Ranger rolls out military incentive program


Ranger Boats recently launched Operation Gratitude, an incentive program designed to show appreciation to members of the U.S. armed forces community who enjoy fishing and boating.

From April 1 to June 30, any current or former military service member is eligible to receive one of two incentive packages with the purchase of a new, qualifying Ranger boat from an authorized Ranger dealer. Qualifying boats include any new Ranger boat, motor and trailer package that has not been previously registered and the program is not limited to the current model year.

"We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the men and women of our nation's armed forces. It's an admiration held dear by Ranger Boats founder Forrest L. Wood, and it remains a vital part of our company today," president Randy Hopper said in a statement. "Although we could never fully repay them for their service, we just wanted to say 'thank you' for all they have done. It's an incredible privilege to live in the 'Land of the Free,' and we're pleased to help honor so many true American patriots."

Incentives offered during the program will be structured in two levels. For currently serving or retired armed forces personnel, as well as veterans of campaigns in Iraq or Afghanistan, a qualified, new-boat purchase will entitle them to a $2 per-engine-horsepower rebate, as well as an exclusive Ranger clothing package.

Any buyer of a qualifying Ranger boat with previous armed forces service will be eligible for the exclusive Ranger clothing package under the Level Two incentives. To receive the incentives, new-boat buyers will be required to submit copies of their military ID card or DD Form 214 for service verification, along with an affidavit of purchase.


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