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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.
Fifty yachts are shown with historical and current photographs and textual information. Additionally, there are profiles of the people today who love and restore classic yachts. This lush, beautiful book is the most complete, up-to-date book on classic yachts ever produced.
Posted January 17, 2010
We first saw this book last March on while criusing on the Red Sea on a ship not much larger than these boats. One of our sons is a sailor and we knew we had to find it as his Christmas gift. He and his grandfather (also a sailor) really appreciated the beauty of thes old and new yachts.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.