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Professional and amateur boat builders and restorers

New Zealand racer restoration project

Our friend the noted Kiwi boat designer John Welsford suggested that we should include this one at an early date, and he’s right – she’s a corker.

Rainbow is one of the ‘big Logans’ – one of a small group of large racing yachts built in Auckland by Logan Brothers. Built in 1898 with a hull made from three diagonal skins of kauri wood, she’s 50ft long and 38ft on the waterline.

The restoration currently underway will restore her original form, with a flush deck and gaff rig – a real racing machine from a classic period.

For more on this fabulous boat go to:

http://www.classicyacht.org.nz/node/954

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