Danish Yacht Cruising/Racing
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Danish Yacht
Designer: Starling Burgess 1937
Flag of Registry: Cayman Islands
LOA: 137 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 15 ft 9 in
Engine Brand: Single Lugger
Engine Model: 6125A
Engine Hours: 5108
Fresh Water Tanks: (1800 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (1585 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (560 Gallons)
Displacement: 200 tons
Total Power: 425
Cruising Speed: 10
Max Speed: 12
Ranger, a replica of the "J-Class" yacht which won the Americas Cup in 1937, 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 2004. Naval architects Studio Scanu, Reichel-Pugh, and Fred Elliott worked with the original lines of Starling Burgess and Sparkman and Stephens to create a yacht 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 mahogany interior boasting 4 staterooms aft for owner and guests with 3 ensuite baths - all created by Glade Johnson Design. In addition, the 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 yacht that conformed to the J-Class Association’s rules and regulations.
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.
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 starboard and port glove leather seating either side of the companionway leading below accented by a beautiful teak hand rail culminating at a teak and holly sole.
The 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 the 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 Ranger's interior is fully isolated from the hull and no vibration or working of this interior exist under power or with tons and tons of load on deck from winches even when there is 20 tons on the back stays and green water flowing over both her weather and leeward rails.
The underlying material for the 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 interior was built in Sardinia and shipped to Skagen, Denmark for installation.
(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) InSink Erator Trash Compactor
(1) Miele T1415 Washer
(1) Miele W1215 Dryer
Electronics and Navigation
(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
(1) Furuno Felcom 12 Inmarsat C
(1) KVH Tracphone 252 Satcom Mini-M
(1) Panasonic KX-TD816 Telephone System
(1) Ericsson F2412m Maritime Cell Phone System
(1) Standard RS-8400 X2DSC with DSC control unit VHF Fixed
(6) ICOM VHF Handheld
(1) ACER X4 Ship Computer
(1) HP 1300 Printer
(1) Ship's Server Unit
(3) Panasonic TV (Salon, Aft cabin, Fwd crew cabin)
(4) Sony DVD Players (Crew area, Salon)
(6) Sony Stereo (Guest cabins)
(1) Alpine Stereo (Crew area)
(6) Sony CD Player (Crew area)
(1) Alpine CD Player (Guest cabins)
(1) Keliedescape Central Audio System
(1) Keliedescape Central Video Server
(2) Northern Lights MP445D Generators; 40 kw, 1800 rpm each; 208 volts, 3 phase, 60 Hz
Port Generator: 12,508 hrs (8/2009) Generator was rebuilt in January 2009 at 11,600 hrs, since rebuild 908 hrs;
Stbd Generator: 10,008 hrs (8/2009) Generator was rebuilt in January 2009 at 9,280 hrs, since rebuild 728 hrs;
Electricity: 120/240 Volt AC; 12/24 Volt DC
Main engine starting: 1,200 A/H charged by: Charger & Me
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
Shore power: 190 - 440 volts; 3 phase; 50/60 Hz VIA
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
Deck and Hull
(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
Sails and Rigging
High Modulus Carbon Fiber rig
High Modulus Carbon Fiber boom (New lighter boom spring of 2009 by Southern Spars)
Mainsail is fully battened with a delivery main sheeted to the deck
Large Yankee, Yankee, Staysail, Blade jib headsails made of Carbon Spectra material
Trisail storm sail
Southern Spars N.Z., new the end of 2008, Carbon Fiber standing rigging by Southern Spars EC6 and new Carbon spreaders to accommodate the new rigging
(2) Carbon Fiber spinnaker poles
(15) Lewmar Hydraulic Drum Winches
(2) Lewmar Manual Drum Winches
A new fully battened Main which was delivered in December 2007.
Race Main A (2007)
A1 (New March 2009)
Many of the sails in the list are less than two years old or are new and the inventory is continually being updated.
(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)
CCTV System; 1 x camera (mast brace); 4 x monitors (Engine room, Crew mess, Nav Station, Helm)
(1) Ship safe (Master cabin)
(3) Viking 8 person life raft
(4) Life Ring
(1) ACR Globe EPIRBS
(20) Pains Wessex Flares
(1) Marine Medical MCA Offshore First-Aid Kit
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 nm offshore
Engines: (1) Lugger Diesel, 6125A, 425hp
Engine hours: 5,108 hrs (as of 8/2009) Engine was rebuilt in January 2009 at 4,805 hrs. since rebuild 303 hrs.
Gearbox: Mekanord; ratio: 3.81:1
Propeller: Hundested VP-7 Controllable Pitch
Bow thruster: Lewmar retractable; 50 hp
Watermakers: (1) Matrix @1500 Silver Series; 6,000 Liter per day
Fuel Filtration: (1) Racor Triple Unit
Bilge Water Filtration: Waterboy
Sewage System: Hamann Mini Norwegian
Fresh Water System: (2) Ampco Stainless Steel Pumps
Steering: Manual chain, cable, quadrant
Backup Steering: Manual
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
Watersports and Recreation
(1) Zodiak 15' Tender with 50 Hp Yamaha
(1) Water Ski
(3) Mares Diving Gear
(12) Snorkeling gear
Work Done in Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Completed 5 year Lloyds survey: This includes the replacement of the prop shaft and the full break down and re-build 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 carbon fiber 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.
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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, soon to become 7-10 yachts strong. A bonus is the opportunity to also buy Ranger’s mothership Vita, thus acquiring the entire package, in place and ready to go!
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.
Contact Northrop and Johnson.
17 Rose Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 United States