1997. Hunter Ranger 265 with twin keels, 6 berths in 2 cabins, NEW MAST, RIG & FURLING GEAR in 2016! Yanmar 1GM10 diesel, twin batteries, 240v shore power, self tacking jib, cooker with oven, tiller pilot and lots more!
Built in 1997. GRP construction with white topsides and superstructure, self draining aft cockpit with tiller steering and transom hung rudder, Bermudan sloop rig, 6 berth internal layout with around 6ft max headroom.
Hunter Boats, UK. Hull number GBHUNPA0750797.
LOA 26' 5" (8.1m)
Beam 9' 0" (2.8m)
LWL 25’ (7.6m)
Draft 3' 0" (0.9m)
Headroom 6ft max
Displacement 5700 lbs
Slab reefing mainsail with blue mainsail cover and lazyjacks. Genoa roller furling system (2016) with furling self-tacking jib. Alloy mast (2016) and boom with stainless steel standing rigging (2016).
Yanmar 1GM10 approx 10HP single cylinder inboard diesel. Approx 25 Litre fuel tank. Shaft drive to 2 blade fixed propeller.
240v shore power. Alternator charging to 2 x 12v batteries.
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardwires, stainless steel boarding ladder on transom, sprayhood, tiller cover, 2 x Lewmar 6 winches, all lines led aft to cockpit, ensign and staff, winch handle, mooring warps and fenders.
Compass, Autohelm Bi-Data echo sounder and log, Autohelm wind, Garmin 120XL GPS, Shoreline Compact VHF radio, chart table, chart light, Navico TP100 tillerpilot, windex at masthed, navigation lights, tri-colour navigation light.
Rope cutter on prop shaft, horseshoe lifebuoy, Plastimo life-sling, fire extinguisher, fire blanket, fog horn, gas detector, manual bilge pump.
Her galley has a Plastimo Neptune 2000 gas cooker with 2 burners, grill and oven, coolbox, stainless steel sing with electric pumped cold water supply from approx 60 litre water tank. Her separate heads compartment has a Porta Potti chemical toilet. Blue fabric upholstery. Blaupunkt stereo with speakers.
She has 6 berths including 2 “V” berths in the forepeak, 2 single settee berths and a double berth in her aft cabin.
"Free Spirit" had the benefit of a new mast, rig and furling gear in 2016. Her present owners have purchased her in 2012 and have sailed her along the East Coast, basing her at West Mersea. She was fitted out by her first owner to an exceptional standard from a Hunter Kit. "Free Spirit" has been ashore for the past year due to her owners ill health.