‘Super J’ Ranger to grace the seas once more
Referred to as the ‘Super J’ since her defence of the America’s cup against the fastest J ever built – Endeavour II – in 1937, Ranger is being replicated at the Danish Yachts shipyard in Skagen, Denmark.
The Ranger project has been in development since its conception in September 1999 and its team of designers and naval architects have designed a yacht that will recreate the look and feel of the existing J Class yachts Shamrock, Endeavour and Velsheda.
Scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2003, Ranger will conform to the rules of the recently formed J Class Association, and will be able to race against the existing fleet, using the handicap system that has been developed. Ranger will be used to cruise in company with the owner’s current yacht Georgia and to attend J Class and Classic Yacht regattas around the world.
Danish Yachts is part of the Royal Denship Consortium of shipyards whose current projects include yachts in composite, steel, steel and aluminium, and, in the case of Ranger, a composite of high tensile and grade A steel.