Herreshoff Sailboats

$69.95 GST

Category: SKU: 38273

Description

Greg Jones. Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhode Island, produced the most technically advanced, popular, and prominent boats of their day. Today, Herreshoff boats are recognized as the most historically significant boats of their time, and command some of the highest prices. Herreshoff Sailboats covers some of the major classes of Herreshoff boats including schooners, yawls, ketches, sloops, Q, R-, and J- class yachts, and lanches. The story begins with John and Charles Herreshoff who founded the boatyard in 1832. The sale of Herreshoff to the Haeffner Corp. in the 1920s is also profiled. The epilogue explains the companys decision not to build fibreglass boats, and close its doors. Vintage black and white photos will tell the story, and modern colour photography will show Herreshoffs role in yachting today. 160 pages HB