BOAT ID: 3441632
Length: 137 ft.
Located In: British Virgin Islands
Hull Material: Steel
Current Price: $7,900,000
Name: Sparkman & Stephens Brokerage
Phone: (203) 687-4700
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 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.
The original design brief of sailing yacht RANGER called for a yacht that could be used as a family cruising yacht,
a racing yacht, a corporate tool and a charter yacht.
Ranger was the first modern J Class yacht to be built from the drawings of an original J Class yacht.
At the time, J Class rules mandated the boat be the same material as the original—in Ranger’s case steel. To be
able to charter readily, RANGER was also built and classed to Lloyds and MCA compliance.
Over the last 10 years J Class rules have evolved. To this end, super racing yacht RANGER has kept pace by
having refits in the weight of the hull, the rigging, and winches. The boat is lighter and weight redistributed, rigging
is composite EC6, there is a lighter carbon boom, and electric winches have replaced the coffee grinders.
Super yacht RANGER’s upgrades and rating keep her in the winner’s circle for J Class as well as other racing
events. In the 2015 Les Voiles de St. Tropez, RANGER won the Kappa Trophy for first place in the IRC A
For cruising, corporate guests, charter guests and the owner’s family all enjoy RANGER’s lovely, voluminous
classic interior and stunning super yacht sailing performance.
While RANGER’s beauty and refinement evoke the era of the 30s, the conveniences and technology aboard can
only be attributed to our modern age. Built to Lloyds and MCA compliant, RANGER is the epitome of having the
best of both worlds, a beautiful, high performance racing yacht and beautiful cruising yacht with all the amenities
of a modern luxury yacht. The purchase of RANGER is an opportunity to become a member of the elite J-Class
Association, 9 yachts strong. Whether for racing or cruising, super yacht RANGER is ready to set sail.
LOA-Hull: 137 ft.
LOA-Total: 137 ft.
Beam: 21.08 ft.
Length on Deck: 137 ft.
Maximum Draft: 15.75 ft.
Year Built: 2003
Engine Model: 6125A
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1300
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 425
Fresh Water Tanks: 1800 gallons
Fuel Tanks: 1585 gallons
Holding Tanks: 560 gallons
RANGER, is a replica of the “J-Class” yacht which defended the Americas Cup in 1937. This sophisticated yacht
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 Yachts 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.
On deck the quality of the craftsmanship of RANGER is evident from the moment you step aboard at the transom
and see straight teak planks with no joins all the way up to the traveler.
Sailing yacht RANGER has accommodations for eight in the aft guest quarters (ten if the Pullman berths are used)
in four cabins including a lavishly appointed full-width master with tiled bath plus eight crew in three cabins, one
cabin port and one starboard that sleeps two, with two full baths, and one cabin forward that sleeps four. A cozy
cockpit for up to eight with a teak table is just behind the teak clad carbon fiber deck house featuring glove leather
seating either side of the companionway leading below accented by a beautiful teak hand rail culminating at a teak
and holly sole.
Superyacht RANGER’s salon features a formal dining table to starboard and leather seating to port. Forward
through a water-tight bulkhead, is the galley to port and the crew dinette to starboard.
The engine room and machinery spaces are accessed via the galley sole or a water-tight door under the
companionway aft under the cockpit.
Forward of sailing yacht RANGER’s forward engine room water-tight bulkhead, is a massive custom built-in freezer
and refrigerator. This area also accommodates galley dry storage and air conditioning. Aft, via a water-tight door in
the forward engine room bulkhead, is the engine room with electrical panels forward, starboard and port generators
in sound shields and the main engine on the centerline. This area has been ingeniously designed and provides
360° access to all machinery and systems with great headroom for a J boat.
Interior Finish Note:
It should be noted that superyacht RANGER’s interior is fully isolated from the hull and no vibration or working of
this interior exist under power or with extreme load on deck from winches even when there is 26 tons on the back
stays and green water flowing over both her weather and leeward rails.
