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Hunter Ranger 265

Brief details

Builder

Hunter Boats Ltd., UK

The Hunter Ranger 265 is a modern styled small family yacht packing a lot of accommodation into her length, with 4 adult plus two childrens berths, and 6 foot plus headroom. The hull form is stable and handles nicely, and is matched to a very easy to handle rig with self-tacking jib. Most Ranger 265s were built with bilge keels although fin keel versions were also built.

LOA

26' 6"

Sail area

not known

LWL

22' 5"

Rig

sloop

Beam

9' 0"

Cabins

Saloon and aft cabin

Draught

3' 5" bilge keel or 5' 0" fin

Berths

4 - 6

Displacement

5,700 lbs

Engine

Yanmar 1GM10 diesel or outboard

Ballast

not known

BHP

9

Keel type

Fin keel and transom-hung rudder

Hunter Ranger 265

British Hunter introduced the Ranger 265 is 1994, and about 100 were built between then and 1999. Designed by David Thomas, the round-bilged hull form flattens into a near-chine aft, improving downwind stability and giving enough volume aft to tuck an aft double berth into such a short hull. Most Rangers were bilge-keel versions, and these had a remarkably high angle of vanishing stability (AVS) * of 147°. The fin-keel versions are possibly going to be better than this - certainly no worse.

The sail plan is a fractional rig sloop, with a self-tacking jib which sheets to a curved track by the mast. Engine choices were an outboard in a well, or an inboard Yanmar 1GM diesel.

 

* A measure of the yacht's stability - the higher the AVS number the better in general. Few other 26 foot yachts nowadays would have a AVS of above 120°

Plan showing bilge-keel version - the fin keeler has a slightly deeper keel than that shown

Hunter Ranger 265
Hunter Ranger 265

The saloon has the enclosed heads compartment to port by the companionway, with the galley and the entrance to the aft double berth to starboard. Forward there are two settee berths, with a table, and in the bows is a vee-shaped berth area that is usually regarded as for two children

Hunter Ranger 265

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The galley has space for a gimbaled two-burner, grill and oven cooker, a coolbox and sink

Hunter Ranger 265

 

The furling jib sets to a curved track just forward of the mast, and once sheeted in, the boat can be tacked without touching the sheets.

Hunter Ranger 265

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Many British Hunters were sold as kit boats for home completion - the kits being produced in such a way that the end results were usually very comparable with factory fitted boats

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