Kent ranger sailboats were built tough in Kent, Washington and designed as pocket cruisers. Kent Ranger 26's are traditional appearing boats that can easily be single-handed and trailered, yet have all the features of much larger boats.
La Dolce Vita is in very nice condition!
I brought her from California to Texas in July 2010 and put her on Lake Travis.
She is currently moored at my dock.
I live in Houston and thought I would have more time to spend sailing her on the lake with my boys; unfortunately that has not been the case and I would prefer to sell her to someone who has more time to enjoy sailing.
The Kent Ranger 26 closely resembles a Flicka, though it is a larger boat with much more room below deck. This boat was designed by Raymond H. Richards and is unique in that she has a ballasted keel with a centerboard and an inboard diesel engine.
La Dolce Vita is powered by a Yanmar 1GM10 inboard diesel with a new fresh water/raw-water cooling system completed in 2009. I believe the engine needs the thermostat replaced.
Down below, there is standing 6' 2" headroom, an enclosed head immediately to port, a full galley to starboard and a settee forward that seats 4-5. This easily converts to sleep two, making a large and comfortable queen size berth. Two ample sea berths are to port and starboard of the companionway ladder.
I do not have a trailer for this boat.
Hull/Sail # 33
LWL: 22 feet
Draft: 2' 4" without centerboard; 4' 10" with centerboard lowered
Original centerboard currently not installed but is with boat
Beam 8 feet
Ballast: 1600 lbs (lead)
Engine: Yanmar 1GM10 Diesel with freshwater conversion
Fuel tank: six gallons
Teflon Shaft Seal is new
Water: 30 gallons estimated
Holding tank: 6 gallons estimated
Galley: Newly installed Hillerange, 2 burner propane stove/oven with gas vapor monitor
Head: newly installed Lavac head with all new hoses, 2009
Nav Area: Unique fold up nav table with VHF near companionway; new VHF masthead antenna
Settee: New cushions, 2009
Batteries: Two new batteries and a Tru-Charge 10 amp multi-stage charger, 11/2009
Spars: Aluminum mast and boom etched, painted with new wiring raceway, 2010
New cleats, new mast hardware; New spreader bases, new spreaders, new masthead sheaves and tabernacle mast base, 2010; new anchor, steaming and deck lighting; new wiring from mast to top panel, 2010
Sails: Main with two reef points; jib is 8.5 oz Ullman, hank on, with one set of reef points.
Winches: original to vessel in good condition
Anchors: Danforth mounted on bowsprit, chain and line; smaller Danforth with line for stern
Cockpit: Three lazarettes. Starboard houses propane tank. Center is for lines and fenders. Port holds the diesel tank and fuel filter. There is a 4-inch Ritchie Compass mounted on the port companionway area. There are older foam cockpit cushions for the cockpit.
Bilge: Guzzler 400 manual bilge pump; Small Rule bilge pump is in the bilge (automatic)
Through Hulls: ball valves
Canvas: All exterior canvas is new; sail cover, handrail covers, winch and tiller.
Foresail bag is also new and is designed to be left on deck.
Autopilot: Autohelm 1000 tiller autopilot
Teak: Exterior teak varnished and in good condition with wood tiller.