Thousands of homes on both sides of Auckland's Waitemata Harbour will get clear views of the America's Cup races and estate agents are expecting the rental business to boom as the event approaches.

Properties ranging from humble baches on Rangitoto Island to cliff-top North Shore and Eastern Bays mansions will get grandstand views of the flying AC75 monohulls, due to be released early next month, during the Prada and America's Cups between January and March 2021.

As the aerial motion graphic by Herald designers Phil Welch and Nathan Meek shows, suburbs including Devonport, Narrow Neck, Cheltenham, Takapuna and Milford beaches,

The best views of the race