What year did Ranger Boats come out?

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2018, the beginnings of Ranger Boats can be traced to 1968 with founders Forrest and Nina Wood. After building the original six boats in what is now the City Hall in downtown Flippin, Ark., the business grew quickly and soon became a household name among fishermen across the country.

When did Ranger Boats get bought out?

Ranger Boats and all of the brands under Fishing Holdings LLS were acquired by Bass Pro Group in a deal signed in December 2014. The deal included Bass Pro acquiring the Ranger, Triton Boats, and the Stratos Boats brands.

When did Ranger Boats stop using wood?

Ranger became the go-to boat for tournament fishing, especially with Bassmasters and with the operation previously known as Operation Bass — which was renamed FLW for Forrest L. Wood’s initials. Wood sold Ranger Boats in 1987, but the family remains tight with the company.

When did Ranger bass boats come out?

Ranger Boats, founded in Flippin (Marion County) in 1968 by Forrest Lee Wood and his wife, Nina, is the largest maker of bass boats in the United States. The Woods were instrumental in developing the sport of professional bass fishing, and Forrest Wood is considered the creator of the modern bass boat.

How much was Ranger Boats bought for?

Platinum, through its Project Boat Holdings subsidiary, purchased the Genmar brands for an estimated $55 million.


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