classic yacht history

JOHAN ANKER – Master of Yacht Design

JOHAN ANKER – Master of Yacht Design

Authored by Elin Kragset Vold and Ole Engen, this book is a carefully researched and well written biography of the Norwegian yacht designer Johan Anker

LATIFA William Fife’s Finest Yacht

LATIFA William Fife’s Finest Yacht

Aboard today, LATIFA looks every inch the William Fife dream-yacht. When the current owner found her 37 years ago…

Coffee Table Trophies – More Classic Sailing Books

Coffee Table Trophies – More Classic Sailing Books

Staying under cover inside with a warming drink and a good book or two and a comfortable chair next to a warm fire wasn’t an option, it was a necessity.

No Ordinary Being: Starling Burgess (1878 – 1947)

No Ordinary Being: Starling Burgess (1878 – 1947)

W Starling Burgess: No Ordinary Being (a reference to a quote by AJ Munnings of the Royal Academy in a letter to the Times of London about the designer of ENTERPRISE, ca 1930)

The Seasonal Review of Maritime Books 2014

The Seasonal Review of Maritime Books 2014

There have been some great maritime books published in 2014 and more are in the works for the new year. Reviewing the current crop is always fun…

Sanders: Classic Sails to be Proud of

Sanders: Classic Sails to be Proud of

Anyone who has undergone a yacht restoration will tell you that the key to success is in attention to detail. And yet it’s quite strange how often the last things to be considered in a project are some of the largest, most prominent and most important parts of any sailing vessel – the sails themselves. Peter Sanders can help.


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