The underlying material for sailing yacht RANGER’s interior is Nida-core to keep the interior light. Over this very
state-of-the-art foundation, is the finest of old world craftsmanship featuring flawless gloss finish over raised
mahogany panels with crotch-cut flamed mahogany centers making for a very high quality, impressive interior,
all the more impressive due to the incredible detail of Glade Johnson’s design which can only be appreciated by
a personal inspection. The traditional 1930s interior was built in Sardinia and shipped to Skagen, Denmark for
Galley & Laundry
(1) Bosch Range
(1) Bosch Oven
(1) Bosch Grill
(1) Panasonic NE-1757 R Microwave
(1) Custom Refrigerator in Galley and Tank Deck
(1) Custom Freezer in Galley and Tank Deck
(1) Hoshizaki Icemaker
(1) Miele T1415 Washer
(1) Miele W1215 Dryer
Communications, Electronics, Navigation, and Entertainment
(1) Furuno Felcom 18 Inmarsat C (new 2017)
(1) Fleet Broadband 250 (2017)
(1) Panasonic KX-TD816 Telephone System
(1) Pepwave integrated cellular data system
(1) Standard RS-8400 X2DSC with DSC control unit VHF Fixed
(4) ICOM VHF Handheld
(1) ACER X4 Ship Computer
(1) HP 5530 Printer
(1) Ship’s Server Unit
(1) Furuno FR-2115 BB Radar; Range: 72 miles
(1) Liffon CPlath 0735-02 Gyrocompass
(1) B&G 2000 Depth Sounders
(2) Leica MX 420/8 Inc AIS GPS
(1) Transas Chart Plotter
(1) Furuno NX 500 Navtec
(1) B&G Hercules 2000 Wind and Speed Indicator
Apple TV system with iPad control and a movie server playing on televisions in the master stateroom and main
salon. Crew area has a stand alone TV and DVD player.
(2) Northern Lights MP445D Generators; 40 kw, 1800 rpm each; 208 volts, 3 phase, 60 Hz
Port Generator: 5000 hrs since rebuild in 2013/2014 (Nov 2016);
Stbd Generator: 5000 hrs since rebuild in 2013/2014 (Nov 2016);
Electricity: 120/240 Volt AC; 12/24 Volt DC
Shore power: 190 – 440 volts; 3 phase; 50/60 Hz VIA
Main engine starting: 1,200 A/H charged by: charger & main engine
Generator starting: 200 A/H charged by: charger & gensets
General service: 1,200 A/H charged by: 2 x 100 Amp
Emergency: 200 A/H charged by: charger 25 Amp
Deck & Hull and Construction
(1) Lewmar Hydraulic Anchor Windlass System (Self-stowing hidden anchor system that
deploys underwater through the hull in the sail locker)
(1) PHHP 125 kg Galvanized Anchors; w/fortress anchor as backup
(1) U2 Anchor Chain & Rode; 230m x 16 mm
Spinnaker Halyard & Hydraulic Winch main tender davits
(1) Carbon Fiber manual stern boarding gangway
Hull/Deck Material: Steel
Superstructure Material: Carbon fiber deckhouse
Deck Material: Teak with varnished teak trim
Ballast: 80 Tons
Lloyd’s + 100A1 SSC Yacht Mono, G6; LMC, under 50m and under 500 GRT; MCA – up to 60
Sails & Rigging
High Modulus carbon fiber rig (Southern Spars, NZ)
High Modulus carbon fiber boom (New lighter boom spring of 2009 by Southern Spars)
Carbon EC6 standing rigging and new carbon spreaders to accommodate the new rigging, all by Southern Spars
N.Z. All standing rigging returned to US for survey and testing in 2013/14 work period.
(2) Carbon spinnaker poles
(16) Lewmar Hydraulic Drum Winches.
1 Manual Lewmar Winch on the mast.
Primary winches have been completely overhauled and upgraded by Lewmar to handle the loads.
Runner winches upgraded in 2014 to increase recovery speed in first gear.
