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Heart of Glass: Fiberglass Boats and the Men Who Built Them

by Daniel Spurr

The fascinating story of fiberglass boats and the mavericks who dreamed them. Nine out of ten sailors today own sturdy, often beautiful fiberglass craft. Fiberglass brought boating to the non-rich, but the history...


Fast Track to Sailing: Learn to Sail in Three Days

by Steve Colgate & Doris Colgate

The learn-to-sail book for when you are in a hurry to gain your sea legs

At the Offshore Sailing School, the Colgates have taught more than 100,000 adults how to sail. Now they are making their proven instructional...


HANDLING STORMS AT SEA: The 5 Secrets of Heavy Weather Sailing

by Hal Roth

The definitive guide to a critical, hotly debated topic

How should a sailor cope with storms at sea? Some advocate heaving-to, others running off. Some say trail a sea anchor over the bow, others a drogue astern....


The Old Outboard Book

by Peter Hunn

"Incredible amount of detail about all those kickers from the past, including an appendix with comprehensive model-year information."

­­WoodenBoat

"This book is the one to buy if you are interested in collecting...


Diesel Engine Care and Repair: A Captain's Quick Guide

by Nigel Calder

When it's sink or swim, this Quick Guide will keep you afloat! On the water, when an engine problem surfaces, there is no time to spend searching through an exhaustive manual. Diesel Engine Care and Repair provides...


Pete Culler on Wooden Boats: The Master Craftsman's Collected Teachings on Boat Design, Building, Repair, and Use

by John Burke

The insights and wisdom of the late, great boat designer and builder

Renowned as one of the last and best of the old-time boatbuilders, Captain R. D."Pete" Culler provided a guiding light for the wooden boat...


Nautical Knots Illustrated

by Paul Snyder & Arthur Snyder

"Its illustrations on how the knots are tied are among the best I have seen."

­­Mariner's Log

With nearly 300 superb photographs illustrating the "ins and outs" of the 20 most useful nautical knots and splices,...


Offshore Sailing: 200 Essential Passagemaking Tips

by William Seifert & Daniel Spurr

In a book that is sure to become a classic, internationally respected boatbuilder, yacht manager, and delivery skipper Bill Seifert shares his hard-won solutions to a host of boat design, construction, and equipment...


Your First Powerboat: How to Find, Buy, and Enjoy the Best Boat for You

by Robert Armstrong

Navigate the hazards of boat ownership with absolute confidence

Next to your house, your boat may well be the biggest investment you ever make. Buying and owning a boat involves one baffling decision after another....


Confident Powerboating: Mastering Skills and Avoiding Troubles Afloat

by Stu Reininger

A practical how-to guide to handling and avoiding powerboat problems and emergencies

With no secondary method of propulsion, poorer stability profiles, and enough speed to get themselves into trouble fast, powerboats...


The International Marine Book of Sailing

by William Robinson

Here's the book that can get you sailing in an afternoon and keep you sailing better through a lifetime on the water

This is the first sailing book that follows a sailor's ideal learning curve. Rather than tell...


Sailboat Hull and Deck Repair

by Don Casey

A fiberglass hull's seamless nature leads many boatowners to conclude that repair must be difficult. Wrong. Here, clearly and abundantly illustrated, is all you need to know to seal joints, bed hardware, replace...


Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Power: Design, Gear, and Tactics for Coastal and Offshore Waters

by Roger Marshall

Written by an accomplished naval architect, this book shows the average boater how to safely weather the fiercest storm. Rough Weather Seamanship for Sail and Power arms readers with the knowledge they need...


The Essential Knot Book: Knots, Bends, Hitches, Whippings and Splices

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,...


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 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...


The Modern Cruising Sailboat: A Complete Guide to its Design, Construction, and Outfitting

by Charles J. Doane

A comprehensive guide to help you identify and equip the boat that best suits your needs

Well-known boating writer Charles Doane unravels the complexity of cruising sailboat design and explains the fundamentals...


Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean

by Roz Savage

STUCK IN A corporate job rut and faced with an unraveling marriage at the age of thirty-six, Roz Savage sat down one night and wrote two versions of her own obituary -- the one that she wanted and the one she...