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Brief Summary

The Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger is a fully-loaded bay boat built to Ranger's exceptional standards of durability and finish according to our test captain. She's 24'7" (7.49 m) long and 102'' (2.59 m) wide, rated for outboards to 300 horsepower thanks in part to her all-composite, extra strong "Pultruded" transom. The bow rod boxes can hold rods up to 9'6" long, truly exceptional in a boat of this size, and the heavy-duty locking latches keep gear secure.

Key Features

  • Recirculating aerated livewell/baitwell leaning
  • Folding rear bench seat with storage
  • Leaning post with storage at helm
  • LED underwater lights
  • Custom 320-quart fishbox with large overboard drain
  • 8 gunnel and transom rod holders
  • Built-in 120 quart cooler
  • 12'' x 12'' trim tabs
  • Trailer with aluminum wheels and matching spare tire and wheel
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 24' 7''
    7.49 m
    Beam 102''
    2.59 m
    Dry Weight 3,050 lbs.
    1,383 kg
    Tested Weight 4,950 lbs.
    2,245 kg
    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 97 gal.
    367 L
    Water Capacity N/A
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)
    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

    Std. Power Not Available
    Tested Power Evinrude E-TEC G2 300
    Opt. Power Twelve Evinrude engine options from 225-hp to 300-hp
    Five Mercury engine options from 250-hp to 300-hp
    Four Suzuki engine options from 250-hp to 300-hp
    Five Yamaha engine options from 225-hp to 300-hp

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    500 2.0 1.7 0.2 10.0 8.7 873 759 81
    1000 5.0 4.3 0.6 8.3 7.3 728 633 82
    1500 7.0 6.1 1.5 4.7 4.1 407 354 84
    2000 8.0 7.0 3.8 2.1 1.8 184 160 91
    2500 10.5 9.1 5.9 1.8 1.6 155 135 96
    3000 22.5 19.6 6.1 3.7 3.2 322 280 94
    3500 31.0 27.0 7.7 4.0 3.5 351 306 91
    4000 36.5 31.7 9.9 3.7 3.2 322 280 91
    4500 40.7 35.3 13.1 3.1 2.7 271 236 92
    5000 46.0 40.0 16.3 2.8 2.5 247 215 94
    5500 51.0 44.3 24.3 2.1 1.8 184 160 94
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    500 759 1405 3.20 0.76 4.25 81
    1000 633 1172 8.00 2.27 3.54 82
    1500 354 655 11.30 5.68 1.99 84
    2000 160 296 12.90 14.38 0.90 91
    2500 135 249 16.90 22.33 0.76 96
    3000 280 518 36.20 23.09 1.57 94
    3500 306 565 49.90 29.15 1.71 91
    4000 280 518 58.70 37.48 1.57 91
    4500 236 436 65.50 49.59 1.32 92
    5000 215 398 74.00 61.51 1.20 94
    5500 160 296 82.10 91.80 0.89 94

    All fuel consumption numbers are the total 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. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

    Performance Chart

    Performance Chart

    Acceleration Times & Test Conditions

    Time To Plane 4.5 sec.
    0 to 30 6.8 sec.
    Ratio N/A
    Props N/A
    Load 2 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, 0 lbs. of gear
    Climate 61 deg., 70 humid.; wind: 0-5 mph; seas: 1'
    Elevation SL

    Captain's Report

    Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Running Shot
    The Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger has a LOA of 24’7” (7.49 m), a beam of 102” (2.55 m) and a dry weight of 3,050 lbs. (1,383 kg).

    Overview

    The new flagship in Ranger’s Salt-water Series boat line-up is the 2510 Bay Ranger, this top-end model features everything a serious angler wants and needs in a bay boat. Although she’s geared for shallow water fishing, her length and stout construction will be able to traverse most near shore waters with confidence. The boat also provides owners with plush, convertible seating at the aft cockpit and a full-size head compartment for enjoying the vessel with friends on cruise days. The 2510 we tested included some optional equipment and available upgrades. To see the full roster of standard features, visit www.rangerboats.com.

