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World's Best Sailboats: A Survey

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A guided tour of the world's best sailboats with an entertaining expert at your side.The World's Best Sailboats has become the most cherished and respected illustrated sailing book of all time. Its unique format includes over 400 spectacular color photographs by the world's leading nautical photographers coupled with astutely presented technical information on the best and most beautiful sailboats manufactured. Máté's insistence on uncompromising quality and his always engaging, entertaining style make this a ...

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Overview

A guided tour of the world's best sailboats with an entertaining expert at your side.The World's Best Sailboats has become the most cherished and respected illustrated sailing book of all time. Its unique format includes over 400 spectacular color photographs by the world's leading nautical photographers coupled with astutely presented technical information on the best and most beautiful sailboats manufactured. Máté's insistence on uncompromising quality and his always engaging, entertaining style make this a timeless work and must-reading for anyone interested in sailboats. Its encyclopedic scope covering all aspects of sailboat design and construction, gleaned from personal visits to the world's best boatyards and interviews with the leading builders and designers, gives us not only a feast for the eyes and the stuff of dreams but also a thorough education. Máté visited the world's best boat builders from Finland to Italy, from Maine to California, and in his book evaluates and describes the sailboats of the nineteen best yards. The text is full of technical information on design and construction of available boats, while the magnificent color photos celebrate the beauty of sailboats and fine craftsmanship. His writing, as always is both informative and entertaining.

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Editorial Reviews

Yachting Magazine
Possibly the most beautiful sailing book ever published.
Canadian Yachting
Don't buy a boat without it.
John Rousmaniere
A complete boat show between covers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780920256114
  • Publisher: Albatross
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Pages: 281
  • Sales rank: 945,341
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ferenc Máté is the author of 15 books translated into 12 languages, including New York Times Notable Book A Vineyard in Tuscany and the Dugger/Nello historical sea adventure fiction series. He lives in a 13-century friary with his family tending vines and olives in Tuscany. Visit www.ferencmate.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Able Marine

2. Alden Yachts

3. Baltic Yachts

4. Chantiers Beneteau

5. Camper & Nicholsons

6. Cherubini Boat Co.

7. David Walters Yachts

8. Dickerson Boatbuilders

9. Freedom Yachts

10. Hallberg-Rassy

11. Henry R. Hinckley & Co.

12. Morris Yachts

13. Nautor's Swans

14. Pacific Seacraft

15. Sam L. Morse Co.

16. Shannon Boat Co.

17. Sweden Yachts

18. Ted Hood's Little Harbors

19. Vindo Sweden Ab.

20. Specifications for Sixty Boats

21. Photo Credits

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2001

    Coffee table special

    The book has some good photos. The technical writing is very techie about fiberglass -but very inconsistent in that in one case the author lists detail specs and then gives none for other boats - one cannot compare. Also, in that there are no one of a kind or wooden boats covered, the title of the book should be ' ...best maunufactured, fiberglass boats'

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