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"Captivating Boat Views: A Glimpse into the Elegance of Yachting History" The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda gracefully sails close hauled

Background imageBoat View Collection: The spectacular 15 Metre Vanity sailing in a good wind, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The spectacular 15 Metre Vanity sailing in a good wind, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The spectacular 15 Metre Vanity sailing in a good wind, 1912. Vanity was designed by William Fife III and launched in 1909

Background imageBoat View Collection: The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda sailing close hauled, 1933

The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda sailing close hauled, 1933
The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda sailing close-hauled, 1933. Velsheda was designed by Charles E Nicholson and built in 1933 for Woolworths founder William L Stephenson

Background imageBoat View Collection: The steam yacht Wanderer (later named Vagus ) hoisting sails

The steam yacht Wanderer (later named Vagus ) hoisting sails. Built by Robert Steele and Co, Greenock in 1878 for Charles Joseph Lambert as a private yacht

Background imageBoat View Collection: The steam yacht Boadicea at anchor. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The steam yacht Boadicea at anchor. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The steam yacht Boadicea at anchor

Background imageBoat View Collection: The steam yacht Joyeuse, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The steam yacht Joyeuse, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The steam yacht Joyeuse, 1914

Background imageBoat View Collection: The motor yacht La Toquade at anchor, 1939. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The motor yacht La Toquade at anchor, 1939. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The motor yacht La Toquade at anchor, 1939

Background imageBoat View Collection: The schooner Meteor IV, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The schooner Meteor IV, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The schooner Meteor IV, 1911. Meteor IV was Kaiser Wilhelm IIs fourth yacht. It was designed by Max Oetz and launched in 1909

Background imageBoat View Collection: Americas Cup challenger Shamrock IV sailing without topsail, 1914. Creator

Americas Cup challenger Shamrock IV sailing without topsail, 1914. Creator
Americas Cup challenger Shamrock IV sailing without topsail, 1914. Shamrock IV was a yacht owned by Sir Thomas Lipton and designed by Charles Ernest Nicholson. She was launched in June 1914

Background imageBoat View Collection: Sloop (Dragon? class) sailing with spinnaker, c1938. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Sloop (Dragon? class) sailing with spinnaker, c1938. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Sloop (Dragon? class) sailing with spinnaker, c1938

Background imageBoat View Collection: The 142 ton steam yacht Sapphire under way, 1920. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 142 ton steam yacht Sapphire under way, 1920. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 142 ton steam yacht Sapphire under way, 1920. The Sapphire was built for the Duke of Bedford, by John Brown and Co. Limited, of Clydebank in 1912

Background imageBoat View Collection: The steam yacht Niagara, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The steam yacht Niagara, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The steam yacht Niagara, 1912

Background imageBoat View Collection: The auxiliary schooner La Cigale sailing close-hauled, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The auxiliary schooner La Cigale sailing close-hauled, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The auxiliary schooner La Cigale sailing close-hauled, 1913

Background imageBoat View Collection: The 76 ton schooner Lisette under sail. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 76 ton schooner Lisette under sail. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 76 ton schooner Lisette under sail. Lisette was built at Cowes in 1873

Background imageBoat View Collection: The 96 ft ketch Julnar, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 96 ft ketch Julnar, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 96 ft ketch Julnar, 1911. Julnar was designed by William Fife and built at Southampton by Summers & Payne to the order of Sir Maurice FitzGerald, the Knight of Kerry, in 1909

Background imageBoat View Collection: Trivia, a 12 Metre class yacht sails close-hauled, 1939. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Trivia, a 12 Metre class yacht sails close-hauled, 1939. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Trivia, a 12 Metre class yacht sails close-hauled, 1939. Trivia was designed by Charles Nicholson for Vernon W. MacAndrew. She achieved first in her class in 1937, her first season

Background imageBoat View Collection: The yawl Wendur sailing close-hauled, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The yawl Wendur sailing close-hauled, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The yawl Wendur sailing close-hauled, 1913. Wendur was built by D & W Henderson & Co. Glasgow in 1883

Background imageBoat View Collection: The 6 Metre Womba II running downwind, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 6 Metre Womba II running downwind, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 6 Metre Womba II running downwind, 1913

