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Synopsis: Since the turn of the century the image of the magnificent commuters - great, flashing yachts running at flank speed, racing each other down Long Island Sound or roaring swiftly down the East River - has epitomized luxury yacht building at its pinnacle. The years between the two world wars were the golden days of commuters when they were commissioned by the Vanderbilt, Stroh, and Kennedy families, but express cruisers first became popular in the 1880s when business men like J. P. Morgan began using steam yachts to travel from their country homes to the Wall Street area.
In a wonderfully anecdotal text, Phil Moore reveals the history of these glamorous boats, including each vessel's unique design, furnishings, and performance capabilities. Some of the vessels have been consistently cared for and valued over the years, while others more recently have been brought back to glory by careful restoration. All of them are beautiful vestiges of a time when the craft of wooden boat building reached its finest moment.
Altogether, over three hundred commuters were built by about seventy builders. More than fifty of the original vessels have survived and today a glimpse of their graceful movement through the water is a dazzling reminder of an earlier era.
Title: Yachts in a Hurry: An Illustrated History of...
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st - may be Reissue.
Book Description Condition: Good. Title: Yachts in a Hurry - An illustrated history of the Great Commuter Yachts Author: C. Philip Moore Publisher:? W.W. Norton and Co., New York Publication date/edition (if known): not stated, 1st Binding: hardback cloth Illustrated: ?yes Pages: 224pp Description / Condition: Light shelf wear/foxing to cover.? Light foxing to pages. Boards a little warped. A nice copy. Seller Inventory # 785/CB/1073H/10 BLACK
Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 3136132264
Book Description Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G039303576XI3N00
Book Description Condition: Acceptable. A used book that may have some cosmetic wear (i.e. shelf-wear, slightly torn or missing dust jacket, dented corner, pages may include limited notes and highlighting) All text in great shape!. Seller Inventory # 1QZJK7001YNF
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Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # 039303576X_abe_vg
Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1994. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 039303576X-2-4
Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1994. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M039303576X_4
Book Description W.W. Norton. Condition: Very Good, Good++. First Edition, no date. 8VO, B/W Phot & Ill, Hardcover Hardcover in dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with title in gold on spine. Boards show light wear, minor soil. Light foxing/soil to fore edges and endpapers. Text pages are clean. Black and white photo illustrated dust jacket shows light wear. Creased closed tear to lower front corner. Looks nice in new protective mylar. Always carefully wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes to protect your purchase. Seller Inventory # 040802
Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc 1994-12, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. 039303576X. Seller Inventory # 587709