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The stunning 168-foot (51 meter) sloop, Rainbow II, pays homage to the era of the big classic yachts of the early 1900s, offering a back-to-the-roots classical sailing experience packed with contemporary comfort features. 


Prior to the hull being purchased by Turquoise Yachts, Rainbow II began her life in the Netherlands. Since becoming a Turquoise project, the 51m schooner platform has been re-designed by Dykstra Naval Architects as a sloop, with an interior designed by deVosdeVries Design. She is currently under construction at our Istanbul shipyard.


Her long overhangs and elegant sheer line give her a distinct classic appearance, while the high bulwarks provide a smooth experience while under way. The main deckhouse salon will provide guests with sweeping views all around, while the adjacent main cockpit offers al-fresco dining and a comfortable place to enjoy the sailing. The modern sloop rig proffers efficient sailing performance, using modern technology to ensure easy and safe handling of the sails. A side hull platform allows easy access to the sea as well as tender boarding.


With a layout optimized for blue water cruising, the semi-classic interior has ample space for large families. The interior styling is slightly reminiscent of the historic big class racing yachts, with a general finish of lacquered mahogany and panel detailing on the main walls and cabinetry. Finer detailing is enriched with ebony inlays and burl veneer tops.


The main deckhouse salon has windows all-around, providing light to the interior and excellent views. With a dining table seating 12, lounge area, a pantry and direct connection to the large exterior cockpit, the salon will be the focal point of the boat.

Down below, the full beam owner's stateroom is situated aft. The large double bed lies directly below a skylight, adding to the spacious atmosphere.


Further forward along the large central corridor there are 4 en suite cabins: a VIP, two twins and a double.The lower salon on the portside serves as an entertainment area and incorporates dayhead functionality. The sofa can be converted into a double bed which brings the total number of guests to twelve. The crew area is located forward of the mast and houses the galley, crew mess and 4 cabins, sleeping 9 crew. A dedicated crew entrance is on the foredeck. The aft deckhouse will be predominantly for crew use and houses the navigation area. While at anchor an access to the stateroom below can be opened, so this space and the cockpit behind can double as an extended owner's area.


Main Specifications:

LOA: 168ft 4in /51.32m
Beam overall : 27 ft /8.26m
Draft: 16 ft 4in /5m
GT: 230 Approx.
Speed: 15.5 Knots Approx.
Material : Aluminum 5083-H321
Class: DNV-GL; +100 AS Sailing Yacht
Exterior designer: Dykstra Naval Architects
Interior design : deVosdeVries Design
Naval architect: Dykstra Naval Architects
Main engine : 1x 551kW Volvo D16

Guest Accommodation:

  • Owner's Suite with Private Access to Aft Deckhouse
  • Main Deck Salon With Dining
  • Lower Deck Lounge Convertible to 6th Cabin
  • 1 VIP Double Cabin
  • 1 Double Cabin
  • 2 Twin Cabins

Crew Accommodation:

  • 1 Captain's Cabin
  • 1 Engineer's Cabin
  • 1 Twin Crew Cabin
  • 1 Crew Cabin, 4 Persons