The visual boating feast in Newport during the recent J Class Regatta was not all about the stunning Js. Row upon row of magnificent vessels were on display, including the world's most expensive sailboat, the Maltese Falcon. Here are some of the beauties we saw. (Click the photo to see the full picture.)
The owner of the J Class Velsheda, Dutch businessman Ronald de Waal (European retail fashion chain WE), provided on-site hospitality for his crew on his super yacht Bystander.
One of the belles of the ball, the bright-work beauty Sophie.
Close-up of Sophie.
One of several regatta chase boats which originated in the same era as the Js.
From Royal Huisman, Meteor combines the classic lines of the Gloucester schooner with 21st century sail and rig technology.
La Forza del Destino, a 167-foot Swan 77.
Gracie at her home berth.
Read all the posts in the J Class Regatta series of articles:
Off to Newport & the J Class Regatta
Cruise to Newport & J Class Regatta Begins with a Run to (a Quiet) Cuttyhunk
Cruise to Newport/J Class Regatta: Sakonnet's Elegant Clubhouse & Warm Welcome
J Class Regatta at Newport Puts Big Power, Precision and Majesty on Display
Everything Is Big on a J Class Yacht: Crews, Sails, Accessories & Maintenance
Final Day of J Class Newport Regatta Has Moments of Drama & a Velsheda Win