Ranger Bass Boat Z520 Comanche

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Weight: 1825 lbs
Length: 20' 9"
Beam: 95"
Fuel: (2) 24 (Gal)
Max Power: 250 HP
Inside Depth: 21"
Livewell: 26 (Gal)
Max Cap: 1650 lbs
Rod Box Length:
Center: 7'6"
Port: 8' 
Starboard: 6'6"

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Year: 2012

Brand: Ranger

Model: Z520 Comanche

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Ranger Bass Boat, model year 2012, Ranger Z520 Nascar Edition with a Yamaha VMAX SHO 250 HP and tandem axle Ranger Trailer. On sale now! This is a Fully loaded ULTIMATE DREAM RIG. It's equipped with dual Lowrance Color GPS/Fish Finders (HDS 5 Bow / HDS 8 Helm), 8' Pro Power Pole with remote, Lowrance Sonic Hub with MP3/IPOD Dock , Deluxe Ranger Boat Cover, Lowrance Structure Scan, Hydraulic Jack Plate w/ gauge, 36 volt Minn Kota Fortrex 101 lbs trolling motor with recessed foot control pad, Oxygenator live-well system, dual blinker switches at helm (jack plate & trim control) hot foot, one bike seat, one fold down fishing chair, four bank on board battery charger, bucket seat option (center storage/step) and a port side "pod mini-console". The trailer is equipped with custom matching fiberglass fenders, LED lights, lockable parking brake, retractable transom straps, upgraded American Racing polished aluminum rims, swing away tongue, bow step for easier boarding during launch, and a spare tire.

Take charge of your time on the water with the ultra-smooth ride and responsive handling of the Z520 Comanche®. Inside this total performance machine, the raised casting deck delivers optimum height for flipping and pitching while also expanding storage space. Interior compartments are equipped with an L.E.D. light package and the recirculating, divided well includes the added efficiencies of Venturi Air aeration and a built-in pump out system. Elsewhere, fluid, Sea Star Pro® hydraulic steering, integrated footrests, digital switching and a seven gauge high performance instrumentation cluster highlight the helm. Combined with SRS Soft Ride Seating®, and on-board battery charger, integrated tackle/rod management systems and Lowrance® electronics, this is the pace-setting performance and exceptional fishability of the Z520 Comanche®. Whether you're standing on the gunnel or leaning on the throttle, it's the power to do more than just follow your dreams... now you can Run With Them!

This boat has won several awards including "Award of Excellence" from the editors of Sporting Classics magazine and "Excellence in design" from Trailer Boat's Magazine.  The power plant on this fishing machine touts it's own awards, including "Best of the Year" 2009 & 2010 from Motor Boating Magazine and the "Innovation Award" from the International Boat Builders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX).

Ranger Z520 Comanche Bass Boat with a Yamaha VMAX SHO 250 horse power top end speed and performance data.  Yamaha Performance Bulletin with SHO VMAX 250

Ranger Z520 Comanche Boat Reviews:

2012 Ranger Z520 Trailer Boats Magazine Review       2012 Ranger Z520 Bass and walleye Review

Trailer Boats Magazine    Bass & Walleye Boats Magazine

2012 Ranger Z520 Comanche Review Boating Life

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Ranger Z520 Comanche Bass Boat

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The Ultimate Tournament Bass Boat


Over its 40-year history, Ranger Boats is well known for building the most popular bass tournament boats on the water and nearly everyone has their favorite. For some anglers, it doesn¹t get any better than a Z boat; others swear by a VX. So instead of letting the argument linger, we¹ve cross-pollinated the two to come up with a high performance design destined to turn heads on and off the water.  We call it the Ranger Z520 Comanche Bass Boat.


Touting an ultra-responsive, high performance hull design, the all-new Z520 Comanche Bass Boat is quick on its feet and firmly focused on fishing. Even more new features are fused with what many consider to be the ideal tournament-engineered interior layout. It all combines to create a serious fishing rig that knows how to take up the slack and make things happen. 


