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News: Holland Jachtbouw’s J Class superyacht RAINBOW named as Finalist in the 2013 World Superyacht Awards

February 5, 2013 by lucy
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Superyacht Rainbow represents a replica of the famous J designed by William Starling Burgess which was commissioned by Harold Vanderbuilt to defend the America’s Cup in 1934, which she won against charter yacht Endeavour.

Dykstra & Partners were asked to re-design Rainbow superyacht closely following the original plans but as an aluminium yacht with a carbon mast, boom and rigging and a luxurious interior by deVosdeVries. She was built to Lloyds Register and MCA classification so that the owner could use her for racing and chartering.

Hidden beneath her classic looks is some of the most cutting-edge technology seen on a super yacht today. Her hybrid power and propulsion system, developed by HJB in conjuction with Whisper Power, gives her the ability to generate a huge amount of power under batteries alone, enabling her to cruise silently and race for a day without running a generator.

Sailing under the number JH-2, Rainbow competed against sailing yacht Velsheda, charter yacht Ranger and superyacht Lionheart only four months after her launch in the J-Class regattas this summer in Falmouth and the Solent, resulting in some very spectacular and close racing.

Technical Specifications of the 40 m J-Class sailing yacht Rainbow:

Redesign Dykstra Naval Architects
Interior Design Dykstra Naval Architects/Co.designer deVosdeVries
Loa 40.00 m
Lwl 27.10 m
Beam 6.37 m
Draft 4.80 m
Displacement +/- 175 tons
Year of Launching 2012

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