May 05, 2014
FS tours and photographs the 2410 Bay Ranger at the Miami Boat Show.
According to Ranger, the 2410 Bay Ranger was built with versatility in mind—for both inshore flats fishermen and offshore anglers who fish the beaches and nearshore reefs. Features which carry over from the older Ranger 2400 Bay include deeper, taller gunnels at just over one and a half feet, and added deck storage at both the bow and stern.
Maximum speed is 50.3 mph according to a Ranger performance report in February. The performance boat was powered by an Evinrude 300 hp ETEC, though Ranger can outfit their boats with a customer's preferred engine. The performance test also recorded a planing time of 4.8 seconds.
Three livewells are available on this boat—bow, stern and built into the backside of the leaning post. Up front, a fiberglass cooler doubles as a seat and is easily shifted for quick access to an optional head. The front of the console opens like a Lamborghini car door. Other features include midship tie cleats, castnet storage, a freshwater washdown, trim tabs, and an available Bimini or hardtop.
Dry weight (without power): 2,985 lbs.
Transom deadrise: 13.6 degrees
Draft: 13.5 inches
Max horsepower: 300 hp
Fuel capacity: 80 gallons
Passengers: 10 persons or 1,700 lbs.
Transom height: 25”
Freshwater capacity: 6 gallons
A skid-resistant bow houses insulated storage box (middle top), re-circulating livewell/baitwell (bottom middle), and port and starboard rod storage (outside) for rods as long as nine feet.
Fiberglass cooler straps in and out of place in front of console, and doubles as a seat.
Remove the cooler, and front of console opens upward.
Inside console, access to wiring, freshwater holding tank and fire extinguisher is unimpeded.
The center console has three rod holders and a cup holder built into each side. A stainless steel console rail wraps around Plexiglass windshield. Standard manufacturer speed, tachometer, fuel, trim and water pressure gauges make up the console.
Added grips atop console hold items like cell phone in place while underway.
Cap hides freshwater washdown in console until necessary.
Front of leaning post has switches for baitwells and lights. Backside has available baitwell with clear lid.
Backrest unpins for easy access to livewell.
Backrest folds completely out of place to open baitwell. Notice the four rod holders.
Stern bench seat folds down out of place.
Below rear seat is easy access to batteries.
The rear re-circulating livewell/baitwell has high-speed pickup and an inline filter.
Starboard rear storage compartment holds items such as oil.
Florida Sportsman Classics, May 2008
Captain Ray Van Horn's boat outfitted with 300 hp Evinrude ETEC a
nd Power-Pole. Three hundred is the manufacturer's maximum recommended horsepower.