    Features Inspection

    The Bow.

    Up front, the bow provides a raised casting deck with high toe rails and good working room for two anglers. The deck’s sole includes four large compartments for the day’s gear in addition to a dedicated anchor locker all the way forward. The folks at Ranger are very proud of these deck lockers and they should be. For starters, two 9’ long rod lockers flank the port and starboard sides. These secure storage units feature a clever ventilation system using small fans to scavenge the moist air out of the boxes in order to keep expensive gear at its best.The center console houses a day head equipped with a portable toilet and a privacy door designed to offer additional space within. The front of the compartment’s hatch features a comfortable console seat with padded backrest.

    Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Lockers
    All the lockers onboard are heavy-duty molded fiberglass with robust stainless steel hardware, piano hinges and gas strut supports. Note the 120-quart beverage cooler at the front of the deck.
    Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Bait Pail
    The deck’s centerline houses a locker for storing a casting net and bucket, or bait pail.
    Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Head Compartment
    The head compartment is large enough to comfortably fit our 6’5” test captain.

    The Helm

    is purposefully laid-out with a pair of 10” multi-function displays situated in the center of the dash. A bank of accessory switches with re-settable breakers occupies the space above the monitors and gives the dash a clean look. The top portion of the dash provides a large, flat, rubberized surface for placing constantly used items like cell phones or binoculars which we found to be very useful. Electronic, binnacle mount engine controls and a tilt, stainless steel wheel with knob, eases the pilot’s vessel control. The 2510 Bay Ranger is fitted with a 12” hydraulic jack-plate for skinny water with the plate’s control switch mounted to the steering column for quick adjustment.The helm seats are fitted to the forward section of the livewell console and offer supportive seating for two with its flip-up bolster pads and moveable armrest on the port and starboard sides. A recessed foot well in the helm console provides occupants with a place to rest their feet. The entire center console is protected from the sun with a large, fiberglass-molded hardtop that features built-in speakers, spreader lights, and courtesy lights. The frame for the top is built from large diameter aluminum tubing and integrates some of the best handholds and rocket launchers we’ve seen to date.

    Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Bucket Seats
    Top quality hardware and premium upholstery add to the comfort behind the wheel.
    Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Helm
    Our test boat’s helm was entirely electronic with engine data coming from one of the two 10” touch-screen monitors.

    The aft portion of the cockpit provides the boat’s livewell, bait prep area and elevated casting platform. Numerous rod holders are situated in the gunnel caps as well as the T-top’s rocket launchers. The most impressive part of the cockpit is the concealed, flip-up seat stowed in the casting deck. A heavy-duty fiberglass hatch reveals the comfortable seating for two, while a second hatch below the seat bottom cushions access the boat’s self-draining 320-quart fishbox. A transom hatch at the stern gives quick access to all the 2510 Bay Ranger’s pumps and strainers for simple servicing.

    Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Livewell
    The boat’s recirculating, aerated livewell provides a see-through, full gasket lid and LED lights for improved access.
    Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Tackle Stowage
    Shown here is the tackle stowage compartment situated in the aft casting deck on the starboard side. A twin locker is on the port side, and houses the water washdown hose and nozzle.
    Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Underseat Fishbox
    Below the aft seat bottom is the boats main, 320-quart fishbox. It can be accessed when the seats are deployed, or when closed flush with platform.

    Power

    Our 2510 Bay Ranger came rigged with the new Evinrude E-TEC G2 300-horsepower, 2-stroke outboard. This direct-injected power plant comes with a beefier gear case, electronic controls and a revolutionary mounting bracket that eliminates the power steering rack cylinder. Instead, the new sealed, hydraulic rotary actuator does all the work, and is controlled electronically for improved feedback and simplified operation.

    Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Outboard Engine
    The panel architecture of the Evinrude E-TEC G2 allows boaters to customize their engine or choose from a custom color that perfectly matches a boat builders hull, like the unit shown here.
    Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Running Shot
    The 2510 Bay Ranger blurs the line between flats boats and near shore platforms.

