RAINMAKER | 1963 Tripp 39 Classic Keel/CB Yawl

Kingston, ON, CA


If you dream of coastal cruising or racing aboard an easily handled classic that has had everything done in terms of restoration work and ongoing maintenance, RAINMAKER may be just the boat you've been waiting for.

She boasts nothing but the finest in terms of design, construction, and materials, and represents the highest possible standard of fit and finish both on deck and under the floorboards. A recent survey will attest to the lavish restoration and maintenance she has received in recent years.

Designed by the legendary naval architect William Tripp, RAINMAKER was built at the Jacobson Yard in Oyster Bay, NY in 1963. She was constructed using only the best materials of the day. From the day she was built, her hull has always been varnished showing off her gorgeous patina. She boasts a double-planked mahogany and teak hull, bronze fastened with floors and centerboard trunk bronze as well as the board. Strong floors and a bronze reinforced mast step support her original aluminum mast. An oak keel with laminated stem and forefoot all go to make RAINMAKER strong, seaworthy, and a joy to own and sail. Lift the floorboards and you will see that her keel, frames and floors are in "as new" condition.

She'll hold her own versus a Concordia Yawl on the race course and she has proven that by winning her class in the 1964 Newport to Bermuda Race. She offers luxurious and comfortable accommodations, and receives compliments wherever she goes. RAINMAKER is a must see for anyone considering a classic and who wants to be competitive on the race course or cruise in comfort (or both!). Her current owners have had her for the last 45 years. She has only been owned by 3 sets of dedicated owners and has received only the finest care. She's in excellent condition and receives our highest recommendation.

Please call or email for a copy of the recent survey, or to arrange your inspection of this wonderful classic yacht.


  • Length: 39ft
  • Builder: Jakobsen Yard, Oyster Bay NY
  • Beam: 11' 0"
  • Draft: 10' 0"
  • Year: 1963
  • Displacement: 18000 lbs
  • Hull: Wood
  • Speed: 8
  • Status: Active

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  • Builder: Jakobsen Yard, Oyster Bay NY
  • Designer: William Tripp
  • Keel: Centerboard


  • Length Overall: 39 ft
  • Max Draft: 10' 0"
  • Displacement: 18000 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 7700 lb
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 2"
  • Beam Measure: 11' 0"


  • Total Power: 35
  • Engine Brand: Beta (Kubota)
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Engine Model: Beta 35
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 35 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (50 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (20 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 1
  • Number of heads: 1

General Equipment

  • Anchor 1: 45 lb. Bruce
  • Anchor Chain: 100 feet
  • Anchor Rode: 100 feet
  • Anchor Windlass: Electric
  • Batteries: 3 x 12v Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Parallel Switch
  • Battery Switch Vapor Proof
  • Bilge Pumps: 1 Manual
  • Bilge Pumps: 1 Electric
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Bow Rail
  • Bow Roller
  • Clock and Barometer
  • Cockpit Table
  • Storage Cradle
  • Dorades: 3 custom chrome dorades
  • Fenders: 6
  • Head: Manual
  • Hot Water Heater: Electric and Engine Loop
  • Pressured Water
  • Screens on Hatches and Ports
  • Shore Power Inlets: 1
  • Shore Power Amps: 30 amps
  • Shore Power Cord Length: 50 feet
  • Shower: In Head
  • Teak and Holly Cabin Sole


  • 12v Refrigerator with Freezer
  • 2-burner propane Stove with Oven

Safety Equipment

  • Boat Hook
  • Fire Extinguishers: 2
  • Horn
  • Life Ring
  • Life Jackets: 4
  • Ships Bell


  • Auto Pilot
  • Chart-Plotter
  • Compass: On binnacle
  • Depth Sounder
  • Knot Meter
  • Wind Speed Indicator
  • AM/FM/CD Stereo
  • VHF with DSC

Canvas Info

  • Colour: Seafoam Green
  • Dodger
  • Awning
  • Mainsail Cover
  • Pedestal Cover
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Hatch Covers
  • Winter Cover

Sails and Rigging

  • Keel Type: Full with Centerboard
  • Rig: Yawl
  • Spar Material: Aluminum masts with wooden booms
  • Rigging: SS Wire
  • Mainsail: Full-battened in good condition
  • Traveler: in cockpit ahead ofbinnacle
  • Headsail 1: 130% in good condition
  • Mizzen Sail: in good condition:
  • Roller Furling
  • Spinnaker
  • Spinnaker Pole
  • Topping Lift
  • Emergency Tiller
  • Spreader Lights
  • Winches Standard: 2 x Secondary Winches in cockpit and 2 x halyard winches on mast
  • Winches Self-Tailing: 2 x Primary Winches
  • Winch Handles: 2
  • Wheel Steering


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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RAINMAKER | Tripp 39 Classic Keel/CB Yawl 39ft

USD$ 110,000

Kingston, ON, CA

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