Ranger Fishing - Bass Boats Mfg. Genmar Boats Inc. Randy Hopper Irwin Jacobs Ranger Salespeople and its Management are SHADY CON ARTIST! CRIMINALS !! FLIPPIN Arkansas
My Husband an I purchased a $54,000.00 Ranger Bass Boat from a certified' Ranger Dealer
(lawyer says I cannot name the dealer at this time, pending litigation)
The certified Dealer' sold us a red Z522 w/ 300 hp motor. The boat was defective and had a structure problem with the transom and hull. Two 'stringers' were completely broke loose from the transom and the hull had a 6 ft crack down it. BOTH HAD BEEN PATCHED OVER TO HIDE IT VISUALLY.
The 1st outing my husband knew something was wrong. Each time we took it back to the dealer we were told there was no issue. We contacted Ranger and were told they did not handle warranty issues my reaction was pure shock.
My husband finally contacted a different Boat dealer and took it in and meet with a Repair man and a licensed Boat surveyor. That is how we found out the boat was defective and unsafe. We were even ordered not to put it on the water and that they are required to report it as unsafe. Upon them reporting it they also found out the Boat was a used boat and had been Registered before.
After speaking to the original owner we were informed the boat was defective when he purchased it and Ranger refused to fix it then, and he managed to be able to returned it after filing a lawsuit. Ranger did cosmetic repairs to hide the defects and resold it to us, knowing it was defective, as a new boat.
When we took it back to the Dealer with the write ups, estimates and reports. The dealer ordered us off the property and threatened to call the police. We contacted Ranger Directly and spent weeks receiving the run around. After 5 months, I, having to use a fake name and reason for calling, managed to speak to the President of Ranger boats who's only statement was Ranger did not warranty used boats sold as is. We informed Mr. Hoper that we had spoken to the original owner and KNEW THE BOAT HAD BEEN RETURNED TO RANGER IN FLIPPIN ARKASAS, AND NOT THE DEALER!!! AND THAT RANGER WAS THE ONE WHO COMMITED THE FRAUD BY PATCHING AND SALEING THE BOAT AS NEW. At that time Mr. Randy Hopper hung up the phone.
ALL CALLS TO GENAMR INC. AND ITS OWNER IRWIN JACOBS HAVE BEEN IGNORED.
The next day my husband spoke to the attorney for the prior owner and we discovered that the boat was originally a boat given to a sponsored tournament fisherman, and upon either discovering, are causing the structure problems, was replaced by Ranger, the defects HIDDEN and sold to the 1st owner, returned and sold to us. That is 3 different owners, but the still sold it as new. And 3 people who's lives were put at risk on the water!
WE ARE NOW FORCED INTO A LAWSUIT JUST BECAUSE MY HUSBAND AND I WANTED A RANGER BOAT. AND OUT $54,000.00!
DO NOT DO ANY FORM OF BUSSINESS WITH RANGER BOATS ARE ANY DEALER THAT SALES RANGER BOATS!!
As we discovered Ranger Boats, its Management, Reps. and their Dealers are WITHOUT QUESTION, THEIVES, LIARS, CONARTIST, CROOKS, AND CRIMINALS just as all the bad advertisement says. THAT INCLUDES IT'S PARENT CO. GENMAR INC. It's true! please trust the people picketing Ranger with these notices. They are Right and are Truly trying to warn you and save your money.
BUY ANY BOAT BUT DO NOT PURCHASE A RANGER OR GEMAR BOAT.