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The Rigging Handbook - Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging

The Rigging Handbook - Tools and Techniques for Modern and Traditional Rigging


Brion Toss
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

Ref: BKS000019

'The Rigging Handbook' is the definitive handbook on the art of rigging.
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Elements of Yacht Design

Elements of Yacht Design


Norman Locke Skene (Intro. Maynard Bray)
Publisher: Seafarer Books

Ref: BKS000253

This is the original edition of the classic book on yacht design and one of the most famous books on yacht design ever written.
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Principles of Yacht Design

Principles of Yacht Design


Rolf Eliasson, Lars Larsson
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

Ref: BKS000008

Principles of Yacht Design has now established itself as the standard book on the subject for practising designers, naval architecture students, discerning boat owners and the boatbuilding industry as a whole. Now revised and expanded for the third edition it examines every aspect of the process of yacht and powerboat design.
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Nautical Style: Yacht Interiors and Design

Nautical Style: Yacht Interiors and Design


Simon McBride and David Glenn
Publisher: Scriptum Editions

Ref: BKS000240

'Nautical Style' is a visual celebration of luxury boating, capturing both the glamour of the past and the tantalising reality of contemporary living on board some of the world's most beautiful craft.

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The Encyclopedia of Yacht Designers

The Encyclopedia of Yacht Designers


Ed. Lucia Del Sol Knight Ed. Daniel Bruce MacNaughton
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Ref: BKS000181




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Small Wooden Boats of the Atlantic

Small Wooden Boats of the Atlantic


Wayne Barrett & David Walker
Publisher: Seafarer Books

Ref: BKS000174

In an age of fibreglass, the survival of wooden dories, fishing boats, surfboats and other craft is due to the way they are designed and built. Here some 20 types are captured in nearly 100 colour photographs preserving their simplicity, their practicality and their beauty for all time
This item is out of print and no re-print date has yet been set by the publisher.
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Sailing Style: Design Ideas from Ship to Shore

Sailing Style: Design Ideas from Ship to Shore


Tricia Foley and Jill Kirchner
Publisher: Random House

Ref: BKS000258




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How Boat Things Work

How Boat Things Work


Charlie Wing
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Ref: BKS000052

Whether you’re a new mariner or a lifetime veteran, How Boat Things Work is a resource you can’t afford to be without. With intricate two-color cutaway drawings of eighty different systems and devices, as well as detailed explanations of how they’re assembled, how they work, and how they can go wrong, this book covers every primary component of your boat's inner workings.
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The Physics of Sailing Explained

The Physics of Sailing Explained


Byron D Anderson
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

Ref: BKS000017

What is the best shape for a yacht? How does turbulence affect a yacht's movement through water? Why do some keels have wings? Is it true that some yachts can sail faster upwind than downwind?
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Working Boats of Britain: Their Shape and Purpose (Conway's History of Sail)

Working Boats of Britain: Their Shape and Purpose (Conway's History of Sail)


Eric McKee (Intro. Basil Greenhill)
Publisher: Conway Maritime

Ref: BKS000220

This study of boat types is based on a lifetime's personal search conducted around the coastline and rivers of Great Britain. As well as being a descriptive catalogue, it is also an analysis of the factors that determine the shape of a boat, how they operate and why designs vary so much.
This item is out of print and no re-print date has yet been set by the publisher.
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Inshore Craft of Britain: In the Days of Sail and Oar

Inshore Craft of Britain: In the Days of Sail and Oar


Edgar J. March (Intro. John Leather)
Publisher: Chatham Publishing

Ref: BKS000221

In the days of sail and oar, before the arrival or marine engines, any number of picturesquely-named craft, built to suit the local conditions, worked and fished out of small harbours and off beaches around the coasts of Britain. Edgar March's classic two-volume work, first published in 1970, describes all these craft and explains their methods of construction, their rigs and their handling qualities, along with details of the fishing gear and explanations of how fish were caught and marketed.
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Sailing Rigs - An Illustrated Guide

Sailing Rigs - An Illustrated Guide


Jenny Bennett
Publisher: Chatham Publishing

Ref: BKS000002

JENNY BENNETT is an experienced sailing journalist, who has worked for both WoodenBoat in the US and Classic Boat in the UK. She is currently the Executive Editor of the prestigious journal Maritime Life and Traditions, and teaches traditional sail techniques at an American summer school every year.
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The Brilliance of Sunbeams - A celebration of the classic keel boat

The Brilliance of Sunbeams - A celebration of the classic keel boat


Peter Nicholson
Publisher: Solent Sunbeams

Ref: BKS000238




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The Dictionary of the World's Watercraft: Aak to Zumbra

The Dictionary of the World's Watercraft: Aak to Zumbra


M. Parry (Fwd. Basil Greenhill) The Mariners' Museum
Publisher: Chatham Publishing

Ref: BKS000218

Few books published in the last decade in the maritime field can be genuinely classed as unique, must-have reference works: Aak to Zumbra is such a book. This remarkable volume, many, many years in the making, lists, in alphabetical order, more than 5,600 boat and ship appellations and is illustrated with over 400 drawings.
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Superyachts: Luxury under Sail