Background imageBoat View Collection: The schooner Meteor IV, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The schooner Meteor IV, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The schooner Meteor IV, 1912. Meteor IV was Kaiser Wilhelm IIs fourth yacht. It was designed by Max Oetz and launched in 1909

Background imageBoat View Collection: Stella sailing close-hauled, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Stella sailing close-hauled, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 6 Metre class Stella sailing close-hauled, 1914

Background imageBoat View Collection: The 6 Metre Stella, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 6 Metre Stella, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 6 Metre Stella, 1914

Background imageBoat View Collection: The steam yacht Chimaera, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The steam yacht Chimaera, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The steam yacht Chimaera, 1914

Background imageBoat View Collection: The 7 Metre Ancora (K3) sailing under spinnaker, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 7 Metre Ancora (K3) sailing under spinnaker, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 7 Metre Ancora (K3) sailing under spinnaker, 1913. Ancora went on to win gold medal in the 1920 Antwerp Olympics

Background imageBoat View Collection: The J-Class yachts Shamrock V and Britannia, 1934. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The J-Class yachts Shamrock V and Britannia, 1934. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The J-Class yachts Shamrock V and Britannia, 1934

Background imageBoat View Collection: The sailing yacht Sea Belle under way, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The sailing yacht Sea Belle under way, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The sailing yacht Sea Belle under way, 1911

Background imageBoat View Collection: The steam yacht Surf at anchor, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The steam yacht Surf at anchor, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The steam yacht Surf at anchor, 1912

Background imageBoat View Collection: The steam yacht Aldebaran under way, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The steam yacht Aldebaran under way, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The steam yacht Aldebaran under way, 1913

Background imageBoat View Collection: Steam yacht Liberty running east. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Steam yacht Liberty running east. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Steam yacht Liberty running east. Liberty was built for Joseph Pulitzer in 1908. Designed by George Lennox Watson she was one of the largest private yachts of her day

Background imageBoat View Collection: The 23-metre cutter Astra sailing close-hauled, 1932. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 23-metre cutter Astra sailing close-hauled, 1932. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 23-metre cutter Astra sailing close-hauled, 1932. Astra was designed by Charles E Nicholson for Adam Moritimer Singer and was launched in 1928. It was converted to J-Class in 1931

Background imageBoat View Collection: The majestic cutters White Heather and Shamrock race downwind, 1912. Creator

The majestic cutters White Heather and Shamrock race downwind, 1912. Creator
The majestic cutters White Heather and Shamrock race downwind, 1912

Background imageBoat View Collection: The luxury steam yacht Nahlin at anchor. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The luxury steam yacht Nahlin at anchor. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The luxury steam yacht Nahlin at anchor. Nahlin is a luxury yacht and one of the last of three large steam yachts constructed in the UK

Background imageBoat View Collection: The 15-metre Ostaria, Hispania and Sophie Elizabeth racing upwind, 1911

The 15-metre Ostaria, Hispania and Sophie Elizabeth racing upwind, 1911

Background imageBoat View Collection: The schooner Pampa. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The schooner Pampa. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The schooner Pampa

Background imageBoat View Collection: Lake Baikal. Icebreaker, 1904-1917. Creator: Unknown

Lake Baikal. Icebreaker, 1904-1917. Creator: Unknown
Lake Baikal. Icebreaker, 1904-1917. National Library of Russia

Background imageBoat View Collection: Steam yacht Miranda at anchor, 1910. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Steam yacht Miranda at anchor, 1910. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Steam yacht Miranda at anchor, 1910

Background imageBoat View Collection: The 179 ton cutter White Heather sailing close-hauled, 1924. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 179 ton cutter White Heather sailing close-hauled, 1924. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 179 ton cutter White Heather sailing close-hauled, 1924

Background imageBoat View Collection: Unknown yacht sailing close-hauled. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Unknown yacht sailing close-hauled. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Unknown yacht sailing close-hauled

Background imageBoat View Collection: The five masted windjammer cargo ship Preussen under sail. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The five masted windjammer cargo ship Preussen under sail. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The five masted windjammer cargo ship Preussen under sail

