Ran is a Beason 40 and was built in Karlstad, Sweden in 1987. She is a custom-built sloop and was designed by the Swedish naval architect Bernt Andersson, who also stands behind the other Beason models. The hull and superstructure are made of aluminium. The material was supplied by SAPA and is of marine quality to be extra resistant to salt water and corrosion.

The name RAN (the a is pronounced as in “Martin”) comes from the goddess of the deep ocean, Rán, in the nordic mythology. She captured drowning seamen with her big net and kept them on the bottom of the ocean.


Ran has a fin keel with a lead-filled winged bulb at the bottom. The relatively large draft of about 2 meters in combination with the weight mostly located in the wing bulb makes Ran very stiff and can sail in winds up to 10 m/s before she needs to be reefed. The hull is quite easily driven for being a design from the late 80’s, and the best distance so far is about 200 nm in 24 hours.


Standing and running rigging have been renewed in 2015 and Ran has now a modern 9/10-well rig from Seldén.


Volvo Penta 2003 T, three-cylinder turbo diesel 44 hp. Mechanical gearbox with a straight shaft and a 3-blade folding propeller.

Length Over All: 12100 mm

Length Waterline: 10100 mm

Beam Max Waterline: 2900 mm

Draft: 2050 mm

Air Draft: 19400 mm

Displacement: 8000 kg

Keel Weight: 3300 kg