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.
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I do wish the wider classic wooden bpoat fraternity to know that Aoma, another Logan built vessel from 1898 is for sale and seeking new owners to restore her. Her website details all info with photos. Attempts being made in NZ and Sydney to put a syndicate together but her web profile is low presently and any assistance to spread the word would be great.