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Ranger Boats 2510 Bay (2015-)

Evinrude E-TEC G2 300

Brief Summary

The Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger is a fully-loaded bay boat built to Ranger's exceptional standards of durability and finish according to our test captain. She's 24'7" (7.49 m) long and 102'' (2.59 m) wide, rated for outboards to 300 horsepower thanks in part to her all-composite, extra strong "Pultruded" transom. The bow rod boxes can hold rods up to 9'6" long, truly exceptional in a boat of this size, and the heavy-duty locking latches keep gear secure.

Key Features

  • Recirculating aerated livewell/baitwell leaning
  • Folding rear bench seat with storage
  • Leaning post with storage at helm
  • LED underwater lights
  • Custom 320-quart fishbox with large overboard drain
  • 8 gunnel and transom rod holders
  • Built-in 120 quart cooler
  • 12'' x 12'' trim tabs
  • Trailer with aluminum wheels and matching spare tire and wheel

Test Results

500 2 1.7 0.2 10 8.7 873 759 81
1000 5 4.3 0.6 8.33 7.25 728 633 82
1500 7 6.1 1.5 4.67 4.06 407 354 84
2000 8 7 3.8 2.11 1.83 184 160 91
2500 10.5 9.1 5.9 1.78 1.55 155 135 96
3000 22.5 19.6 6.1 3.69 3.21 322 280 94
3500 31 27 7.7 4.03 3.5 351 306 91
4000 36.5 31.7 9.9 3.69 3.21 322 280 91
4500 40.7 35.3 13.1 3.1 2.7 271 236 92
5000 46 40 16.25 2.83 2.46 247 215 94
5500 51 44.3 24.25 2.1 1.83 184 160 94


Length Overall 24' 7'' / 7.49 m
Beam 102''
2.59 m
Dry Weight 3,050 lbs.
1,383 kg
Tested Weight 3,934 lbs.
1,784 kg
Draft N/A
Deadrise/Transom N/A
Max Headroom open
Bridge Clearance N/A
Fuel Capacity 97 gal.
367 L
Water Capacity N/A
Total Weight 3,934 lbs.
1,784 kg


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Acceleration Times & Conditions

Time to Plane 4.5 sec.
0 to 30 6.8 sec.
Ratio N/A
Props N/A
Load 2 persons, 1/2 fuel, no water, 0 lbs. of gear
Climate 61 deg., 70 humid.; wind: 0-5 mph; seas: 1'

Engine Options

Tested Engine Evinrude E-TEC G2 300
Std. Power Not Available
Opt. Power Three Evinrude engine options from 225-hp to 300-hp
Eight Mercury Verado engine options from 250-hp to 350-hp
Five Yamaha engine options from 225-hp to 300-hp

Captain's Report

Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Running Shot
The Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger has a LOA of 24’7” (7.49 m), a beam of 102” (2.55 m) and a dry weight of 3,050 lbs. (1,383 kg).


The new flagship in Ranger’s Salt-water Series boat line-up is the 2510 Bay Ranger, this top-end model features everything a serious angler wants and needs in a bay boat. Although she’s geared for shallow water fishing, her length and stout construction will be able to traverse most near shore waters with confidence. The boat also provides owners with plush, convertible seating at the aft cockpit and a full-size head compartment for enjoying the vessel with friends on cruise days. The 2510 we tested included some optional equipment and available upgrades. To see the full roster of standard features, visit

Features Inspection

The Bow.

Up front, the bow provides a raised casting deck with high toe rails and good working room for two anglers. The deck’s sole includes four large compartments for the day’s gear in addition to a dedicated anchor locker all the way forward. The folks at Ranger are very proud of these deck lockers and they should be. For starters, two 9’ long rod lockers flank the port and starboard sides. These secure storage units feature a clever ventilation system using small fans to scavenge the moist air out of the boxes in order to keep expensive gear at its best.
The center console houses a day head equipped with a portable toilet and a privacy door designed to offer additional space within. The front of the compartment’s hatch features a comfortable console seat with padded backrest.

Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Lockers

All the lockers onboard are heavy-duty molded fiberglass with robust stainless steel hardware, piano hinges and gas strut supports. Note the 120-quart beverage cooler at the front of the deck.

Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Bait Pail

The deck’s centerline houses a locker for storing a casting net and bucket, or bait pail.

Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Head Compartment

The head compartment is large enough to comfortably fit our 6’5” test captain.

The Helm

is purposefully laid-out with a pair of 10” multi-function displays situated in the center of the dash. A bank of accessory switches with re-settable breakers occupies the space above the monitors and gives the dash a clean look. The top portion of the dash provides a large, flat, rubberized surface for placing constantly used items like cell phones or binoculars which we found to be very useful. Electronic, binnacle mount engine controls and a tilt, stainless steel wheel with knob, eases the pilot’s vessel control. The 2510 Bay Ranger is fitted with a 12” hydraulic jack-plate for skinny water with the plate’s control switch mounted to the steering column for quick adjustment.
The helm seats are fitted to the forward section of the livewell console and offer supportive seating for two with its flip-up bolster pads and moveable armrest on the port and starboard sides. A recessed foot well in the helm console provides occupants with a place to rest their feet. The entire center console is protected from the sun with a large, fiberglass-molded hardtop that features built-in speakers, spreader lights, and courtesy lights. The frame for the top is built from large diameter aluminum tubing and integrates some of the best handholds and rocket launchers we’ve seen to date.

Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Bucket Seats

Top quality hardware and premium upholstery add to the comfort behind the wheel.

Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Helm

Our test boat’s helm was entirely electronic with engine data coming from one of the two 10” touch-screen monitors.

The aft portion of the cockpit provides the boat’s livewell, bait prep area and elevated casting platform. Numerous rod holders are situated in the gunnel caps as well as the T-top’s rocket launchers. The most impressive part of the cockpit is the concealed, flip-up seat stowed in the casting deck. A heavy-duty fiberglass hatch reveals the comfortable seating for two, while a second hatch below the seat bottom cushions access the boat’s self-draining 320-quart fishbox. A transom hatch at the stern gives quick access to all the 2510 Bay Ranger’s pumps and strainers for simple servicing.

Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Livewell

The boat’s recirculating, aerated livewell provides a see-through, full gasket lid and LED lights for improved access.

Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Tackle Stowage

Shown here is the tackle stowage compartment situated in the aft casting deck on the starboard side. A twin locker is on the port side, and houses the water washdown hose and nozzle.

Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Underseat Fishbox

Below the aft seat bottom is the boats main, 320-quart fishbox. It can be accessed when the seats are deployed, or when closed flush with platform.


Our 2510 Bay Ranger came rigged with the new Evinrude E-TEC G2 300-horsepower, 2-stroke outboard. This direct-injected power plant comes with a beefier gear case, electronic controls and a revolutionary mounting bracket that eliminates the power steering rack cylinder. Instead, the new sealed, hydraulic rotary actuator does all the work, and is controlled electronically for improved feedback and simplified operation.

Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Outboard Engine

The panel architecture of the Evinrude E-TEC G2 allows boaters to customize their engine or choose from a custom color that perfectly matches a boat builders hull, like the unit shown here.

Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Running Shot

The 2510 Bay Ranger blurs the line between flats boats and near shore platforms.


Our test of the 2510 Bay Ranger took place on a cold day in Florida aboard the 24’7” center console bay boat. Loaded with 50 gallons (189 L) of fuel in the tank and two people we had an overall test weight of 4,950 lbs. (2,245 kg). Weather and seas were calm with a slight chop. Nailing the throttle we got on plane in 4.5 seconds and arrived at 30 mph in 6.8 seconds. Optimal cruise speed was found at 3500 rpm and resulted in a 4.03 miles per gallon or 7.7 gallons an hour. Wide-open throttle resulted in a top speed of 51.0 mph, burning 24.25 gallons per hour.

Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Test Results

Our calculated findings for the Evinrude E-TEC G2 300 equipped 2510 Bay Ranger. Note the low fuel consumption at cruise speed (3500 rpm).

Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Performance Curve

Performance curve for the 2510 Bay Ranger.


The overall handling of the 2510 Bay Ranger was solid and responsive, but because this is a bay boat with a shallow V-bottom, high-speed turns require some attention. Hard over turns cause the running surface to slide through the maneuver rather than carve it, much like other boats in her class. The advanced auto trim (i-Trim) function provided by the Evinrude ICON electronic controls, manages the trim setting for the pilot so their focus can be on other tasks. The 2510 Bay Ranger is also equipped with a pair of 12” X 12” trim tabs, but unlike so many other boats we’ve tested, we found no need to use them as the boat provided good attitude when properly loaded.

Ranger 2510 Bay Ranger Trailer

Ranger custom makes the trailer specifically for the 2510 Bay Ranger because they want it to fit perfectly and not compromise owners with a general fit trailer. The boat can be custom colored using a multitude of available gel-coat and polimist color options.

Notable Standard Equipment

• Tilt hydraulic steering

• Jack plate - 12" hydraulic

• Pultruded fiberglass transom

• Recirculating aerated livewell/baitwell leaning post combination with high speed pickup and in-line filter

• Heavy-duty 6 ga. T.M. wiring with 50 Amp breaker

• LED underwater lights

• LED compartment and livewell lights

• Folding rear bench seat with storage

• Custom 320 quart fishbox with large overboard drain

• Storage under front and rear deck

• Anchor locker with protective stainless steel plate for tie-off

• Gel-coated storage boxes

• Patent-pending power ventilation rod storage

• Rod storage

• Stainless steel gas spring lid assists

• Polished stainless steel pedestal bases

• 8 gunnel and transom rod holders

• 4 leaning post rod holders

• Built-in 120 quart cooler

• Stainless steel compression lid locks

• 12" x 12" trim tabs

• Freshwater washdown

• Raw water washdown

Trailer Features

• Aluminum wheels with matching spare tire and wheel

• Center swing jack

• Custom swing-away tongue

• Hydraulic surge disc brakes

• LED lighting

• Stainless steel fenders

• Ranger Trail Cool Hubs oil bath hubs

Optional Equipment

Ranger loads the 2510 Bay Ranger with virtually everything as standard equipment, but the following are some sub-groups of items worth considering:

• Battery charger

• Battery options

• Bow electronics

• Console electronics

• Engine

• Gauge packages

• Remote anchor

• Trolling motor


The 2510 Bay Ranger’s base price is $65,000.

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