Fast for a footer but slow versus her comps

outboard 2 to 4 hp 41%

Joubert & Nivelt Ranger Yachts 1982-1985 243 sq. ft. portable portable 2,600 lbs.

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

outboard 2 to 4 hp 41%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage: Approx. trailering wgt.:

Joubert & Nivelt Ranger Yachts 1982-1985 243 sq. ft. portable portable 2,600 lbs.

Ranger Yachts built about 100 Fun 23's (sometimes called Fun 24's but actually only 21' 4" on deck and 23' 4" overall). The French team of Joubert & Nivelt designed her; she is not to be confused with the Gary Mull-designed Ranger 22 (page 124). Jeanneau in France also built a few, and an Italian firm, Lillia, also has been a builder. Although the Fun is said to have the same sailplan as a Soling (a 27-foot one-design racing sailboat), actually the mainsails have the same dimensions but the foretriangle on the Fun is much smaller than the Soling's. There are two rigs, a short rig and a "regular" rig. The short rig is shown here; the regular rig has a taller but still less-than-masthead jib. Best features: In a way it seems unfair to compare the Fun with the two comps we've chosen, since both are at least a foot longer on deck and both have a lower D/L ratio— the Wabbit's being substantially lower. But between the Fun's higher D/L and her bigger beam, maybe she'll be a bit more stable. Worst features: She may be fast for a 21-footer, but against her comps the Fun is probably slowest, based on the stats in the table below. Like her comps, she is strictly a bare-bones overnighter when it comes to accommodations.

Comps LOD Beam MinDr Displ

Wabbit 24 (23)

23'

1"

5'

7"

3'

6"

875

Ranger 23 (21) "Fun"

21'

4"

8'

0"

2'

4"

1,875

Moore 24 (23)

22'

9"

7'

2"

4'

1"

2,050

Avg. Max. Motion Space No. of Head-

Bllst SA/D D/L PHRF Speed Index Index Berths room

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