Here is a very well-presented and very much looked after Hunter Ranger 265 which is now sitting in the water here at Northney Marina and is still being used by the vendors. These popular yachts more often have bilge keels but this one is a fin keel version which, according to the vendors, handles very well on the water. This yacht is fitted with the very popular and trustworthy Yanmar 1GM10 and can sleep up to 6 (recommended as 4 adults and 2 children) the layout being: forward small double berth, the aft double berth and two single berths in the main cabin area.
The vendors have owned Eaglewing of Down for just over 5 years and they are reluctantly selling her due to health and age reasons. They have very much enjoyed sailing and owning this boat. This boat has only had 4 owners from new – including the current owners.
The current owners have spent a lot of money looking after and renewing much of this boat and the list below is impressive. The engine has been professionally checked and serviced every year that the current owners have owned her and the paperwork that we are holding for this boat is very good in general and reflects all that is listed below. There is also a significant inventory, shown below.
The galley has cold water, a single sink, a cool box, a gas oven & hob and storage. The separate heads compartment is spacious and had new mirrors fitted in 2013.
This yacht comes with a mainsail (new 2013), a headsail (new 2013), and a cruising chute which the vendors describe as being in good condition as it has had little use.
Other items & features on this yacht include:
Bow anchor locker
Anchor & chain
Deck Hatch (new seal 2013)
2 x batteries (new 2013)
Battery switch by chart table
Navigation lights and anchor light
Seat cushions for cockpit (blue) x 4
Manual fire extinguishers x 2
Winch handles x 2
Motor, sailing and anchoring signs
Plastimo inflatable & oars
Flagpole & ensign
Full set of instruction manuals
Extras on the inventory include:
Assorted ensigns and courtesy flags
Assorted sail ties
Assorted shock cord
Assorted blocks, emergency lighting sets and electrical spares
Assorted navigational books
Cutlery tray and assorted cutlery
2 x cockpit cushions
2 x boat hooks
Deck scrubber and bilge pump
2 x cups
2 x wooden oars
2 x flotation vests by LifeGuard
1 x plastic bucket with soft / stiff brushes (attach to boat hook for deck scrubbing)
1 x signal flag set
1 x lead line
1 pair of Minolta binoculars
1 x self-adjusting anchor buoy
1 x fitted tool kit
Recent service and maintenance history includes:
Engine winterised and new oil pipe December 2017
Engine service December 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2012
Hull professionally sanded and antifouled 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014
Hull professionally compounded and polished 2017 and 2016
New spray hood 2014
Water pump rebuild 2014
New windows and cabin sole 2013
New iCom IC-M323 VHF Radio 2013
New manual toilet 2013
2 x new batteries 2013
New seal for Houdini hatch 2013
New horseshoe and heaving line 2013
New tiller fitted 2013
Headsail roller reefing and self-tacking 2013
New mainsail 2013
New stackpack 2013
New rudder fitted 2013
New wind vane aerial fitted 2014
Coach lines renewed 2014
New running rigging 2013
New fuel filter assembly 2013
New standing rigging 2012
New water tank 2012
Cylinder head rebuild 2012
Electronics & instruments include:
iCom IC-M323 VHF Radio
Plastimo SK 200 handheld VHF
Autohelm ST1000 Autopilot
Garmin Map500 GPS
Blaupunkt Santa Cruz CD31 CD/Radio player
Log, wind, compass, brass clock and barometer
The Hunter Ranger 265 is a modern styled small family yacht packing a lot of accommodation into her length, with 4 adults plus two children’s 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 265’s were built with bilge keels although fin keel versions were also built.
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 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.
Please call us or email us with your questions and to book your viewing with us. This boat can be viewed 7 days a week.
Thank you for looking.
Hampshire, Hampshire PO11 0NH