    Performance

    Our test of the 2510 Bay Ranger took place on a cold day in Florida aboard the 24’7” center console bay boat. Loaded with 50 gallons (189 L) of fuel in the tank and two people we had an overall test weight of 4,950 lbs. (2,245 kg). Weather and seas were calm with a slight chop. Nailing the throttle we got on plane in 4.5 seconds and arrived at 30 mph in 6.8 seconds. Optimal cruise speed was found at 3500 rpm and resulted in a 4.03 miles per gallon or 7.7 gallons an hour. Wide-open throttle resulted in a top speed of 51.0 mph, burning 24.25 gallons per hour.

    Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Test Results
    Our calculated findings for the Evinrude E-TEC G2 300 equipped 2510 Bay Ranger. Note the low fuel consumption at cruise speed (3500 rpm).
    Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Performance Curve
    Performance curve for the 2510 Bay Ranger.

    Handling

    The overall handling of the 2510 Bay Ranger was solid and responsive, but because this is a bay boat with a shallow V-bottom, high-speed turns require some attention. Hard over turns cause the running surface to slide through the maneuver rather than carve it, much like other boats in her class. The advanced auto trim (i-Trim) function provided by the Evinrude ICON electronic controls, manages the trim setting for the pilot so their focus can be on other tasks. The 2510 Bay Ranger is also equipped with a pair of 12” X 12” trim tabs, but unlike so many other boats we’ve tested, we found no need to use them as the boat provided good attitude when properly loaded.

    Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Trailer
    Ranger custom makes the trailer specifically for the 2510 Bay Ranger because they want it to fit perfectly and not compromise owners with a general fit trailer. The boat can be custom colored using a multitude of available gel-coat and polimist color options.

    Notable Standard Equipment

    • Tilt hydraulic steering


    • Jack plate - 12" hydraulic


    • Pultruded fiberglass transom


    • Recirculating aerated livewell/baitwell leaning post combination with high speed pickup and in-line filter


    • Heavy-duty 6 ga. T.M. wiring with 50 Amp breaker


    • LED underwater lights


    • LED compartment and livewell lights


    • Folding rear bench seat with storage


    • Custom 320 quart fishbox with large overboard drain


    • Storage under front and rear deck


    • Anchor locker with protective stainless steel plate for tie-off


    • Gel-coated storage boxes


    • Patent-pending power ventilation rod storage


    • Rod storage


    • Stainless steel gas spring lid assists


    • Polished stainless steel pedestal bases


    • 8 gunnel and transom rod holders


    • 4 leaning post rod holders


    • Built-in 120 quart cooler


    • Stainless steel compression lid locks


    • 12" x 12" trim tabs


    • Freshwater washdown


    • Raw water washdown


    Trailer Features

    • Aluminum wheels with matching spare tire and wheel


    • Center swing jack


    • Custom swing-away tongue


    • Hydraulic surge disc brakes


    • LED lighting


    • Stainless steel fenders


    • Ranger Trail Cool Hubs oil bath hubs

    Optional Equipment

    Ranger loads the 2510 Bay Ranger with virtually everything as standard equipment, but the following are some sub-groups of items worth considering:

    • Battery charger


    • Battery options


    • Bow electronics


    • Console electronics


    • Engine


    • Gauge packages


    • Remote anchor


    • Trolling motor

    Pricing

    The 2510 Bay Ranger’s base price is $65,000.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Ranger Boats 2510 Bay Ranger (2015-) is 51.0 mph (82.1 kph), burning 24.25 gallons per hour (gph) or 91.79 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Ranger Boats 2510 Bay Ranger (2015-) is 31.0 mph (49.9 kph), and the boat gets 4.03 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.71 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 351 miles (564.88 kilometers).
    • Tested power is Evinrude E-TEC G2 300.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Systems

    Battery Charger/Converter Optional
    Power Steering Optional
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    Washdown: Fresh Water Standard
    Washdown: Raw Water Standard

    Exterior Features

    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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