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Under sail : aboard the world's finest boats
Glenn, David.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Artisan, [2000]

Physical Description:
215 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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Central Library VM331 .G58 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The luxury sailing yacht--that sublime marriage of form and function--is plush yet sleek, indulgent yet built for speed. Thirteen of the very finest of these boats are displayed here, from lovingly restored schooners and cutters built in the early twentieth century to the new generation of high-tech yachts. The author, a sailor himself, discusses each boat's history and characteristics, above and belowdecks, including her origins, racing record, and more intricate explanations about her fittings and design elements. Lush photographs show the boats under sail, as well as details like the original fireplace in the nearly century-old, 147-foot Orion ; the bronze blocks on Linnet 's deck, re-created from designer Nathanael Herreshoff's 1904 drawings; and the Mariette' s forward cockpit, resplendent with monogrammed cushions, designed to keep passengers dry during a close-hauled tack. Burnished wooden staircases leading to well-appointed cabins and orderly galleys stocked with specially inscribed silver and crockery epitomize elegance afloat.

Author Notes

Simon McBride has been photographing gardens and interiors for over two decades
David Glenn, a yachtsman and journalist, covers the global super yacht scene for Yachting World.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Mariettep. 16
Linnetp. 38
Orionp. 54
Partridgep. 68
Atlantidep. 82
Tuigap. 102
Ceridap. 116
Moonbeam IIIp. 128
Doradep. 142
Astrap. 154
Skagerrakp. 166
Andromeda la Deap. 180
Tiketitanp. 198
Nautical guidep. 208
Indexp. 214
Acknowledgmentsp. 216

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