Ranger 2200 Bay
Breaking It Down
Ranger builds the 2200 with the same structural qualities used in its bass boats, including foam shot into every nook and cranny within the hull and deck for safety and stability. Three of us crowded onto one side of the casting deck and didn’t feel like we were balancing on a teeter-totter. At all speeds — up to 51 mph with an Evinrude 250 E-Tec — the hull rode firm, with no walking, and in turns the prop didn’t cavitate. Three livewells (two in the stern, one in the bow) are integrated onto the centerline to further the boat’s balance. Overall, the 2200 Bay fits among the head of its class.
Livewell behind the helm seat is formed higher than most, so it’s easier to grab bait without hunching over.
Side-to-side stability is firm, making the boat safe for hauling in a tarpon or redfish.
We had a backrest across the transom to finish off a stern seat, and we used it when our legs got a little weary.
Bring all the rods in your crew’s arsenal. We found storage in the bow would secure at least 15 rods, plus there were 14 vertical holders on our test boat.
Our gauge package and the size of the instrument panel made it necessary to mount the chart plotter on top of the console, but there’s an upside: Positioning it there made it easy to see.
Console is designed small to increase traffic spaces, but some might find it limits a few traditional uses of console space (storage and wiring access among them).
Dry Boat Weight: 2,075 lb.
Max. Horsepower: 250
Fuel Capacity (gal.): 60
MSRP: $49,995 (w/ Evinrude 250 E-Tec)
Engine: Evinrude 250 E-Tec
Load: (People) 600 lb., (Fuel) 45 gal.
Top Speed: 51 mph @ 5,500 rpm
Time To Plane: 3.4 sec.
Time To 30 MPH: 8.0 sec.