Sailing yacht Rainbow JH2 for charter with YPI
by Malcolm MacLean
The original J-class Rainbow won the America’s Cup in 1934 and was designed by William Starling Burgess and built by Herreshoff in the USA. Built by Holland Jachtbouw in 2012 in aluminium, this 39.95m Rainbow JH2 replica is based on the original design, with a modern update from Dykstra Naval Architects.
Built for an experienced sailing yacht owner, she’s the first J-class yacht with a complete hybrid propulsion and power system. This means fuel savings of up to 30% as well as a reduction in sound.
'She is a beautifully finished yacht, inside and out,' explains Jacqueline Leigh. 'She has a sumptuous mahogany-panelled interior with a classic 1930’s feel and offers spacious accommodation for up to six guests and seven crew. Her guest accommodation consists of three cabins: a master and two twin berths, all en-suite.'
Rainbow JH2 charters at rates from €60,000 per week.