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Ranger 20" Description
This adorable sail boat model captures the racing spirit of her inspiration, America’s Cup winner the Ranger. With graceful features and clean lines, these Ranger yacht models are the perfect size for display on any child’s bedroom shelf, meeting room table or office desk, while bringing a winning spirit and nautical flair to the décor of any room.
20" High x 3" Wide x 14" Long (1:116 scale)
- Quality construction of solid wooden parts
- Suits any room or décor with clean lines and simple colors
- Pre-assembled, simply attach the sails and display
- All rigging, lines and stays feature brass hooks which attach into eyelets on mast, boom, bowsprit or deck
- Ready to display in less than five minutes
The J-class yacht Ranger won the 1937 America's Cup, defeating 4-0 the Endeavour II of Britain, raced at Newport, Rhode Island. It would be the last time huge J-class yachts would race in the America's Cup.
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt funded construction of the Ranger, and it launched on May 11, 1937. It was designed by Starling Burgess and Olin Stephens, and constructed by Bath Iron Works. Stephens would credit Burgess with actually designing the Ranger, but the radical departure from conventional J-class design was more likely attributable to Stephens himself. Geerd Hendel, Burgess's chief draftsman also had a hand in drawing many of the plans.
Ranger was constructed according to the Universal Rule which determined how large various dimensions of racing yachts, such as sail area and length, could be. Often referred to as the super J, the Ranger received a rating of 76, the maximum allowed while still fitting within Universal Rule constraints.
* Overall length: 135 ft
* Length at water line: 87 ft
* Beam (width): 21 ft
* Draft: 15 ft
* Displacement: 166 tons