Project Rainbow II began her life in the Netherlands prior to the hull being purchased by Turquoise Yachts. 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 and is currently under construction at the Istanbul shipyard.
Her long overhangs and elegant sheer line give her a distinct classic appearance, while the high bulwarks provide a smooth and pleasurable experience while under way. The main deckhouse saloon will provide guests with sweeping views all around, while the adjacent main cockpit offers a cozy place to enjoy the sailing and ample space for al-fresco dining. The modern sloop rig results in efficient sailing performance, using modern technology to ensure easy and safe handling of the sails. A side-boarding platform allows easy access to the sea as well as tender boarding.
With a layout optimized for blue water cruising, the sumptuous semi-classic interior offers ample space for large families. The interior styling is lightly reminiscent of the historic big class racing yachts, with a general finish of lacquered mahogany and delicate panel detailing on the main walls and cabinetry. Finer detailing is enriched with ebony inlays & burl veneer tops.
The main deckhouse saloon has windows all-around, providing light to the interior and excellent views. With a dining table seating twelve guests, lounge area, a pantry and direct connection to the large exterior cockpit, the saloon will be the focal point of the yacht. Down below, the full width 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 cabins: a VIP, two twins and a double, each with its own dedicated bathroom. The lower saloon on portside serves as an entertainment area and incorporates day head functionality. The sofa can be converted in order to sleep an additional two persons, 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 provides access to 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.