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Classic Yachts François Chevalier

Classic Yachts

François Chevalier

Published September 23rd 2008
ISBN : 9780789209955
Hardcover
207 pages
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Tuiga, Mariquita, Cambria, Shamrock, Eleonora, Zaca, Moonbeam, Lulworth, Sunshine, Partridge, Altair, Nan, Marilee, and Bona Fide: these are the sailing yachts of legend. Restored in the last ten years, the original splendor of these superb boats isMoreTuiga, Mariquita, Cambria, Shamrock, Eleonora, Zaca, Moonbeam, Lulworth, Sunshine, Partridge, Altair, Nan, Marilee, and Bona Fide: these are the sailing yachts of legend. Restored in the last ten years, the original splendor of these superb boats is now profiled on the pages of Classic Yachts. A testimony to maritime history, this book tells each sailing vesselGÇÖs story through arresting photographs, an informative text, and architectural diagrams.Author Fran+ºois Chevalier recounts the entertaining history of these boats, covering everything from their construction and restoration to anecdotal tales of regattas won and lost. Gary Jobson, AmericaGÇÖs preeminent sailing ambassador, provides a foreword and lively captions, which underscore the contemporary significance of these traditional yachts.Double-page spreads and a unique, oversized oblong format feature Martin-RagetGÇÖs brilliant photographsGÇöreaders feel as if they are on deck with the crew. While outdoor photography captures the excitement on board, images of the boatsGÇÖ interiors offer a peak at their luxurious accommodations. In addition, illustrator Fran+ºois ChevalierGÇÖs detailed diagrams of each vessel provide the reader an overview of each boatGÇÖs architecture.Capturing the spirit of sailing on an open sea, Classic Yachts offers a breathtaking survey of an epic sport.