Ranger 1937

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J Class Ranger 1937, America's Cup Defender. Designed by William Starling Burgess.

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$1,495.00

The Ranger is a trully work of art.

Exclusive hand made construction, it has been built from the the best wood essences and innovative materials.

This model of Ranger combines the careful execution of every detail with the high quality of the materials and the craftsmanship. Deck fittings are amazing and very detailed.

Model has white topsides, gold cove stripe and dark red bottom paint.
Also comes with varnished bottom upon request.
Model comes with or without dacron sails and  is ready to display. It is mounted with brass pedestals on a high quality hardwood display base with a gold trim.
Felt lined underside will not scratch your furniture.

Plank on bulkhead construction, we only build small production batch of 10 units.

Year1937
Historic NoteWilliam Starling Burgess was 58 years old when Mike Vanderbilt asked him to join forces with the young rising star of American naval architecture, Olin Stephens, aged 28. Of a common agreement, the two men each made drawings, the models of which were test
Size60 cm L 78 cm Hgh

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Ranger 1937

Ranger 1937

William Starling Burgess no doubt inherited his love of boats and sailing from his father as well as  his sharp analytical mind. He also acquired his precise and sensitive feeling for lines and forms from Nathanael Herreshoff, his “Uncle Nat”. But when the young Starling informed Herreshoff of his intention to become a naval architect, “the Wizard of Bristol” took umbrage.

When Mike Vanderbilt contacted him to build a new defender for the 1934 challenge, time was very short. No matter ! He started on the rough drafts of the plans at end of 1931 and Rainbow very nearly failed in the face of a faster challenger, Endeavour.

Starling Burgess came out of it quite well, Charles Nicholson even offering him the plans of his champion. His gesture was to prove quite unwise.

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