Splendour Under Sail' is not just a book about yachts. It concerns one man's approach to the design and production of some of today's most awe-inspiring ocean sailing craft. That
man is Ron Holland and in the pages of this handsome volume he takes the reader from the earliest stages of a design, perhaps in the form of a simple pencil sketch, through to the launch of what is destined to become a multi-million dollar superyacht. It is an extraordinarily complex process, utilizing one of the world's most sophisticated computer design systems but always balanced by Ron's intuitive flair and eye for a fine line. The many specialists involved range from sailmakers and craftsmen-joiners to silversmiths for the yacht's own napkin rings. Such attention to detail ensures that each yacht from the drawing boards of Ron Holland Design is a unique example where compromise and the sacrifice of quality are unknown. The last quarter of the book features a selection of his exciting and tantalizing designs from the 1980s. Illustrated with stunning photographs and detailed drawings, it forms a fitting conclusion to a book which will grace equally the shelves of an ocean-going superyacht or a house far from exotic locations whose owner can but dream. The book is in AS NEW condition inside and out EXCEPT for a stamped comment inside "Donated by Santa Fe Community College"; the outside top & bottom pages are stamped "Not For . This beautiful 'coffee table' book was published at Forty Dollars in 1989!
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