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  • Australian Migrant Shipsby Peter Plowman

    Rosenberg Publishing 2006; US$ 15.99

    In 1945 Arthur Calwell announced a new immigration policy for Australia requiring an influx of 70,000 migrants a year, and it was hoped that all of them would come from Britain. When insufficient Britons applied the Australian government looked to Italy and Greece and then to refugee camps across Europe. This book looks at the ships that brought these... more...

  • The Hovercraft Storyby Ashley Hollebone

    The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Motoring journalist Ashely Hollebone reveals for the first time the full story behind the hovercraft, a wonderful British invention that was created in a back shed from a rusty baked bean tin and an old hair dryer - simple but remarkable nonetheless! The hovercraft has a multitude of uses across numerous arenas, including leisure cruising and Formula... more...

  • Pocket Cruisers & Tabloid Yachts/1by Jay Benford

    Tiller Publishing 1996; US$ 14.99

    A salty collection of complete building plans for six small cruising boats, including a fantail steam launch (17' or 25'), working tugboat (14' or 20'), supply boat (20'), cruiser (14' or 20'), long-distance-sailing cruiser (14'), or fantail catboat (20'). Among the most popular designs offered by Benford, special effort has been made to reproduce... more...

  • Small Craft Plansby Jay Benford

    Tiller Publishing 2005; US$ 14.99

    Taken from Benford's original drawings and reduced in scale, the plans for each of the 15 small boats included in this collection are nevertheless complete and ready for lofting full size. The boats range in size from 7' to 18' and can be varied for rowing, sailing, or small outboard engine. more...

  • Wooden Boatsby Andreas af Malmborg; Ola Husberg

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    There is something beautiful and nostalgic about wooden boats. These exquisite, polished works of art give us a glimpse into the past, a time when technology wasn?t so advanced, a time when everything was crafted by hand. These magnificent vessels deserve our attention and our utmost respect. As beautiful as these boats may be, they do require a great... more...

  • BoatWorksby SAIL Magazine

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 39.95

    Expert guidance for the hands-on sailor--whether you?re varnishing a handrail or replacing bulkheads With contributions from leading how-to experts, this wide-ranging collection of projects from BoatWorks magazine ranges from structural, mechanical, and electrical projects to plumbing and cosmetic repairs and improvements. Much of this full-color... more...

  • Boatbuilding Manual, Fifth Editionby Robert Steward; Carl Cramer

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 40.00

    Get the latest boatbuilding tips from this updated classic Since its first publication in 1970, Boatbuilding Manual has become the standard reference in boatbuilding and boat design schools, in the offices of professional builders, and in the basement workshops of home builders. No other boatbuilding text has simultaneously served the disparate... more...

  • Cruise Shipsby Peter Smith

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 5.99

    The stunning elegance and luxurious interiors of today’s vast fleet of cruise liners remains unrecorded in all but holiday brochures. This book gives a complete overview of the cream of these ships, today’s queens of the sea. Each liner is illustrated and described with color illustrations of external and interior views. Details of the design,... more...

  • Cruise to Cape Town: A Journey into a New South Africaby Hugh Leggatt

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2012; US$ 8.74

    An expatriate South African's detailed portrait of life aboard the superliner Queen Mary 2 as she sails from Southampton to Cape Town, followed by impressions of the spectacular Cape, with a tour to little-known upcountry destinations. This Travel/Memoir is spiced with autobiographical reminiscences of apartheid years, an English heritage, gold mining... more...

  • Fire Canoeby Ted Barris

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 16.99

    Years before railroads arrived, the Canadian West was opened up by an unlikely breed of ship: steamboats plying Prairie waterways. Their aboriginal pilots, experts at reading the tricky waterways, called the ships ?fire canoes.? By day they chased freight contracts, but at night they introduced the Edwardian Prairies to pleasure cruises. more...