Around the turn of the century (the 19th, that is), with steam power commonplace and the internal combustion engine emerging as a revolutionary development, the sailboat began to make its transition from work boat to pleasure boat. This definitive chronology of American sailboats provides an in-depth look at the evolution of recreational vessels created by such prominent boatmakers as Catalina, Hunter, Island Packet, Tartan, Morgan, Mason, Cabo Rico, Dufour, Alden, Oday, Cambria, Hershoff and others. Archival black-and-white and modern color photography detail the evolution of sailboats and advances in boating technologies and hull designs. All of the key classes are featured, as are famous racing sailboats that influenced the design of production models.
Hardcover. 168pg. 100 color and 100 b/w photos and illustrations.