Holland Jachtbouw signs contract for a 51m schooner

Holland Jachtbouw has signed a contract to build a 51 metre schooner, designed by Dykstra Naval Achitects, due to launch in 2016.

The aluminium yacht is a replica of the 1897, Rainbow II, later named Hamburg, and will be built traditionally, to modern Germanischer Lloyd certification.

The rig, including all spars and topmasts will be made by Ventis Enkhuizen, with the main mast at a length of 52m supporting a 25m boom.

Displacing 343 tons, the schooner will be fitted with a hybrid drive, similar to the system developed by Holland Jachtbouw which was built into the J Class Rainbow. This hybrid system ensures silent running at night and while sailing the drive can generate sufficient power to run all the systems overnight without the need for additional fuel.

She will accommodate 8 guests and 7 crew, with a classic interior from De Vos De Vries.

By Maarten Janssen

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