YPI Yachts at the World Superyacht Awards 2013




Beating off some stiff competition, RAINBOW wins the award for ‘Best Sailing Yacht’ in the 39m+ range at this year’s World Superyacht Awards.


RAINBOW                                      For charter & for sale with YPI

“It has been almost 80 years since the iconic J-Class and America’s Cup Winner of 1934, RAINBOW, first sailed. So it is a fitting tribute that her cutting edge replica, one of the most eagerly awaited yachts of last year and one of the most technologically advanced, now picks up the award for Best Sailing Yacht in her category at this year’s World Superyacht Awards,” says YPI Head of Sailing, William Bishop.
Speaking about her win, the WSA judges had this to say about RAINBOW:
“After study of the five yachts in this class – one modern classic, two fast cruising yachts, one motor sailer and one performance-oriented yacht, all of which had been visited by judges – the J-Class Rainbow became the focus of their close attention. Constructed for an experienced yachtsman, Rainbow was built to the lines plan of the yacht of the same name that beat Endeavour in the 1934 America’s Cup, a shallow yacht with low internal volume. This tested the designers to the limit, but they nevertheless created a beautiful yacht with an efficient deck layout and good accommodation for the owner, guests and crew. Extremely well built, she is a worthy winner.”
Built by Holland Jachtbouw with optimised designs by Dykstra & Partners, Naval Architects, based on the original design by William Starling Burgess, RAINBOW JH2 pushes the boundaries in terms of technology on all fronts. Built for an experienced sailing yacht owner, RAINBOW JH2 is one of the first J-class yachts to have a complete hybrid propulsion and power system. “That is great news for the owner and indeed charter guests,” adds Will. “It 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.”
RAINBOW is for sale with YPI and also for charter.
“She is a beautifully finished yacht, inside and out,” explains her YPI Charter Manager, Alena Zilayova. “She has a sumptuous mahogany-panelled interior with a classic 1930’s feel and offers spacious accommodation for up to six guests and seven crew. Her guest accommodation consists of three cabins: a Master and two twin berths all en-suite.”
RAINBOW JH2 is for charter exclusively with YPI Charter from EUR 60,000 per week.
For those who may be interested in owning this iconic sailing yacht, RAINBOW is also offered for sale exclusively with YPI Brokerage.
For more information on chartering RAINBOW please contact:
Alena Zilayova
Tel: + 377 99 99 98 61                
Mob: +33 (0) 614 676 847
Email: az@ypigroup.com 
For more information on purchasing RAINBOW contact:
William Bishop
Tel: + 377 99 99 97 97                      
Mob: + 33 (0) 627 326 542




Launched only last year, the 40m ‘M’ was a worthy Finalist in this year’s World Superyacht Awards. One of the most distinctive builds ever to come from Bilgin, the family yard that has been building yachts in Turkey for more than 75-years, she was brought exclusively to the event by YPI and Bilgin Yachts.  
“The World Superyacht Awards are like the ‘Oscars’ of the superyacht world,” says the yacht’s YPI broker, Gregory Gheraia. “They are attended by an elite guest list of superyacht owners from around the world as well as some of the most influential players in the superyacht industry. We are very pleased to have been able to support the event and bring ‘M’ up to the Awards so some of the occasion’s VIP guests can visit her and indeed enjoy a short cruise.”
With her reverse X-bow, and sharp clean lines, ‘M’ is a prime example of the confidence and style exemplified by Bilgin, offering, as she does, the highest standard of luxury and comfort without comprise on design and style.
Fitted with the very latest technology and zero speed stabilisers, ‘M’ accommodates eight guests in a Master and three double cabins. Her twin 2,400hp MTU engines give her a top speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots.
‘M’ is for sale through YPI at an Asking Price of: EUR 8,000,000.
For more information on ‘M’ please contact:
Gregory Gheraia
Tel: + 377 99 99 97 97              
Mob: +33 (0) 6 99 93 90 99
* WSA photos: Onur Onat courtesy of Boat International Media