RAINBOW is a sailing yacht that is second-to-none. From her impressive performance and eco-consciousness to her luxurious comfort and style, she is truly unlike any other J Class. RAINBOW’s innovation and style have gained accolades in the industry. At the 2013 Showboats Design Awards, the yacht won the Naval Architecture Award for sailing yachts as well as was a finalist for the Interior and Exterior Design Awards for sailing yachts. In addition, RAINBOW won Best Sailing Yacht for 40m plus at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards.
This impeccable sloop sailing yacht was built by Holland Jachtbouw with naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects as a replica of the classic J Class yacht RAINBOW, which won the America’s Cup in 1934. The original RAINBOW’s hull was made of bronze plates on iron frames, while the new RAINBOW’s hull is made of aluminum to maximize the performance rules of the J Class organization.
Luxury yacht RAINBOW is the first J Class to have an innovative hybrid propulsion and power system. The yacht is operated on Hy-Store Li-ion batteries and a lightweight 50kw Hy-Gen variable speed generator combined with the 50kw main engine with an integrated flywheel generator to provide power. The sailing yacht’s batteries are able to be charged while sailing — lessening the carbon footprint. Furthermore, sailing yacht RAINBOW is an exceptionally quiet vessel, thanks to her innovative electric systems and floating interior.
She was built to participate in J Class racing as well as cruise and charter. The sailing yacht’s mast and boom are carbon by Southern Spars, the standing rigging is carbon fiber continuous composite EC6 and her running rigging is Dyneema. In addition, RAINBOW’s deck offers deluxe alfresco dining aft and forward.
RAINBOW’s interior showcases the classic ambiance of the Golden Age of Yachting. Raised and fielded mahogany panels offset by white walls and overhead, as well as lightly stained oak cabin soles, set the stage for this Art Deco setting. Marble, period light fixtures and other adornments reminiscent of the 1930s styling, create an upscale, elegant space. The interior was designed by Dykstra Design in collaboration with deVosdeVries Interior Design.
The sailing yacht’s raised deck salon provides impressive 360-degree views while lounging in protected comfort. A staircase from the deckhouse leads to RAINBOW’s main salon, which is ideal for unwinding after a fun day of sailing or entertaining guests. The area features dining for eight at a custom mahogany table, while opposite an L-shaped settee/daybed and cocktail table offer lounging and entertainment.
Eight guests are accommodated in RAINBOW’s three beautifully designed staterooms. The sailing yacht’s full-beam master stateroom features a plush, centerline queen-size bed with sofas, hanging closets and bureaus on either side. The stateroom is complete with an en-suite bath. The additional staterooms aboard include twin beds and Pullmans. The sailing yacht also offers accommodations for eight crewmembers.
To sail RAINBOW is a truly thrilling experience on the water.
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