2005 Ranger 165VS

  • Make: Ranger
  • Model: 165VS
  • Type: Bass
  • Year: 2005
  • Location: Ingleside, Illinois, United States


You are looking at a rarely used Ranger 165VS Bass Boat with all the goodies and lots of high end upgrades that cost over $7,000 (see list below). With less than 10 Hours on the 2010 Mercury 90HP OptiMax and around 20 to 25 hours on the boat itself, this is the ultimate Cream puff! Always kept in a Heated Garage. This boat is Flawless in every way. My friends jokingly call it the “SS Garage”.

This Boat is also listed For Sale Locally, so this listing may end at any time. Please use eBay messaging to contact me to discuss or make appointment to see it. $14,000 is firm (and a steal, at that price) so please do not waste time making offers. I will deliver for free within 100 mile radius of Ingleside, IL but that would be for a firm sale only (not for a look). PayPal accepted for Down Payment only. Cash upon receipt for balance or Bank Draft (must clear prior to pick-up or delivery).


· Manufacturer: Ranger

· Model: 165VS

· Model Year: 2005-2006

Hull Dimensions:

· Length: 16’ 5” (197”)

· Beam: 7ft (84”)

· Depth: 20-1/4”

· Transom Height: 21-1/2”

· Dry Weight: 1,200 lbs

· Maximum Capacity: 1,140 lbs

Engine & Drivetrain:

· 90HP Max

· Fuel Capacity: 25 Gal.

Trailer Dimensions:

· Length Overall w/Motor Down: 20’ 8” (248”)

· Length Overall w/Motor Down & Tongue Open: 18’ 8” (224”)

· Trailer Width Metal: 7’ 8” (92”)

· Trailer Width (Tire to Tire): 7’ 11” (95”)

The Story behind of this Boat and Motor:The boat was owned by a rich business man who took it to Canada twice (from Northern Michigan) and that was about it for his use. He had a huge heated workshop and owned several other boats. He had the equipment to mount outboards and bought them for dealer price (long story). Anyway, when he decided to sell this one in 2010, he made a deal to sell the boat to one guy and the motor to another guy. After the guy came and got the motor the guy who was supposed to buy the boat backed out. So, he put a brand new 2010 Mercury OptiMax on it and sold it to me in spring of 2011. I took it to my local mercury dealer, had it checked out and warranted to me. In 2011, 2012 & 2013, I had it on the lake that I live on maybe 8 or10 times, then my neighbors that let me use their launch sold their house and the new owners wouldn’t let anyone launch there. Launching on my lake cost $15.00 so I never took it out again. I kept it in a heated garage and last month took it back to the dealer and had him drain the tank and lines etc and make sure it was OK. The dealer stated that it started on the first crank and ran to temperature and certified that the motor had between 6-7 hours on it. I have copies of all the paperwork etc from this and the original service, as well receipts and info on most of the added equipment.

Standard Ranger Equipment:

  • · Ranger Trailer with Cool Hubs and Road Armor coating (like Rino Liner)
  • · Two (2) Matching Fold-Down Ranger Fishing Seats (only one is pictured)

Upgraded Ranger Equipment: (~$1,650)

  • · Ranger Travel Cover w/separate Motor Cover ($1,200)
  • · Ranger Gauges w/Water PSI Upgrade ($300)
  • · Ranger Steering Wheel Upgrade ($150)

Added Equipment 2005-2010 (~$2,900)

  • · Minn-Kota Maxxum 36 Volt, 101lb Thrust Trolling Motor ($1200)
  • · Sea Star Pro hydraulic Steering ($1500)
  • · T-H Marine Hot Foot Throttle ($200)

Added Equipment 2011 – 2012 (~$3,900):

  • · Lowrance Elite 5 DSI - Sonar/GPS Combo, In Console, Shoot Through-Hull Transducer ($650)
  • · Lowrance Mark 5 DSI Sonar, Mounted in Front, Trolling Motor Mounted Transducer ($450)
  • · R&R Design E-Ladder, Emergency Boarding Ladder ($300)
  • · Custom Hinged Front Deck Extension ($400)
  • · Hydrowave Freshwater Feeding Stimulater ($380)
  • · QuickSilver Light Speed 13-1/4x20 SS 3-Blade Prop for Top End Speed($400)
  • · Solas HR Titan 13x19 SS 4-Blade Prop for Hole Shot ($300)
  • · Ranger Docking Bumpers ($70)
  • · Color Matched KeelGuard & Scuff Buster ($150)
  • · Color Matched Ranger Stand-Up Butt Seat - Fully Adjustable Angle ($250)
  • · T-H Marine FingerFlex Column Mounted Trim Control ($50)
  • · Three New Radial “Light Truck/Van” Tires ($500)

Equipment Added April 2018:

  • One (1) Combo Starting/Deep Cycle Battery ($300)
  • · Three (3) Deep Cycle Trolling Motor Batteries ($500)
  • · Minn-Kota 4-Bank Digital On-Board Charger ($400)
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