The famous America’s Cup J-class racing Yacht the 131 ft. Endeavour, she raced from 1933 to 1937. Owned by the famous yacht builder T.O.M. Sopwith the Endeavour won many famous races against Sir Thomas Liptons Shamrock V. She was rescued and restored to her Original beauty by philanthropist Elizabeth Meyer. She can be seen Sailing or at dock in Newport, RI harbour today.
Built from high grade steel – flushed rivet plating, RANGER was launched on 11th May 1937. Having nearly lost the 1934 America’s Cup race to the Royal Yacht Club, Harold Vanderbilt took special pains to build a faster boat next time around. She was the Ranger, and dominated the 1937 Cup Season. The Ranger was designed by Sterling Burgess together with the Stephens brothers, who later became famous for their many S&S yacht designs. A typical J-yacht crew included some 26 professionals. The Ranger was all about racing, huge white sails, a flush deck with hardly any built structures, and beautiful lines. Vanderbilt personally financed the whole project, estimated at the time at over half a millon dollars.