Ranger has added to its Z500 Comanche line with the L series, including the Z520L Comanche and Z521L Comanche.
Among the features on the new models are LED lights, wraparound SRS cockpit seats and molded-in footrests.
“The new wraparound seats are going to be a big hit with both tournament anglers and weekend fishermen alike,” Ranger design engineer David Stoner said in a statement. “With a wider seat and SRS suspension, the L Series gives a superior and more comfortable ride. Combine this wider space with the adjustable front-to-back seat track, [and] both the cockpit and passenger seats will fit anglers of just about any size.”
The Z520L measures 20 feet, 9 inches, with a 7-foot, 11-inch beam, and it comes with a Minn Kota Fortrex trolling motor. The Z521L is 21 feet, 7 inches, with an 8-foot, 1-inch beam and comes with the same trolling motor. Both boats are rated for an outboard as large as 250 hp.
The bow of each boat can fit up to a 12-inch electronic screen, and the area features a redesigned workstation with a tool rack and a cupholder. Beneath the padded front casting deck is the patented Power Ventilation Rod Storage system.
All lockers are gelcoated and lined with custom rubber mats. The aft deck offers additional rod storage and dual aerated live wells. The new helm console accepts electronics with up to a 16-inch screen and it has digital switching keypads and keyless ignition. Both new models come standard with Lowrance HDS electronics at the bow and helm and are offered in single or dual consoles.
“Boating electronics continue to evolve with bigger and better equipment,” Ranger design engineer Brad Garringer said. “We have worked hand in hand with our partner companies to build a boat that can accommodate these new products as soon as they come to market. We want to be on the forefront of innovation and you see that with the new L Series, from integrated 15- and 16-inch screens with engine data incorporation to extra USB ports and automated light functionality to keep anglers Coast Guard-compliant at night.”
The Z520L and Z521L are paired with new trailers that have updated fenders and wheels. The trailers are equipped with LED lights, aluminum wheels and a Cool Hub lubrication system.