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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

by Jules Verne

After a mysterious sea monster damages an ocean liner, the US government assembles a team in New York City to track down the creature and destroy it. French marine biologist Pierre Aronnax receives a last-minute...


Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty

by William Bligh

On 28th April 1789 a small and unremarkable merchant vessel became one of the most famous ships in maritime history. HMS Bounty was under the command of 34-year-old Lieutenant William Bligh, an inexperienced...


Canvas Flying, Seagulls Crying: From Scottish Lochs to Celtic Shores

by Justin Tyers

After Justin and Linda Tyers lost everything in a devastating house fire, they rebuilt their lives by building a classic wooden yacht from scratch � starting by felling the trees. This story was told in their...


The Adlard Coles Nautical Puzzle Book: Crosswords, code breakers, anagrams, riddles and brain-teasers for everyone

by Bloomsbury Publishing

The Adlard Coles Nautical Puzzle Book is the ideal shipmate for all salty dogs, be they round-the-world racers, dinghy dabblers or armchair pirates. It�s packed with 200 nautically-themed brain-teasers designed...


The Complete Yachtmaster: Sailing, Seamanship and Navigation for the Modern Yacht Skipper

by Tom Cunliffe

The Complete Yachtmaster has been a bestseller since first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students as well as skippers of all levels of experience.

In this fully...


Casting Off: How a city girl found happiness on the high seas

by Emma Bamford

As a journalist for the Independent, Emma Bamford is swept along with the London rat race, lost amongst the egos of Fleet Street. Surrounded by budget cuts and bullies, the thrill of a breaking news story is...


Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch: A Guide to Curious Nautical Knowledge for Landlubbers and Sea Lawyers Alike

by Frank Lanier

Was the Titanic doomed because of its name? Can you really "swallow the anchor"?

Jack Tar and the Baboon Watch is a collection of unusual, nautical-based phrases and trivia tidbits for Jack Tars* and landlubbers**...


The Dinghy Bible: The Complete Guide for Novices and Experts

by Rupert Holmes

The Dinghy Bible is the complete, user-friendly, hands-on manual packed with detailed step-by-step diagrams, lively action photos, and helpful advice on getting the most out of dinghy sailing whatever your skill...


The Dinghy Cruising Companion: Tales and Advice from Sailing a Small Open Boat

by Roger Barnes

'You will venture into the fringes of the wilderness with the minimum of simple gear, to live with it on its own terms. You will know that one of the sure ways to contentment in this life is a small boat, a...


The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languages

by Bloomsbury Publishing

The Illustrated Boat Dictionary in 9 Languages is a first - annotated illustrations arranged by topic allow quick communication when something goes wrong abroad.

Centred around clear, full colour, annotated diagrams...


Little Ship of Fools: 16 Rowers, 1 Improbable Boat, 7 Tumultuous Weeks on the Atlantic

by Charles Wilkins

The dramatic and hilarious story of sores and survival on a human-powered journey across the ocean.

It was to be an expedition like no other—a run across the Atlantic from Morocco to Barbados aboard an experimental...


Principles of Yacht Design

by Lars Larsson & Rolf Eliasson

"This book is deeply fascinating...a must." -- Classic Boat

Principles of Yacht Design is the authority on planning and creating your desired yacht. Inside you will find all the essentials, including:

  • Design...


Winging It: ORACLE TEAM USA's Incredible Comeback to Defend the America's Cup

by Diane Swintal, R. Steven Tsuchiya & Robert Kamins

"The design and tactical battles that led to the most exciting America's Cup in history are laid out in meticulous detail in Winging It: Oracle Team USA's Incredible Comeback to Defend The America's Cup. Written...


The Gaff Rig Handbook: History, Design, Techniques, Developments

by John Leather

This is the internationally regarded definitive handbook for anyone designing, building, rigging or sailing gaff

rigged craft. It provides a fascinating insight into the design, history,

techniques and developments...


Illustrated Custom Boatbuilding

by Bruce Roberts-Goodson

This book caters specifically for the needs of prospective buyers of

production and custom built boats, outlining the pros and cons of all

types of boatbuilding materials. It will help owners

decide what material...


Disasters at Sea

by Dag Pike

Dag Pike draws on his experience as merchant navy captain, fast boat

navigator and boat safety tester for RNLI lifeboats to focus on a wide

range of disasters at sea. He compiles a wide range of accounts of

yachts,...


The Sea Survival Manual

by Frances Howorth & Michael Howorth

The Sea Survival Manual is the definitive book on the subject for anyone aboard a yacht of any size. It is aimed at the yachtsman or seafarer who is likely to proceed to sea out of the sight of land, whether...


British River Navigations: Inland Cuts, Fens, Dikes, Channels and Non-Tidal Rivers

by Stuart Fisher

Britain's rivers deserve to be better known. Teeming with wildlife, steeped in history, sporting bridges, docks and stunning architecture, not to mention supporting riverside pubs, waterways museums and a variety...


Rain Later, Good: Painting the Shipping Forecast

by Peter Collyer

The award-winning story of Peter Collyer's unique journey around the shipping forecast areas, with fascinating text and beautiful paintings.


The Essential Knot Book

by Colin Jarman

"The book is just what it claims to be, all the essentials. Just what you need to know, done up in a neat handy package ready to put on board." -- SAILING

THE ESSENTIAL KNOT BOOK covers all the bends, hitches,...