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Ranger 188VX

$ 42,995.00
Fibreglass sports fishing boat
Hull Year: 2008
Boat Length: 5.8m

** MASSIVE PRICE DROP! Now $42,995 tow away **

Get ready for Festive Season fun in this sensational head turning sports fishing platform from Ranger. This Ranger 188VX was imported by the owner and if not stored undercover has spent its 197 hours mostly on the local freshwater impoundments chasing Barra and bass.

First Impressions

As the photos depict, the colour scheme is striking and the condition she presents in won’t disappoint even the fastidious buyer. The boat is loaded with features and accessories dedicated to sports fishing, lure fishing and the fly caster. With flat decks, copious amounts of storage for gear, some 20 odd fishing rod storage spots, plumbed live wells and even the stern fitted Power Pole for the shallow water holding anchor the is a one touch button for deployment!

On the Water

The rig is powered by a 175Hp Suzuki EFI four stroke that effortlessly pushes the rig along. With some experience and time behind the wheel, your skills will allow for a quick hole shot balancing the foot accelerator and steering column mounted trim control. The engine has been both computer tested and mechanically inspected to ensure your boating enjoyment and as a further bonus the tow away price includes the engines annual service by John Crawford Marine. Like all outboards sold through JCM it is backed by a limited BIA engine warranty.

For the Skipper

The steering position is low and sporty and you feel you are in a sports car along with your passenger and when at speed the dual side consoles allow the wind to be deflected up and over your head. However, if someone is riding gun shot in the middle, hang on to your hat and sunnies!  The helm has the necessary info needed for the engine and although the original fuel gauge is redundant surrender the Sounder unit is fitted with the NMEA system connected to the motor giving you the capability to determine consumption and volume – clever technology!

The boat is also fitted with a quality bow mount electric motor powered by recently fitted new deep cycle batteries. The bow is the perfect place to view the sounder, use the electric foot control and flick the lures in anticipation of the big strike!

Accessories and features are numerous, but we have tried to outline the major ones as below and picture them for you in detail:

Features & Accessories:   
  • NMEA 2000 systemfor fuel data
  • Lowrance X510 colour sounder
  • UHF TX4600 radio
  • Sony CDX-HS70MS stereo system
  • 24V Minn Kota Maxxum 80lb trolling motor w foot control
  • Custom upgrade painted hull- ‘Scarlet Red Mist’
  • Custom colour-matching alloy trailer with mechanical override disc brakes, alloy wheels, spare wheel & swing away draw bar
  • Sea Star hydraulic steering
  • Dual batteries with an isolation switch
  • Underfloor fuel tank approx. 145L capacity
  • Full boat storage cover & outboard cowl cover
  • Cockpit seating with enhanced leg, lateral & lumbar support, passenger grab handles
  • Competition steering wheel
  • Removable tinted windsheilds
  • ‘Hot Foot’ Foot throttle pedal
  •  Removable bike seat, multiple locations
  • Electric stern fitted Power Pole Anchor
  • Plumbed live bait tank
  • Underfloor kill tank
  • In-floor storage lockers
  • Red light strips
  • 21 rod holders throughout
  • 2 paddles, 2 drink holders, glove box
  • Bow & stern casting platforms
  • Note some analogue not operational & sold ‘as is’
And the Trailer

The rig is trailered on a Ranger Trail alloy framed single axle trailer. The trailer is fitted with mechanical over ride disc brakes and dressed with matching colour fiberglass guards/platforms that are simply striking!

Exceptional Fishing Rig!

If you are looking for a comp boat or something that is just so far above the norms from the tinny market, then this exceptionally well optioned and priced sports fishing Ranger 188VX has to be the one especially when compared to the other similar brands on the market many with high hours and 2 strokes…

Further reduced to $42,995 tow away, she will be on the back of the next fortunate owner’s car in no time!


Stock Number: UR6866
Boat Usage: Leisure
New or Used: Used
Hull Material: Fibreglass/GRP
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Boats for Sale at John Crawford Marine

Quality Used Boats to get you on the water quicker

When it comes to used boats, it’s likely your watercraft is going to be your second or third largest investment behind your house and car. This is the reason John Crawford Marine goes to extensive lengths to ensure every boat that rolls out of our Brisbane boat yard goes through a range of comprehensive checks and maintenance audits before it is even listed as a used boat for sale.

This means when you walk into our Brisbane boat dealership, you know every boat is quality assured, meaning you can get on the water quicker.

Private boat sales are great, but what are you actually buying?
Don’t run the gauntlet – with us it’s clear sailing!

Now don’t get us wrong, we’re not suggesting for a second that you don’t look around for a great price on a boat, in fact we encourage it! We just want to make sure that everyone on the water is safe, happy and doesn’t put their boat (or their friends and family) in any type of danger.

Unless you know what to look for – hidden mechanical problems, leaks, incorrect or inferior screw & bolts, etc for fixes – there’s a possibility your dream boat will quickly turn into a money pit.

John Crawford Marine completes the following checks:-

  • Full Mechanical Assessment
  • Engine computer diagnostic reports (if available)
  • On-water demonstration (if requested)
  • Registration transfers
  • Clear title guarantee
  • Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) search
  • All certificates provided
  • All motors backed by Boating Industry Association (BIA) warranty

Interstate? We deal with used boats Australia wide

If you’re in another state and see a boat that you would like to purchase through John Crawford Marine, we can assist and prepare your boat for transport to anywhere in mainland Australia. We’ve sold boats to customers in every state and territory in Australia and even to customers abroad.

When you buy a used boat through John Crawford Marine you get quality and peace of mind. Time and Tide waits for no man – call us today on (07) 3890 2322.