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Ranger Boats 2000 Bay Ranger (2006-)
(w/ 1 x 150-hp Evinrude Saltwater Dir. Injection)

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Brief Summary

The 2000 Bay Ranger is an all new salt water fishboat from Ranger. She comes with a wide range of performance Precision Matched Outboards to give you a choice in power without compromise in performance. Ranger's bay boats sport a large bow casting deck with wide walkarounds from the bow to the stern so you will not get tangled up working a fish from front to back.

Key Features

  • Teleflex hydraulic steering standard
  • Recirculating aerated livewell/baitwell with in-line filter and high speed pickup
  • Stainless steel wheel with assist knob for precision handling even at low speed
  • Heavy duty 6 gauge trolling motor wiring with 50 amp breaker
  • 12 volt receptacle for portable gear
  • Carpeted rod storage
  • Cast net storage
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 19' 6''
    Beam 8' 4.5''
    Dry Weight 1,775 lbs.
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft 1' 1''
    - 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 41 gal.
    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 1 x 150-hp Evinrude Saltwater Dir. Injection
    Opt. Power 1 x 150-hp Evinrude Saltwater Dir. Injection

    Test Results - Change Measurement Unit

    RPM MPH Knots GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM dBa
    500 2.9 2.5 1.0 2.9 2.5 107 93 63
    1000 4.7 4.0 1.0 4.7 4.0 172 149 72
    1500 6.4 5.5 1.1 6.1 5.3 223 194 73
    2000 7.5 6.5 3.8 2.0 1.7 73 64 79
    2500 12.8 11.1 5.4 2.4 2.1 88 77 85
    3000 21.2 18.4 5.8 3.7 3.2 136 118 85
    3500 26.2 22.7 7.3 3.6 3.1 132 115 87
    4000 32.2 28.0 10.2 3.2 2.8 117 102 87
    4500 36.1 31.4 12.8 2.8 2.5 104 90 89
    5000 41.7 36.3 14.8 2.8 2.5 107 91 91
    5500 43.2 37.5 15.0 2.9 2.5 106 92 93
    RPMNMKMKPHLPHKPLdBA
    500 93 172 4.70 3.79 1.23 63
    1000 149 277 7.60 3.79 1.98 72
    1500 194 359 10.30 4.16 2.57 73
    2000 64 117 12.10 14.38 0.85 79
    2500 77 142 20.60 20.44 1.02 85
    3000 118 219 34.10 21.96 1.57 85
    3500 115 212 42.20 27.63 1.52 87
    4000 102 188 51.80 38.61 1.35 87
    4500 90 167 58.10 48.45 1.20 89
    5000 91 172 67.10 56.02 1.20 91
    5500 92 171 69.50 56.78 1.22 93

    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 2.7 sec.
    0 to 30 7.0 sec.
    Ratio 1.85: 1
    Props 4-blade Cyclone 14 1/4 x 19
    Load 2 persons, full fuel, no water, min. gear
    Climate 88 deg., 46% humid.; wind: 5 mph; seas: minimal chop

