On Monday the 19th of July 2010, the J Class superyacht RAINBOW JH2 was transported by barge to Holland Jachtbouw in Zaandam, where she will be fitted out.
Construction on the 40m superyacht Rainbow began in October 2009 at Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw and her hull was turned by the facility in March 2010. J class sailing yacht Rainbow is now on a cradle inside Holland Jachtbouw where she will be completed, with a launch expected in early 2012.
The original sailing yacht Rainbow was designed by William Starling Burgess, and built by Herreshoff, USA. She won the America’s Cup in 1934 and in 1940, she was sold for scrap.
The new 39.95m Rainbow replica, built in aluminium, is based on the original design of Rainbow, with a modern update from Dykstra & Partners. Her interior will keep a 1930’s decor accommodating 8 guests and 8 crew.
Sailing yacht Rainbow’s launch is expected for early 2012, and after extensive tests and trainings she will be ready for the J-class events in Falmouth and Cowes in June 2012 where she will compete against other J-class superyachts.
Rainbow will be fitted out for racing but she can also be chartered for private groups or business incentives. A permanent crew of seven will look after a maximum of eight guests onboard. She will be available for charter during the 2012 Olympic Games of London.