Ranger Z520C (2016-) Test Video- By BoatTEST.com



For the full written captain’s report, test and performance data, and more about the 2016 Ranger Boats Z520C, go to http://www.boattest.com/review/ranger-boats/3465_z520c-ref=YT Ranger offers the Z250C with a range of outboards up to 250-hp. With the new Evinrude E-TEC G2 250 H.O. on the transom, turning a Raker HO 14½“ x 26” three-blade stainless steel propeller through a 1.85:1 gear reduction, the 20'9" (6.3 m) long, 7'11" (2.4 m) beam, single side console reached 71.7 mph at 5700 rpm wide open throttle. With throttles pulled back to 3000 rpm, the boat ran 32.5 mph at 3000 rpm, which works out to an even 5.0 mpg. That gives her a predicted range of 203 statute miles with a 10% fuel reserve. Ranger provides a built-in setback at the transom that moves the motor aft for better boat handling. The transom is reinforced with pultruded fiberglass for strength and stiffness.