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Legendary Yachts

Legendary Yachts


  • Format: Hardcover
  • 199 pages
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press
  • Published: March 2000
  • ISBN-10: 0789206374
  • ISBN-13: 9780789206374

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Today, the resurgence of interest in classic yachts can be witnessed at international classic yacht regattas that occur throughout the summer months in the charming ports of Monaco, Porto Cervo and Cannes. The great wooden yachts -- Pen Duick, Shenandoah, and Creole -- proudly display their gleaming brass, honed teak decks, and brightly varnished hulls. The last remaining J-boats, the extraordinary racing 12-meter racing machines, compete once again under acres of canvas sails. Gilles Martin-Paget knows the vanishing world of the legendary yachts like no author or photographer. He has followed these regattas over a period of years and has supplemented his interior and exteriors photographs of these unique wooden racers and cruisers with aerial views and crisp explanatory drawings. Legendary Yachts will long be regarded as the definitive portrait of this most glorious age of sail.