This is a spectacular celebration of classic sailing yachts, selected for their beauty and style, and each with a story to tell. From Altair to Shamrock, Cambria to Moonbeam, each yacht featured is significant in her own way, whether for her racing achievements, her lineage, the grace and beauty of her lines or her particular place in history. For long neglected, many of these superb vessels have now been restored to their former glory, with loving and careful attention being paid to the authenticity of each detail. The authors have included lines plans, sail plans, deck and accommodation layouts, and outline exactly what makes each yacht so special. This is truly a stunning collection of legendary classic yachts - the stuff from which dreams are made.
Spectacular photography by world class yachting photographersIncludes lines plans and sail plans of each yacht for those interested in the yacht's designEach yacht selected for her role, story or special place in historyUnusual landscape formatBeautiful gift book
' A beautiful tribute to some great yachts ' Sailing Today, January 2009 ' A stunning display of these boats in pictures, beautiful drawings and words ' Yachting Monthly (January 2009) ' Beautifully presented ' Ship & Boat International (January 2009)
Gilles Martin-Raget is a yachting journalist, author and one of the world's best known yachting photographers. He is the official photographer for several sailing events and is a major name in the industry. Francois Chevalier is a naval architect and prize-winning author. He has contributed to many specialised magazines (such as Voiles et Voiliers) and has written several books on the history of yachting. In his free time, he restores yachts and boats.