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Small Ships
Small Ships

Small Ships


360 Pages, 8 1/2 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $32.95)

Publication Date: May 2002

ISBN 9781888671414

Rights: WOR

Tiller Publishing (May 2002)


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Containing scores of study plans for tugs, freighters, ferries, excursion boats, trawler yachts, houseboats, and fishing vessels, this latest volume of ideas is thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, with a tremendous variety of styles and types of small ships. Each design is a salty and practical cruising vessel and is introduced with a brief description of its creation and history and accompanied by layout drawings and/or photos. Many of the designs trace their origins to working vessels and heritage powerboats, and all have a refreshing frankness about them, absent of any tricky styling, glitter, or glitz.


"I have spent hours perusing Small Ships to my utter delight. Here is Benford at his best . . . ."  —Coastal Cruising

Author Biography

Jay Benford is a yacht designer who started designing yachts in 1962. He lives and practices in Easton, MD