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Ocean Rainbow

Below you will find Ocean Rainbow's specification.  Any work that we have completed since becoming her proud owners has been recorded and you can have a look by clicking on the 'drop-down' tabs.

Ocean  Rainbow Spec:

Built by Trident Marine, based in Porchester, to Bill Dixon's design, Ocean Rainbow  (sail number 94) is a 1994 Warrior 40.   Trident Marine subsequently went into liquidation and the moulds for the Warrior were destroyed, so if you like the look of our yacht you will have to wait until the end of our travels to get one like her!

She is cutter rigged with a fully battened mainsail and self-tacking staysail, 8 berths in 4 cabins, excluding the saloon.  We replaced all but one of the winches for self-tailing winches, put in a Lofrans Tigres 1600 Windlass and renewed the sprayhood and dodgers.  We have refurbished the Galley with a GN Espace Levante cooker, added some stowage in the forepeak and shelving in the stern cabins, laid a teak & holly sole in the saloon and fitted a Mactra water maker.   She is very comfortable with an excellent shower, huge wet locker and very efficient Mikuni cabin heating.

In the winter of 2012 we added a gantry for the solar panel (85w) and a 'swim' platform for safe manhandling of the dinghy/engine and recovery of  lost 'kit' overboard.   The bunk room now has a 'hanging wardrobe' and, at the beginning of 2013, the Galley had the addition of a Seagull IV water purifier.  The comms suite has been fully upgraded with the addition of a satphone from the London Boat Show (2013) and after her Atlantic crossing, a wind generator was added in February of 2014 - Silent Wind 400+

Her official specification is:

LOA 11.96m
Beam 3.93m
Draft 1.6m
Displacement 8.4 tonnes
Mast height 14.32m
Sail area:
Main 28.3 sq m
Yankee 36.9 sq m
Staysail 11.4 sq m
Engine Volvo MD 22L  (50hp)
Fuel 190 litres @ 1.8 l per hr
Water 600 litres
Batteries: 2  x 135 AH new in 2012
1  x 110 AH

Additional Sail:     Parasailor; Cruising Chute; Storm sail; Tri Sail; Spare Main; Genoa

We fitted a Brunton Saildrive Autoprop in 2012 and swapped our CQR for the 'Mighty' Manson in 2013.

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