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Brief Summary

With four folding and swiveling fishing seats, a 54''-shaft trolling motor at the bow and a Lowrance Mark 5X Pro sonar, the Ranger 1850LS comes ready to chase northern pike and walleyes on big waters all across the northern U.S. But add the optional cushion seating in the bow and break out the standard ski tow pylon and she becomes a family-friendly runabout. The tall walkthrough windshield provides lots of wind and spray protection, and power options up to 175-hp should give a spirited ride, even with four aboard.

Key Features

  • 54'' Minn Kota 70 power drive
  • Recirculating aerated livewell with automatic timers
  • Sony AM/FM stereo with CD Player and speakers and Sirius Satellite capable
  • Console Lowrance Mark-5X Pro
  • Stowable stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Insulated cooler with gel coat liner and drain
  • Integrated tackle storage
  • Molded-in driver/passenger footrest
  • Rod/ski storage with organizer
  • Trailer with aluminum wheels with matching spare tire and wheel
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 18' 8''
    5.69 m
    Beam 100''
    2.54 m
    Dry Weight 1,900 lbs.
    862 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 34 gal.
    129 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 Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power 5 Evinrude engines from 150-hp to 175-hp
    4 Mercury engines from 150-hp to 175-hp
    2 Suzuki engines from 150-hp to 175-hp
    2 Yamaha engines from 150-hp to 175-hp
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    Captain's Report

    Ranger Boats 1850LS running shot
    For families that like to have some fun after fishing, the Ranger 1850LS comes equipped with a ski tow pylon, tow rope locker and boarding ladder.

    Overview

    Ranger’s multi-purpose 1850LS is designed to fish, ski/board and cruise with equal effectiveness. With available outboard power up to 175-hp, she’ll have the oomph to pull a slalom skier in a deep-water start or to speed to a fishing spot.With a beam of 100” (2.54 m), she has the interior space and cockpit depth for cruising and fishing. Innovations include a center ski locker that can become rod storage with a quick conversion rack and a patented folding deck extension. What Ranger calls an “ultra-versatile crossover layout” features redesigned seating, gear and tackle organizers and a snap-in carpet.A substantial standard-equipment list includes a ski-tow pylon, Minn Kota trolling motor, Lowrance electronics, an insulated cooler, livewell, battery charger and a single-axle trailer.

    Ranger Boats 1850LS base floor plan
    The 1850LS’ base configuration features four fold-down all-weather pedestal-mounted bucket seats.
    Ranger Boats 1850LS floor plan
    Optional bow cushions and rear seats with folding backrests turn the 1850LS into a family bowrider.
    Ranger Boats 1850LS storage floor plan
    With storage throughout the boat and the rear livewell, the 1850LS is up to serving multiple tasks.

    Major Features

    Pultruded Fiberglass.

    Ranger uses “pultruded” fiberglass panels in its boats. Pultrusion is a patented manufacturing process exclusive to Ranger in which reinforced fibers are pulled through resin and into a heated die during which the resin undergoes polymerization. When the pieces of pultruded fiberglass cool, they harden like steel, but are lighter, so Ranger uses them as coring material in the hull bottom, transom and deck. Transom gussets are also formed out of pultruded fiberglass to reinforce the transom. Additionally, the fiberglass stringer grid bonds into the hull as a single piece, and it and all empty cavities throughout the boat are filled with flotation foam.

    Rite-Track Keel.

    The Ranger Rite-Track keel is designed to keep more of the boat’s hull in the water while fishing and the lower deck profile means less boat is exposed to the wind. The intent of the design is to minimize lateral drift and promote easier trolling and better tracking when the boat is underway.

    Total Package.

    For fishing, the 1850LS comes with an aerated livewell with a recirculating pump and automatic timers, a Minn Kota 70 Power Drive trolling motor, Lowrance Mark-5X Pro fishfinder and locking rod storage in the port gunwale. For watersports, the equipment list includes a swiveling co-pilot’s seat, tow pylon and rope locker. Finally, there’s a stereo and an insulated below deck cooler for cruising.

    Trailer.

    As part of the standard equipment list, the 1850LS’ single-axle trailer comes with aluminum wheels with a matching spare, a swing-away tongue, custom matching fiberglass fenders, hydraulic surge disc brakes and LED lighting. The patented Road Armor trailer finish helps keep the frame looking great and helps retain resale value and peace of mind.

    Ranger Boats 1850LS trailer
    The 1850LS rides low on the custom-built Ranger Trail trailer to make it easier to tow.

    Features Inspection

    The Bow

    An innovative deck extension has hinged panels that fold out of the way to make it easy to step up onto the 1850LS’ forward fishing deck. Then they fold in place to fill in the area, creating a large flat fishing surface. To port and in the center are large lockers while the baitwell is aft to starboard with a cooler forward. A panel in the bow has space for optional electronics and trim switches for the outboard. There are cup holders on each side of this panel.

