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Overview

Celebrating more than eighty-five years of the prestigious yacht company, Hinckley Yachts traverses decades, oceans, and seas, capturing the joy, excitement, and serenity of the ultimate boating experience. A highly respected name in the yachting world, Hinckley sets the standard for high quality, performance, and lasting beauty. This book showcases the rich history, classic design, and legendary work of the handcrafted Hinckley yachts from 1928 to today. With historic and contemporary photographs and drawings from Hinckley's extensive archive-featuring the incredible craftsmanship and technical innovations of both its sailing yachts and jet boats-this is the first book to celebrate Hinckley's rich history. Chronicling the company's early years, which includes boats used for World War II, to its integral role in the fiberglass revolution and the evolution of today's modern yacht, it offers an in-depth look at some of the most legendary and renowned boats in the world. Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon is a must for any boating, yachting, or sailing enthusiast, as well as those interested in classic design and craftsmanship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847842155
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 724,890
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nick Voulgaris III is an entrepreneur, writer, and avid sailor and is passionate about yacht restoration. He has owned and restored dozens of boats, including two vintage Chris Crafts and a classic Hinckley Bermuda 40 Yawl, which was the inspiration for this book. His love for restoration and preservation spans into other areas as well, including the recent purchase and revitalization of Kerber's Farm, a historic farm and market on Long Island’s North Shore. Nick lives in Manhattan and Oyster Bay, NY with his English Labrador Charlie.
 
David Rockefeller is a longtime sailor, philanthropist and Hinckley owner.
 
Charles Townsend is the CEO of Condé Nast Publications, former Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, yachting enthusiast and Hinckley owner.
 
Martha Stewart is the author of numerous best-selling books, the publisher of Martha Stewart Living, an Emmy award-winning TV show host and Hinckley owner.

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Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
Pure Grace and Simple Beauty This 240-page monograph makes a great coffee table book for someone who appreciates superior craftsmanship of book and boat. This comprehensive look at the Hinckley boat company has great photos (archival b/w and glorious color) and essays from Hinckley owners, who "often refer to themselves as 'stewards' of these fine crafts, preserving them for the next individuals to hold the proverbial keys." I was fascinated to learn about their motorboat line, which kicked off the company in 1928 and regained popularity in the 1990s with the Picnic Boat (Martha Stewart has one). A boat isn't exactly within my means, altho books like this and the The Forty-Knot Sailboat help me dream. It would be nice to acquire one of the 2,500 Hnckley sailboats in a similar fashion to the author, who purchased a Bermuda 40 in 2006 and embarked on a two-year restoration. Hobby became obsession and then... a book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful book that I bought for a sailor who specifically requested this. Hinkley Yachts are the Rolls-Royces of boats. The book is beautiful and a sailor can always dream of his next boat.