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Over the Rainbow: 115ft. CLASSIC MOTOR-YACHT, fully restored & re-appointed to exacting standard – Lying: South of France


::::: SOLD – October 2017 :::::

115ft. CLASSIC MOTOR YACHT designed and built by A M Dickie of Bangor, Carmarthenshire in 1930 for W G Hetherington of London


Boat Details

Overall Length: 115ft. (35m)
Waterline: 103ft 8ins
Beam: 18ft 4ins
Draught: 7ft 4ins
Displacement: 164 Tons TM
Engine: Pair 230hp 8L3B Gardner Diesel Engines
Berths: 13 Berths with Eight Guests in Four Cabins plus five crew
Sail: Mizzen rig
Designer: A M Dickie
Builder: Dickie of Bangor
Year Built: 1930
Location: South of France


In 1929 W G Hetherington commissioned A M Dickie & Sons boat-builder of Bangor, Carmarthenshire to design and built a bespoke motor yacht for cruising around the West Coast of Scotland.  Launched in April 1930 as JANTHEA 1V she replaced the earlier, slightly smaller JANTHEA 111. After only four years ownership Hetherington sold JANTHEA 1V to Walter Melville Wills grandson of Henry Overton Wills founder of the WD & HO Wills tobacco empire.

Walter Wills had a house in the Kyle of Lochalsh so required a suitable motor yacht for entertaining in style visiting family and friends. Walter Wills main residence, was a fifteen bedroom mansion, Bracken Hill House, Near Clifton, Bristol which he had built in 1886.
At the outbreak of World War 11 JANTHEA 1V was requisitioned by the H M Government for coastal patrol by the Royal Navy and was renamed HMS CORAX, following a Lloyds Classification Survey in April 1939. In 1948, after de-commissioning and re-named LADY JEANNETTA  Count Raben-Levetzau of Copenhagen, 1904-1992 became her new owner. After a brief trip around the US she returned to the Mediterranean where, anchored off Athens she became a popular floating casino.  In 1952 the Hellenic Mining Company bought LADY JEANNETTA mooring her in Famagusta, Cyprus. In the late 1950s she was bought by B Athanasiadis and moored in Piraeus, Greece. Under new ownership and re-named ISMINI 111 she remained in the Med. until purchased by UK owners who began commercially chartering the vessel  in the 1990s in the Cote D’ Azur. In 2002 the famous Belgian, painter and sculptor Jean-Michel Folon fell in love with the vessel and commissioned a specialist Italian shipyard to painstakingly rebuild the vessel closely supervised by Captain Jean Louis Legros.

Built of Burma Teak on oak frames with oak structure and teak laid decks. Varnished teak superstructure and mostly original deck hardware and joinery.
The interior was refurbished by the Genova based company Sydac who ensured that the original style and ambience was retained whilst incorporating many upgrades and modern comforts. Commercially classed by RINA & MCA
In 2004 and now named OVER THE RAINBOW the vessel was re-located to Nice, France and has since been maintained to the highest possible standard. Beautifully appointed accommodation finished in polished mahogany and cherry wood panelling. Fully air-conditioned with Sat Com decoder for television and satellite phone and air-conditioning controls in all cabins.
13 Berths in total –
4 Double EnSuite Guest Cabins, 6 Bathrooms, 7 Heads, 4 Crew Cabins

From the boarding ladder astern there is a large AFT DECK – shaded, with fixed canopy under which is an oval dining table and seating for ten guests. Double doors lead through to the AFT SALOON with its library, a quiet place to relax during sailing days.
Further forward are the GALLEY and CREW MESS then, accessible from the side decks, the WARDROOM and DECK SALOON with its dining table and small sofas.
Further forward another table on the fore deck is ideal for quiet dining when the boat is moored stern-to.
Day HEADS off the main deck to starboard.
Access up to large SUNDECK and PILOT HOUSE from a stairway aft.
Aft, large MASTER CABIN STATEROOM and a slightly smaller VIP DOUBLE CABIN. Both with ENSUITE BATHROOMS and large shower stalls.Forward, accessible from the Wardroom two more cabins. DOUBLE GUEST CABIN and VIP TWIN CABIN aft (with possibility of two extra bunks for children). Both cabins with ENSUITE BATHROOMS.
THREE CREW CABINS, two double and one single, totally separate forward and CAPTAINS CABIN on the bridge deck aft of pilot house.


230hp 8L3B GARDNER DIeSEL ENGINES, fully re-built in 2015 and only about 50 hours since. 10 knots cruising speed giving a range of 2,800 nautical miles at 50-60 litres per hour @ 10 knots. 12,000 litres fuel capacity
40kva KOLHER GENERATOR, about 5,000 hours
IDROMAR FRIGIT WATERMAKER, 3,000 litres fresh-water capacity


Water Heater
Miele & AEG equipment including two fridges, two freezers, microwave, dish washer, washing machine, dryer, professional cooker, William 4m Tender with Pro Jet 80hp engine
Two Kayaks, Jet Ski, Water Skis, Paddles, Fishing and Snorkling Equipment
Auto pilot,
Iridium VHFs (5)
2 Furono GPSs
Furono Radar
Furono Depth
Furono Wind Speed
Hi-Fi, MP3 Player, CD, 2 DVDs, 5 TVs and TV Satellite


CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE are privileged to offer such an iconic ‘classic’ motor-yacht as OVER THE RAINBOW. A written description simply can not do justice to this exceptional, high quality vessel, a real head-turner and a yacht which will always draw admirers where every she goes.
Contact us for more information, photographs or an appointment to view.

GUIDE: EUROS 3,800,000
LYING: South of France
VIEWING: Through CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE UK – +44 (0) 1905-356482 info@classicyachtbrokerage.co.uk