Formerly available only as a prize boat for winners of IFA Redfish Tour events, Ranger is making available to the public a saltwater-equipped edition of its highly acclaimed 1862CC aluminum center console. The new 1862CC IFA Special means that inshore fishing from a new, premium fishing boat is more accessible than ever. Priced at under $26,000, Ranger newest aluminum fishing platform also means that boat buyers are no longer relegated to lesser-quality aluminum or used fiberglass boats in order to get on the water.

“The popularity of inshore fishing continues to rise along with the increase in anglers searching for budget-friendly ways to compete in a sport we all hold so dear,” said Ranger Vice President of Marketing Bart Schad. “The new Ranger 1862CC IFA Special is ideal for the weekend warriors, like many of those who compete in IFA Redfish Tour events: men and women who love to catch big bull reds or hard-hitting specks and want a boat that’s easy to own and maintain.”

Measuring 18 feet, 4 inches in length and rated for 90 horsepower, the new Ranger 1862CC IFA Special is built on a proven running surface that utilizes a solid, foam-filled hull and wood-free construction to ensure a quiet, ultra stable boat that’s comfortable in skinny water.

Ranger’s rugged, easy-to-clean Rawhide surface coats the inside the 1862CC IFA Special while lock-track extruded gunnels, capable of accepting numerous fitted accessories, run the length of the cockpit area. A spacious front deck with a pedestal seat mount, built-in livewell, integrated storage and easy-access rod tubes is balanced out by a rear casting deck that offers an additional pedestal seat fishing position. The center-positioned console features a flush-mounted throttle control and a full complement of switches and gauges. An optional livewell/baitwell is located forward of the console while custom-fitted marine upholstery covers the black, powder-coated leaning post.

The exterior of the new 1862CC IFA Special features a white paint scheme and exclusive IFA Redfish Tour graphics.

Ranger’s 1862CC IFA Special comes standard with a custom-fitted RangerTrail trailer for easier towing and maneuvering. Featuring a solid aluminum frame, the NMMA-certified RangerTrail trailer delivers exceptional strength for both saltwater and freshwater environments and is equipped with a center swing jack, locking swing-away tongue and integrated load guides.


  • Overall Hull Length: 18 feet, 4 inches
  • Beam: 90 inches
  • Maximum HP: 90
  • Engine Shaft Length: 20 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: (1) 21-gallon tank
  • Approx. Boat Weight: 1,010 lbs.
  • Trailer GVWR: AM2500


Josh Ward
Blue Heron Communications
(800) 654-3766

Image courtesy Ranger Boats

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