Superyachts: Luxury under Sail



Publisher: Motorbooks

Ref: BKS000228

Superyachts are the pinnacle of yachting aspiration: the epitome of all that is best-and most expensive-in design, materials, fittings, interior appointments, builders, and technology. But how are superyachts conceived? How are the most suitable materials researched and tested? How can such tall masts withstand such massive forces? What elements go into the styling of interiors? And what does it feel like to be aboard one of these phenomenally luxurious vessels?
Status: Out of print
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History and Evolution of Sailing Yachts

History and Evolution of Sailing Yachts


Franco Giorgetti
Publisher: White Star Publishers

Ref: BKS000236

A finely drawn and luxuriously illustrated panorama of yachting history presenting the most beautiful objects ever created by the imagination and hands of men. This book presents a sweeping survey of spectacular yachts, brought to life in 79 superb engravings and period paintings by marine artists and 550 full colour and monochrome photographs - from the earliest yachts based on working boats to the revolution wrought by America, the first winner of the America's Cup.
Status: Not yet published
Format: Hardback: 344pp
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The Directory of Inshore Craft: Traditional Working Vessels of the British Isles

The Directory of Inshore Craft: Traditional Working Vessels of the British Isles


Basil Greenhill and Julian Mannering
Publisher: Chatham Publishing

Ref: BKS000219

Previously published as: Chatham Directory of Inshore Craft: The Traditional Working Vessels of the British Isles
A unique and encyclopaedic survey of over 200 traditional British craft. A team of twelve writers, all experts in theis fields. Large format, with heavy visual emphasis and over 500 line drawings and photographs.
Hardback. (NB: proposed paperpback version was never published)
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Temple to the Wind - The Story of America's Greatest Naval  Architect and His Masterpiece, Reliance

Temple to the Wind - The Story of America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Masterpiece, Reliance


Christopher Pastore
Publisher: The Lyons Press

Ref: BKS000247

Reliance was a yacht like no other, built in 1903, at the end of the age of sail. A marvel of her time, Reliance's topsail yard towered nearly 190 feet above the water, with sails stretching 202 feet from the bowsprit to the boom's end. Many said Reliance, carrying more sail than any single-masted boat before, was simply too dangerous to sail, but the stakes were awesome. By the turn of the century, racing for the America's Cup had become more than a gentleman's game. In 1903 it was an all-or-nothing contest-fraught with political tension-between two great rivals, Britain and America.

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Understanding Yacht Design

Understanding Yacht Design


Ian Nicolson
Publisher: Fernhurst Books

Ref: BKS000269

How to design sailing and power yachts. Beginning with a rough sketch, Ian Nicolson explains how to draw the boat’s lines by traditional methods and by computer. He covers materials and construction techniques, simple calculations, sail plans, deck plans, engines and cabin layouts. Finally he looks at costs, modifications and the expected performance of the boat.
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German Frers: A Passion for Design

German Frers: A Passion for Design


Barry Pickthall
Publisher: Fernhurst Books

Ref: BKS000264

A magnificent limited edition

4-colour deluxe coffee table book that provides an insight into the lives, designs and passions of one of the most prolific and successful line of yacht designers – all named Germán Frers.
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Charles E Nicholson and His Yachts

Charles E Nicholson and His Yachts


Edited by Franco Pace, William Collier
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

Ref: BKS000005

This magnificent book is a celebration of the work of Charles E Nicholson, the most important British yacht designer of the twentieth century.
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Herreshoff Sailboats

Herreshoff Sailboats


Greg Jones
Publisher: Motorbooks

Ref: BKS000226

Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island, produced the most technically advanced, popular, and prominent boats of their day. Today, Herreshoff boats are recognized as the most historically significant boats of their time, and command some of the highest prices. Herreshoff Sailboats covers some of the major classes of Herreshoff boats including schooners, yawls, ketches, sloops, Q, R-, nad J- class yachts, and lanches.
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William Fife, Master of the Classic Yacht

William Fife, Master of the Classic Yacht


Franco Pace
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

Ref: BKS000009

A stunning photographic collection of the most beautiful boats designed by William Fife between the end of the last century and the first decade of this.

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Sparkman and Stephens, Giants of Classic Yacht Design

Sparkman and Stephens, Giants of Classic Yacht Design


Franco Pace
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

Ref: BKS000003

This magnificent book is a celebration of the owrk of Sparkman and Stepens, arguably the most famous yacht design company in the USA.
Format: Hardback 160 pages. 355x265 mm; Colour Photographs throughout
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Capt. Nat Herreshoff - The Wizard of Bristol

Capt. Nat Herreshoff - The Wizard of Bristol


L. Francis Herreshoff
Publisher: Sheridan House

Ref: BKS000222

Nathaniel G. Herreshoff was the greatest yacht and marine designer and builder America has ever produced. He is credited with the introduction of more new devices in boat design than any other man, and the great yachts that he created for the successful defense of the America's Cup caught the imagination of the entire world. The period of his greatest activity, from 1890 to 1920, is known as "the Herreshoff Era," and his life and career make for a fascinating biography.
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