Spec’ing it out


Paired with a 250 HP Mercury ProXS, the hole shot is amazing, and in a very short distance, the Z521L is up on pad and ready to rock. Ranger has never had the reputation of having the fastest boat on the water, but this hull impresses me with both ride and top end speed. Fully loaded, this boat with two anglers runs a respectable 65 mph on the GPS. That isn’t bad for this large of a boat at 21 feet, 7 inches. The Ranger Z521L weighs approximately 1,925 pounds and has a 93-inch beam. The fuel capacity is 53 gallons. 

Rod box lengths are 8-foot, 6-inch top to bottom in the center and 8 feet on the port side. The starboard storage is 7 feet in length. Inside depth is 21 inches. 

Seats include Soft Ride suspensions and are built in house. The driver’s seat is adjustable for vertically challenged anglers or enough leg room for ex-basketball stars too. The seats wrap around design protects your lower lumbar, and riding at top speeds is a secure too. The front deck is padded and spacious. 

Not only does it look great from the side and inside the boat, but it’s what you don’t see below the deck that separates Ranger from other manufacturers. The keyless Ignition, longstanding on Ranger models makes for easy starting and shutdown but also fully customizable for security.