Ranger to be reborn

The "Super J" of the America's Cup is to be re-created at Danish Yachts, Denmark

Wednesday October 17th 2001, Author: David Pitman, Location: United Kingdom

Referred to as the ‘Super J’ since her defence of the America’s cup against Endeavour ll, Ranger is set to be re-created 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, naval architects and industry specialists have designed a yacht that will recreate the look and feel of the existing J class yachts Shamrock, Endeavour and Velsheda.

This new J Class Yacht 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.

Danish Yachts is part of the Royal Denship Consortium of shipyards located throughout Denmark. Their 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.

Scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2003, Ranger will be built to Lloyds Classification and the MCA code of practice for the safety of large commercial yachts. Ranger will be used to cruise in company with the Owners current yacht Georgia and to attend J Class and Classic Yacht Regattas around the World.

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