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    Since 1893, 23 J-Class Yachts have been built. Designed around Nathanael Herrshoffs Universal Rule.
    17 of those were constructed prior to 1938, a period of time in which the J Boats were the vessels of choice for the
    America's Cup. After WWII, the class gave way to the International 12 Meter Rule and most of the boats built prior
    became the victims of neglect and were abandoned. With only 3 J Class boats in existence by the 1980's, one Elizabeth Meyer purchased
    Endeavor and began restoration. Shamrock V was given a 2nd life soon thereafter, followed by Veshelda.

    A new J-Class Association was formed in 2000, and with a rekindled interest, the 1st in a series of replica J-Boats were
    produced beginning with 77C Ranger in 2004. 4 Additional J-Class vessels have been launched since, and a 5th has just splashed in Zwartsluis in the Netherlands.
    The newest boat belongs to Tom Siebel, the software magnate from Woodside.

    Constructed of aluminum with composite rig, Svea is Vitters built, Tore Holm designed 143' day sailor, as it were, joining a fleet of 9, with two more
    yachts in the build process. The hope is to have a majority of the fleet together for the America's Cup Superyacht Regatta and America's Cup J Class Regatta
    in Bermuda later this summer, followed by the J Class World Championships in Newport Rhode Island in August.

    " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella" Photo Gallery

  • #2
    Some major redemption value right there!


    • #3
      Damn Thats Cold

      Vitters Shipyard’s Official J Class Svea has its second day of sea trials today. Jan Ramaker captured the 43.60m/ 143ft Super-J in IJmuiden in a wind chill of minus 9 degrees Celsius (15.8 degrees Fahrenheit) while heading to the North Sea for her first day of sea trials yesterday. Photos by Jan Ramaker.

      " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella" Photo Gallery


      • #4

        Some close ups of Svea, tied up at dock at Ijmuiden, Netherlands. Day 2 of sea trials
        in 15 degree weather. All images © Jan Ramaker

        " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"

 Photo Gallery


        • #5
          Aluminum hull in 15 degree weather.

          Remember as a kid when you put your tongue on a frozen metal object?