J-Class Sailing Yacht Topaz J8

Topaz (J8) - a new J-Class Yacht by Holland Jachtbouw hits the water

Holland Jachtbouw launched the new J-Class sailing yacht "Topaz". She will carry the sail emblem "J8".

Hoek Design created the lines and gave her the longest waterline currently on J-Class Yachts. Topaz will undergo now her sea trails with the project managers and the naval architects.

J-Class Sailing Yacht Topaz J8
Topaz Profile J8 J-Class


J-Class Rainbow Video

Video: J-Class "Rainbow" (JH2) by Holland Jachtbouw

Wonderful living pictures of "Rainbow" built by Holland Jachtbouw in 2012.

As a sailing and big boat fan I like that yachts very much. Hadn't the chance to sail a J-Class yet. In case an owner read this and is willing to give the wheel in my hand: I would be happy :)


Schooner Yacht Rainbow II

Holland Jachtbouw lays down keel for schooner RAINBOW II

Dutch yacht builder Holland Jachtbouw set to start the building of the 51m sailing yacht RAINBOW II

RAINBOW II will be built for the owner of the 40m J-Class RAINBOW (JH2) who plans a transatlantic record from New York to Lizard which currently held by the 46m WINDROSE OF AMSTERDAM (also built by Holland Jachtbouw) for over 12 years. The aluminum hull will be built at the sub-contractor Scheepswerf Made and will be delivered in the beginning of 2015 to Holland Jachtbouw in Zaandam to complete the project.

Schooner Yacht Rainbow II

The exterior design comes from the well-known design studio Dykstra Naval Architects. Responsible for the mahogany art-deco interior design is DeVosDeVries.

To her traditional exterior design with wooden spars, handcrafted wooden blocks with Dacron sails comes modern technologies inside. RAINBOW II will have a hybrid power installation which allows 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”.

Keel Rainbow II Schooner Yacht

Main Specifications

Length over all:51.36 m
Beam:8.31 m
Draft:4.20 m
Exterior Design:Dykstra Naval Architects
Naval Architecture:Dykstra Naval Architects
Interior Design:DeVosDeVries Naval Architects
Sail Area Upwind1,525 m²
Sail Area Downwind:2,388 m²


Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2014

Impressions of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta & Rendevous 2014 (19th to 22nd March).

You will find the summary of winners below.

Photo Credits: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

Summary Class A 

Yacht
Builder | Designer
Place
Nilaya
Baltic | Reichel Pugh, Nauta
1
Rainbow
Holland Jachtbouw | Dykstra NA
2
Ohana
Fitzroy | Dubois
3
Hetairos
Baltic | Dykstra NA
4
Leopard3 by Robertissima
McConaghy Boats | Farr
5
Inoui
Vitters | Philippe Briand
6
Saudade
Wally | Bill Tripp
7
Ganesha
Vitters | Dubois
8

Summary Class B 

Yacht
Builder | Designer
Place
Freya
Nautor's Swan | Frers
1
Twizzle
Royal Huisman | Dubois
2
Marie
Vitters | Hoek
3
Selene
Nautor's Swan | Frers
4
Alpina
Nautor's Swan | Frers
5
Blues
Southern Wind | Farr
6
Aiyana
Alia | Warnwick
7

Summary Class C

Yacht
Builder | Designer
Place
Moonbird
Fitzroy Yachts | Dubois
1
Sarafin
Oyster Marine | Dubois
2
Tempus Fugit
Arkin Pruva | Humphreys
3
Seahawk
Perini Navi | Ron Holland
4
Altair
Derecktor | Sparkman & Stephens
5