Ranger, is a replica of the “J-Class” yacht which won the Americas Cup in 1937. This sailing superyacht was a labor of love by the current owner. While chartering Endeavour for a classic regatta, it came to him to build a replica of the “super-J” Ranger. A stellar team contributed to the successful build of 136’ Ranger, finally launched by Danish Yacht in 2003. Naval architects Studio Scanu, Reichel-Pugh, and Fred Elliott worked with the original lines of Starling Burgess and Sparkman and Stephens to create a sailing superyacht that not only wins honors in regattas, but cruises in style as a proper luxury yacht. A departure from the original, she carries a central cockpit and doghouse as well as a splendid classic mahogany interior boasting 4 staterooms aft for owner and guests with 3 ensuite baths – all created by Glade Johnson Design. In addition, the classic interior is extremely quiet, as acoustical engineer Joe Smullin was in charge of isolating it from the hull, greatly reducing vibration and noise .Whereas the hull is steel, true to the original, the new teak doghouse is carbon fiber underneath and the classic raised panel interior is actually Nida-cored to keep weight down. Countless hours were spent on fitting modern technologies and living concepts into the matrix of a vintage sailing yacht that conformed to the J-Class Association’s rules and regulations. She is the epitome of a “spirit of tradition” yacht.
22 Aug 2016