YPI closes three important deals for clients this summer:

RAINBOW                                                                                          78 years in the making

Yachting Partners International (YPI) is pleased to announce the sale of the most technically advanced J-Class in the world, RAINBOW, built by Holland Jachtbouw and re-designed and optimised by Dykstra Naval Architects.

This technically advanced, cutting-edge replica of the America’s Cup Winner of 1934, RAINBOW JH2 was redesigned and optimised by Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects based on the original design by William Starling Burgess, pushing the boundaries in terms of technology on all fronts.

“Built for an experienced sailing yacht owner, RAINBOW JH2 was one of the first J-class yachts to offer a complete hybrid propulsion and power system,” explains Head of YPI Sailing Division and Senior Sailing Yacht Sales & New Construction Broker, William Bishop. “That means fuel savings of up to 30% as well as a reduction in sound. She can sail underway in silent operation and has ample hydraulic power in racing mode.”

Built to Lloyds A1 and MCA class, RAINBOW JH2 has a mahogany-panelled interior with a classic 1930’s feel and offers accommodation for up to ten guests and seven crew. Guest accommodation consists of three cabins: a Master, double and twin with two Pullman berths.

“RAINBOW has gone to an experienced new owner who really appreciates the unique quality and performance of this iconic J-Class. She will be actively used and enjoyed around the world and will continue to provide pleasure for all those who see her taking part in many of the world’s most challenging and fun regattas.”


  • Length:  39.95m (131.07ft)
  • Year: 2012
  • Crew: 7


  • Cabins: 3 
  • Sleeping: 6/8
  • Displacement (half load): 176 tons
    Classification: Lloyds A1 & MCA

For more information on yachts similar to ‘RAINBOW’ now for sale on the market please contact:

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William Bishop


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Yachting Partners International (YPI) is pleased to announce the sale of the 55m NISHII BANNENBERG.

Built by Japan’s Nishii shipyard in 1986 to a design by the acclaimed Jon Bannenberg, this illustrious 55m is ABS classed, commercially compliant and able to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests (cruising) in 6 cabins.

“She has benefitted from a number of refits, the most recent being 2010,” says her YPI Sales and New Construction Broker, Matt Albert. “Two 3516B Caterpillar diesel engines give her a top speed of 15 knots - she cruises at a steady 13 knots. Huge interior and exterior areas also mean she is perfect for entertaining. All in all, she was one of the very best 55m deals on the worldwide market.”

55m NISHII-BANNENBERG was for sale through YPI at an Asking Price of: US$ 10,000,000


  • Length:  55.17 m (181 ft)
  • Year: 1986/2010


  • Crew: 15
  • Cabins: 6
  • Guests: 12

For more information on yachts for sale similar to 55M NISHII BANNENBERG contact:

Matt AlbertSenior Broker
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