Mainsail is fully battened with a delivery main sheeted to the deck
Trisail storm sail
Race Main 3Di (2012)
G1F 3Di (2015)
Gennaker Staysail (2015)
(15) Fire/Heat/Smoke Detectors (located throughout vessel)
(1) Fixed Fire Fighting System
(5) CO2 Portable (Forepeak, Engine room, Pump room)
(12) Fire Extinguishers (located throughout vessel)
(2) Seawater Fire Fighting Stations (Forepeak, Cockpit)
(1) Ship safe (Master cabin)
(3) Viking 8 person life raft
(4) Life Ring
(1) ACR Globe EPIRBS
(20) Pains Wessex Flares
(2) Lifeguard 8 man life rafts for racing
(1) MSOS MCA Offshore First-Aid Kit
Machinery and Tenders
Engines: (1) Lugger Diesel, 6125A, 425hp
Engine hours: 1300 hrs since rebuild in 2013/2014 (Nov 2016).
Gearbox: Mekanord; ratio: 3.81:1
Propeller: Hundested VP-7 Controllable Pitch
Bow thruster: Lewmar retractable; 50 hp
Steering: Manual chain, cable, quadrant
Backup Steering: Manual
Air conditioning: Aqua Air; 10 tons 120,000 BTU with 13 Air Handling Units; fresh air make-up thru A/C unit; 35
cubic m/hr. person
Watermakers: (1) Matrix @1500 Silver Series; 6,000 Liters per day
Fuel Filtration: (1) Racor Triple Unit
Bilge Water Filtration: Waterboy
Sewage System: Hamann Mini Norwegian
Fresh Water System: (1) Ampco Stainless Steel AC Pump, (1) Groco DC pump
Fuel capacity: 1585 Gallons/6000 Liters
Water capacity: 1800 Gallons/6800 Liters
Gray/Black water: Forward tank – 370 Gallons/1400 Liters; Aft tank – 190 Gallons/705 Liters
(1) Novurania 430 TR with 40 Hp Yamaha outboard
(1) Water ski
(2) Mares diving gear
(12) Snorkeling gear
Work was completed to comply with Lloyds and Cayman Intermediate and Annual Surveys. This
– The Appraisal Survey and issue of the Docking Certificate which attests to Ranger’s sound
– Tank inspection and service
– Checks and compliance for items: watertight doors, bilge system, alarms, to communications,
steering and anchoring systems.
Main engine serviced
Air-conditioning system serviced
Refrigerators and freezers serviced
Two new hot water tanks
All systems below waterline serviced
Other works were geared primarily to making Ranger faster on the course:
– A rig optimization increased sail area and speed. Rig was taken out and put back in the boat.
– Various deck hardware was changed out to a lighter version.
– New spinnaker pole
New sails (main, genoa)
– Fine fairing of the underbody
Completed Lloyd’s 10 year classification and Cayman Islands surveys.
DECEMBER 2013 – WINTER 2013/14 PALMA MALLORCA
Inspection and rebuild of the generators and main engine.
Removal and inspection of the propeller shaft and rudder stock.
Hull thickness measurements at various points on the hull and in the tanks and numerous other smaller locations.
Mast taken out and carbon rigging shipped back to Newport, RI for inspection.
Ultrasound of mast tube and non-destructive testing of the stainless elements of the mast completed.
Teak deck completely refurbished; all caulking was removed and seams routed out to the deck. Deck was dried and
dehumidified prior to epoxy being worked in the voids in between the teak and deck. Seams were then recaulked.
All other safety and operationally necessary items were addressed as they arose.
Hull Painted. Primary winches upgraded to pull 10 tons
Completed 5 year Lloyds survey: This included the replacement of the prop shaft and the full break down and rebuild
of the engine and generators.
Mast and Rigging: The 5 year rig survey by Southern Spars and replacement of the stainless steel rod rigging with
new EC6 composite rigging from Southern Spars. New spreaders to accommodate the carbon rigging. New main
boom (lighter version of existing boom).
Paint work: Full repaint of the hull and mast. All varnish work renewed.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.