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.

Size60 cm L 78 cm Hgh
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

1999 sees a new challenge structure with a dynamic, resourceful and youthful syndicate. Originally called "Yaka," ( French slang for 'just do it' ) the syndicate is the brainchild of Luc Gellusseau and Pierre Mas, of Corum Sailing Team fame.

Gellusseau who now runs the technical and design team, has managed to group together the best bits of the previous French challenges along with a large quantity of new, young talent. He and Mas realised that it was important to stay out of French national politics and to that end the syndicate is a relatively small budget operation.The sponsorship was supplied early by two technology companies, Bouygues Telecom and Transiciel. Le Defi, as it is now called, only dreamt of building one boat and are well organised, completely transparent and very motivated.

Bertrand Pacé is at the helm of the boat "6eme sens"Thierry Pepponet is tactician and the well-respected Dutchman Marcel van Triest is navigator. Pacé, undoubtly France's most talented helmsman today, is a top ranked match racer - world champion in 1994 and runner-up in 1998 - commands huge loyalty amongst his crew and is mature in his approach after three Cups.The "6eme sens" boat design team includes such notables as Bernard Nivelt and Daniel Andrieu along with other names from the French world of composite structures and aerodynamics.

The stated goal of the French Team was to do a good and to get to the Louis Vuitton semi-finals.They succeeded with their victory against America one, and reached to an honorable 6th rank. See also "6eme Sens" half hull.