Rainbow (yacht)

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The replica Rainbow (foreground) and Velsheda in 2012.
Yacht club New York Yacht Club
Nation United States
Sail no4, 5
Designer(s)William Starling Burgess
BuilderHerreshoff Manufacturing Company
Launched15 May 1934
Owner(s)Harold Vanderbilt syndicate (1934–37)
Chandler Hovey (1937)
Fatescrapped in 1940
Racing career
Notable victories1934 America's Cup
America's Cup1934 America's Cup
AC Defender
Selection Series
1937 America's Cup Defender Selections Series
Displacement176 tons
Length39.95 m (131 ft) (LOA) 27.1 m (89 ft) (LWL)
Beam6.37 m (21 ft)
Draft4.8 m (16 ft)

Rainbow was a J-class yacht built in 1930, and successful defender of the 1934 America's Cup. It was ordered by Harold Vanderbilt and designed by William Starling Burgess. Rainbow was scrapped in 1940.[1]

A replica, Rainbow, was launched in 2012 at Holland Jachtbouw.[2] In January 2015 it was reported that she was for sale[3] with an asking price of €10,450,000 VAT paid.[4]


  1. ^ "Rainbow :: Yachts :: J Class Association". www.jclassyachts.com.
  2. ^ Fleet, Yacht Charter. "RAINBOW Yacht Charter Price - Holland Jachtbouw Luxury Yacht Charter". www.yachtcharterfleet.com.
  3. ^ The spectacular J Class yacht Rainbow, by Andrew Rogers. Boat International.
  4. ^ "For sale listing at Hoek Brokerage". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05.