Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Over The Rainbow


Delivered in 1930 by the Welsh yard Dickie & Sons on behalf of W. G. Hetherington of Glasgow, M/Y Over The Rainbow has had a long and fascinating history. Built in teak over oak frames, she was originally christened as Janetha IV and spent her early years cruising around the Scottish coast. Constructed to ensure maximum levels of comfort & luxury, Hetherington voyaged onboard with family and friends in Scottish waters until 1939 and the outbreak of World War II. The Royal Navy subsequently commandeered Janetha IV and put her to use as a coastal patroller by the name of HMS Corax. A point worth noting is that during the war period, the yacht’s dining room was used as the principal officer’s mess and the main leisure past time was to partake in a game of darts. To this day, the original Honduras mahogany panels still show the scars of where the darts missed the desired target, one of many factors that have helped retain M/Y Over The Rainbow’s history and character. More HERE

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