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8 reasons to buy a J Class yacht

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J Class yachts Columbia and Shamrock V
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Own a piece of history with a J Class yacht

J Class yachts were the original America’s Cup racers. In 1929, tea magnate Sir Thomas Lipton commissioned the build of the first J Class yacht for his fifth and last America’s Cup bid. The boat was 36.58 metre Shamrock V, which was the first and only J Class yacht to be constructed in wood.

“She was built by possibly the most famous British yachtsmen ever, Sir Thomas Lipton, who tried for years to wrestle the America's Cup from the Americans, culminating in his building Shamrock V,” says Mike Horsley of Edmiston.

Amazingly, even though Shamrock V was the first J Class created — designed by Charles Nicholson and built by Camper & Nicholsons — she remains in perfect condition, thanks to many refits over the years. In her most recent upgrade she received two new generators.

For the true history buff, the first J Class yacht could be yours. Shamrock V is for sale with Edmiston, asking €6 million.

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