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Cruising yachts

Benford, Jay R

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ISBN 10: 0961039604 / ISBN 13: 9780961039608
Published by U.S.A.: Tiller, 1983
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: Cruising yachts

Publisher: U.S.A.: Tiller

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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200 page hardcover book, including 8 pages of color photos, with scores of the designer's drawings.

From the Publisher:

Jay Benford often characterizes the practice of yacht design as making people's dreams come true. With his far ranging imagination and versatile solutions to client requests, this makes for a wide variety of yachts. The selection in this volume ranges from a 14-footer designed for a singlehanded circumnavigation to a 131-foot luxury yacht. Not bound by any prejudices on materials, the designs here cover the whole range of wood, steel, ferro, aluminum and fiberglass.

Benford believes that a more knowledgeable client makes for a more interesting boat. In an effort to aid this, this volume also contains lines plans, construction plans, outfitting plans, and rigging plans and details. These will be of interest to yacht design students of all ages and of educational value to yacht design clients.

Commenting on his ingenious use of space, in a review of the 38' ketch featured in Chapter 9, CRUISING WORLD magazine said:

"The most impressive feature of the Benford 38, and indeed one of Benford's fortes, is its enormous and original interior and deck/cabin arrangement. Benford has the ability to combine this with a salty and charming appearance. It is hard to imagine any designer fitting more accommodations in a 30-foot waterline boat without transforming the design into a Greyhound bus."

One of the things that makes CRUISING YACHTS both fun to read and informative is the realization that Benford rally enjoys what he is doing. He is unique in this small field in that he has lived aboard his own boats, covering a couple decades of time. This gives him a special perspective and approach to yacht design. He has cruised extensively, often in the Pacific Northwest, testing theories and work underway. He loves a design challenge and his solutions are drawn on over 60 years of cruising and professional design experience starting in 1962. The results are practical and lovely cruising yachts.

For the yachtsman looking for ideas for his current or next yacht, this book will put his mind in high cruising gear. For the romantic who loves simply studying and dreaming about beautiful yachts, CRUISING YACHTS will provide endless pleasant armchair dream cruises. Open the book. Pick a yacht. Go cruising.

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