Great Yachts and their Designers


This provides a good snap shot of the development of yachting as a whole from the 1890s through to 1987. Obviously, any work trying to cover such a vast subject will have a number of omissions but I think that Eastland’s book has fulfilled its promise more successfully than some of its contemporaries. The work of well known designers like G.L. Watson, William Fife, Colin Archer and Nat Herresoff are covered. As well as covering the yachts of dreams like the immortal J Class yachts Eastland has included modern GRP production yachts resulting in a well rounded book. The text is supported by a wonderful collection of images including many full colour photographs

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