Danish Yachts J Class Ranger now for sale with Northrop & Johnson
by Malcolm MacLean
She was built by Danish Yachts and delivered in 2004 as a replica of the famed J Class yacht that won the America's Cup in 1937, her naval architects Paolo Scanu, Reichel-Pugh and Fred Elliott working with the original lines of William Starling Burgess and Sparkman & Stephens. While the hull is steel, true to the original, the new teak doghouse is carbon fibre underneath and the classic raised panel interior is actually honeycomb cored to keep weight down.
A departure from the original, this yacht for sale carries a central cockpit, doghouse and luxurious mahogany interior designed by Glade Johnson, boasting four cabins aft for an owner and six guests, with three en suite bathrooms. Her saloon features a formal dining table to starboard and leather seating to port while forward through a watertight bulkhead is the galley to port and the crew dinette to starboard. A cosy cockpit for up to eight guests with a teak table is just behind the teak clad carbon fibre deck house.
Lloyd's classed and MCA compliant, Ranger is powered by a single 425hp Lugger engine giving her a range of 1,800 nautical miles at eight knots under power.
Her broker, Ann Avery, said, “There’s an amazing opportunity for the person who buys Ranger now - racing at the America’s Cup, in Bermuda, 2017. A special J Class regatta before the final Cup racing promises to be a spectacular event.”
Ranger is asking $7,900,000