A guide to designing the ship of a yachtsman's dreams, fully illustrated with line drawings, plans and photographs.
Reflecting the state of the art at the time.
No dates stated, date taken from Preface Page. 1949 appears to be the date of the First Edition.
'It is the story of every yachtsman's 'Dream ship' from the four tonner that the man with the modest income can afford, to the fishing boat or specially designed ocean racer!'
Here the great Maurice Griffiths waxes eloquent and extensively on a very large variety of sailing craft which he has admired, designed and envied. They range from work boat conversions, through simple small cruisers up to quite large and sophisticated, globe-girdling sailing vessels. Many of the designs illustrated include the lines drawings. The book is divided into two parts, Part I: Planning the dream Ship and; Part II: Designs for Dream Ships.
About the Author:-
Maurice Walter Griffiths was a noted yachtsman, boat designer and writer on sailing subjects. In his writing of some 19 books he focused on the creeks of the Thames Estuary and the English east coast. His books include The Magic of the Swatchways, The First of the Tide, Yachting on a Small Income, and Sixty Years a Yacht Designer. He was the editor of Yachting Monthly, the British sailing magazine, from 1927 until 1967.
CONDITION: Blue Boards with slight discolouration to spine. Moderate foxing to page edges. Pages inside clean and bright with no inscriptions or notations. (See photos for details)