    Ranger Boats 1850LS folding deck extension
    The folding deck extension tucks out of the way to make it easy to step up to the bow and then fills in the area to add walking space.
    Ranger Boats 1850LS in deck cooler
    An in-deck cooler always helps save space on an 18’8” (5.69 m) long boat. The baitwell is beneath the hatch abaft the cooler.
    Ranger Boats 1850LS panel
    The panel in the bow has space for a variety of optional fishfinders. Ranger offers models from Lowrance and Humminbird.
    Ranger Boats 1850LS bow cushions
    Buyers who plan to use the boat for family cruising should consider the optional bow cushions.

    The Helm.

    We like that Ranger designed the helm with all of the instruments in a row above the steering wheel. This means that the driver doesn’t have to take his or her eyes off the water as the boat skims along. The standard Lowrance Mark-5X Pro fishfinder is to starboard in the panel and the accessory switches are below. Angled footrests beneath the console and an adjustable seat should accommodate a variety of drivers.

    Ranger Boats 1850LS helm instruments
    The 1850LS’ instruments are in a panel with a metallic finish that could cause glare in a strong sun.

    The Cockpit.

    Across from the helm, the port console has a locking glove box and the stereo remote. Additionally, the bottom of the console drops down to reveal tackle trays. In between the two forward bucket seats, the ski locker can be equipped with rod racks to enhance versatility. Abaft are two more pedestal-mounted seats and owners can add rear seats as an option. There’s expandable netting for storing a variety of items in the starboard gunwale with a rod locker to port. The aerated livewell is in the center of the stern with access to the battery switches to starboard. On the aft deck to port is a three-step fold-out reboarding ladder and a tow rope locker to starboard.

    Ranger Boats 1850LS stereo remote
    Putting the stereo remote in the port console helps keep the helm uncluttered.
    Ranger Boats 1850LS snap in carpet
    When the time comes for serious fishing, the snap-in carpet can be removed.
    Ranger Boats 1850LS rear deck
    Optional rear deck cushions with fold-up backrests increase the 1850LS’ cockpit capacity to six people.
    Ranger Boats 1850LS rod locker
    A large rod locker in the port bulwarks keeps tackle out of the way when not in use.
    Ranger Boats 1850LS livewell
    Not only does the boat have an aerated livewell with a recirculating pump, there’s even a ruler to measure the day’s catch.
    Ranger Boats 1850LS battery switches
    Battery switches are in the aft starboard corner easily accessed with the seat bottom folded up.
    Ranger Boats 1850LS access
    A removable panel in front of the aft livewell provides quick access to the pump and aerator.
    Ranger Boats 1850LS ski tow pylon
    The ski tow pylon extends high above the motor, which gives the boat a more effective pulling angle for skiing and boarding.

    Power

    We haven’t tested the Ranger 1850LS so we cannot comment on her performance or handling. Base power for the 1850LS is a 150-hp 2- or 4-stroke outboard from Evinrude, Yamaha, Mercury or Suzuki with options up to 175-hp.

    Ranger Boats 1850LS running shot
    With the foredeck filled in and the windshield closed, the driver and co-pilot are protected, which could be beneficial for foul weather fishing.

    Options to Consider

    • Choice of Dual Pro or Minn Kota battery charger upgrade
    • Humminbird or Lowrance fishfinder in bow
    • Choice of Lowrance or Raymarine VHF radio
    • Front deck cushions
    • Rear deck cushions
    • Deluxe boat cover
    • Bimini top
    • Family Fun Package includes boat buckle tie downs, front deck cushions, a Raptor trailer wheel upgrade, a ski tow and stainless steel compression locks.
    • Hamby’s 6’ (1.83 m) keel protector
    • Trim switch on throttle lever

    Price

    The base MSRP starts at $43,000 with standard equipment and a 175-hp outboard.

    Warranty

    Limited warranty on structural hull defects for the period of ownership for the first North American owner. For the second North American retail purchaser, the limited warranty period is 10 years. A three year warranty on the following: carpet fade, steering helm, cylinder, hoses and cables, aeration pumps, valves and timers, bilge pump, fiberglass boat electrical system, seat pedestals, fuel tanks, deck hardware, factory-installed battery chargers, and a Ranger Trail trailer. A one year warranty is on gelcoat.

    Ranger Boats 1850LS fishing
    The Ranger 1850LS has enough space for a family to spread out and fish.

    Observations

    Like many fish-and-ski models built by a fishing boat manufacturer, the Ranger 1850LS definitely can deliver the goods as a fishing model, but it has all the right stuff for watersports and cruising as well.She’s equipped with all of the requisite fishing gear such as a livewell, baitwell, trolling motor and rod storage, and her forward casting deck has space for two people to fish comfortably.The folding deck extension makes the 1850LS’ bow much more usable as a lounge area and the ski locker and tow pylon are at the ready for tow sports. There’s exceptional storage capacity for a boat of this size and the in-sole cooler is something any family will appreciate.The choice of 150-hp and 175-hp outboard motors from all of the major manufacturers should satisfy a wide variety of owners and an 18’8” (5.69 m) boat on a single axle trailer is an easy rig for many vehicles to tow.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Marine Electronics

    Fishfinder Standard
    GPS/Chart Standard
    Radar Standard
    VHF Radio Optional

    Systems

    Battery Charger/Converter Optional
    CD Stereo Standard
    Shore Power Standard

    Exterior Features

    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Optional

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Oil Change System Optional

    Warranty

    Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

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