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Publisher Comments:

Tuiga, Mariquita, Cambria, Shamrock, Eleonora, Zaca, Moonbeam, Lulworth, Sunshine, Partridge, Altair, Nan, Marilee, and Bona Fide: these are the sailing yachts of legend. Restored in the last ten years, the original splendor of these superb boats is now profiled on the pages of Classic Yachts. A testimony to maritime history, this book tells each sailing vesselGÇÖs story through arresting photographs, an informative text, and architectural diagrams.

Author Fran+ºois Chevalier recounts the entertaining history of these boats, covering everything from their construction and restoration to anecdotal tales of regattas won and lost. Gary Jobson, AmericaGÇÖs preeminent sailing ambassador, provides a foreword and lively captions, which underscore the contemporary significance of these traditional yachts.

Double-page spreads and a unique, oversized oblong format feature Martin-RagetGÇÖs brilliant photographsGÇöreaders feel as if they are on deck with the crew. While outdoor photography captures the excitement on board, images of the boatsGÇÖ interiors offer a peak at their luxurious accommodations. In addition, illustrator Fran+ºois ChevalierGÇÖs detailed diagrams of each vessel provide the reader an overview of each boatGÇÖs architecture.

Capturing the spirit of sailing on an open sea, Classic Yachts offers a breathtaking survey of an epic sport.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789209955
Publisher:
Abbeville Press
Subject:
Transportation
Photographer:
Martin-Raget, Gilles
Illustrator:
Chevalier, Francois
Illustrator:
Martin-Raget, Gilles
Author:
Jobson, Gary
Author:
Martin-Raget, Gilles
Author:
Chevalier, Francois
Subject:
History
Subject:
Yachts
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Pictorial
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Sailing ships -- History.
Subject:
Yachts -- History.
Subject:
Nautical - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080923
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
207
Dimensions:
11.1 x 15.8 in 88.8 oz

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Houses
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
Transportation » Nautical » General
Transportation » Nautical » Oversized Books
Transportation » Nautical » Sailing
Transportation » Nautical » Ships and Ship History

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