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1994 Hunter Ranger 265

location icon Alderney, Guernsey
Year 1994
Length 26'6 ft / 8.08 m

1994 Hunter Ranger 265, designed by David Thomas and built / fitted out from a kit by its original owner to a high standard. A fully equipped, well maintained and lightly used example of these renowned bilge keel cruiser / racers, which benefits enormously from a thorough programme of upgrades including new diesel engine, rigging, sails, deck gear, electronics etc (see owner’s notes). Hull epoxy coated from new. An ideal choice as a family starter boat, exploring local waters, or for the more adventurous yachtsman planning on going further afield.



Year Built 1994
Category Sail
Length Overall 26'6 ft / 8.08 m
Beam 9 ft / 2.74 m
Max Draft 3'2 ft / 0.97 m
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID R265-12
Keel Twin Keel
Min Draft 3'2 ft / 0.97 m
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 13.80 hp
Tax Status Not Paid

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Nanni
Model: 2-cylinder
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 14hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze, Folding
Year: 2007
Engine Hours: 272
  • Diesel: 6 Gal (30 Lt)
  • Fresh water: 15 Gal (70 Lt) 
Mechanical and electrical
  • 14 hp Nanni 2-cylinder diesel engine (2007) with s/s shaft driving 2 blade folding propeller gives 7 knots maximum speed (5 knots cruising)
  • Full engine instrumentation (272 hours) and single lever control
  • Various engine spares including filters, impellers, belts etc
  • Transom mounted rudder with tiller and telescopic extension
  • 12 volt DC electrical system (2 x 95 AH AGM domestic batteries and 35 AH AGM engine start battery charged by engine alternator) with Nasa Compact battery monitor, isolator switches and chart table socket
  • 2 Amp / hour max solar panel with regulator
  • 240 volt AC shore supply with cable, cabin sockets (3) and Sterling Power 30 Amp Pro Charge C battery charger
  • Pressurised fresh water system
  • Compact electric heater
  • 12 volt vacuum cleaner
  • Stereo radio
Spars and sails (fractional rig)
  • Silver anodised deck stepped mast with single swept back spreaders and slab reefing boom
  • Telescopic spinnaker / whisker pole
  • S/s 1x19 standing rigging with Plastimo jib furling / reefing system (2010)
  • Braid running rigging (2010) with all controls led aft to clutches and 2 winches (2015) on cabin coachroof
  • 2 x genoa / primary winches and foresail tracks (2015)
  • Refurbished and / or lightly used sail wardrobe includes slab reefing mainsail (3 reefs), roller furling genoa, self-tacking jib and 170% asymmetric tri-radial spinnaker / scooper
  • Mainsail lazy bag / boom cover with lazy jacks
Navigation equipment
  • Standard Horizon CP180 chartplotter with electronic chart (chart table)
  • Echomax Active Radar Target Enhancer with alarm
  • Raymarine ST2000 Tiller Pilot portable autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata speed and depthsounder (cockpit)
  • Raymarine ST60 wind speed and direction (cockpit)
  • Icom DSC VHF radio (chart table)
  • Vesper Marine WatchMate 850 AIS transponder with antenna splitter and alarm
  • Bulkhead compass
  • Masthead Windex
  • Sealed LED navigation lights and masthead tricolour / anchor and steaming lights
  • Family accommodation for up to 6 persons in 2 cabins including saloon with 6’+ headroom
  • Open plan saloon with double ‘V’ berth arrangement under foredeck
  • Full width dinette arrangement with central folding table, settee berths on either side and opening deck hatch above
  • Galley to starboard with gimballed Plastimo Atlantic 2 burner gas cooker / grill / oven, sink, cool box, crockery / cutlery (4 persons), electric kettle and toaster  
  • Access to aft cabin with double berth and transom porthole
  • Chart table and separate heads compartment opposite with Lavac marine toilet, wash hand basin and opening port hole
  • Steps over engine compartment up to large self-draining cockpit (hinge up / down tiller and easily detachable mainsheet tackle allows good use of space when in port or at anchor)
  • Good stowage throughout yacht including lockers under seats / berths, hanging wardrobe, wet locker and large cockpit lazarette
  • Seago 4 man valise liferaft (not in service)
  • Webbing jackstays
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Topclimber single handed mast climbing system
  • Cockpit sprayhood with s/s frame
  • Cockpit dodgers
  • S/s folding boarding ladder on transom
  • CQR anchor with chain
  • Warps and 6 fenders
  • Hook and moor boathook
  • Boathook
Owner's notes

"I purchased the boat in the Autumn of 2009 with the ultimate goal of taking part in the Jester challenge single handed transatlantic race/rally. I had previously completed the Jester Azores and back singlehanded in 2008.

The original owner had completed the boat from a full hunter kit, to a good standard with many additional lockers and storage ideas.

The boat has all lines led aft and has an amazing angle of vanishing stability meaning it would not stay inverted if rolled. I had new upgraded rigging fitted in early 2010 and various electronic and safety upgrades fitted before relaunching in the water in Southampton in the spring of 2010.

During the last 12 years she has been upgraded to make her more seaworthy including refastening the saloon windows with captive fastenings and new seals in place of standard self tapping screws. The front hatch was also exchanged for an ocean version in lieu of the coastal version fitted. New sails have been added and genoa tracks and winches added to improve performance. The self tacker is very efficient in close quarters and the boat points as high a fin keeler with this sail. The Genoa is obviously better for longer journeys and poled out is an acceptable down wind sail. The asymmetric has a quick release tack to aid recovery from the cockpit, and the main is fitted with a downhaul for quick drop.

The boat has only been lightly used in the last 12 years with only 4 seasons in the water and always wintered ashore. This was largely due to medical problems and the purchase of a motor boat.

Now its time to sell the boat so that I can concentrate on motor boating as medical reasons prevent any more long distance single handed sailing.

You will probably have to go a very long way to find a boat with this much equipment included, and all it needs are the sails hoisted and she is ready to go"


In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.