2023 Ranger Z521R Ranger Cup Equipped

The tallest order in the boating world is creating the next flagship Ranger bass boat. Doing so requires an extensive knowledge of—and appreciation for—the past, while putting forth complete dedication to delivering a paradigm shift in all-around performance, fishability, quality, safety, and style. The all-new Z521R represents countless hours of R&D, testing, and continuously raising the bar, and the boat you see here is not only unquestionably worthy of the Ranger name, but instantly evolves and elevates what a bass boat can be. 

The Ranger Cup Equipped package adds pro-selected options that let you hit the most daunting tournament trails with even more advantages.

From bow to stern, hull to top cap, the Z521R has been tweaked, massaged, enhanced, and perfected across every inch with a passion for perfection. No element of the boat’s design, performance, quality, safety, or fishability was untouched as we crafted this next-generation legend. The culmination of this work has yielded an all-new boat with revamped and elevated all-around performance that melds with aggressive modern styling that sets this rig apart as the apex of bass boats. 

Real-world improvements include a perfected hull that delivers rapid lift onto plane and a stronger top end. We’ve also elevated the technology that comes standard on the Z521R. The Ranger RIDE system lets you monitor and control every critical function while a key fob permits quicker start up and enhanced security when you’re not nearby. The Z521R also features an industry-first push-to-start system that gets you to the next spot fast. The driver’s seat is heated with an adjustable lumbar support to match the Cloud Nine™ air-ride seating that is present in both seats. Long, cold, bumpy blasts across the lake just got a lot more doable.

Deep within the Z521R is a reimagined core and stringer system that not only bolsters our One-Piece Feel Interloc™ construction but permits larger storage boxes for even more space. The rod boxes feature an all-new tiered shelf system for unmatched customization, flexibility, and capacity and the ability to hole sticks up to 9’. Every box features an automatic light sensor that cuts on LEDs when a lid if lifted. A larger day box and cooler feature the same construction as today’s premium coolers for daylong ice. 

We invite you to peruse the photo galleries below to further familiarize yourself with the Z521R then contact your local Ranger dealer to see this newest legend for yourself. The Z521R carries more advancements in performance, technology, fishability, and style that not only set it apart from the crowd but leads it.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Ranger
Model: Z521R Ranger Cup Equipped
Year: 2023
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass

Dimensions

Length: 21'8 ft
Length Overall: 21'8 ft
Beam: 8 ft
Dry Weight: 2,300 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Type: Outboard

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 54 gal

Other

Maximum Number Of Passengers: 5
Boat Class: Bass Boats, Freshwater Fishing
Additional Details
  • Length:21' 8"

  • Beam: 96"

  • Max. Recommended HP: 300 HP

  • Engine Shaft Length: 20"

  • Inside Depth: 21"

  • Fuel Capacity: 54 gal.

  • Livewell Capacity: 31 gal.

  • Total Person, Motor, Gear: 1900 lbs.

  • Approximate Boat Weight: 2300 lbs.

  • Rod Box Length - Port Top Shelf: 9 ft.

  • Rod Box Length - Port Middle Shelf: 8 ft.

  • Rod Box Length - Port Bottom Shelf: 7' 6"

  • Rod Box Length - Center Row 1: 8' 6"

  • Rod Box Length - Center Row 2: 8 ft.

  • Rod Box Length - Starboard: 7' 0"

  • Rod Box Length - Starboard Top Shelf: 7' 6"

  • Rod Box Length - Starboard Bottom Shelf: 6' 8"

  • Max. Person Capacity: 5 persons

  • Trailer GVWR: 5400 lbs.

  • Approximate Length On Trailer w/ Motor Down (May vary with engine model and set-back plate): 27' 11"

  • Approx Length On Trailer w/Motor Down/Swing Tongue Open (May vary with engine model/set-back plate): 25' 1"

  • Width On Trailer: 102"

  • Height On Trailer: 79"

Standard Features

Custom Details

  • Special 55th Anniversary badging

  • 3 Level rod shelves port rod locker

  • 2 Level rod shelves STBD rod locker

  • Power Ventilation Rod Storage™

  • Integrated rod and tackle management system

  • Double wall insulated cooler (10 gal) w/ drain

  • Stainless steel seat bases

  • Line spooling station under aft lid

  • Gas spring lid assists

  • Molded-in driver/ passenger footrests

  • Trim package featuring chrome and polished aluminum accents

  • Ranger® tournament measuring board

  • Remote drain plug

  • Stainless steel compression lid locks

Electronics

  • Lowrance® HDS-12 LIVE w/ active target transducer at bow

  • Lowrance® HDS-12 LIVE w/ active imaging at console

  • On-board Dual Pro™ charger, 15 x 4, auto detect lithium capable

  • Push to Start Ignition system with proximity keyfob

  • New Digital switching at bow with foot activated trim buttons

  • Console panel w/ Ranger® RIDE System (Ranger Intelligent Display Engine), integrating full-boat control and monitoring via 9" touchscreen

  • Heavy duty 6-gauge trolling motor wiring w/ 60 amp breaker

  • 12V DC power receptacle with USB

  • LED compartment & livewell light package

  • Automatic box light sensors

  • Integrated LED bow navigation lights

  • Removable LED stern light

  • LED courtesy light(s)

  • Heavy duty 6-gauge electronics (MFD) wiring w/ 30 amp breaker

  • Solid state resettable switching w/ 30A master breaker

  • Wireless phone charger in coin box

Power/Performance

  • AGM starting battery w/ tray

  • 47” Lowrance Ghost 36V trolling motor

  • High performance stainless steel prop

  • Flush-mounted remote throttle control

  • (3) WRM80 lithium trolling motor batteries

  • Foam-filled fiberglass stringer system

  • Pultruded fiberglass transom

  • Manual 10" setback plate

  • High performance steering wheel

  • Recirculating aerated livewell w/ removable divider

  • Dual livewell lids

  • Venturi Air & livewell pump-out system

  • Integrated engine setback

  • Electrical system disconnect on/off switch

  • NOCO™ GB40 jump starter

  • Tilt hydraulic steering

  • Power trim

  • Recessed trolling motor foot pedal

  • Remote pump-out

  • Trim lever

  • Hot foot

Safety/Comfort

  • Upright, level flotation

  • Fire extinguisher & horn

  • Tinted windshield(s)

  • Integrated grab handles

  • Skid resistant material on bow

  • Pop-up tie cleats

  • Automatic and manual bilge pump

  • Custom-fitted premium marine upholstery - Soft Ride Seating (SRS) bucket seats w/ center storage, (1) bike seat w/ pro pole, (1) SRS all-weather fold down w/ power pedestal

  • NASCAR-inspired Molded Fiberglass (CCBM) seat back color matched to boat

  • Stainless steel seat bases

  • NEW integrated boarding ladder

  • Padded front deck

Trailer Features

  • Tandem axle trailer

  • 17" black chrome Challenger wheels

  • Matching fiberglass fenders w/ step pads

  • Hydraulic surge disc brakes

  • Swing-away tongue

  • Center swing jack (black powder coated)

  • NMMA®/NATM certified

  • Ranger Trail® Vault® Hub lubrication system

  • Ranger® Boats Road Armor Equipped® trailer protectant

  • Torsion axles

  • LED lighting

  • Stainless steel ratchet tie downs

  • (2) Back-up lights

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