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I've been following Vexus on Instagram and YouTube for quite some time. Not to mentions some other boards who have a dedicated sections on them. Their transom looks indestructible. Definitely looks like a very well built boat but I would expect nothing less considering who the major players in this company are.

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Just wish someone would bring them up here so we could walk through them. I am by no means in a boat buying situation (I just bought one last year...), but it would nice to be able to compare them to what is currently out there. My initial thought is there isn't much out there that is even close to the same style of boat. The Ranger 198P would probably be the closest followed by maybe Express?

I believe they are supposed to be releasing their fiberglass boats at the classic this year as well so that should be interesting.  

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Well, The lineage of this boat is all from the Wood Family. Most of the people involved in this are related or married into the Wood family and most of them left Ranger shortly after Johnny Morris took it over.

Although I cannot confirm, I believe that many of the people that were working at Ranger have taken jobs at Vexus as well.

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Advanced Marine Performance
727 West Industrial Park Road
Flippin, AR 72634

Brian, as I recall Flippin AR was the home of Ranger boats.

https://www.tradeandindustrydev.com/industry/manufacturing/news/ar-advanced-marine-performance-launches-new-brand-13490

Ya, it seems to be a Ranger boat product?

Lape, maybe Range boat dealers will start carrying them, I believe Lund and Crestliner are both selling v hull aluminum bass boats now.

https://www.lundboats.com/boat-series/pro-v-bass/

https://www.crestliner.com/bass-hawk/1850-bass-hawk/

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1 hour ago, OhioFisherman said:
Advanced Marine Performance
727 West Industrial Park Road
Flippin, AR 72634

Brian, as I recall Flippin AR was the home of Ranger boats.

https://www.tradeandindustrydev.com/industry/manufacturing/news/ar-advanced-marine-performance-launches-new-brand-13490

Ya, it seems to be a Ranger boat product?

Lape, maybe Range boat dealers will start carrying them, I believe Lund and Crestliner are both selling v hull aluminum bass boats now.

https://www.lundboats.com/boat-series/pro-v-bass/

https://www.crestliner.com/bass-hawk/1850-bass-hawk/

Vexus is located in Flippin AR same as Ranger but is definitely not a Ranger product although many employees there are former Ranger employees! 

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On ‎1‎/‎31‎/‎2019 at 9:31 PM, OhioFisherman said:

As David stated, this is not a Ranger product. Forrest Wood has not owned Ranger for quite some time although Ranger did use his likeness up until 2014-2015 I believe.

The only ties to Ranger that Vexus has is that their upper management all came from Ranger when Johnny Morris bought Ranger, Triton and Stratos (fish Holdings LLC) from a Private Equity firm. As stated by David, Keith Daffron is Forrest Woods Grandson but there are more family connections to the wood family then just that I believe.

 

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32 minutes ago, Lape0019 said:

 As David stated, this is not a Ranger product. Forrest Wood has not owned Ranger for quite some time although Ranger did use his likeness up until 2014-2015 I believe.

The only ties to Ranger that Vexus has is that their upper management all came from Ranger when Johnny Morris bought Ranger, Triton and Stratos (fish Holdings LLC) from a Privet Equity firm. As stated by David, Keith Daffron is Forrest Woods Grandson but there are more family connections to the wood family then just that I believe.

 

The former execs and managers at Ranger most likely had signed a non competition agreement as well as a non disclosure and had to wait an agreed upon period of time before they could return to the boat business. 

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