Measuring 20 feet, 9 inches with a 95-inch beam, the Z520 Comanche is rated for a beefy 250 horsepower, to get drivers to their favorite spot and back to weigh in when time is of the essence. The vessel also has two 24-gallon fuel tanks for making long runs. 

Ranger Bass Boat Model Z520 Comanche

"The history of Ranger Boats is intertwined with professional bass fishing, and the future will be, too," said Ranger Boats President Randy Hopper. "This design has all the features and styling of a Z Comanche, the same geometry as the legendary 520VX and lots of extra features that no other boat has. This boat was built for competing in bass tournaments at the highest levels. No other boat delivers the power, the space, the performance, fishability and features that this boat delivers." 


When fishing, the Z520 Comanche provides the same kind of stability that Ranger owners demand, plus the front deck houses three separate rod lockers, holding rods 6' 1/2-feet in the starboard rod locker, 7 1/2-foot rod in the center rod locker and 8-foot rods in the port rod locker. The boat is available in both a single- and dual-console configuration and comes standard with either Lowrance or Humminbird electronics at the bow and console, a 24-volt Minn Kota trolling motor and on-board charger. Carpeted throughout, the spacious, padded front deck has an available recessed foot pedal. Bike seat and pro pole as well as an all-new, all-weather fold down seat are included for use in the forward and aft fishing positions. 


With an integrated cooler, boarding ladder, integrated tackle management system and a new locking latch system for the storage compartments, the Z520 Comanche Tournament Bass Boat is available in a wide range of color options for the hull and interior. 


Equipped with a double-axle, custom-matched trailer featuring Road Armor and LED lights, the Ranger Z520 Comanche is easier to maneuver and enjoys the smooth trailering benefits of custom alignment and individually balanced wheels. Up front, the center swing jack retracts flush to the frame and creates a more balanced load, making it even more secure on the trailer. Combined with matching fenders, aluminum wheels, matching spare tire and wheel, Ranger's exclusive oil bath COOL Hub® lubrication system, torsion axle suspension, and swing-away tongue, the RangerTrail trailer delivers lasting peace of mind and easy towing. 





The next generation of Ranger boats tops the magazine's "Premium Selection"


With accolades and rave reviews from all corners of the fishing industry since its debut, the Ranger Z520 Comanche has quickly become the hottest-selling bass boat on the market. Most recently, Consumers Digest magazine weighed in by naming the Z520 its top “premium selection” in its list of "Best Buys in Powerboats." 


By blending the performance and geometry of a proven hull with the detail, fit and finish of the Z Comanche series, the Z520 Comanche gives anglers a performance-minded boat that's long on features, fishability, custom details and striking good looks. From the FLW Tour, the Bassmaster Elite Series Tour and other tournament circuits around the country, lots of serious anglers hit the water this season in a Z520 Comanche, proving the vessel's mettle in nearly every conceivable fishing situation. 

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In its "Best Buys in Powerboats" section, the editors of Consumers Digest praised the interior layout, seat design and     smooth, rough-water ride of the Z520. Additionally the magazine touted the speed, acceleration and standard equipment features of the Z520 Comanche. 


"Consumers Digest is a name that consumers have trusted for many years, something that people rely on for the most accurate and reliable information on just about any product they wish to invest in," said Ranger Boats President, Randy Hopper. "To receive such a positive response from such a reputable publication is a testament not only to the attributes of the boat itself, but also the pride and skill of the men and women who give everything they can to produce the finest fishing boats on the water." 


The release of the Ranger Z520 Comanche signaled the beginning of the next 40 years of unparalleled boats from the legendary manufacturer. Measuring 20 feet, 9 inches, the Z520 Comanche is rated for a maximum 250 horsepower and features 48 gallons of fuel capacity. The blend of power, size and fuel capacity make it perfectly suited for long runs on big reservoirs or fishing open water. With a 95-inch beam, the Z520 Comanche is an extremely stable fishing platform that delivers a smooth, dry ride, with plenty of fishing room. 



Editors applaud Ranger's tournament-bred innovations in January 2009 edition.Trailer Boats Magazine review of Z520 AWARD

Trailer Boats magazine, one of North America's most trusted resources for informed boat buyers and enthusiasts, recently named Ranger's Z520 Comanche to its list of "Excellence in Design" award winners. The publication celebrated Ranger Boats and the flagship model, identifying it as one of the industry's most exciting and innovative new crafts. 


