Tag: William K. Vanderbilt Jr.'s Boats And Yachts.
In 1904, William K. Vanderbilt Jr. had a passion for racing on both land and on water. He quickly adopted the sport of auto boat racing- which combined traditional motor boats with automobile technology.
In 2011, the editors of Yachting magazine selected 12 "yachts that we love" including Willie K's yacht which he used for expeditions from 1931 to 1935.
William K. Vanderbilt II (Jr.), his wife Rosamund, his friends Mr. and Mrs. Earle Smith and crew set on a world cruise in 1931 aboard his beautiful 265-foot yacht Alva. They departed Long Island and traveled through the Panama Canal to the Galapagos Islands, the Society Islands, Samoa, Australia, Java, Bora