Sea Ranger, previously named Lone Ranger, is not a typical superyacht. She isn’t large and white and shiny, she doesn’t have an infinity pool that turns into a disco, and she doesn’t drip with Lalique or Swarovski. At first glance Sea Ranger seems positively utilitarian. Her lines are far from sleek and curvaceous, she has a huge crane on the aft deck, and a superstructure that Brunel would have been proud of. Sea Ranger really is no ordinary superyacht.
Originally built by Germany’s Schichau Unterwasser in 1973 as a tug for towing massive oil platforms across the oceans, and salvaging distressed tankers, she was converted into a luxurious private yacht by Claus Kusch for a French owner in 1994, and named Simson S. A few years later she was sold to an American businessman and renamed Lone Ranger.
sea ranger ex. Lone Ranger, the 255-foot expedition superyacht owned by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, was sold in April 2013 at the first-ever Auction at the Antibes Yacht Show.
According to multiple reports, Lone Ranger originally was listed for sale on the brokerage market at $20 million, and then had a price reduction to $14 million. Estimates for bids prior to the Antibes auction ranged from $10 million to $3 million. The final sale price was not released
“LONE RANGER” HAS BEEN CALLED THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL EXPEDITION MOTOR YACHT
AND FOR VERY GOOD REASON. THIS BOAT CAN CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE WORLD WITHOUT STOPPING
FOR FUEL OR ANYTHING ELSE!