In their recap of the heralded Ranger Z520 Comanche, the Trailer Boats staff writes, "Some rigs simply epitomize state-of-the-art, and that's exactly what you've got with Ranger's Z520 Comanche. Topside, it's evident in items such as a padded bow deck that makes long days of casting more comfortable, or a center rod locker that quickly converts to handle rods or tackle storage - or both. The rest of the design is equally commendable. … It's designs like this that separate the casual from the dedicated in the world of freshwater fishboats." 


Trailer Boats defined its inaugural "Excellence in Design" award as a way to "acknowledge the risk takers, companies with vision" and seeks "to recognize what is truly innovative in boat design." In addition to highlighting the Z520 Comanche and praising the craft's fishing and performance virtues, the magazine showcases several pieces of Ranger photography throughout its recent issue, and also features a unique hard-top boat cover recently developed by Ranger engineers. 


Measuring 20 feet, 9 inches, the Z520 Comanche is rated for a maximum 250 horsepower and features 48 gallons of fuel capacity. The blend of power, size and fuel capacity make it perfectly suited for long runs on big reservoirs or fishing open water. With a 95-inch beam, the Z520 Comanche is an extremely stable fishing platform that delivers a smooth, dry ride, with plenty of fishing room. 




Best-selling designs raise the bar again with additional fishing features

Carrying a long wish-list of total performance features, the now-legendary Z500 Series has taken anglers across the country to millions in tournament winnings and in the process, became the best selling tournament bass boat of the modern era. In 2012, the integration of new interior features, driven by angler feedback, has once again served to further elevate Ranger's flagship line – continually distancing the popular Z500 Series from the rest of the field. 


Two models in particular, the Z520 and Z522, will enter the 2012 model year with a long list of refinements. Most notably, both boats will feature a raised front casting deck, delivering the optimum height for flipping and pitching in bass-filled shallow waters. Without changing the highly acclaimed hull design, the increased height of the casting deck will in turn allow more space in the boats' storage and rod lockers. Also on the front deck, anglers will find a recessed foot pedal standard on all 2012 Ranger Z500 Comanche Series models. 


“On a tournament day, it's hard to spot a boat that's not a Ranger Z-Comanche – that tells you a lot about the boat. People who fish for a living aren't going to trust their livelihoods to anything less than the best equipment available,” said Ranger Pro Mark Rose, fresh off a FLW Tour victory and currently ranked 3rd in the world among bass anglers. “One or two big fish each tournament can mean the difference between a win and a loss – or making it to the Forrest Wood Cup. And with so many of these big fish up shallow, flipping can often be the only way to get to them. The new raised deck gives me the perfect height for flipping under overhangs and allows me to be even more accurate and efficient with my presentation.” 

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Ranger's promise of building boats “by anglers, for anglers” is solidified with so many innovations consistently showcased in the Z500 Series. Originally introduced on the Z521, all 2012 model Z500 Comanche's will sport Ranger's innovative console design, which delivers more protection from the elements, increased leg room and space for back mounting today's popular large-screen electronics. Notable enhancements have been made on the Z500 Series trailers, as well. All 2012 models will feature new style lines and be equipped with an additional step integrated into the fiberglass fender, making it even easier to access the vessel. 


In addition to so many standard features, Ranger continues to offer the ability for owners to upgrade their dream rig with a multitude of custom options. Introduced for the 2012 model year, Ranger is now offering a “Touring Package” that combines several of the most popular add-ons in one package. This includes a Hamby's keel protector, deluxe traveling boat cover, water line stripe, Oxygenator, as well as a trailer parking  brake and aluminum wheels from American Racing. 


“We're fortunate to have so many talented anglers running our product,” said Ranger Boats President Randy Hopper. “The evolution of our Z500 Series in particular is a reflection of the feedback we've received from our customers and pro-staff across the country. It's really the best focus group our R&D team could have and never stops driving us to build the absolute best product on the water.”