Background imageBoat View Collection: The 6 Metre Cheetal (L21) sailing upwind, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 6 Metre Cheetal (L21) sailing upwind, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 6 Metre Cheetal (L21) sailing upwind, 1911

Background imageBoat View Collection: Steam yacht Liberty, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Steam yacht Liberty, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Steam yacht Liberty, 1914. Liberty was built for Joseph Pulitzer in 1908. Designed by George Lennox Watson she was one of the largest private yachts of her day

Background imageBoat View Collection: The hydroplane Brunhilde. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The hydroplane Brunhilde. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The hydroplane Brunhilde. Brunhilde was built by S. E. Saunders on the Isle of Wight for the Duke of Westminster as a successor to the record breaking Ursula

Background imageBoat View Collection: A group onboard sea sled Miss England, 1922. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

A group onboard sea sled Miss England, 1922. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Claude Grahame-White in his experimental 45-foot power sledge, Miss England, 3 Sept 1922. Miss England was built of wood by the Cowes firm of S.E. Saunders in 1921

Background imageBoat View Collection: The cutter Shamrock beating to windward. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The cutter Shamrock beating to windward. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The cutter Shamrock beating to windward. Shamrock, designed by William Fife, was Sir Thomas Liptons first (1899) challenger to the Americas Cup

Background imageBoat View Collection: The schooner Meteor IV, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The schooner Meteor IV, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The schooner Meteor IV, 1913. Meteor IV was Kaiser Wilhelm IIs fourth yacht. It was designed by Max Oetz and launched in 1909

Background imageBoat View Collection: The cutter Shamrock sailing close-hauled, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The cutter Shamrock sailing close-hauled, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The cutter Shamrock sailing close-hauled, 1912. Shamrock, designed by William Fife, was Sir Thomas Liptons first (1899) challenger to the Americas Cup

Background imageBoat View Collection: The 1894 built schooner Xarifa under sail, 1899. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 1894 built schooner Xarifa under sail, 1899. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 1894 built schooner Xarifa under sail, 1899

Background imageBoat View Collection: The magnificent schooners Germania and Waterwitch, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The magnificent schooners Germania and Waterwitch, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The magnificent schooners Germania and Waterwitch, 1911. The 250 ton schooner Germania was designed by Max Oertz and owned by the German industrialist Count Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach

Background imageBoat View Collection: The handsome racing schooner Waterwitch, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The handsome racing schooner Waterwitch, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The handsome racing schooner Waterwitch, 1911. Designed by William Fife, Waterwitch was not successful in competition and was later redesigned by Charles Nicholson

Background imageBoat View Collection: Steam yacht Minona under way, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Steam yacht Minona under way, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Steam yacht Minona under way, 1913



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"Captivating Boat Views: A Glimpse into the Elegance of Yachting History" The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda gracefully sails close hauled, showcasing its majestic beauty in 1933. The steam yacht Boadicea finds tranquility at anchor, a masterpiece crafted by Kirk & Sons of Cowes. Step back in time as you witness the steam yacht Joyeuse, created by Kirk & Sons of Cowes, gliding through the waters in 1914. Behold the motor yacht La Toquade at anchor in 1939; an exquisite creation by Kirk & Sons of Cowes that exudes timeless charm. Americas Cup challenger Shamrock IV takes to the seas without topsail, leaving spectators awestruck with its fierce determination in 1914. The steam yacht Surf rests peacefully at anchor since its creation by Kirk & Sons of Cowes back in 1912 - a true testament to enduring craftsmanship. Witness the grace and power embodied by the 142 ton steam yacht Sapphire as it cruises effortlessly through waves in 1920, courtesy of Kirk & Sons of Cowes' ingenuity. Feel your heart soar as you observe La Cigale, an auxiliary schooner sailing close-hauled under blue skies and billowing sails - a sight captured beautifully by Kirk & Sons of Cowes in 1913. Let your imagination set sail alongside Lisette, a magnificent schooner weighing 76 tons and brought to life by Kirk & Sons of Cowes' skilled hands. Transport yourself to another era with Julnar, a stunning ketch measuring an impressive ninety-six feet and crafted meticulously by Kirk & Sons of Cowes back in 1911.