11 Sep 2014
Holland Jachtbouw lay keel for 50m 'Rainbow II'
By Ellie Brade
On 5 August, Holland Jachtbouw (HJB) laid the keel for their new build 50m schooner Rainbow II. Designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, the yacht is being built for the owner of 40m Rainbow, launched by the yard in 2012.
Rainbow II is to be built in the 'spirit of tradition' and is based on the lines from the big schooners designed around 1900. The hull is to be constructed at the Made Shipyard in Holland and will be moved to Holland Jachtbouw early in 2015, where she will be finished ready to launch in the Summer of 2016. HJB has a depth of knowledge and experience in building schooners, such as 46m Windrose, 40m This is Us and 65m Athos.
The yacht is to have a mahogany Art Deco style interior by deVosdeVries design. She will be fitted with a hybrid power installation which will allow her to sail on electric power. Fully charged from sailing, the batteries can be loaded sufficiently for a full day of consumption, truly making her a green boat.
Rainbow II will be fitted with wooden spars, Dacron sails and traditionally hand crafted wooden blocks, all produced by specialist Dutch engineers. With around 1525 square metres of sail area, and an additional 823 square metres downwind, she will displace around 325 tons.
Once sea trials have been completed, the owner is planning another Translatlantic record attempt from New York to the Lizard, to beat the existing 10.5 days currently held by Windrose over 12 years. The previous record had been held by the infamous Charlie Barr for 98 years and stood at 12 days.
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