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5 reasons why you should buy iconic J Class Ranger

5 reasons why you should buy iconic J Class Ranger

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She's a ready-to-charter yacht

Unlike some in her class, Ranger was built with chartering in mind. The idea of rebuilding Ranger first came about when Williams was chartering the restored J Class Endeavour in 1999. He spotted a model of Ranger in the saloon and instantly knew that he wanted this yacht to be his, but knowing she had been scrapped in 1941, a new one would have to be built from scratch.

Having the experience and knowledge of being a charter guest on an original J Class yacht, he knew exactly how the experience could be improved, and how that could be achieved with Ranger's replica. She was therefore built to comply with the requirements of the Lloyd's Register, is MCA compliant, and is also packed with modern technology. It was discovered that the rig could be made both safer and lighter than on the original J Class yachts, which enabled the new and improved Ranger to be handled by a smaller crew in cases of chartering.

Williams has continuously invested in her throughout his ownership – from upgrading spars and rigging, to installing the latest gadgets, and not forgetting the all important touch-ups on the now legendary smiley face on her anti-fouling. This means that whoever becomes the next lucky owner, she is ready to go – whether you want to enjoy her privately or make the most of the charter market.

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