Fifty classic wooden yachts are featured in this handsomely illustrated book from the authors of the highly acclaimed Classic Yacht Interiors.The term classic yachts invokes many images: long bow sprits, impeccable sheer lines and tiny transoms, teak decks, varnished trim, and sparkling brass. Some of the great sailboats come to mind: Altair, Lelantina, So Fong, and Ticonderoga, to name a few. But there are also the motor yachts such as Principia or the classic J boats Shamrock V and Endeavour. Some feel that classic yachts have to be at least fifty years old and built of wood, and while In the Spirit of Tradition is primarily about old wooden boats, there are some new yachts as well, such as Hetairos and Radiance, true to the "classic" style.
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Today, the resurgence of interest in classic yachts can be witnessed at classic yacht regattas that occur annually all around the world. Bobrow and Jinkins have followed these regattas over a period of years and, in addition to their own photos and research, have solicited essays from regatta organizers, designers, and directors of boatyards that have specialized in classic boats. Filled with photographs and replete with information, this book is the most complete, up-to-date book on classic yachts ever produced.About the Author:
Jill Bobrow has collaborated on a number of sailing and yachting books.
Dana Jinkins's books include Classic Yacht Interiors and The World's Most Extraordinary Yachts.
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