    Ranger Boats 2000 Bay Ranger (2006-) Line Drawing

    Ranger-2000Bayranger-linedrawing.jpg

    Captain's Report

    Ranger’s Latest 2000 and 2200 Bay Boat ModelsThese almost identical twins are big on performance and durability.By Capt. Bob SmithTest CaptainRanger Boats are designed to get the average angler out on the water with minimum hassle and maximum performance. These boats are somewhat light in standard amenities, but they do offer sufficient room for working a couple of fish at a time. There is also plenty of room to add your own set of options as well. Layout and FeaturesThe bow on each boat is really a spacious casting deck with wide gunwales all the way to the stern. Both models are rigged for Minn-Kota trolling motors with 6 gauge wiring and battery boxes in the helm. The Bay 2000 handles up to 8’ rods in her dual boxes up front. Dry storage is in the center box in the bow while there is an anchor locker in the peak designed to handle Danforth style anchors. The Bay 2200 mirrors this set up with 9’ rod lockers and an additional center box for a second livewell/baitwell. A carry-on cooler is secured to become a handy forward bench seat with a seat back mounted in the front of the helm for comfort. The helm has wide walkways and four rod holders on each side. The removable windshield and fold-over stainless grab rail allows you to fit these boats in most garages much easier. OptionsThere are several options for seating, including a simple leaning post helm set up with foot rail and back rest. Instrumentation is simple with room for adding your own electronics. Our boats were outfitted with hydraulic steering with stainless wheel and speed knob. We also had a jack plate on the engine with either a push button control in the dash, or a turn signal style control on the wheel.By adding a removable tray, there is easy access to the bilge and the pumps with shut-off valves. The stern casting deck on both models is smaller than the bow, but is still quite useful. The stern seat cushion easily slides out of the track and the seat back removes to create plenty of working room. A standard livewell/baitwell is located in the center with a dry box to port and mechanical access box to starboard. Although the fire extinguisher was mounted in the stern dry box, I would rather see it at the helm for easier access. SpecsBoth these boats appear nearly identical. The obvious exception is the added box up front which is a livewell on the 2200. The Bay 2000 measures 19’6” length overall on a beam width of 100.5 inches. The Bay 2200 measures slightly longer at 22’0” on the same beam width. The 2000 weighs in at 1,775lbs. hull weight while the sister 2200 weighs in at 2,075lbs. dry weight. The 2000 is rated for 115-150-hp outboards while the 2200 is rated for 150-225-hp outboard rigs. The Bay 2000 carries up to 41 gallons of fuel in her tank while the 2200 carries a single 60 gallon fuel capacity.Test NumbersWe tested these boats in the wide Intercoastal waterways outside of Punta Gorda. The water was almost mirror-calm when we started our test run. Both models handled light to the touch and we didn’t experience a hard bounce when crossing wakes. In addition, walking about these boats when stopped was as stable as you can get. The 2000 was up on plane in only 2.7 seconds and traveling 30 mph in 7 seconds with an 150-hp Evinrude engine, while its bigger sister the 2200 was on plane in 3 seconds and hit 30 mph in 7 seconds with an 250-hp Evinrude. The 2000 cruised most economically at 26.2 mph turning 3500 rpm for a range of 132 miles while the 2200 cruised at 3500 rpm traveling 29.3 mph for a range of 157 miles on a full tank of fuel. At wide-open-throttle the 2000 reached 43.2 mph turning 5500rpm, while the 2200 topped out at 5500 rpm traveling 53.3 mph.If you are a fishing enthusiast and want to get into bay fishing, the Ranger Bay 2000 and 2200 offer a suitable performing and stable platform that will serve you for many years to come.

    Test Result Highlights

    • Top speed for the Ranger Boats 2000 Bay Ranger (2006-) is 43.2 mph (69.5 kph), burning 15.0 gallons per hour (gph) or 56.78 liters per hour (lph).
    • Best cruise for the Ranger Boats 2000 Bay Ranger (2006-) is 26.2 mph (42.2 kph), and the boat gets 3.58 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.52 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 132 miles (212.43 kilometers).
    • Tested power is 1 x 150-hp Evinrude Saltwater Dir. Injection.

    Standard and Optional Features

    Exterior Features

    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard

    Warranty

    Hull Warranty
    Transferable
    Lifetime (original owner)
    Yes (10 years from the original delivery date)

    http://www.rangerboats.com/staticPages/bbbb.cfm
    Deck Warranty
    Transferable
    Lifetime (original owner) Yes (10 years from the original delivery date) http://www.rangerboats.com/pages/tradition/bbbb.cfm
    Gelcoat Warranty
    Transferable
    1-Year
    Yes

    http://www.rangerboats.com/pages/tradition/bbbb.cfm
    Blistering Warranty
    http://www.rangerboats.com/pages/tradition/bbbb.cfm
    Accessories Warranty
    1-3 years* http://www.rangerboats.com/pages/tradition/bbbb.cfm
    Certifications
    NMMA Certification Yes
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