other features. The gross weight of the boat and trailer is 3,725 lbs. (1,693 kgs.). The trailer is 98” wide.

Ranger 1760 Angler
ABYC standards call for a re-boarding ladder that can be reached by a person in the water on all powerboats as a man overboard safety feature. We like the way this one folds down from the plastic retaining clips.

The Warranty

As important as the gear and features in the boat are, possibly even more important is something that you don’t even see -- the boat’s warranty. Ranger has what it calls the “Best Built, Best Backed Limited Warranty.” Essentially, Ranger’s warranty is for the lifetime of the primary owner on the hull deck and stringers (not including the gelcoat). It is transferrable to the second owner up to 10 years from the initial purchase. Items of installed equipment have a three-year warranty and the gelcoat has a one year warranty. There are some exclusions. To read the Ranger Boats warranty in its entirety… A boat builder’s warranty is no better than the integrity of top management and the company that owns the business. In this case, Ranger’s management has been stable and in place virtually as long as the company has been in business.Ranger Boats is owned by Platinum Equity which is a large multi-industrial conglomerate that has a good reputation.

Standard and Optional Features


Battery Charger/Converter Standard
Shore Power Standard

Exterior Features

Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard


NMMA Certification Yes
See the PRICE by becoming a BoatTEST member.
(It's quick and FREE!)